Golf Course Information
Tamarack Country Club was originally organized as the Port Chester Country Club in 1909. Located on the present site of the Port Chester, New York High School, it was a nine hole course until the summer of 1925 when an additional nine hole course was added. It is interesting to note, in light of the present day conditions, that Club dues in early times were $25.00 yearly, and the entire acreage required for the golf course rented for $550.00. The first clubhouse was built for the munificent sum of $750.00. During the initial years the fairways were maintained by the judicious employment of a flock of sheep, a more colorful but perhaps less effective method than the complex machinery utilized today.
In 1928, the club was forced to move from Port Chester locale because of the desire of the town to purchase the land for a new high school. The $242,000.00 realized on the sale made it possible, after a careful search and survey, for the far sighted Board to buy the Griffen Farm holding on Locust Road in the verdant back country section of Greenwich, Connecticut.
Thus began the illustrious history of the present Club. Named after the many Tamarack trees that are indigenous to the area, the course was designed by Charles H. Banks, also well known for laying out the fine Yale course in New Haven, Conn. The first, second, fifth and seventh holes were fashioned through dense woods and evidence of this effort is clearly reflected by present day terrain features. In 1929, on July 4th, the new clubhouse was opened. Costing approximately $190,000.00, it was erected under the supervision of Frank A. Moore, a leading golf club architect of the era. The Tamarack course was, from inception, nationally recognized as one of the finest and most rewarding to play in the entire country.
Golf Course Info
- Course: 18 Holes
- Course Type: Private
- Architect: Charles Banks
- Opened: 1929
- Head Pro: Bobby Farrell
Golf Course Stats
- Back Tees: 6834 Yards
- Back Slope: 126
Green Fees and RatesCall 203-531-7364 for rates and tee times.
Tee Times & Reservations
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Golf Course Amenities
Pro On Site:
Homes On Course:
200, 150, 100 Yrd Markers and Sprinkler Heads Marked
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