William J. Devine Franklin Park Golf Course is a Public 18 hole golf course located in Dorchester, Massachusetts.
William J. Devine Golf Course at Franklin Park was established October 26, 1896 and is the second oldest public golf course in the nation behind Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx borough of New York City.
William J. Devine Golf Course at Franklin Park is golf history: The player who won America’s first professional match became the first head professional here (Willie Campbell); the youngster who ushered the American game to the forefront of the world stage honed his craft here (Bobby Jones); the world’s premier golf architect re-designed the layout here (Donald J. Ross); .
Par for the course is 70. From the back tees the course plays to 6,009 yards. From the forward tees the course measures 5,040 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 11, a par-5 that plays to 514 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 15, a par-3 that plays to 162 yards from the back tees.
Watch out for # 7, a 393 yard par-4 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole is # 8, a 180 yard par-3.
(cart included), played on Friday, January 2014 at 6am
Great old course in the middle of the city
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