George Wright Golf Course is a public golf course that you can visit with your rent a car in New England. The course was designed by Donald Ross as a Work Progress Administration projects during the Great Depression and opened in 1938 and is named for a Hall of Fame baseball player who also introduced golf to the Boston area at the turn of the century.
A unique location
When the George Wright Golf Course was built in the 1930s, it was built on a site that was really unsuitable for golfing. There was too much ledge here, and what wasn’t ledge was hill and wetland. When you are here with your car rental in New England, it is one of the best golf buys in the Boston area. There are many elevation changes on the course that makes the course a challenge, but it is not difficult to walk the course either. The walk from the green to the next tee is short.
Par for the course
When you golf at George Wright with your New England rent a car, you will find that you will encounter many types of shots here. If you play the full 18 holes, you will use every club in your bag and try almost all of the shots. The ninth and tenth holes are par-4s, and possibly the toughest back-to-back holes on a public course. On the 17th hole, you hot from an elevated tee to a pushed up green surrounded by bunkers. The course was chosen as Golf Digest’s Best Municipal Course in Massachusetts and the 14th Best Municipal Golf Course in the United States by Golfweek in 2009.
Who was George Wright?George Wright was a Hall of Fame baseball player who played for the Cincinnati and Boston Red Stockings in the 1800s. After his baseball career ended, he was a prominent man in the Boston community and helped to develop the Franklin Park Golf Course in 1890. Later in his life, Wright continued to help grow golf in Boston and donated 156 acres in the Hyde Park section of Boston for the city’s second municipal course. When you visit with your rent a car in New England, you will find that this course is run by the city and offers a great golf experience for an affordable rate while you are here.
How to book a time
If you want to visit with your car rental in New England, you will want to know how to get a time on the course. During the week, there are no advanced tee times - they are all on a first come, first served basis. During golf season, the course is often closed until 2 p.m. during the week, but call ahead to find out when they are open. For weekend tee times, you need to call the golf shop on the Tuesday prior for a Saturday time and on the Wednesday before for a Sunday time. Please call regarding holiday tee times as well.
How to get here
When you come with your New England car rental, you need to take Route 128 (Route95) to Exit 15A (Route 1 North). Go north for 1.5 miles to the rotary, turning right onto Washington Street. Follow that 2.6 miles and turn right at the lights onto Beech Street. Go ¼ mile and turn right onto Poplar Street. The club is on the right. Alternatively, you can take Route 1 South to the Washington Street rotary. Go left towards West Roxbury. Take a right onto Beach Street and follow the signs to the course.
When you are here with your New England rent a car, you will find the George Wright Golf Course is a great experience for golfers in the area.
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