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3.6
45 Reviews (45)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
19
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.9
Layout
3.3
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.0
75.8%
Recommend this course
34 out of 45 reviews
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3.7
23 Reviews (23)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.0
Layout
3.2
Pace
3.7
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
4.6
78.3%
Recommend this course
18 out of 23 reviews
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3.6
28 Reviews (28)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.9
Layout
3.1
Pace
3.7
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
4.6
75.0%
Recommend this course
21 out of 28 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Public
Par 70
Length 5354 yards
Slope 122
Rating 65.8
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Course Details

Year Built 1897
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Donald Ross (1920)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

3.6
45 Reviews (45)
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Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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3.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
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Reviews 39
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Still A Gem

Place was very busy for a 7:10 tee time as the parking lot was close to full (always a great sign). Played with high handicappers who were just out to enjoy the game and they were lots of fun. The guy I was partnered with shot at least 140 but it helped us by me scoring 75 from the whites. The grounds crew, superintendent, and staff just killing themselves. Tee to green the course was awesome. I gave them a five star for conditions because for what the weatherman has provided...they are just acing it compared to other courses! Thank you guys :) Newton Commonwealth - Sterling Golf should be really given a pat on the back for practicing very safe COV-19 guidance/protocol

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

This is a short but challenging course

This is a short and tight course that is both unique and challenging. If you play from the blue tees, two of the par three holes will play long to a small green. Play a mid-iron off the tee on most par fours. There are only three holes where a driver or fairway wood should be used. I played because I read this is a Donald Ross course. It must get a lot of play. The course was not in great shape. The one suggestion I have is to make this course walk-only. That will prevent players from damaging the course. I saw many players driving the cart everywhere on the course. I recommend this course for skilled players looking for something near Boston and a bit quirky and interesting.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Excellent Condition

It’s been many years since I’ve played this Donald Ross course and I don’t remember it ever being in such great condition. The greens were fast and true. Fairways well maintained. Ill be back

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Fun little Muni

If your looking for a serious round in peaceful nature, probably best to go somewhere else. However, for what it is, it's a great option.

It's a great fairly easy course that's affordable, in pretty good shape and is fun and easy to walk.

Some of the fairways are "unfair". What I mean is they are so hilly that everything runs to a side. So even if you play a perfect shot, it can run and run and run till it becomes a bad shot. Not much you can do about that short of leveling the fairway, and I don't think they have the budget for that.

Overall it's one of my 'go-to' courses in the area. It's five minutes from my house, cheap, fast, and low stress. I wouldn't travel to come here.

No range, no practice area. But no real room for either of those things.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 38
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Getting Too Old

Played here at the end of last year and had a cart. Didn't remember how hilly this course is. No carts this time and it's too much of a walk for older people. I made it just fine, but I would never do it again. Fine old Donald Ross course in the heart of Newton. The property value must be nine figures !!! Great, old style, throwback course that's fun to play. Not overly long with plenty of interesting holes and elevation changes. The clubhouse was closed so it's unfair to judge the amenities. 18th hole is a great finishing hole over the long water hazard.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Hilly Muni

Bring your hard hat. The holes are on top of one another (a few tee boxes have netting surrounding them). It's a very hilly course and not always in a fair or interesting way. There are a couple of interesting holes (more-so on the back) and it is typically a good deal. Pace of play was good, but if it wasn't ten minutes from my house, there is no way I'd make a return trip here.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Built on a hill and short

This course is very frustrating due to the fact it is built on a hill but overall is is a pretty good municipal course. Many slanted fairways on the back half of the front 9. The back 9 is much flatter and more enjoyable. The course is also very short, less than 5400 yards. There are a good amount of drivable greens and there are 5 par 3s. Conditions are pretty good for a municipal course. I typically walk this course because it is short but it may be a difficult walk for older people due to the hill it is built on. I would say the price is pretty fair for what you get.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 170
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 25 Contributor
First Time Playing

A very short typical Donald Ross course.

First I’d like to say that even with all of the covid restrictions the staff here was extremely accommodating and friendly. The course itself is very short with most of the par 4’s being under 300 yards. The elevation changes make for some great views and scenic course shots. They do have the typical Donald Ross elevated greens with hard cuts that will make a shot missing the green by five feet leave you with a 20-25 foot next shot. Condition was good though a couple of the tee boxes were chewed up. If you want to play a Ross course at a great price this is the place.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 39
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Cold weather
Walked

It's in Pretty Good Shape!

Just as the title indicates...Boston's closest public course is in fine shape for the amount of play it receives. The layout is modified from original but there remains some decent holes to make it interesting. Lot's of elevation and hilly terrain will make it not quite a walk in the park...Thanks for the effort to make this place a fun experience...they also are doing a great job compared to other courses protecting staff and players from Covid-19.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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