Burlington Country Club celebrates 100 years with season-long events

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BURLINGTON –– Burlington Country Club (BCC) is celebrating its 100th anniversary with a series of events throughout the 2024 season.

The centennial celebration kicked off with the unveiling of an iconic Centennial Clock during the Solar Eclipse on April 8th, along with the release of a limited-edition “BCC Centennial Light” beer in partnership with Zero Gravity.

Upcoming events include a Hickory Stick tournament, a party for 400 members and guests, and the publication and book signing of “Burlington Country Club, The First 100 Years” by author Andy Bigford.

BCC will host the Vermont Amateur Championship from July 9th to 11th, as well as the Vermont State High School Championships (boys and girls) and various other golf leagues, tournaments, charity outings, and social events.

Ken Merritt, the Club’s first official historian, has been working to reconstruct, archive, and showcase BCC’s notable history. Established in 1924, the Club has become a cornerstone of the Burlington community and is the only Donald Ross course in Vermont.

The Club’s founders, led by Charles L. Woodbury, acquired 150 acres from Henry Holt’s Fairholt estate to create a club that would rival any in New England. The course, designed by Donald J. Ross, has been praised for its breathtaking views, strategic design, and exceptional greens.

Over the years, BCC has hosted legendary golfers such as Byron Nelson, Ken Venturi, Bobby Locke, and Betsy Rawls, and was the home club of Kiki Price, one of Vermont’s most accomplished amateur players.

As BCC celebrates its past and looks forward to the next 100 years, it continues to evolve as Vermont’s premier country club and a landmark organization in Burlington.

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