Rees Jones, Inc.

Golf Course Design & Architecture

Rees Jones, Inc.
The Country Club
Brookline, Massachussets
Image: The Country Club
Course Type
Design Role

Client Course Description

The Country Club, located in Brookline, Massachusetts, is one of the oldest country clubs in the United States. It holds an important place in golf history, as it was one of the five charter clubs that founded the United States Golf Association, and has hosted numerous USGA tournaments including the famous 1913 U.S. Open won by then-unknown Francis Ouimet. Today, the club is one of the largest of its kind in the northeastern U.S., with about 1300 members.

Designer Notes

n preparation for the 1988 U.S. Open, all the modern features including three new greens were changed back to the original style of the 1890’s. Bunkers were relocated farther down the fairway; numerous championship tees were added; green sizes and shapes were restored to their original configurations. This course started the trend of restoring courses to their original style rather than merely remodeling.

Course Photos


Tournament Year(s)
Ryder Cup 1999
U.S. Amateur 2013
U.S. Open 1988, 2022


Award Publication
Top 100 Courses in the World and U.S. Golf Magazine
America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses Golf Digest
America's 100 Best Classical Courses Golfweek


Headline Date
The Country Club in Brookline To Host 2022 U.S. Open July 29, 2015

More Information

For more information about The Country Club, please visit the course’s website.