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Newton Park and Conservation Lands

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  Newton Commonwealth Golf Course

LOCATION: Newton Corner

 
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Location and driving directions on Google Maps for entrance at:

Kenrick Street

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Nearby: Chandler Pond   Chestnut Hill Reservation

SIZE: 71 acres

LONGEST WALK: 1.4 miles (open for walking only when course is closed for the season)

ACQUIRED: 1981

OFFICIAL WEBSITE: Newton Commonwealth Golf Course

FEATURES:

This beautiful property was saved from mass development by a creative arrangement. Originally part of a private golf course, the land on its edges was sold for condos, funding the purchase of the golf course. The course itself, now a public course, is situated in a valley, and the steep hillside on the Eliot Memorial end provides a scenic view. The Cochituate Aqueduct runs underground through the south end.

The area is enjoyed for cross-country skiing and sledding in the winter.

HISTORY:

1897 The Commonwealth Club developed a nine-hole golf course as a spin-off of the old Allston Golf Club.
1920 The 18-hole course was redesigned by legendary golf course architect Donald Ross.
1981 The property was purchased by the City of Newton from the Chestnut Hill Country Club through a federal grant to enable access to the land by all Newton residents.
2009 A conservation restriction granted to the Newton Conservators by the City of Newton permanently protects the property from development if it is no longer used as a golf course.

ADVOCATES & CARETAKERS:

Newton Commonwealth Golf Course
617-630-1971

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