March 1915 Brae Burn Topographic Plan

In March of 1915, Brae Burn member Wayne Stiles was asked to prepare an existing conditions plan of the golf course plus topographic contours. The plan is a blueprint and shows the course essentially as it was played for the 1919 U.S. Open held at Brae Burn. Although not technically original golf architecture, this plan predates Stiles’ work at the Nashua CC which contacted him in the fall of 1915. The plan represents Stiles’ first documented professional work for a golf club. Brae Burn is in the process of digitizing the blueprint which is approximately 3 by 5 feet and in good condition. Having left Brett and Hall in 1915, this plan could well be the first project for his newly established firm.

March 1915 Brae Burn Existing Conditions