Wednesday, February 4, 2015

World’s 13th Oldest Golf Club Enjoys Special Relationship with Race Brook Country Club

Scotland’s Scotscraig Golf Club Has Historic Link to Connecticut Club

(Orange, CT)—Scotscraig Golf Club in Scotland and Race Brook Country Club in Orange, Connecticut, enjoy a special sister club relationship that provides its respective members with reciprocal privileges.  Scotscraig, which celebrates its 200th anniversary in 2017, is located near St. Andrews, the home of golf and where this year’s British Open will be played on the famous Old Course.

Race Brook, established in 1912, was founded and designed by Scottish native Robert D. Pryde, who was born in Tayport, the village where Scotscraig is located.  Pryde learned to play golf at the club and was apprenticed there as a club repairer and clubmaker.  He immigrated to the United States in 1892 and settled in New Haven.  Pryde brought with him a keen knowledge of the old Scottish courses and soon found himself a sought after architect.  Race Brook served as Yale University’s home golf club from 1912-1926 and Pryde also was Yale’s first golf coach.

Golfers who are thinking of attending the 2015 British Open at St. Andrews in July or planning a future trip to Scotland should consider joining Race Brook to take advantage of this exceptional benefit that grants access and full privileges to one of the world’s oldest and most esteemed clubs.  The special bond that has been forged also includes scheduled group tournaments in alternating years between Scotscraig and Race Brook at each home course.

For information about Race Brook Country Club golf memberships that include a reciprocal arrangement with Scotscraig Golf Club in Scotland, contact General Manager Jack Kealey at (203) 389-9521 or  Visit to learn more about Race Brook’s rich history, its 27-holes of golf, first-class amenities and fine dining.

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