The Country Club (Clyde/Squirrel)

the country club
TCC Members/Willie Campbell, 1899

A Boston Brahmin society haunt for more than 125 years, this tree-lined design has played host to three U.S. Opens and the famous 1999 Ryder Cup. Its tournament course is a composite layout, comprised of 18 of the club’s 27 holes. The Clyde/Squirrel combo was used for the 1913 Open when local lad Francis Ouimet stunned the big, bad Brits. Its old-school features include cross hazards and medium-size greens. The field at the 2022 U.S. Open will be reminded that there is no substitute for hitting fairways and greens as thick rough is a component of the course’s challenge just as it was in 1913. (Note: We rank the course that is routinely played by the members, not the composite.) (Photo: Patrick Koenig)