It’s still a big if, but if Boston does land the 2024 Summer Olympics and if golf is still a part of the competition, the event could be held at historic The Country Club in Brookline, about 20 minutes southwest of downtown Boston.
That’s according to documents submitted by Boston organizers to the United States Olympic Commitee and published by masslive.com. The site of the 2024 Olympics will be announced in 2017.
Among the oldest clubs in the country, Brookline was one of the birthplaces of the USGA and hosted Francis Ouimet’s improbable victory in the 1913 U.S. Open. It’s where Curtis Strange won the first of two consecutive U.S. Opens in 1988, where Justin Leonard rolled in his putt to win the 1999 Ryder Cup and where Matthew Fitzpatrick captured the 2013 U.S. Amateur.
Golf will return to the Olympics next year in Rio de Janeiro for the first time since 1904. The 72-hole stroke-play competition will be at the Olympic Golf Course designed by Gil Hanse. The course was delayed by environmental concerns but is now fully grassed in and will be ready for the 2016 Olympics, Hanse said earlier this month.
Golf is on the schedule for the 2020 games at the Kasumigaseki Country Club in Tokyo, though its inclusion in the 2024 games has not yet been decided.