There are places in American golf so unique they are beyond imitation, and in some cases beyond description. Yale, Oakmont, Fishers Island and Tobacco Road are some examples: in spirit and form they are not like anything else. The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts, falls into this same small category.
Apart from the few who competed at The Country Club in the 2013 U.S. Amateur, contestants arriving for the 2022 U.S. Open will find a golf course that isn’t quite like anything else they play. Even the few qualifiers from the 1999 Ryder Cup teams—Tiger Woods, Jim Furyk, Sergio Garcia and Padraig Harrington—will have to reorient themselves to its unconventional routing.