WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2014

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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course. The Parish Calendar of May 15, 1895 noted that: "The club has engaged the services of a green keeper, who will not only look after the grounds, but will also give lessons to those who desire to improve their playing." By 1916 the land leases in Kendal Green expired and the owner of the land on the 8th hole decided to sell to a homeowner rather than renew the club's lease. As a result, The Weston Golf Club moved across town to its current location on a 104-acre parcel of land on Meadowbrook Road owned by member Robert Winsor. Donald Ross, a renowned architect and member of the club for more than thirty years, was chosen to design the new course. Ross designed the original 9 holes and the expanded par-71 layout, which opened in 1923. The two newest holes, 11 and 12, (designed by Geoffrey Cornish) were added in 1965. These replaced a very short par 3 and one par 4, and brought the course to its current par-72 layout. Improvements continued over the years and included holes 2, 8, 13, 16, and 17. Weston Historical Society's Pamela Fox explains that starting around the same time the course was developed, Winsor worked with the Olmsted Brothers to develop home lots surrounding the Weston course (their father, Frederick Law Olmsted, Sr. is known as "the father of American The Weston Golf Club 78 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 4 B A C K G R O U N D : D I A N E A N T O N P H O T O G R A P H Y ; I N S E T : D A V I D C O L T

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