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The Town and Country Club is founded in St. Paul.

Originally on the shores of Lake Como in the late 1880s and now located near the Mississippi River and Marshall Avenue bridge, the first round of golf would be at the current location of the club in 1893.

The private club was designed by state capitol architect Cass Gilbert in the early-1890s for $25,000, and has hosted various high-ranking amateur events over its 120 years of existence.

It is the second-oldest golf course in the country still on its original land, behind only the famous New York course Shinnecock Hills, and was one of the original 25 member clubs of the United States Golf Association.

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