Burning Tree Country Club - Connecticut - USA

Burning Tree Country Club,
120 Perkins Road,
Connecticut (CT) 06830,

  • +1 203 869 9004

  • Harris Coble

  • Hal Purdy

  • Todd Wingerter

Burning Tree Country Club has one of the more eye-catching names among American golf courses. Alas, no Moses bush exists on the property, but its signature tree will be evident from the first tee box, standing atop a natural rock formation off to the right. That rock formation will be more in play on the way back to the clubhouse, pinching the fairway in from the right as the hole slides to the right.

Burning Tree was designed by former Robert Trent Jones construction chief Hal Purdy as a “shotmaker’s” course, which was appropriate both for the founding era of this Greenwich club (the course opened during 1963) and because it sits in a tight piece of property. The front nine take a more open routing across the north side of the site, interacting with ponds near the clubhouse, while the back nine travels south along Rockwood Lake Brook for more than a mile before turning and coming back.

When players get to the final hole, they may be surprised to find a 195-yard par three serving as the decider for their match. Some complain that this is no way to end a round of golf...but those are usually the people who carelessly put their final tee shot into the water on the right.

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Description: Burning Tree Country Club was established in 1962 and Hal Purdy – Robert Trent Jones’ former construction chief – was asked to design the layout. It’s a course of two halves, with an open front nine and a densely wooded back nine. Rating: 6 out of 10 Reviews: 1
Kenny Calliger

As a long time resident of Greenwich Burning Tree CC is a staple. The course is fun and has a great history & membership. My favorite holes are on the front and my favorite holes are 4 & 7.

December 22, 2021
6 / 10
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