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3.1
12 Reviews (12)
5 Stars
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4
1 Stars
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Conditions
3.2
Value
3.1
Layout
2.6
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.1
Amenities
2.9
47.1%
Recommend this course
8 out of 12 reviews
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2.8
4 Reviews (4)
5 Stars
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2
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Conditions
3.0
Value
3.3
Layout
2.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
2.7
StaffFriendliness
4.5
50.0%
Recommend this course
2 out of 4 reviews
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3.9
10 Reviews (10)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
3.7
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
80.0%
Recommend this course
8 out of 10 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 70
Length 5354 yards
Slope 122
Rating 65.8
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Newton Commonwealth Golf Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 5354 yards 65.8 122
White 70 4992 yards 64.5 117
Red (W) 70 4329 yards 65.8 118
Scorecard for Newton Commonwealth Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
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
Handicap 15 1 5 17 3 9 11 7 13 14 6 12 16 10 8 18 2 4
Par 4 5 3 3 5 4 3 5 3 35 4 4 3 4 4 5 3 4 4 35 70
Handicap (W) 11 1 9 17 5 7 13 3 15 14 6 12 16 10 8 18 2 4

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

Reviews

3.1
12 Reviews (12)
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Donald Ross?

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Previously Played

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

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Tough course

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

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!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

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!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Fair weather

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.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
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