Country Club of Fairfield, is a Private, 18 hole golf course located in Fairfield, Connecticut.
The Country Club of Fairfield was founded in 1914 by Oliver Gould Jennings and located on a parcel of land ominously nicknamed Mosquito Hill. It consisted of a collection of onion fields that sloped down to a malodorous tidal marsh.
Jennings hired Seth Raynor to design and build the golf course. A protege of Charles Blair Macdonald, who was known as the father of golf in America, Raynor crafted a links-style layout that featured versions of many of the best golf holes in the British Isles. It was an enormous landfill project that took several years to complete, and the course did not officially open until 1921. Hall of Fame golfer Walter Hagen was among those in attendance that first day.
The Country Club of Fairfield was one of Raynor's first solo efforts, and he went on to design a number of top tracks in the U.S., including Shoreacres outside Chicago, Mountain Lake in Florida and Fishers Island off the Connecticut coast. But Raynor was not the only architect of note to work on the Country Club of Fairfield course, as A.W. Tillinghast (1925), Robert Trent Jones Sr. (1960) and Geoffrey Cornish (1963) also added their touches over the years.
Blue tees: par-70, 6,358 yards, 71.6 / 133
White tees: par-70, 6,150 yards, 70.7 / 131
Red tees: par-71, 5,440 yards, 71.8 / 126
Member (cart included), played on Thursday, October 2008 at 10am
One of the best in CT
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