Best of Boston

2011 Best Golf Course, Public

George Wright Golf Course

Who says seaside plots and posh resorts are the only locations worthy of a fairway? Tucked into a residential George Wright is an undersung hero. It offers a fun, fair test with lots of elevation changes, and there might not be finer back-to-back holes in the state than the 9th and 10th. Though the course is well worn—it was built in the 1930s as a Works Progress Administration project—the city has increased its financial commitment over the past 10 years, resulting in better conditions than ever before.

420 West St., Hyde Park, 617-364-2300,