FAIRFIELD, CONNECTICUT | This was going to be a big summer for Brooklawn Country Club. In addition to commemorating its 125th anniversary, the home of one of the best collections of A.W. Tillinghast green complexes in the country was looking forward to hosting the U.S. Senior Women’s Open. That would have been the fifth time the USGA staged one of its championships at Brooklawn, and members were understandably excited by the prospect of once again welcoming the best golfers in the world for a competition.
Alas, the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of that championship. But the club still plans to celebrate its quasquicentennial this year, at a time and in a way that has yet to be determined. One of the things members will be cheering is their golf course. Thanks to a carefully considered and well-executed restoration orchestrated during the past two decades by noted Tillinghast specialist Ron Forse, it is playing better than ever and deserves to be regarded as among the finest layouts in the northeastern United States.
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