The Country Club (Brookline, MA)

The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts taken between 1910 and 1915

The Country Club is one of the oldest country clubs in the United States, having opened in 1882. Originally a horse-racetrack, the club did not develop a golf course until 1893. This was expanded to 18 holes by 1899 and forms the Main Course, composing of the Clyde and Squirrel nines used by members today. The nine hole Primrose Course was built in 1927.

For major competitions, a composite of the the Country Club’s 27 holes is used, made up of the Clyde, Squirrel and Primrose nines. Three and a half holes from the Primrose Course are used to replace three holes of the Clyde.

The club first held the U.S. Open in 1913, won by local amateur Francis Ouimet in a huge shock that started a golf boom across the United States. As of 2022, the club has hosted four US Open’s (1913, 1963, 1988 and 2022). The 1999 Ryder Cup was also played at the club, known as ‘The Battle of Brookline’ which saw the US fight back from 10-6 down to defeat Europe 14.5-13.5 and remembered for the behaviour of the US players and fans.

Established: 1882

Holes: 27

Par: 71 (The Main Course) & 35 (Primrose Course)

Address: 191 Clyde St, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, United States

Location & Travel to The Country Club

The Country Club is located in the town of Brookline, approximately 6 miles southwest of Boston.

Air: Logan International Airport is Boston’s primary airport, with flights to a number of destinations across the United States, Canada, Mexico, Latin America, Caribbean, Africa , Asia and Europe.

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Hotels near The Country Club

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Playing at The Country Club

The Country Club is a private club. Therefore to play you have to be invited by a member or become a member.

Further Information & Events

The Country Club Official Website

Last Updated on June 15, 2022 by Sports Tourist

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