Canoe Brook Country Club dates back to 1901, when its 18-hole North course was unveiled. The South course, designed by C.H. Alison, followed in 1924. Both layouts have been significantly altered down the years.
“I only saw the course set up for the 1983 U.S. Women’s Amateur,” wrote Tom Doak in The Confidential Guide to Golf Courses, “which for some reason borrowed a bit from the North course, too. There are no bad Alison courses, but the widening of Route 24 caused substantial changes here.”
Records also suggest that the South course was the stage for the 1936 U.S. Women’s Amateur.
The intrepid Rudo’s Golf Travels blogger didn’t appreciate the opener one eyeota when he played here in August 2020: “Frankly the first hole is awful… 511-yard par 5 straight downhill, then flat to a wide and shallow green guarded by a large pond that starts about 80 yards short of the green front and covers all but the right hand 40% of the fairway… But actually, I liked the course and thought it was more fun than the North and made excellent use of some difficult land.”