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The Country Club: The Main Course

Brookline, MA Private

Overview

The Country Club’s 18-hole course that was the scene of the 1963 and 1988 U.S. Opens is not the 18-hole course ranked by Golf Digest. Those events were played on a composite course, utilizing a few holes from the club’s third Primrose nine. We rank the combination of the Main Course, clearly good enough to be one of the top courses in the world. Gil Hanse performed some course restoration prior to the 2013 U.S. Amateur at The Country Club. The USGA used a new configuration of 18 holes for the 2022 U.S. Open, won by Matthew Fitzpatrick, eliminating the par-4 fourth and adding the tiny par 3 11th, the first time the hole was used since the 1913 Open won by Francis Ouimet.

About

Holes 27
Length 7264
Facility Type Private
Year Opened 1895
Designer Willie Campbell, Alex Campbell/(R) William Flynn/(R) Geoffrey Cornish/(R) Gil Hanse

Awards

100 Greatest
Best Courses in Every State

Ranking history:

100 Greatest: Ranked since 1969 (and inaugural 1966 ranking).
2023-'24 ranking: 19th.
Previous ranking: 17th.
Highest ranking:
No. 10, 1995-'96.

Best in State: Ranked first since 1997.

Current ranking: First.

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Panelists

Ratings from our panel of 1,900 course-ranking panelists

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100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
7.9459
Character
8.4948
Challenge
8.0553
Layout Variety
8.067
Fun
7.763
Aesthetics
7.9166
Conditioning
7.9012

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