2022 U.S. Open: An Inside Look at The Country Club (Video)

The following is based on notes provided by the USGA.

The Country Club, in Brookline, Mass., is one of the game’s most historic venues, yet it has not hosted a U.S. Open in more than 30 years. In the above video, the USGA’s Jeff Hall and The Country Club’s Brendan Walsh are on site to inform fans about the historic layout that’s hosting the world’s best players this week.


  • The 122nd U.S. Open will be the fourth conducted at The Country Club (1913, 1963, 1988)
  • The Country Club will host its 17th USGA championship, which will tie for second all-time
  • The 2022 U.S. Open will be the 59th USGA championship held in Massachusetts
  • In 2022, the U.S. Open Championship will be played in Massachusetts for the 10th time
  • The Country Club is one of the five founding members of the USGA, which was formed on Dec. 22, 1894


The Country Club started as a six-hole layout but was extended to nine holes by Willie Campbell, a Scottish golfer who became the club’s head professional. The Country Club became one of the five founding members of the USGA in 1894, along with Newport (R.I.) Country Club, Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, in Southampton, N.Y., Chicago Golf Club and St. Andrew’s Golf Club, in Yonkers, N.Y. As golf caught on in the Boston area the course was expanded to 18 holes. The 27 holes in play today were constructed at different times with input from several architects. Francis Ouimet won the 1913 U.S. Open on the original course (Clyde & Squirrel), but the modern-day championship layout consists of fifteen holes of the original eighteen, with 3½ holes from the Primrose nine-hole loop that was designed by William Flynn. In 2009, Gil Hanse was asked to deliver a plan for the restoration of all 27 holes. The Country Club has hosted 16 USGA championships, including three U.S. Opens.



1902 U.S. Women’s Amateur: Genevieve Hecker def. Louisa A. Wells, 4 and 3

1910 U.S. Amateur: William C. Fownes Jr. def. Warren K. Wood, 4 and 3

1913 U.S. Open: Francis Ouimet def. Harry Vardon and Ted Ray, 304 (72) – 304 (77) – 304 (78)

1922 U.S. Amateur: Jess Sweetser def. Charles “Chick” Evans Jr., 3 and 2

1934 U.S. Amateur: W. Lawson Little Jr. def. David Goldman, 8 and 7

1941 U.S. Women’s Amateur: Elizabeth Hicks def. Helen Sigel, 5 and 3

1953 U.S. Girls’ Junior: Mildred Meyerson def. Holly Jean Roth, 4 and 2

1957 U.S. Amateur: Hillman Robbins Jr. def. Dr. Frank M. Taylor, 5 and 4

1963 U.S. Open: Julius Boros def. Jacky Cupit and Arnold Palmer, 293 (70) – 293 (73) – 293 (76)

1968 U.S. Junior Amateur: Eddie Pearce def. W.B. Harman Jr., 6 and 5

1982 U.S. Amateur: Jay Sigel def. David Tolley, 8 and 7

1988 U.S. Open: Curtis Strange def. Nick Faldo, 278 (71) – 278 (75)

1995 U.S. Women’s Amateur: Kelli Kuehne def. Anne-Marie Knight, 4 and 3

2013 U.S. Amateur: Matthew Fitzpatrick def. Oliver Goss, 4 and 3

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