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Weston, MA  02493-2256
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Leo J. Martin Memorial Course

18 hole regulation length course

Municipal golf course

72 par | 6,320 yards | 120 slope

69.6 rating

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Leo J. Martin Memorial Golf Course

The 18-hole "Leo J. Martin Memorial" course at the Leo J. Martin Memorial Golf Course facility in Weston, Massachusetts features 6,320 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 69.6 and it has a slope rating of 120. Designed by Donald J. Ross, ASGCA, the Leo J. Martin Memorial golf course opened in 1930. James Burke manages the course as the General Manager.


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Reviewed October 04, 2020

The old saying "you get what you pay for" is the perfect description of the Leo J. Martin Golf Course.

This course is located just 20 minutes from Boston in the charming and historic town of Weston. Unfortunately, the Leo Martin Golf Course is a stark contrast from its surroundings.

The course was designed by Donald Ross, a well-known golf architect who has designed hundreds of courses across the U.S. and Canada. When you consider the thought and execution it took to build the course, it's a real shame as to what it has become.

The fairways are atrocious, with rocks, large bare dirt spots and lots of crabgrass. It is difficult to determine where the fairways end and the rough begins. The greens aren't much better, with rocks and bumps everywhere. Since the greens are so dried out, they are extremely fast.

The poor condition of the course is more than an annoyance. Your score will be affected by the neglected course so plan on shooting higher numbers than usual. The course is one of two state-run golf courses in the state of Massachusetts and somebody really should step in and make things right.

There are some positives to playing at the Leo Martin Golf Course. The layout is interesting and the open fairways allow you to take some risks off the tee. The back nine is tight and offers some fun challenges.

The par-72, 18-hole course is 6,320 yards from the back tees and offers four par-5 and four par-3 holes, two of each of the front and back nines.

One of the biggest draws of the course is the affordability. Play during the week at off times for as little as $35 with a cart. You won't find another deal like that in the Boston area. The course also has a driving range – some golfers prefer to just utilize the driving range as opposed to playing a round – where you can find a small bucket of 60 balls for just $7. The staff is friendly and accommodating.

Just know what you are in for when playing at the Leo Martin Golf Course. If you expectations are low, it can be a fun, laid-back round with friends that won't make a dent in your wallet.

Friendly Staff Good For Beginners Scenic Walkable
Reviewed October 03, 2012

Course is in fun to play, but is just in TERRIBLE shape. Fairways are often bare, rough is spotty and inconsistent, and greens are just plain awful. On many greens there are literally big sand patches! The layout is fun and a few par 4's are reachable from the tee, but the course is very short and relatively easy, other than the difficulty provided by the poor shape it's in.

Location (12 minutes from Boston), price ($30 to walk 18), and no tee times (first-come, first-served) will keep me coming back for screw around rounds, but this is not a place for serious golf.

Reviewed August 07, 2011

Some fairways and tee boxes are in horrible shape. The 17th tee box is basically gravel. Greens are mostly good.

Reviewed July 10, 2011

Reviewed April 01, 2010

How on earth does this dog track end up in the top 100 for Golflink? Obviously a flawed system. One of the worst maintained courses I have ever played.

Reviewed December 01, 2009

should be one of the worst 100 courses of America.
back nine is a nice layout, but out of shape.

Reviewed September 23, 2009

Played front nine. Its a beautiful course that has been wholly neglected. The first few greens were almost unplayable, due to bumps and bare spots. The fairways are almost 1/3 bare. Most courses I've played this summer are lush due to the amount of rain we've gotten. Played from the back tees and except for the two par fives, the course is short. Played mid-week about noon and the play was slow. First time I've played this course and I can't see myself going back. However, I probably will return for the driving range.

Reviewed June 09, 2009

this is the worst course in america, i play here a lot in the summer and every time i play there it gets less and less fun, the people put no money into the course and have not done any maintenance in 500 years, this place is a joke to say the least.

Reviewed May 11, 2009

Good course for beginners, but bring bug spray!

Reviewed May 11, 2008

Well, the Leo J certainly could use some TLC but for the money it is a good value. Most all of the people who work at the Leo J. and play at the Leo J. are friendly and helpful.On the third hole Par 3 my advice is to aim a little bit to the right of the green or else you may very well end up over by the sand bunker to the left of green.
A great course for beginners and all who want to practice. Thanks...

Reviewed March 16, 2008

Are you kidding me? This course is not one of the "best" in Massachusetts? It's a nice inexpensive choice for novices who are just learning the game. Not that there's anything wrong with beginners, but rounds at Leo J. can take an eternity because there are so many. Greens are very bumpy and slow; no clubhouse. The folks who run the place are very nice--I use their driving range.

Reviewed December 08, 2007

Average course in every way. To rank this place #2 in Mass. and #36 in USA is like comparing a Boston Whaler to Tiger's PRIVACY yacht. Totally unrealistic appraisal.Plus,people who purposely fool around with stupid evaluations just ruin the program for everyone.

Reviewed November 10, 2007

One of the best courses in the country behind Cypress, Shinnecock, and Pine Valley. Far better than it's public counterparts of Pebble, Pinehurst, Bethpage, and Torrey Pines.

Reviewed August 23, 2007

Hacker course. Great to blow of some steam and skip out for a few hours. For the price, A+. For quality fairways and greens, D-. For speed of play D-. For hitting balls before work on range A. For havinga few beers with college buddies on a Saturday afternoon A.

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Reviewed July 27, 2007

Best MDC course in metro Boston!

Reviewed July 22, 2007

Reviewed July 16, 2007

A convenient, every-day municipal course for those who just want to play golf. Driving range and putting green add a full point to my "Amenities" rating and the fact that it is a state facility is a huge plus. Not many left and it remains a valuable resource to a lot of people who could not otherwise afford to play.
It may not be Cypress Point but it's an enjoyable day on the links.


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  • Latest Scores
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Ann F. 43 53 10 05/20/09
2 Rob M. 31 50 19 09/27/11
3 Matthew W. 25 47 21 09/20/19
4 Scott E. 18 43 25 05/24/07
5 brad W. 9 41 32 04/28/13
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
3 Matthew W. 25 47 21 09/20/19

Golf Course Information

About Leo J. Martin Memorial

Leo J. Martin Memorial Golf Course

Golf Only facility

30 tees driving range

18 regulation holes

Awards at Leo J. Martin Memorial

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Course Staff

James Burke, General Manager
Mark Brady, Superintendent

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