Robert T. Lynch Municipal - Brookline Golf Course
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|White M: 68.1/116||361||335||148||317||177||506||340||390||365||2939||330||290||119||380||400||520||330||160||391||2920||5859|
|Red W: 72.2/119||345||316||140||314||157||484||323||370||332||2781||311||287||99||356||382||460||323||146||392||2756||5537|
Although the conditions are never perfect, this is my favorite municipal course in the area simply due to the fact that it tends to be a cheaper option and the other's aren't that much of an improvement. As a side note, they have some of the best food I have ever had at a public golf course.
Good - except...
Some guy, not sure if it was an employee or what, drove a bucket of balls from the 18th green towards the tee box (opposite direction). Not only was this stupid and dangerous, it was extremely annoying to search for my ball off the tee box, since there were about 50 balls spread throughout the fairway. The old guy was driving around in a cart picking up his range balls like it was no big deal. Very inconsiderate and annoying. Find this guy and ban him. Other than that it was a great day/round.
That guy would more than likely be the pro. They give lessons in that area (or at least they did before the driving range opened).
The course was not a gret shape. The green were very slow. The fairway was extremely wet and bare at some places. Very difficult to get a good lie on the fairways. The young starter was nice.
Better Than Sitting Inside
Is this course The Country Club? No. Is it better than chipping around in your living room? Yup. I live in Brighton in an apartment so the options for golf, besides putting on the carpet, are very limited. This is a good little course I can go to play 9 after work on weekdays or when the wife wants to go out and play with me. The price is $6 more than 2 buckets at the range and I can get much better practice in. Yeah the conditions are not amazing. Some holes are better than others. But hey, at least I'm playing golf! I'd consider this a "practice course" so when you go spend $80 somewhere else, you're not duffing it the whole day because you haven't played in a month.
The course is never in good condition, but it's 10X better than it was a few years ago. I am hoping it will continue to improve but I've heard the town cut funding so I'm not sure. The layout is interesting with some challenging holes, but still fairly short and pretty simple. The pace of play can get REAL slow in the summer, but is better than nearby munis like George Wright or Franklin Park. The scenery is very nice (It is adjacent to The Country Club) and you can see some pretty cool wildlife considering it's still in the city. The best part of the course however is the food. Make sure you order lunch on the turn, they had the best chicken cesear wrap I've ever had. The coffee wasn't great but I can't recommend the food enough. Ultimately, I'd say wait for a deal, but still worth it if you're in the city and not trying to drive for an hour.
they neglect anything and everything but the greens here
Greens were alright, fairways were something out of a nightmare omg were they soooo bad
Horrible conditions. Not worth your money
Terrible conditions. Dirt everywhere. No yardage markers. No maps for newcomers. Starter was unfriendly
Good course for the price
Good course for the price especially if you live in the Boston area.
What happened to the fairways?
I have traveled around with my golf clubs, and I have to admit Florida and Caribbean golf course fairways in the middle if the dry season were in better conditions than these ones. I have lost more balls in the middle of the fairways than after wayward shots in the bushes.
Fairways are mostly dirt and 1st cut is like the rough in many holes. Earlier in the year the course was in much better conditions.