I finally played William J. Devine in Dorchester, Massachusetts last week. We pulled in at 3:30 PM on Friday and there were about a dozen people enjoying the afternoon - drinking, grilling, smoking, playing music. I went in to the shop, told them how festive I found it, and they told me just wait.
The course is very good and is an intact example of what golf was like a hundred years ago.
We finished in the gloaming, and as promised there were now fifty people gathered in the parking lot. We put our clubs in the trunk and joined in for a beer and some conversation. What other courses feature an excellent social scene in the car park? My course doesn't even have a clubhouse.