3 Best Country Clubs in Fairfield

3 Best Country Clubs in Fairfield

  • Cindy Raney & Team
  • 05/25/24

Few places in the United States boast the volume of quality, high-end, private country clubs compared to the collection in Fairfield County.

Within the county's namesake town of Fairfield, three clubs stand among the region's finest—Brooklawn, The Country Club of Fairfield, and The Patterson Club. Each features unique offerings, world-class golf courses, an abundance of activities, and exceptional dining, catering to its membership's diverse and discerning lifestyle needs.

Of course, there's no right or wrong choice when it comes to joining one of these Fairfield country clubs. It just comes down to which one is right for you.

Let's explore these three lifestyle gems with Cindy Raney & Team and better understand why the best collection of prestigious country clubs is found right here in Fairfield.

Brooklawn Country Club

500 Algonquin Road

Best for families seeking a rich blend of tradition and recreational diversity.

Founded in 1895, Brooklawn Country Club is the oldest club in Fairfield. Over its 125-year history, it has evolved into a sanctuary for families and golf enthusiasts seeking a richly fulfilling social and recreational life. Its historic 18-hole golf course, designed by the legendary A.W. Tillinghast, has been the stage for golf greats and prestigious tournaments, including the U.S. Women's Open, U.S. Senior Open, and three U.S. Senior Women's Open, the most recent in 2021. The course is hallowed ground for serious golfers who revel in the sport's rich history and challenging aesthetics amidst a picturesque New England setting.

Beyond golf, Brooklawn is a club designed with family in mind. Facilities cater to a wide range of ages and interests, including a seven-court tennis center, three paddle tennis courts, a vibrant swimming and recreational complex, and an eight-lane bowling alley and game room. The club's social calendar, filled with events ranging from holiday brunches and dinners to pool parties and trivia nights to more unique gatherings, such as the club's annual Lobster Bake and Spring Fashion Show, makes it an ideal setting for families seeking an active and engaging community. Recent renovations, including a modernized bar and dining area, expanded patio seating, and a refreshed bowling alley, have enhanced the social experience.

The Country Club of Fairfield

936 Sasco Hill Road

Best for discerning golfers and those who value privacy coupled with panoramic beauty.

Established in 1914, The Country Club of Fairfield is perched elegantly on what was once nicknamed Mosquito Hill. A club steeped in golfing excellence and exclusivity, visionary golf architect Seth Raynor transformed the club's original plot of land overlooking Long Island Sound. A links-style golf course incorporating elements from the finest courses of the British Isles, equally legendary designers A.W. Tillinghast (in the 1920s), Robert Trent Jones (in the 1960s), and Tom Doak (in the early 2000s) continued to reshape the 158-acre layout. The course's reputation as a challenging venue for prestigious tournaments and its breathtaking views over Sasco Beach cements its status as a sanctuary for the serious golfer.

The club's exclusivity is unparalleled. Its membership process is discreet, selective, and far more organic than that of the modern, corporatized entry system of newer clubs. The club's facilities, including hedge-lined tennis courts and a private beach adjacent to a luxurious dining area, ensure that every amenity reflects the highest standards of luxury and comfort.

The Patterson Club

1118 Cross Highway

Best for active individuals and families who thrive in a socially engaging, sport-centric environment.

Originally a social hub for General Electric Co. employees, The Patterson Club has redefined the country club lifestyle since its 1929 inception, expanding into a comprehensive recreational haven. The club's golf course, crafted by Robert Trent Jones Sr., opened for play in 1947 with golfing royalty Bobby Jones and Gene Sarazen in attendance. The course is a favorite for its design and historical significance and proves a popular host venue for tournaments such as the Connecticut State Open and Connecticut State Amateur.

Golf, however, is only part of the story. What sets Patterson apart is its socially driven environment, which includes an emphasis on racquet sports, with seven tennis courts, five paddle courts, and four pickleball courts. The club is a premier destination for enthusiasts of these sports in Fairfield. A swimming pool with a dedicated diving area, a children's wading pool, and a clubhouse with dining and event spaces complement the golf and racquet sports. A range of social activities fosters a sense of community among members.

Learn More About Fairfield's Country Club Lifestyle With Cindy Raney & Team

Fairfield country clubs offer more than just luxury; they provide communities where individuals can pursue their passions, relax in stunning settings, and connect with others. Whether you are a family looking to build lasting memories, a golfer seeking the thrill of historic links, or a sports enthusiast desiring top-tier facilities, these clubs cater to all facets of high-end country club living.

The clubs also serve as an extension of Fairfield's other great treasure—its collection of high-end luxury homes. From the historic to the modern, the town boasts a trove of real estate options, including architectural gems near the town's celebrated beaches and large, lavish estates set amidst a lush, verdant “countryside”. If you're ready to uncover your ideal Fairfield lifestyle, contact Cindy Raney & Team today. Cindy and her team bring local expertise and excellent service to each client's home search, ensuring an enjoyable and successful experience. Reach out to Cindy anytime to discuss your goals and path in the Fairfield real estate market.

*Header photo courtesy of The Patterson Club

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