Recognized as one of the twenty oldest country clubs in America, Binghamton Country Club was organized in April 1889, originally as the Broome County Country Club, and with a clubhouse and a six-hole golf course, west of Binghamton. Fifteen years later, the club incorporated, was renamed the Binghamton Country Club (BCC) and constructed a nine-hole course and clubhouse in Endwell. After World War I, the club hired A.W. Tillinghast to explore the possibility of expanding its existing nine-hole course or to find a new location for its clubhouse and golf course, which would be designed by Tillinghast. In October of 1920, Tillinghast came to Binghamton and was shown a number of sites for a proposed golf course. Apparently, certain members of the BCC Green Committee championed their favorite sites, but Tillie’s genius and professional integrity were uninfluenced. What follows is Tillie’s letter report on his site inspections and recommendation.


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