Brooklawn Country Club
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Brooklawn Country Club

500 Algonquin Rd, Fairfield,Connecticut,06432
Type: Private
No. Holes: 18
Detailed description

Brooklawn Country Club, is a Private, 18 hole golf course located in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Founded in 1895, Brooklawn boasts one of the oldest golf courses in New England. Redesigned by famed golf course architect A. W. Tillinghast in 1929, Brooklawn has played host to several USGA national tournaments including the 1987 U.S. Senior Open.

Four months before Brooklawn was formed, the United States Golf Association was organized. In 1896, the Club became a member of the USGA, making it one of the first dozen or so clubs to join the Association. Its first golf professional was Tom Morris, grandson of famed Scottish golfer and professional at St. Andrews, Tom Morris, Sr.

In 1918 a young man began his career at Brooklawn as an apprentice club-maker and later went on to reach the heights of the golfing world. His accomplishments included the invention of the sand wedge, becoming the first golfer to win all four of golf’s Grand Slam events, the Masters, the US Open, the British Open and the PGA Championship and the scoring of the famous double eagle, the “shot heard around the world,” on the par-5 15th hole at Augusta that enabled him to go on to win the 1935 Masters. That gentleman is Gene Sarazen

Brooklawn's clubhouse is a historic landmark and serves as the central meeting point for most social activities. Its classic design and expansive view of the golf course makes it a special place for hosting events or intimate formal meetings. The oak paneled grill room has a rich history and allows members to take in a more casual dining and social experience. On the lower level, the clubhouse has its own bowling alley, where regular league play is enjoyed and private parties are held.

Brooklawn plays to a par of 71 and a maximum distance of 6,617 yards for a course rating of 72.5 and a slope rating of 135.

Brooklawn is a private club and open to members and their invited guests only.