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Shinnecock Hills Golf Club

200 Tuckahoe Rd,

Southampton, New York 11968

  • Office

    +1 (631) 283 1310
  • Pro shop

    +1 (631) 283 1310
  • Fax

    +1 (631) 283 7558
  • Golf pro

    Jack Druga

About the course

  • The Course:

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

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland.

  • Designer:

    Original 12-hole course design by Willie Davis (1891), extended to 18-holes by Willie Dunn Jr (1894). This layout substantially redesigned by Charles B. Macdonald and Seth Raynor (1901).

    A second substantial redesign was required when the course moved to the north side of the clubhouse (1931). Retaining only five holes from the Macdonald/Raynor layout, the new course was designed by William S. Flynn, with construction supervised by Howard C. Toomey. Apart from the two nine-hole loops being swapped around and some lengthening, the layout has remained largely unchanged since 1931.

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7450
6262
5394
Par
70
70
70
SSS or slope
74.7
71.1
72.5

Location

Latitude:

40.893913

Longitude:

-72.439250

How to get there:

1.5 mi W of Tuckahoe, Long Island / 88 mi E of New York City (Times Square, Manhattan).

Shinnecock Hills Golf Club

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

Est. 1891

Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, one of the five founding members of the USGA, is home to a championship course that ranks with the world's best. With the National Golf Links of America to the north and west, and Southampton Golf Club on its eastern border, Shinnecock is at the very heart of golf in "The Hamptons". Make no mistake, this "feared" championship course does not earn its stripes simply through the longevity of its existence.

Shinnecock's outstanding array of excellently crafted and challenging holes, many on view from the distinctive grey single-storey clubhouse, provide one of the toughest tests of all the venues on the U.S. Open roster. Here on wonderfully open rolling terrain there's everything you'd expect from a world-renowned links layout ... and quite a bit more.

There's hardly any trees to worry about, and just one water hazard (at the very challenging par-4 6th). However, beyond the good-width fairways lie reddish and straw coloured fescue grasses, as uncompromising as you'll have come across. The plethora of large fairway and steep-faced greenside bunkers create a serious intimidation factor on just about every hole, while the steep sloping green surrounds demand bump-and-run skills of the highest order.

Although the public Tuckahoe Road slices through part of the back-nine, this is a very private golf course and a true aristocrat amongst the world's elite courses. Generally playable only by the club's members and their guests, if you do ever get the chance to tee it up at Shinnecock, grab hold with both hands and savour every minute of this unique experience.

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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Shinnecock Hills is a private club. Guests may only play if hosted by a member.

Green fees

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

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available to rent. Caddies available at all times.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

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.

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, including the 2018 US Open (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >Shinnecock Hills).

Published ranking

World: 4th best course in the world (GOLF magazine, 2020/21).
USA: 4th best course in the USA (Golf Digest, 2019/20).
State: No.1 course in New York (Golf Digest, 2019/20).

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