The George Wright Golf Course opened in 1938. | Photo by @liam_moran33
We can’t think of a better way to soak in Boston’s greenspace than spending some time on the links. Whether you’re looking to connect with friends outdoors or you’re honing the perfect swing, here are 14 golf courses to check out at tee time around Boston.
TPC Boston, 400 Arnold Palmer Blvd., Norton | A membership here grants you access to the Bay State’s only PGA Tour facility, events at the club, unique dining experiences, and year-round entry to the event spaces.
Blue Hill Country Club, 23 Pecunit St., Canton | This private, family-focused country club offers 27 holes of championship golf, with a pool, practice facilities, and several dining and function facilities.
William J. Devine Golf Course, 1 Circuit Dr., Dorchester | Take a swing at this Jamaica Plain course located next to the Franklin Park Zoo. This is the second-oldest public golf course in the US and part of the Emerald Necklace. The course is open year-round and has an outdoor patio with chairs, tables, and umbrellas + seating for up to 100 people.
George Wright Golf Course, 420 West St., Hyde Park | This course was founded in 1938 and is open seven days a week through November. George Wright was a Hall of Fame baseball player who played for the Cincinnati and Boston Red Stockings in the 1800s.
Brookline Golf Course, 1281 West Roxbury Pkwy., Brookline | Learn more about the game and practice your swing with instruction for all player levels, plus enjoy a variety of clinics and junior-specific programs.
Fresh Pond Golf Course, 691 Huron Ave., Cambridge | This nine-hole municipal golf course is open to residents and requires pre-registered tee times.
Did we miss an un-fore-gettable golf course? Let us know.
Beer Dinner | Wednesday, Sept. 13 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Night Shift Brewing, 1 Lovejoy Wharf, Ste. 101, Boston | $75 | This four-course dinner will be paired with popular brews like Whirlpool, Dunkel John’s Band, and Viva Habanera.
An Evening With Goose | Wednesday, Sept. 13-Thursday, Sept. 14 | 7 p.m. | Leader Bank Pavilion, 290 Northern Ave., Boston | $35-$89.50 | Doors to this rain or shine show open at 5:30 p.m.
September Brewery Book Club | Wednesday, Sept. 13 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Lamplighter Broadway, 284 Broadway, Cambridge | Free | Grab a beer and discuss this month’s novel “What Happened to Ruthy Ramirez” by Claire Jimenez.
Thursday, Sept. 14
The Night Bazaar | Thursday, Sept. 14 | 5-9:30 p.m. | Charles River Speedway, 525 Western Ave., Brighton | Free | Shop 80+ small local businesses at the Brighton market with arts, crafts, vinyl, and vintage goods.
Becky G | Thursday, Sept. 14 | 7 p.m. | Roadrunner, 89 Guest St., Boston | $60-$ | A portion of ticket proceeds will support The Shout Syndicate, a Boston-based organization helping youth-led arts programs.
Friday, Sept. 15
Mighty Squirrel’s 2023 Oktoberfest | Friday, Sept. 15 | 11 a.m.-11 p.m. | Mighty Squirrel Brewing Co., 411 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham | Free | Raise a stein, listen to live music, enjoy German-inspired food, and run in the 5th Annual Oktoberfest Four-Miler.
The Q-Tip Bandits | Friday, Sept. 15 | 7 p.m. | Paradise Rock Club, 967 Commonwealth Ave., Boston | $18 | “Tip Toe” with the Boston-based band on the local stage.
Saturday, Sept. 16
Walking Tour of Green Street | Saturday, Sept. 16 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center, 640 Centre St., Jamaica Plain | Free | Walk with the Jamaica Plain Historical Society during this guided tour and learn about the street played a key role in Jamaica Plain’s development.
City of Boston held the Preliminary Municipal Election yesterday for City Council Districts 3, 5, 6, and 7. Incumbents Ricardo Arroyo and Kendra Lara conceded at their election night events. Stay up-to-date on the results for each district for the Nov. 7 general election. (Boston Globe)
Nite Lite Cafe is coming soon to 89 Charles St. The new Beacon Hill dining spot will be managed by a longtime North End restaurateur, who’s historically been involved with Cafe Amaro and Caffe Vittoria. (Boston Restaurant Talk)
JetBlue announced a new deal to move forward on the acquisition of the discount airline Spirit. The financial terms have not been disclosed for Allegiant to acquire Spirit’s two gates at Boston Logan Airport, but the deal is contingent on JetBlue taking over Spirit. (WBUR)
Rithmm, Inc., a Boston-based AI sports betting startup, has launched its sports betting platform. The new product is designed to use advanced analytics so bettors can build custom models and use them to make smarter and more informed betting decisions. The app is available on the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, and as a web version.
Akon will bring “The Superfan Tour” to the House of Blues on Sunday, Nov. 12. Get pre-sale tickets at 10 a.m. today to see this “Soul Survivor,” or snag your tix during the general public sale on Friday, Sept. 15.
Brookline’s Carlton Street Footbridge will reopen on Sunday, Sept. 17 after a two-year restoration project to improve ADA accessibility, provide new amenities, and restore the Olmsted-era design. Join the Emerald Necklace Conservancy + the Town of Brookline for the official ribbon cutting ceremony and festivities at 1 p.m. in Riverway Park
Raise a margarita or two in honor of the late Jimmy Buffet at Loretta’s Last Call on Saturday, Sept. 16. The Fenway bar will host a tribute brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with drink specials, brunch menu items, and live music featuring Jimmy Buffet’s greatest hits.
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The first Hike Boston event will meet at Franklin Park. | Photo by @____erica.____
The daytime hiking series Hike Boston will return this fall.
The Boston Parks and Recreation Department will host the guided group hikes and interpretive programs. Each hike offers an opportunity to explore new spaces and deepen residents’ connections with their favorite parks. Bonus: A few of these events will take place during peak fall foliage.
Every hike will begin at 10 a.m. and hikers should plan for some unpaved paths by bringing sturdy footwear. The events are subject to weather changes.
If you’re like me and starting to sample all the flavors of fall, be sure to add this sweet treat to your radar.
Mike’s Pastry has brought back the Pumpkin Spice Cannoli to four locations. Stop by Harvard Square, Assembly Row, Hub Hall, and the North End to order this limited-time pastry. Let me know if there are other fun fall-flavored desserts to try.