The Country Club (Clyde/Squirrel)

Scenic view of The Country Club in Massachusetts
Patrick Koenig
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The Country Club (Clyde/Squirrel)

  • Course Type

  • GOLF Top 100 World Rank (2023-24)

  • Year

  • Architects

    TCC Members / Willie Campbell
  • Par

  • Yardage


Course Overview

A Boston Brahmin society haunt for more than 125 years, this tree-lined design has played host to four U.S. Opens and the famous 1999 Ryder Cup. Its configuration of holes for the 2022 U.S. Open proved to be its best composite course yet out of its 27 holes but note: GOLF ranks the Clyde/Squirrel course that its members play on a regular basis. That’s the configuration of holes that 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 was reminded that there is no substitute for hitting fairways and greens as thick rough remains a component of the course’s challenge just as it was in 1913. (Photo: Patrick Koenig)

3 things to know

  • Hole everyone talks about

    No. 11, par-5, 510 yards: One of just two par 5s on the property, this hole is reachable in two and incorporates some delightful topography as you navigate to the elevated green.
  • Best non-golf amenity

    After sipping the club’s signature rum cocktail, the Fernando, don’t forget to pay a visit to Francis Ouimet’s childhood home, located just across the street from the course.
  • Insider tip

    Keep the ball below the hole as much as possible. Given the severe slopes on many of the greens, getting above the hole will substantially increase your chances of three-putting.