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Newton Commonwealth Golf Course

Overview

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.

 

Size: 71 acres    Longest Walk: 1.4 miles (open for walking only when course is closed for the season)    Acquired: 1981

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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.

Features

Cross Country Skiing, Pond, Scenic View, Toilet Facilities
 

Additional Information

Newton Assessor’s Map ID: 72039 0016 and other parcels