The Country Club (Clyde/Squirrel)

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The Country Club (Clyde/Squirrel)

Architect: Willie Campbell / Alex Campbell
Year: 1895 / 1902

191 Clyde Street
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467
(617) 566-0240

Course Access: Private

driving range available
walking only - caddies available
on-site accommodations

U.S. Open - 1913, 1963, 1988

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The Country Club (Clyde/Squirrel)

As would be expected of a town as old as Boston there is a plethora of great golf. At the time of this writing there are four Top 100 ranked courses in Boston and the surrounding areas as well as numerous other great courses that merit carving out time for a visit. The most famous of all the great Boston golf courses is surely The Country Club located in the town of Brookline. There has been one Ryder Cup, three Women’s U.S. Amateurs, three U.S. Opens and five U.S. Amateurs contested over the golf course at The Country Club since 1902. In 2013 the U.S. Amateur will return to make an even half dozen times the event has been played there. The Country Club’s roots go back to 1882 when it was originally founded for various and sundry leisure activities. At the time equestrian activities were the chief entertainment form of the day and golf in America was but a mere twinkle in C.B. Macdonald’s eye. In 1892, a short ten years later, The Country Club’s Executive Committee found themselves voting in favor of forming a committee on golf and selecting three club members lay out a golf course. The golf committee was granted the right to spend the necessary amount . . . but could not exceed $50. Wow! According to an online inflation calculator that would be roughly $1,200 in todays dollars. That's not a whole lot to work with. The original golf course opened in 1893 and… More >