The Country Club


Massachusetts. One of the original thirteen colonies. Saturated in history, this founding state is home to some of the oldest and most prestigious organizations in the country. It May not the oldest golf club in the country, but The Country Club has been home to golfing enthusiasts for over a hundred years, culminating in the hosting of the Ryder Cup in 1999. The course also hosted the US Open earlier in 1913.

And yes, it is simply referred to as The Country Club.


The club was founded in 1860 and golf began to be played in 1890. Starting off with a small, six-hole course which soon expanded to nine and finally to 18 holes in 1910. There are several courses at The Country Club: The Main Course comprised of the Squirrel and Clyde nines, which is what the course club members play and the Primrose and Championship courses. The Championship courses are where the major tournaments are held. The course has a lot of tradition in mind while at play. Caddies are necessity on this walking course and it would do to heed their advice. Trees line almost every hole, yet they are spacious enough to allow sweeping views of the rolling New England landscape.

Every hole offers a different challenge, as its greens are much smaller than the average course. One of them is a particularly challenging hole on the seventh tee. It is the best preserved hole from the original course built in 1894 and it is also the hardest. The turf is designed to be firm enough so a player can bounce his ball into the green. This is common on several holes at the Country Club. The seventh hole has a double plateau green at a forty-five degree angle from the tee. Clearly this course was not designed with new to the game players in mind.


191 Clyde Street

Chestnut Hill




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