The game of golf has a rich history in New England.
Noted golf course architect Donald Ross first found employment as a golf pro at Oakley CC in Watertown, Massachusetts before he went on to design many of New England's, and the United States' most famous golf courses.
The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts, one of five charter clubs to form the Amateur Golf Association of America (later re-named the United States Golf Association), has been host to many famous matches including Francis Ouimet's historic victory in the 1913 U. S. Open and the United States' dramatic win in the 1999 Ryder Cup.
Numerous other USGA and PGA Championship Events have been contested on New England golf courses as well.
New England is home to several highly rated golf courses. The Country Club in Brookline, MA, Wannamoiset CC in Rumford, RI, The Kittansett Club in Marion, MA, Salem CC in Peabody, MA, and The Stanwich Club in Greenwich, CT have all been ranked in Golf Digest's Greatest 100.
To find a listing of each state's golf courses visit
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