New clubhouse, maintenance shed planned for Furnace Brook Golf Course

QUINCY – Natural Resources Commissioner Dave Murphy said major infrastructure improvements are coming to Furnace Brook Golf Course as the city prepares to take over operation of one of the city’s three courses.

At a city council meeting Monday, Murphy told councilors one project is in the design phase, another is on deck, and his department is figuring out new ways to market the course to a wider audience.

The first contract will be to replace the course’s clubhouse, which is nearly 100 years old. Quincy will take charge of the track on January 1.

“The current clubhouse is basically a converted house built in 1926. It doesn’t meet many of the requirements of a public building,” he said.

A foursome make their way to Furnace Brook Golf Course in Quincy to play "The match," a game between Quincy and North Quincy High School teams, on Wednesday, September 22, 2021.

Murphy said the project is “very early” in the conceptual design process, but he estimates it will cost between $5 million and $5.3 million to replace the clubhouse. He would have to come back before the municipality to ask for the money before construction could start.

Work is also required on the existing maintenance building. Murphy described it as “basically a lean-to.”

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