The Country Club of Fairfield was founded in 1914 by Oliver Gould Jennings.
The club is located on a parcel of land which originally consisted of a
collection of the famous Fairfield onion fields that sloped down to a typical New England salt marsh.
Jennings hired Seth Raynor to design the club.
protégé of Charles Blair Macdonald,, Raynor crafted a layout that featured versions of many of
the best golf holes.
It was an enormous land fill project
that took quite a few years to complete, and the club did not officially open
Walter Hagen was among those in attendance that
The Fairfield Country Club is Raynor’s first solo
Raynor went on to design a number of top clubs including
Shoreacres outside Chicago, Mountain Lake in Florida and Fishers Island off the
But Raynor was not the only architect of note to work on the Fairfield Country Club, as A.W. Tillinghast and Robert Trent Jones Sr.
also added their touches over the years.
The result is a layout that not only
serves as a superb club but also as a challenging venue for
tournaments such as the Met Open, the Connecticut Open and the Met PGA
It is rightfully regarded as one of the best in the country.