A Brief History of
Stonington Country Club

historyIn the mid 1980’s Ian Camfield had the vision and the dream of creating a country club in Stonington, CT. With a small group of Founders this goal was pursued to a successful conclusion in spite of adverse economic conditions.

An extraordinary aspect of the development of the Stonington Country Club was that all the financing that was required came from the generosity of our members. When funding was required, the members came forward by underwriting debentures, naming holes on the course, and by other means. This was truly remarkable and is a part of our history of which we are extremely proud.

In coordination with course designer Al Zikorus, the first nine holes and a partially completed clubhouse were opened in August 1992. Two years later in the spring of 1994 the back nine opened with five holes. The design of the back nine was enhanced by Ron Forse, a golf course architect from Pennsylvania. He refined the original plans that had been laid out approximately seven years earlier by Al Zikorus. The final four holes, which completed the back nine, opened in October 1997.

In 1999 it was apparent that our original clubhouse could no longer adequately satisfy the needs of a greatly expanded membership. Once again we called upon our fellow members, contractor Wes Maxwell and architect Bill Roehl to enlarge the clubhouse, and once again they did not disappoint us. A truly wonderful addition was completed in June of 2001.

Stonington Country Club, Incorporated July 13, 1988.

Founding Members:

Mr. & Mrs. Charles Beaumont
Mr. & Mrs. Ian G. Camfield
Mr. & Mrs. A. Searle Field
Mr. & Mrs. Anthony P. Halsey
Mr. & Mrs. John Holstein
Mr. & Mrs. Melvin Holstein
Mr. & Mrs. John C. O’Brien
Mr. & Mrs. Brendan P. O’Donnell
Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Payer
Mr. & Mrs. Rudolph J. Schaefer, III

25th Anniversary History Book