National Golf Links of America

325 Sebonac Inlet Rd,

Southampton, New York 11968

  • Office

    +1 (631) 283 0410
  • Pro shop

    +1 (631) 283 0410
  • Fax

    +1 (631) 283 0424

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Duneland, links course. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland and seaside (Great Peconic Bay and Bullhead Bay).

  • Designer:

    Charles Blair Macdonald, assisted by Seth Raynor.

SSS or slope






How to get there:

2.5 mi NW of Tuckahoe, Long Island / 89 mi E of New York City (Times Square, Manhattan).

National Golf Links of America

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.

Est. 1908

Located on the shores of Long Island's Great Peconic Bay, the National Golf Links of America is one of a quartet of revered private courses that sit cheek by jowl in the Town of Southampton, Long Island. The National is flanked by Sebonack GC to the west, and Shinnecock Hills directly to the south and east. Next to Shinnecock sits the Southampton Golf Club.

This wonderful Charles B. Macdonald layout rolls out-and-back, away from and then back to the Bay. The heavily bunkered par-4 17th and par-5 18th bring you directly bayside. There's a towering windmill to pass along the way (at 2 and 16), and a few of Shinnecock's holes to rub shoulders with around the turn.

After developing first-hand knowledge of Britain's best links courses, Macdonald mused on some of the British standard-bearers in his National Golf Links design. Here at National's 7th and 13th holes, you'll find Macdonald's reflections on (respectively) St Andrew's par-4 17th (Road Hole) and par-3 11th (Eden).

There's also a passing nod at National's 2nd, 3rd and 4th holes to (respectively) Royal St George's par-3 3rd (Sahara), Prestwick's par-4 17th (Alps) and North Berwick's par-3 15th (Redan).

Limited access: this private course is generally playable only by members and their invited guests.

List of courses: Long Island (East)


Who can play and when?

Private club; visitors/guests may only play if hosted by a member.

Green fees

Outside visitor fee not applicable; private course for members and their guests.

Other information

Walking permitted at all times. Caddies available.

Practice facilities


Did you know?

The National Golf Links hosted the first Walker Cup in 1922, when a team of amateur golfers representing Great Britain & Ireland took on the best amateur golfers in the United States. The trophy, won on the first nine occasions by the USA, bears the name of George Herbert Walker, president of the USGA in 1920 and the man who originated the idea of this bi-annual competition.

Credited with laying the foundations for championship course design in America, golf architect Charles Blair Madonald is best known for creating a trilogy of courses that are amongst America's very best: Chicago GC, Yale and the National Golf Links of America. All three layouts benefit from their linkage to the roots of the game in Scotland, while all three contain Macdonald's undoubted flair for creating something exciting, and just a little bit different!

Published ranking

New York state's 2nd best course (Golf Digest, 2023/24).
USA's 7th best course (Golf Digest, 2023).
World's 5th best course (GOLF Magazine, 2023/24).

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