Boston's Brae Burn awarded two USGA Women's Championships
03 Aug 2022
by Sean Melia of

see also: U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Championship, Brae Burn Country Club

Brae Burn (Credit: USGA)
Brae Burn (Credit: USGA)

Brae Burn was thrust back onto the national golf scene in July 2021 when Michael Thorbjornsen and Matt Parziale faced off in the Massachusetts Amateur final. The duel between the two USGA champions didn't disappoint, as Thorbjornsen shot 62 and Parziale shot 67 in the morning 18 holes of their match. Thorbjornsen went on to win the state championship.

Now, the USGA will return to Brae Burn for the first time in 27 yeas, returning the club to the national stage as host of the 2024 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur and the 2028 U.S. Women's Amateur.

The Donald Ross design dates back to 1897 and has hosted seven USGA events, most recently the 1997 U.S Women's Amateur.

“We’re thrilled to return to Brae Burn, a classic golf course, and to return to Boston, which has proven to be one of the finest sports cities in America,” said Mark Hill, USGA senior managing director, Championships. “We know the membership at Brae Burn will provide an exemplary experience for our players as they compete for these two national championship titles.”

Brae Burn is rich in golf history

Brae Burn is one of four Massachusetts clubs to host a U.S. Open. In 1919 Walter Hagen triumphed in a playoff over Mike Brady to win the U.S. Open. The first national championship held at Brae Burn dates back to 1906 when Massachusetts native Harriot Curtis won the U.S. Amateur Championship.

Harriot and her sister Margaret donated the Curtis Cup trophy in 1932. In honor of the Curtis family connection between Brae Burn and the Curtis Cup, Brae Burn has hosted two Curtis Cups. First in 1958 and again in 1970.

The timing of the 2028 U.S. Women's Amateur championship is also no mistake, as it marks an important anniversary in the club's history.

“Brae Burn is honored to continue a tradition of bringing the best in women’s championship golf to the Boston community,” said Dan Moore, president of Brae Burn. “2028 will be a special year as we celebrate not only our fourth U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship, but also the 100th anniversary of Bob Jones’s U.S. Amateur victory at Brae Burn.”

ABOUT THE U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur

The U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur originated in 1987 to provide a national competitive arena for amateurs 25 and older. Besides the age restriction, the event is open to those with a USGA Handicap Index of 9.4 or lower. It is one of 14 national championships conducted annually by the USGA, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs.

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