Country Club Of Darien

Country Club of Darien. Site of the 2018 PGA Met Match Play Championship, 2019 Westchester Open, 2020 IKE MGA Stroke Play, 2021 Connecticut State Open and the 2022 Ladies MET Open.

Edgar S. Auchincloss’ vision of turning his family’s 200 plus acre “gentleman’s farm” into a club, became a reality in 1957. Formerly named Keewaydin, from Longfellow’s “The Song of Hiawatha”, the famed Auchincloss family owned the farm starting in 1905 as a vacation retreat. In 1956, Edgar and his widowed mother, Catherine Agnew Auchincloss, transformed the land into the grounds of the Country Club of Darien with the assistance of golf architect Alfred Tull, noted course architect Devereux Emmet in the firm Emmet, Emmet and Tull, and construction engineer for the renowned architect A.W. Tillinghast.

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Erin Hills. Site of the 2017 US Open Championship.

First awarded the USGA Women’s Public Links Championship in 2008 before it had opened, Erin Hills was borne from a triple collaboration of designers in Dr. Michael J. Hurdzan, Dana Fry and Golf Digest Senior Architectural Editor Ron Whitten.  Since then, not only has this venue hosted the 2011 US Amateur Championship and the 2015 Wisconsin State Amateur Championship, it has been bestowed with endless praise from the highest levels of golf to include current USGA Executive Director Mike Davis “I think it [Erin Hills] is going to go down as one of the great championship tests in the United States. I start to go hole by hole, and I compare this to some of the great U.S. Open sites, like Shinnecock, like Pebble Beach, like Oakmont. This stands up with all of them. I really believe that.”

Ottawa Hunt And Golf Club

The Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club. Site of the 2017 LPGA Canadian Pacific Women’s Open.

Designed by Willie Park, Jr. in 1924 and extensively renovated by Hurdzan Golf Design in 2013, The Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club will host the 2017 LPGA Canadian Pacific Women’s Open, thereby adding another chapter to its notable list of championships hosted which include the 1994 Du Maurier Ltd. Classic, 2008 Canadian Women’s Open, 1932 Canadian Open and three Canadian Amateur Championships in 1937, 1960 and 1970.

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Scioto CC. Site of the 2016 US Senior Open Championship.

Holding the extraordinary distinction as but one of a handful of venues ever to host a PGA Championship, US Open Championship and Ryder Cup, this childhood home of 18-time Major Championship winner Jack Nicklaus underwent a substantial renovation in 2008 led by Dr. Michael J. Hurdzan and in collaboration with the Golden Bear himself.

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The Philadelphia Cricket Club. Wissahickon Course. Site of the 2015 PGA Professional National Championship, 2016 PGA Senior Players Championship and 2020 US Amateur Four-Ball Championship.

Considered by many historians to be the oldest (1854) continuously active Club in the United States, a team led by Dr. Michael J. Hurdzan had the honor of adding a new addition (the 2002 Militia Hill course) to the two existing and universally famed A.W. Tillinghast designed Wissahickon and Saint Martin’s courses.