Salem Country Club, established in 1895 in
Salem Massachusetts, came to its current site
in Peabody in 1925. Designed by Donald Ross,
Salem Country Club is consistently listed as
one of Golf Digest's "Top 100 Golf Courses."
Salem has hosted five national championships.
These include the 1932 USGA Women's
Amateur, the 1954 USGA Women's Open, the
1977 USGA Men's Senior Amateur, the 1984
USGA Women's Open, and the 2001 Men's
Senior Open Championship, and the 2017 Men's
Senior Open Championship. The hilly fairways
leave few level lies for approach shots into
strategically-bunkered, crowned greens. (A
Donald Ross trademark.) The difficult rough
makes accuracy essential. Water hazards are
limited and penalizing, but not intrusive.
- courtesy Salem Country Club