159 Ballville Rd,
Bolton, Massachusetts 01740
Office+1 (978) 779 6910
Pro shop+1 (978) 779 6911
Golf proBob Keene (PGA, Golf Professional)
36 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Pines course: designed by Geoffrey Cornish with input from Francis Oiumet (1956); modifications by Robert Trent Jones Sr (1972). Redesigned by the firm of Coore & Crenshaw (Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw) (2021).
Oaks course: original design by Tom Fazio (2001); modifications by Tripp Davis (2021).
Above distances are for the Pines course. Also at The International is the 18-hole Oaks course (par-72; 6944 yds from back tees; rating: 73.5).
3 mi NE of Clinton / 45 mi W of Boston.
International, The (MA)
The International Golf Club & Resort is home to two private championship layouts, the older and longer Pines course and the Tom Fazio-designed Oaks course. Recently revamped by Coore & Crenshaw, the Pines vies for the title of America's longest golf course, weighing in at a brutal 8,325 yards from the tips.
These tree-lined and open parkland layouts contains many attractive features and several excellent holes to enjoy, with some of the longest holes you'll have ever played. The Tom Fazio-designed Oaks, which wraps around the Pines, is a golf course that ranks with some of the best in Massachusetts.
Limited access: this is a private course generally playable only by members and their invited guests.
The International's Pines course is a private course, intended for use by members and their guests. The Resort's Oaks course is open for public play.
Must book in advance.
Walking permitted (but some longish walks green to next tee).
Opened in 1901 as Runaway Brook Golf Club, The International was originally home to a "short but tricky" nine-hole course. Geoff Cornish and Francis Ouimet-designed the club's Pines course, which made its debut in 1955. It was billed as the longest golf course in the world, at 8,040 yards from the Tiger tees. In 1972, Robert Trent Jones was contracted to enhance the experience and modify many of the slick greens and challenging bunkers. Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw weighed in with a further redesign in 2021.
Runaway Brook was bought by International Telephone & Telegraph (ITT) in 1961, and operated as a corporate retreat and private club for nearly 40 years. The club's name was changed to The International Club in 1967. For a period during the 2010s the facility was operated as a resort-style Stay&Play, with the Oaks course available to resort guests.
The neighbouring and historic town of Bolton, Massachusetts was founded in the late 1700s and is located in the picturesque Nashoba Valley Region. It is the country home to horse farms and apple and fruit orchards. Less than a mile from The International is the much acclaimed Nashoba Valley Winery.
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