The Country Club


Private course - for members and their invited guests only.
   The Country Club Est. 1882

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The Country Club, located in the Boston suburb of Brookline, is the oldest country club in the United States and one of the largest in the Northeast. It is also one of the five founding members of the USGA (United States Golf Association). TCC is home to a championship golf course that ranks with the world's best. Here you will find one of the USA's most admired tree-lined and open parkland layouts, with an outstanding array of excellently crafted and challenging holes. However, this is a private course generally playable only by members and their guests.

The 27-hole golf facility is divided between two courses. The Main Course is composed of the Clyde and Squirrel nines, which are essentially the original 18 holes. This was the course used for the 1913 U.S. Open, and is the course played by members today. The Primrose Course, an executive course built in 1927, contains the other nine holes.

For major competitions, the Open or Championship Course, requires a longer layout than the Main course can provide. As a result, three and a half holes from the Primrose course are incorporated into the Championship layout, replacing three holes from the Clyde-nine; this produces a course of just over 7,000 yards.

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Making Contact

The Country Club
191 Clyde St,
Chestnut Hill, nr Brookline, Massachusetts 02467
USA
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Office   +1 (617) 566 0240
Pro Shop   +1 (617) 566 0244
Fax

  +1 (617) 566 4301

Email  
Website   www.tcclub.org
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Golf Pro
 
Brendan Walsh (Director of Golf)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Woodland.
 
Designer: Original 6-hole course designed by three club members (1893). Extended to 9-holes (1894) and then 18-holes (1899) by the club's first professional, Scotsman William (Willie) Campbell. The course was lengthened by Alex Campbell* (1902) and later revised and renovated by Rees Jones (1988). 9-hole Primrose course designed by William S. Flynn (1927). *Willie and Alex Campbell were not related to each other, other than by the clan Campbell name.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7373 6042 5568
Par 71 71 73
SSS or Slope 73.8 70.1 73.6
 
At the Same Location:
Above distances are for the Clyde-Squirrel combination. Also at The Country Club is the 9-hole par-35 Primrose course (2,999 yds from back tees). Four holes from the Primrose course (which in fact are amended and played as three holes) are added to 15 holes from the main course to form the Championship course (as used in major championships and other top level events).
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How2Get There?

2 mi SW of Brookline / 6 mi SW of downtown Boston.

Essential information

Green Fees:
Outside visitor fee not applicable; members only course.
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Who can play and When?
The Country Club (Brookline) is a private club. Guests may only play if hosted by a member. 
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Other Information
The Country Club is a walking course; golf carts available only if medical note presented.
Caddies available and used by most players.
Practice facilities
Excellent
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Did you know?

The Country Club was established in 1882 as an equestrian and social club; golf was introduced to the Club in 1893. | TCC is one of the five founding clubs of the United States Golf Association (USGA), together with Newport CC, Shinnecock Hills, Chicago GC and Saint Andrew's. | The Country Club has hosted many top-level tournaments and Major championships, including five U.S. Amateur Championships and three U.S. Opens (1913, 1963, 1988). The Country Club hosted the 1999 Ryder Cup Matches. (See our Tournaments section >by Venue >Country Club, Brookline).

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Published Ranking
2017/18 Golf Digest rating: Clyde-Squirrel combination - 16th best course in the USA and No.1 in Massachusetts.
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Location

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Latitude: (42.314623)
Longitude: (-71.147697)
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