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Featured PGA Destination: Long Island, NY

2018 U.S. Open Back at Shinnecock Hills

Shinnecock Hills Golf Club will host this year’s  U.S. Open  between June 14 and 17, welcoming familiar faces who have contested on two previous occasions at the fabulous duneland links layout, including Tiger Woods, Kenny Perry, Steve Stricker, Ernie Els and Phil Mickelson. Brooks Koepka, fresh off his solo second at the  Fort Worth Invitational  (won by Justin Rose), will be defending his title. 

A record turnout is expected at the private course open only to members and their guests. One of the United States' most admired duneland links layouts has an outstanding array of excellently crafted and challenging holes with fairway width added in many areas since 2004, when the national championship was last held.
Ted Scott, Bubba Watson’s caddie, has tweeted that long hitters may have an advantage on the significantly wider course. 
Golf courses don't get any better than this.

Shinnecock Hills is one of the five founding clubs of the United States Golf Association (USGA), together with  Newport CC , The Country Club (Brookline), Chicago GC and Saint Andrew's. It is home to America’s oldest club house, which will serve as the VIP viewing area.

Shinnecock Hills has hosted many top level tournaments and national championships. In its early days the club staged the second playing of the US Open and US Amateur Championships in 1896, as well as the US Women's Amateur Championship in 1900. More recently the club hosted the Walker Cup and further US Opens.

The purse is set at $12 million of which the winner will snag a cool $2,160,000. Also in contention are Shubhankar Sharma, Thorbjorn Olesen,
Rory McIlroy, Hideki Matsuyama, Tommy Fleetwood, Francesco Molinari and Dustin Johnson, exemplifying an impressive line-up of contenders for the 2018 edition.
  Long Island Golf Map with Best Golf Courses and Resorts. Click on the map to enlarge.   Shinnecock Hills Golf Club
Should you want to tee off else whereWhile you may not get an opportunity to play at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club or other private championship golf courses in Southampton, such as Sebonack Golf Club and National Golf Links of America, Long Island still serves up a few excellent public courses.

Long Island National Golf Club is home to a championship golf course that ranks with some of the best in New York state. This open links-style layout provides a wonderful test for your all-round game, with many attractive, skilfully crafted and challenging holes to enjoy.

Montauk Downs State Park Golf Course is a tree-lined, open downland terrain with many challenging holes and a reasonable visitor’s fee. At the centre of Long Island, in Manorville, you can enjoy a fun golfing experience at Swan Lake Golf Club and Rock Hill Golf & Country Club.


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