Newton Commonwealth Golf Course
|Red (W)||70||4329 yards||65.8||118|
|Blue M: 67.0/119||277||533||193||129||455||276||177||488||210||2738||276||307||159||268||247||451||152||378||378||2616||5354|
|White M: 65.3/116 W: 69.9/121||252||476||179||110||435||255||162||473||180||2522||259||295||148||263||231||422||130||367||355||2470||4992|
|Red M: 62.2/111 W: 65.7/112||232||362||136||93||375||231||115||448||155||2147||208||251||129||237||215||354||111||348||329||2182||4329|
Nothing to Write Home About
The reviews were good, staff friendly, but the course what short and narrow. I'd heard good things about it but found it full of netting (due to the layout).
A bunch of billy goat style side sloping fairways and blind shots made it difficult playing for the first time.
Proximity to Boston is the best thing going for this place. I'm local but wouldn't bother going back - rather play a Fresh Pond or Mount Hood any day.
Too many trees
Short course so they try to make it play long with trees evrywhere even if u hit a good shot its so hilly ur ball can end up behind or under a tree. Just a bad layout.
My biggest complaint was lack of course layout guide. Cart paths wind in all directions but few if any signs to Next Tee. And the tee boxes themselves were unmarked except for 5 and 9.
Close to city but weird layout
Way too hilly. Some fairways are rolling hills and even if u hit a steaight tshot ball will roll to the other fairway
The course is pretty difficult. The side hill comes into play on quite a few holes making it crucial to place your tee shots well. It was pretty soggy today but with all the rain that was expected. Overall a great place.
Early tee times not rewarded
Twice I’ve booked an early tee time on Sundays(6 or 6:10) and after making the turn in 1 hour and 30 mins tops... new groups had been sent off the back. I don’t think it’s fair that the people that wake up earlier get stuck behind new groups on the back 9.
Couldn't be better!
Perfect day for golfing.
Fairways and greens were maintained well.
Green was really fast.
I really enjoyed my day out there!
Prime Conditioned for Metro Track
Used to take the T back in college days...brings back plenty of memories...located a stones throw from Boston College is just a joy to play...used to be private in it's day as a good amount of the land has been taken to shorten the original design...the front side plays much tougher with 3 par fives while the back side is a relief with mostly short par fours...the greens were true and some of them are impossible as far as trying to get down in two...staff was outstanding...even met the new director of Sterling Golf...great guy and immediately was looking for input for improvement...what's not to like...enjoy the Boston Skyline from the sixth hole green...lovely experience...Thank you!!!
Only Worth It If You Live Close
Was not super impressed with this course. All the holes essentially sloped to one side. The holes overall were a little short for my preference. You could really tell they tried to pack the holes in as tight as they could. Convenient location from where I live, but unless you are in a similar situation, there are better courses to play in the area.
Unless You Can Walk Here, Don't Bother
It's convenient if you live in Brighton and holes 14-18 aren't bad, but that's all this course has to offer. The front nine snakes up the side of a steep hill, making for a tough climb (or good leg workout) without a cart. The holes are packed in right next to one another and wayward balls flying your way should be expected. The cost isn't helping things either. We paid $27 for nine on Friday afternoon, when you can pay less and get on at better courses at the same time for 18. Ultimately the location near Boston College and the young professional crowd in Alston/Brighton still attract a fair number of players, but if you can play anywhere else, don't hesitate.