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Race Brook Country Club, Championship 18 Hole Course

246 Derby Ave, Orange, Connecticut, 06477
Type: Private
No. Holes: 18
203-397-9806
Architect: Robert D. Pryde (4)
                      
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Detailed description of Race Brook Country Club, Championship 18 Hole Course

Race Brook Country Club is a Private, 27 hole golf course facility located in Orange, Connecticut. This club has two courses, they are: The Chapionship 18 Hole Course and The O'Sullivan 9 Hole Course.

The Chapionship 18 Hole Course opened on July 14, 1913 on the original 145 acres owned by the club. The course was designed by Robert D. Pryde, a native of Scotland, a course architect and the first coach of the Yale University golf team

On September 23, 1926 another 18 holes were opened on the additional 125 acres purchased in 1924, making Race Brook Country Club the first 36-hole country club in New England. While the club closed the second 18 holes during WWII, after the war ended and membership levels rebounded, the club reopened 9 holes in 1951 now known as The O'Sullivan 9 Hole Course

The Chapionship 18 Hole Course is the more popular of the two with its tree-lined and narrow fairways. The Nine Hole Course is not as challenging, so it's great for beginners. The mildly rolling terrain is easy to walk. Both courses are well maintained.

In addition to hosting the 2012 Connecticut State Amateur, for a fifth time, Race Brook has served as the venue for: five Senior Amateurs; six State Opens; one State Mid-Amateur; one State Four-Ball Championship; the 2004 New England Amateur Championship and the 2006 Russell C. Palmer Stroke-Play Championship.

Throughout the one hundred year tenure of its rich history, Race Brook Country Club has been the site of some dramatic exhibition matches between prominent players, such as Harry Vardon and Ted Ray; Byron Nelson and Ben Hogan; Patty Berg, Pat O’Sullivan, Charlie Clare and Eddie Burke.

Championship 18 Hole Course__________

Black tees: par 71, 6,502 yards, course rating 71.6 / slope rating 135

Blue tees: par 71, 6,286 yards, course rating 70.4 / slope rating 130

White tees: par 71, 6,027 yards, course rating 69.2 / slope rating 126

Red tees: par 74, 5,589 yards,course rating 72.4 / slope rating 128

O'Sullivan 9 Hole Course Yardages__________

White tees: par 35, 2,874 yards, course rating 34.9 / slope rating 119

Red tees: par 36 2,767 yards, course rating 34.9 / slope rating 119

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