The Country Club was established in 1882 as an equestrian and social club and golf was not introduced until 1893 and is one of the founding clubs of the United States Golf Association and is a major supporter of amateur level golf. The Country Club has hosted 16 USGA competitions; of these, six were U.S. Amateurs (the most recent in 2013) and three U.S. Opens (1913, 1963, 1988). The Country Club was also host to the 1999 Ryder Cup Matches.
Nestled on 236 acres of land, just a few miles from Boston, The Country Club has approximately 1300 members. The year-round club provides many facilities including 27 holes of golf, five indoor tennis courts, four outdoor tennis courts, paddle & squash courts, an Olympic-sized swimming pool with a café, curling, skeet shooting, skating, hockey and five guest rooms. The Clubhouse has one formal and one informal dining area with a full wine cellar, as well as a kitchen facility managed by a professional culinary team that is actively involved with the American Culinary Federation.