Shinnecock Hills

New York, USA
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Course Information
  • Links Course
  • Founded in 1931
  • Designed by Toomey & Flynn
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    Difficulty Rating
    US Open Tees
  • Par 70
  • SSS 75
  • 6997 Yards
  • White Tees
  • Par -
  • SSS -
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  • Red Tees
  • Par 70
  • SSS 74
  • 6813 Yards
  • Green Tees
  • Par 70
  • SSS 72
  • 6248 Yards
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    Located on treeless, sandy soil, the championship course at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club displays links like characteristics, with the look and feel of the course being distinctly British, even though it is two miles from the Atlantic Ocean. Ranked as the 4th best golf course in the world, Shinnecock Hills deserves a special place in the world of golf because it was the first club incorporated in the U.S. in 1891.

    Over 100 years later, the course is considered by many as the supreme test for championship golf in the United States. Flagsticks bend and flags flap in the stiff winds. The shaved collars around the greens put a premium on the short game and the imagination it requires to master it.

    However, the credit for today's ruthlessly perfect course lies with the architecture firm of Toomey & Flynn who redesigned the course on a new plot of land adjacent to its former incarnation. Work commenced in 1928, with the course re-opening for play in 1931. Shinnecock Hills remains an undoubted masterpiece to this day.

    Located on an immense block of land, Toomey & Flynn took full advantage of the scale of the property with a brilliant routing. The majority of the holes bend one way or another, thus leaving the golfer forever figuring out from which direction the wind is blowing for each shot. There are only two occasions where consecutive holes run in the same direction.

    The prevailing wind was a key factor in the original design, as holes that typically play downwind are longer but are also open in front to allow the player to bounce the ball onto the green. The holes that typically run into the wind are shorter with smaller targets. There are also only two par fives with each playing in opposite directions.

    Shinnecock Hills is definitely one of the best courses in the world, having hosted the US Open a number of times, with a distinctly historic feel to it. However this is a course that few will get to play. A round at Shinnecock Hills is by invitation from a club member only.

    Contact Details
  • Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, 200 Tuckahoe Road, Southampton, New York, 11968, US
  • +1 631 283 1310
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  • Weekday Green Fees
  • $60 with Member
  • $325 Unaccompanied
  • Weekend Green Fees
  • $60 with Member
  • $325 Unaccompanied
  • Day Rates
  • Not Avaliable
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  • Discount Vouchers Accepted
  • 2-Fore!-1 Vouchers
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  • Advanced Booking Required
  • Visitors Welcome
  • Member's Guests Only
  • Visitors to be Accompanied by a Member
  • Handicap Certificate Required
  • Handicap Maximum: Men 24/Women 36
  • Dress code: Normal golfing attire
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  • Societies Welcome
  • Days Open to Visitors
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  • Club Facilities
  • Lunch
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  • Bar Snacks
  • Tea and Coffee
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  • Changing Facilities
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  • Weddings
  • Tennis Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
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  • Trolley Hire
  • Electric Trolley Hire
  • Buggy Hire
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  • Caddies
  • Tuition
  • Video Tuition
  • Driving Range
  • Floodlit Driving Range
  • Practise Putting Green
  • Short Game Area

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