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1 Circuit Dr
Franklin Park
Dorchester, MA  02121-3253
United States
P: (617) 265-4084
F: (617) 287-8313
William Devine Course

18 hole regulation length course

Municipal golf course

72 par | 6,609 yards | 120 slope

72.1 rating | Bent grass

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William Devine Golf Course

The 18-hole "William Devine" course at the William J Devine Golf Course At Franklin Park facility in Dorchester, Massachusetts features 6,609 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 72.1 and it has a slope rating of 120 on Bent grass. Designed by Donald J. Ross, ASGCA, the William Devine golf course opened in 1896. 


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Reviewed June 21, 2013

Honestly, I was very impressed with this course. I have played 60+ rounds in the Boston area and finally played the William Devine course this week on an early morning weekday. I was very impressed with the conditions of the greens and the varied layout. The 'heather' or whatever tall grass off to the sides of the rough meant it was easy to lose balls in plain sight, and a few holes require local knowledge (90 degree turns that you don't know of) but for the weekday rate of $35 this was a great value. I will be going back.

Reviewed August 05, 2011

Very decent course - not GREAT, but in better shape than I expected - it seems that the City of Boston is doing a good job with their two courses. Pretty wide open, you can play driver off of most tees, although a few blind tee shots with weird lines are next to impossible without local knowledge. Plenty of elevation changes and tricky greens. The greens were in great shape, and the fairways were mostly well taken care of. I'll be back.

Reviewed July 24, 2009

Reviewed October 07, 2008

Reviewed August 09, 2008

This place was horrible. Starters were rude and rushed our group. Water everywhere. Never coming back

Reviewed August 04, 2008

Drainage problems. If it rains, holes 6, 7, 10, 11 & 18 have mud for fairways.

Reviewed June 23, 2008

The course was under water, my cart ran out of gas, and the clubhouse was rude about it all. Needless to say, I will not be going back here.

Reviewed June 09, 2008

Franklin park is a terrific course. It's as fun as any Municipal course in Eastern Mass. The big hitters will find the wide fairways inviting and the precise iron player will appreciate the difficulty of hitting Bill Divine's smallish, well guarded greens. Something for everyone at Franklin Park. The locals walking the arborway will often heckle you, but its all in good fun. The course does not return to the clubhouse after nine, but there is a grille guy out on the course. Hot dog is a better choice than sausage.

Reviewed August 20, 2007

Reviewed June 21, 2007

Urban golf UBER

This is my "home" course, I live about two miles away and I am a Boston resident so it costs me about $30 to play. I can get there in about 5 minutes. It is short and wide open and you usually don't worry about trees. But its testy because there are a lot of elevated greens. The 12th is a great hole. Legend has it that Bobby Jones played here. And where else can you be putting and hear the roar of lions livving at the Franklin Park Zoo just across the way!!!!!!!

Reviewed April 16, 2007

Reviewed September 01, 2006

Used to be a great Value

Green fees have gone up for this city course. 62bucks(w/cart non-resident)is steep for a MDC course. I'd rather spend that on a real golf club outside the city.

Reviewed August 28, 2006


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  • Latest Scores
  • Overall
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Matt D. 28 46 18 08/12/10
2 Andrew G. 27 46 19 06/16/11
3 Johnnie B. 20 46 26 06/09/10
4 Frank L. 13 44 31 05/24/11
5 Bryan E. N/A 42 42 09/08/08
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
32 Brendan B. N/A 98 78 09/06/15

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About William J Devine Golf Course At Franklin Park, William Devine

William J Devine Golf Course At Franklin Park

Golf Only facility

18 regulation holes

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Course Staff

Kevin Frawley, PGA, Golf Professional
Russell Heller, CGCS, Superintendent