Best of Boston

2004 BEST Golf Course

George Wright Golf Course

Most municipal courses have recovered nicely from the dastardly winter of 2002—particularly Franklin Park, which is in great shape this year—but George Wright is still something special. Established in 1938 and designed by the legendary Donald Ross, it boasts stone walkways, tight fairways, and divine holes such as the par-4 tenth, a dogleg left with a green nestled in a wooded dale. The nastier holes will shut up that annoying buddy with the 3-handicap who claims public courses are "too easy."

420 West St. Hyde Park 617-361-8313 cityofboston.gov/golf/GWGC/