Putterham Meadows or the Brookline Golf Course was home to the legendary Francis Ouimet. Mr. Ouimet as an amateur, won the 1913 U.S. Open next door at The Country Club. Twenty-five years later Ouimet worked with architect Wayne Stiles in Putterham’s course planning and development. Working under the leadership of Mark Mungeam, ASGCA, Tim provided landscape architecture services and another set of eyes for the golf course architecture scope. Brookline’s notoriously poorly drained holes, and there are a lot of them, was the primary identified negative feature by the public following an extensive survey. With almost zero elevation change within the properties core, the master plan includes extensive water quality, flood mitigation, and drainage improvements. Expanded public access with off season trails, snow activities, and alternate site uses such as pickleball courts and a dog park. Vegetation management includes strengthening the Stiles plant groupings of native trees located to frame hole corridors and across course views.  Following the 2022 US Open championship, and a generous USGA donation, the first phase of improvements of new forward tees was completed on nine holes. The next phase of renovation is in early planning with extensive permitting required with a targeted 2024 construction schedule.

Brookline Golf Course