Newton Park and Conservation Lands
Newton Commonwealth Golf Course
LOCATION: Newton Corner
and driving directions on Google Maps for entrance at:
Newton Conservators trail map (Buy a copy of our trail guide)
Other maps and aerial
photos: Newton Assessor Bing USGS
Nearby: Chandler Pond
SIZE: 71 acres
LONGEST WALK: 1.4 miles (open for walking only when course is closed for the season)
ADMINISTERED BY: City
of Newton and Commonwealth Foundation Board of Directors
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.
Club developed a nine-hole golf course as a spin-off of the
old Allston Golf Club.
||The 18-hole course
was redesigned by legendary golf course architect Donald
||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.
||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: