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Discover sightseeing attractions and things to do in Boston Massachusetts

With Hotel Commonwealth as its grand cornerstone, Kenmore Square is a charming neighborhood of the Back Bay and the true gateway to the many things to do in Boston. In addtion to being the landmark of historic site Red Sox Fenway park, Kenmore Square provides close proximity and easy access to Boston’s many neighborhoods as well as cultural, historic and leisure attractions, the area has an allure all its own.

Fenway Park: Home of the Red Sox

Overlooking historic Fenway Park, Hotel Commonwealth is the perfect choice for baseball fans and is within a short walking distance from the beloved home of the Boston Red Sox. 

Boston University:  Hotel Commonwealth's Avenue Neighbor

Home of the Boston Terriers, Boston University is the largest university in the city, founded in 1839. With over 16,000 full time undergraduates and over 8,500 full time graduate students, as well as a faculty of nearly 4,000, the University spans more than 13 acres right in the heart of Boston. 

With more than 100 colleges and universities located within its metropolitan area, Boston has been appropriately dubbed, "The Athens of America". Boston area schools include some of the oldest and most prestigious institutions of higher learning in the world. 

World Renowned Hospitals and Medical Centers

The Boston area is world renowned for its state-of-the-art hospitals and medical facilities. From teaching hospitals associated with the area's most prestigious universities, to community health centers, Boston offers the cutting-edge treatment and research that breaks new medical ground and expertly delivers successful patient care. 

Recognized as one of Boston's most upscale neighborhoods and attractions, the Back Bay stretches from the Charles River on the north to Newbury Street on the south and encompasses some of the city's most historic homes, businesses and high-end shopping and dining destinations.

Guide - Attractions - Private Golf Courses

Brae Burn Country Club - Main Course

326 Fuller St, West Newton, MA 02465 617-244-4411

Description: WEST METRO. Though initially developed in the late 17th century, legendary course architect Donald Ross redesigned Brae Burn early in the 18th century, and it remains a classic championship course today. The layout of the course is a delight, featuring relatively narrow fairways, a handful of water hazards, and oversized greens. The impressive list of events hosted here includes the U.S. Open and U.S. Amateur.
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Ferncroft Country Club

10 Village Rd, Middleton, MA 01949 978-739-4040

Description: NORTH METRO. The excellent course is a classic Robert Trent Jones design. Wide fairways lead to demanding greens that are well mounded and difficult to putt.
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Myopia Hunt Club

435 Bay Rd, Hamilton, MA 01982 978-468-4433

Description: When set up for tournament conditions, this course will challenge the best. Typically featuring tough rough and demanding greens, the course provides an excellent test on a daily basis. The only course to have two of the top 100 holes in the United States, the outstanding layout is a must-see.
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Salem Country Club

133 Forest St, Peabody, MA 01960 978-538-5400

Description: NORTH METRO. The site of the 2001 U.S. Senior Open, this demanding course requires every shot in the bag. Narrow fairways, doglegs, and protected greens require accurate placement off the tee, and severely mounded greens will test the best of putters. Bunkers and chipping areas guard the greens, so practice up on your short game to keep from tallying big numbers on this challenging course.
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The Country Club ­ Main

191 Clyde St, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 617-566-0244

Description: BROOKLINE. This course typically plays to just over 6500 yards. However, through utilizing several holes from its sister par-3 course, it can be expanded to over 7000 yards for hosting major tournaments. A traditional course, generous fairways lead to small greens that are occasionally guarded by bunkers. With only a couple of water hazards, the majority of the test comes from the course.
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Winchester Country Club

468 Mystic St, Winchester, MA 01890 781-729-1181

Description: SOMERVILLE. Designed on rolling terrain, the Winchester Country Club features generous fairways and medium-sized greens. The hilly fairways will cause uneven lies for approach shots, and the well-mounded greens will test your putting. Another Donald Ross classic, you need to take advantage of the par-5's to score well.
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