MA’s Foxborough, Taconic to Host U.S. Open Qualifiers

Two more relatively local U.S. Open qualifiers have been revealed. 

Foxborough Country Club will host a U.S. Open qualifier on May 2 and Taconic Golf Club will host one of the last U.S. Open qualifiers on May 17. 

Two more relatively local U.S. Open qualifiers have been revealed.
Foxborough Country Club PHOTO: Facebook

As GolfNewsRI previously reported, Kirkbrae Country Club in Rhode Island will host a U.S. Open qualifier on May 10. 

On the Women’s side, Worcester Country Club will host  a U.S. Women’s Open qualifier on May 12 , as GolfNewsRI reported. 

The 2022 U.S. Open is set for June 13019 at Brookline Country Club in Massachusetts. 

The U.S. Women’s Open is set to be held from June 2 to June 5 at Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club in North Carolina. 

About Foxborough

Welcome to Foxborough Country Club!  FCC is a member-owned, semi-private golf club in a perfect setting – conveniently located between Boston and Providence, minutes from the intersection of Routes 95 and 495, and just a few miles from Gillette Stadium, Patriot Place, the XFinity Center and TPC Boston.

Besides an ideal location, Foxborough Country Club offers the perfect blend of cost, quality and access.  Being a semi-private club, Foxborough members enjoy reasonable dues.  However, the club feels and operates like that of a truly private club – with public play limited to certain weekday times and Monday outings.  Various membership levels afford member, spouses and families to pick the perfect offering for them.

About Taconic

Taconic Golf Club is a semi-private golf course located in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The land that Taconic Golf Club occupies is owned by Williams College, and an independent Board of Directors oversees the daily operation.

The course has repeatedly made Golf Magazine’s list of the Top 100 Courses You Can Play and has been ranked as one of the top collegiate courses.HistoryIn 1896, William Howard Doughty, James M. Ide, and Edward C. Gale received permission from Williams College to install three tomato cans on land adjoining what is now the 18th fairway of Taconic. In the same year, the course was expanded to seven holes; one of those holes, the present 17th, is the oldest at Taconic.

Taconic Golf Club PHOTO: Chris Alberti/Facebook

In 1897, a longer nine-hole course was laid out.In 1927, Wayne Stiles of Stiles & Van Kleek, a Boston firm, was commissioned to design and construct an 18 hole course. Construction began in August 1927 and a par 73 layout was completed by Labor Day in 1928. The course was revised in 1955 to a 6,640 yard (gold tees) par 71 layout. In 2009, Gil Hanse completed a renovation of the course.Course layoutMany of the greens are located on top of knolls or small hills. The property is approximately 100acre. In general, the course provides plenty of room off the tee, with the real challenge being ahead at the green.

The greens are often fast, with significant slope from back to front, and it is usually preferable to remain short of the hole rather than beyond the flag stick.Tournaments hosted U.S. Junior AmateurIn 1956, Harlan Stevenson of California defeated Jack Rule, Jr. of Iowa 3 and 1. Rule beat 16-year-old Jack Nicklaus in the semifinals 1 up. Nicklaus made a hole-in-one on the 14th hole at Taconic during a practice round, where an engraved rock commemorates this accomplishment.

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