The Pines pays homage to the century old evergreens lining the course. Like these majestic trees, The Pines is breathtaking and awe-inspiring. The Pines course is The International’s exclusive members-only course.
The Pines is North America’s longest golf course, boasting almost 8,400 yards from the back tees, also known as the legendary “Tiger Tees,” and consistently ranks as the toughest course in the continental U.S.
The International offers attractive and competitive golf membership programs, along with innovative corporate membership programs.
The Pines was voted second toughest course in America by Golf Digest Magazine.
The Pines course originally consisted of 66 acres of open farmland that proved to be ideal for a “short but tricky” nine-hole course. In 1901, Runaway Brook Golf Club Corporation was founded and purchased the land for $1, thus establishing the formal beginning of The International.
In 1954, Bert Suprenant purchased Runaway Brook G.C., then hired Geoffrey Cornish, with input from Francis Ouimet and others, to design the regulation course that exists today. ITT purchased Runaway Brook in 1961 and six years later renamed it The International Golf Club.
In 1972, Robert Trent Jones was hired to modify many of the slick greens and challenging bunkers and made it not only the longest course in the world but also one of the most difficult. Ownership was later passed to Starwood Hotels & Resorts, who subsequently sold the club to principal owner Daniel Weadock and limited partner Brian Lynch in 1999.