Wee Burn - Connecticut - USA

Wee Burn Country Club,
410 Hollow Tree Ridge Road,
Darien,
Connecticut (CT) 06820,
USA


  • +1 (0) 203 655 1477

  • Golf Club Website

  • 20 miles SW of Bridgeport, via the I-95 highway

  • Members and their guests only

  • Warren Burdock

  • Devereux Emmet

  • Sam Wiley


Wee Burn Country Club dates back to 1896 when George Strath from St Andrews set out a 6-hole course on forty-eight acres of leased farmland. A further three holes were soon added to the layout, once members had settled into their surroundings.

The club found it had no room to expand the number of holes in play to a full 18-hole course so, in 1923, a nearby 230-acre site was acquired and Devereux Emmet engaged to design a new layout.

Two years later, the architect unveiled the course to expectant members, all of whom were no doubt thrilled to find that the Stony Brook (a.k.a. “the wee burn”) wound its way through the new property, just as it did at the club’s old location.

Gene Sarazen officially opened the course and, such was the favour it found with the USGA, it went on to stage three Women’s Amateur Championships, won by Betty Jameson in 1939, Ann Quast in 1958 and Martha Wilkinson in 1970.

Tom Fazio has carried out significant modifications at Wee Burn in recent years, with more than three thousand yards of stream and lake banks being renovated in the scope of this work.
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Description: Wee Burn Country Club dates back to 1896 when George Strath from St Andrews set out a 6-hole course on forty-eight acres of leased farmland. A further three holes were soon added once the members had settled in. Rating: 6 out of 6 Reviews: 1

If you judge a course by the variety excellent holes it has, Wee Burn is the best CT has to offer. Long, challenging Par-4s and superb routing characterize the course which is on a beautiful piece of land. It is unfortunate that the 9th and 18th holes go straight up hill to the club house, offering a similarity of finish to both 9's, but in between are 16 superb holes of golf.
6 / 6
Wee Burn
February 24, 2015


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