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The Country Club

191 Clyde St,

Chestnut Hill, nr Brookline, Massachusetts 02467

  • Office

    +1 (617) 566 0240
  • Pro shop

    +1 (617) 566 0244
  • Fax

    +1 (617) 566 4301
  • Golf pro

    Brendan Walsh (Director of Golf)

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.

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
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).

Location

Latitude:

42.314623

Longitude:

-71.147697

How to get there:

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

The Country Club

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.

Est. 1882

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 one of the five founding members of the USGA (United States Golf Association). Like most other U.S. country club courses, it is generally playable only by members and their invited guests.

Here at TCC 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. The 27-hole facility comprises the 18-hole Main course, and nine-hole Primrose layout.

The Main Course features 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 typically 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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Visitors

Who can play and when?

The Country Club (Brookline) is a private club. Guests may only play if hosted by a member.

Green fees

Outside visitor fee not applicable; course exclusively for members and their guests.

Other information

The Country Club is a walking course; golf carts available only with a medical certificate. Caddies available and used by most players.

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

The Country Club was established in 1882 as an equestrian and social club; golf was introduced to the Club in 1893. It 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). It also hosted the 1999 Ryder Cup. (See our Tournaments section >by Venue >Country Club, Brookline).

Published ranking

Clyde-Squirrel combination:
World: 38th best course in the world (GOLF magazine, 2020/21).
USA: 18th best course in the USA (Golf Digest, 2019/20).
State: No.1 course in Massachusetts (Golf Digest, 2019/20).

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