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The Country Club at Brookline

The 18th at The Country Club

The Country Club at Brookline consists of three nine-hole courses, the Clyde, Squirrel and Primrose.

The neighbouring Clyde and Squirrel courses are normally used for an 18-hole round but during major events three holes from the Primrose are used.

The composite Brookline course measures 7,033 yards.

The Country Club may favour the Europeans

For a history of the club click here

Both sides agree course is fair for all

No.1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 8 Out
Par 4 3 4 4 4 4 3 4 5 35
Yards 450 190 451 335 432 310 197 378 513 3256
No. 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Par 4 4 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 36 71
Yards 447 450 486 436 534 432 186 370 436 3777 7033

1st, 450 yards, par 4 (Polo Field): No easy introduction. A long par four with out of bounds left which requires a good drive and medium to long-iron to a green redesigned for the 1988 US Open.

2nd, 190 yards, par 3 (Cottage): This hole plays longer than its length because the green is elevated (and partially blind). It is also relatively small and well-bunkered.

3rd, 451 yards, par 4 (Pond): One of the most difficult holes. If the drive is not down the left side of the fairway, the second is blind over a high mound. Too long and a road or lateral water hazard lie in wait.

4th, 335 yards, par 4 (Hospital): Most players will hit an iron off the tee and a wedge to the newly-designed, small green. An obvious birdie chance but only if you hit the fairway.

5th, 432 yards, par 4 (Newton): The drive is blind because of a high mound between tee and fairway. Although the green is generous, it will cause problems because of the tilt from right to left.

6th, 310 yards, par 4 (Bakers): A chance for the big-hitters to go for the green. Most will use an iron off the tee, then sand wedge to the elevated green.

7th, 197 yards, par 3 (Plateau): A difficult short hole. The green is elevated, very narrow and well-contoured.

8th, 378 yards, par 4 (Corner): Trees all the way down the left, which may mean players use a long-iron or fairway wood for their drive. Even then it's only a short-iron to the green.

9th, 513 yards, par 5 (Himalayas): A good drive down the left-hand side of the fairway opens up the possibility of hitting the green in two though woods border the fairway. An elevated green, relatively small and surrounded by rough and bunkers.

10th, 447 yards, par 4 (Stockton): The first of four demanding par fours in a row. A good drive is essential so players do not leave themselves a long shot into a very small green.

11th, 450 yards, par 4 (unnamed): Probably the most testing hole. A good drive and well-struck iron are essential. The green is not large and a pond lies in front.

12th, 486 yards, par 4 (unnamed): Par five length but playing as a par four. The best angle of approach to the elevated green is from the right side of the fairway.

13th, 436 yards, par 4 (unnamed): Downhill off the tee and players may throttle back because too far and the approach will be off a downhill lie. A pond to the right could also influence the drive.

14th, 534 yards, par 5 (Quarry): Although a little longer than the ninth, the only other par five, it will probably play easier because the drive is not as demanding and the green is open to the front.

15th, 432 yards, par 4 (Liverpool): A straightforward par four from an elevated tee. The green is larger than most but there is careful bunkering, which allows for difficult pin placings.

16th, 186 yards, par 3 (Clyde): The easiest of the par threes, although too much club and you can bounce up against a boundary fence.

17th, 370 yards, par (Elbow): The only par four on the second nine under 400 yards. A slight dog-leg left so a long-iron may be the choice off the tee to leave a pitch to the re-designed green.

18th, 436 yards, par 4 (Home): The tee has been put back 15 yards. Miss the fairway and you are unlikely to be able to make the green, which is elevated and has deep bunkers guarding the front.


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