The design team was retained by the City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department to prepare a comprehensive master renovation plan for the George Wright Golf Course. Within the planning timeline, the design team conducted a detailed scope of services that included extensive analysis, design alternatives and resulting recommendations for this Donald Ross designed golf course.
Areas of review within the golf course complex included not only the 18-hole golf course but also the clubhouse amenity, maintenance facility, signage and the irrigation pond. Key aspects for review on the golf course included erosion and drainage; golf course playability and pace of play; cart path and pedestrian circulation; and landscape and vegetation.
Implementation of the Master Plan included re-building the 13th hole fairway to solve perennial drainage issues forcing hole closure and re-building tees. The green was expanded left, creating new cupping locations behind the re-built greenside bunker. Consulting included cart path and player circulation.
Since the Master Plan has been completed, the course has gained in popularity to a point where it was ranked #29 Best Municipal Golf Course in the country by GolfWeek in 2010.*
*Individual experience in prior association.