Founded in 1908, Capital City Country Club quickly had an elementary golf course in operation. A 9-hole track was in use by the end of the 1920s before AW Tillighast then expanded the course to 18 holes.
Dan Jenkins reckons "Seth Raynor's best work is the Country Club of Fairfield... It's short but covered up with charm."
Essex County Country Club is one of the elder statesmen of American golf, incorporated way back in 1887. The course that’s played today goes back to 1918, the work of a rookie golf course designer, A.W. Tillinghast.
With one-shot holes that vary by 100 yards in length, no weak holes and a classical design, it makes us wonder why Fenway Golf Club does not feature more prominently in America’s Top 100.
In 1918, five years after Forsyth Country Club was formed, A. W. Tillinghast designed a 9-hole layout for the membership. Shortly after, Donald Ross was engaged to extend the course into an 18-hole track.
The Galen Hall Golf Club website describes its layout as: “Something of a mountain course; short but challenging… built on historic South Mountain and as such it features a mixture of hilly terrain as well as undulating fairways.”
Willie Park Jnr expanded the original 9-hole layout at Glen Ridge Country Club to an 18-hole course in 1918. Since then, both A. W. Tillinghast and Robert Trent Jones Snr have been credited with making revisions.
Completely surrounded by housing, with a road and railway track cutting through the property, the old Tom Bendelow course at Golden Valley Country Club does its very best to keep the modern world at bay.
The course at Indian Hills Country Club is an A.W. Tillinghast design dating back to 1926. After ten days on site developing plans, the architect called it “one of the greatest opportunities I have ever had for creating a notable course”.
The classic old A.W. Tillinghast-designed course at Kansas City Country Club has been renovated a number of times - most notably by Robert Trent Jones - but it still retains much of its Golden Age charm.