Newton Commonwealth Golf Course

3.6666666667 3.7 stars from 5 (5)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 5354 yards
  • Slope: 122
  • Rating: 65.8
  • Layout

  • 212 Kenrick St, Newton, Massachusetts 02458, Middlesex County
  • (617) 630-1971
  • (617) 969-8756
  • www.sterlinggolf.com/newton

Year built: 1897
Architect(s): Donald Ross (1920)
Type: Public
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bent Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 3.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 5 Reviews
5 stars:
2
4 stars:
1
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

3 out of 5 reviews


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Reviews


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"Couldn't be better!"


rudaco's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/19/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Perfect day for golfing.

Fairways and greens were maintained well.

Green was really fast.

I really enjoyed my day out there!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Prime Conditioned for Metro Track"


Backbaymanor's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Only Worth It If You Live Close"


KevinCoombs's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Unless You Can Walk Here, Don't Bother"


nugentmk's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2016
Previously played Walked Played 9 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



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