Essex County Club - Golf Course in England

About Essex County Club


The essex county club was established in 1893, and when it first opened, it was the proud owner of new england's first 9-hole course. St andrews, newport, shinnecock hills, chicago, and the country club in brookline – the five founding members of the united states golf association (1894) – eventually started to welcome other clubs to participate, and the essex county club became the usga's sixth member.

During his seven-year stint as essex county club professional, donald ross, dornoch's most prominent son, began widening the course to 18 holes and redesigning the initial nine holes.

The par five third hole at essex county club is a beast, measuring almost as long as the first two par fours that come before it. But there's a lot more to this hole than its duration. The hole is situated on a tidal flood plain, and the drive must prevent a sand and pebble-filled run-off area or channel. A stream on the left and massive bunkers on the right render reaching the green in regulation difficult. The 3rd green, which dates back to the club's founding in 1893, is the country's oldest and is noteworthy not only for its age but also for its deep swale on the front left of the putting surface.

Runner of the united states The essex county club, which won the women's amateur in 1897 and 1912, has been out of the spotlight for nearly a century. But all changed in june 2010, when the club proudly hosted the curtis cup, an amateur tournament that pits the best female golfers from the united states against the best female golfers from the united kingdom and ireland. In 2008, team usa won the curtis cup for the sixth time in a row in st andrews, scotland, and team britain and ireland was unable to break the usa's winning streak at essex county club.

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