Edgar S. Auchincloss’ vision of turning his family’s 200 plus acre “gentleman’s farm” into a club, became a reality in 1957. Formerly named Keewaydin, from Longfellow’s “The Song of Hiawatha”, the famed Auchincloss family owned the farm starting in 1905 as a vacation retreat. In 1956, Edgar and his widowed mother, Catherine Agnew Auchincloss, transformed the land into the grounds of the Country Club of Darien that we know today.
In addition to the 18 hole golf course, the Club has eight Har-Tru tennis courts, five paddle courts and newly built Paddle Hut, a six-lane pool and gated baby pool, two restaurants in the main Clubhouse, and a fitness center.
Edgar’s generosity lives on, as the Country Club of Darien has truly fulfilled his dream of a “club for all seasons”.