Welcome to Widow’s Walk! Scituate’s municipal owned 18 hole golf course. Nestled between the historic North River and the Atlantic Ocean, this beautiful public golf course was opened in 1997. It is America’s first environmental demonstration course. Widow’s Walk by its very design was intended to impact the environment as little as possible by utilizing the natural contours of the land. With its many forced carries, reclaimed native grass areas, and unirrigated rough, only 30 of the 100 acres are irrigated turf. The use of three different putting green construction techniques acts as a demonstration of which is the most environmentally friendly. Widow’s Walk serves as a standard today for new construction of golf courses because of its environmentally friendly design. As part of their commitment to the environment, Widow’s Walk became a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary course in 2002. This program ensures that this course will continue to be a benefit to the environment by establishing avian nesting boxes, providing habitat for countless species, and by using minimal amounts of water, pesticides, and fertilizer.
The Widow’s Walk Course is challenging enough to prevent the mind from straying, but what is wrong with being in the best bird watching location while hitting a par-4? The breathtaking views of the North River and the blue ocean are the reward for the challenging hilly course. When you reach the elevated tee of the 17th hole, you will see a house in the distance with architectural features that gives the course its name and logo. After more than twenty years in service, the clubhouse is in the process of being completely renovated and will be reopened this summer. Come down to the South Shore and enjoy a game of golf in one of nature’s most beautiful locations in New England!
Widow’s Walk has received several accolades including the following:
- “#1 Golf Course” on the South Shore – Community Newspaper “Readers’ Choice Award” for fifteen straight years, beginning in 1999
- “Best New Golf Courses in America” – Upon opening in 1998 by Golf Digest • “Four Stars” – List of top “Courses to Play.” 2004 – Golf Digest
- “Readers Choice Award” – The Patriot Ledger has also named Widow’s Walk one of the area’s top golf courses to play.