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Shinnecock Hills Golf
Golf
Club is a links-style golf club located in the town of Southampton on Long Island, New York. It has hosted the U.S. Open four times and is scheduled to host in both 2018 and 2026. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places
National Register of Historic Places
in 2000.[2][3] It claims to be the oldest formal organized golf club in the United States (1891), to have the oldest golf clubhouse in the U.S. (1892), and to have been the first to admit women, which it did from the start.

Contents

1 History

1.1 Land claim dispute

2 Notable events hosted 3 Scorecard 4 Awards 5 See also 6 References 7 External links

History[edit] The club traces its roots to an 1889–90 trip by William K. Vanderbilt, Edward Meade and Duncan Cryder, to Biarritz
Biarritz
in southern France
France
where they encountered Willie Dunn, from Scotland, who was building a golf course at the resort.[4] Back in the United States, Meade and Cryder scouted for a place for a golf course near New York City. They chose the sandhills adjoining the Long Island
Long Island
Rail Road just east of the Shinnecock Canal. The 80-acre (320,000 m2) parcel was purchased for $2,500 and 44 original members signed up for $100 each.[4] Willie Davis from the Royal Montreal Club
Royal Montreal Club
designed a 12-hole course that opened in late summer 1891.[4] Members of Shinnecock Indian Nation helped build the course[citation needed] (which is on land they have laid claim to and which remains in litigation). Stanford White designed the club house which opened in 1892 and is said to be the oldest golf club house in the United States.[4] In 1893 a 9-hole ladies-only course was designed and built at Shinnecock Hills.[5] In 1894 Dunn arrived and added six more holes bringing the total to 18. That same year Dunn won an informal attempt to establish a national championship at Newport, Rhode Island. The following year Shinnecock was one of five founding clubs of the United States
United States
Golf Association, which held the first U.S. Open in 1895 in Newport.[4] In 1896 Shinnecock hosted the second U.S. Open. Many of the golfers broke 80 on a course which was playing less than 5,000 yards. This led to demands to make the course more difficult. Participating in the 1896 open was black player John Shippen. The popular ladies' course was abandoned in 1901 to allow for a lengthening and redesign by Charles B. Macdonald
Charles B. Macdonald
and Seth Raynor, retaining five of Dunn's original holes.[5] William Flynn redesigned the course in 1937 into a 6,740-yard (6,163 m) configuration. Flynn's design retains five of Macdonald and Raynor's holes and the green of a sixth hole. Prior to the 2004 U.S. Open the course was extended to a length of 6,996 yards (6,397 m) by the addition of extra tees. Land claim dispute[edit] There is a question mark over the club's ownership of these lands as the area of Shinnecock Hills is claimed by the Shinnecock Indian Nation as their land, illegally seized in a white land grab in 1859.[6] In 2005[needs update] the nation filed a lawsuit against the state, seeking the return of 3,500 acres (14 km2) in Southampton, New York around the tribe's reservation and billions of dollars in reparations. The disputed property includes the Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, which Native American representatives say is the location of tribe burial grounds.[7] The core of the lawsuit is over a 1703 deal between Southampton and the tribe for a 1,000-year lease. The suit charges that a group of powerful investors conspired to break the lease in 1859 by sending the state legislature a fraudulent petition from a number of Shinnecock tribesmen. Although other tribal members immediately protested that the petition was a forgery, the legislature approved the sale of 3,500 acres (14 km2) of former tribal land. Notable events hosted[edit]

Year Event Winner Total To par Margin of victory Runner(s)-up Winner's share ($)

2026 U.S. Open

2018 U.S. Open

2004 U.S. Open Retief Goosen 276 –4 2 strokes Phil Mickelson 1,125,000

1995 U.S. Open Corey Pavin 280 E 2 strokes Greg Norman 350,000

1986 U.S. Open Raymond Floyd 279 –1 2 strokes Chip Beck Lanny Wadkins 115,000

1977 Walker Cup  United States 24 matches 16 to 8 Great Britain & Ireland n/a

1896 U.S. Open James Foulis 152 n/a 3 strokes Horace Rawlins 150

 1896  U.S. Amateur H. J. Whigham match play 8 & 7 Joseph G. Thorp n/a

Scorecard[edit]

Shinnecock Hills Golf
Golf
Club[8]

Tee Rating/Slope 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total

U.S. Open 74.7 / 140 393 226 478 435 537 474 189 398 443 3573 412 158 468 370 443 403 540 179 450 3423 6996

Par

4 3 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 35 4 3 4 4 4 4 5 3 4 35 70

Red 74.4 / 140 391 221 456 409 529 456 184 361 411 3418 412 158 469 372 447 408 542 169 426 3403 6821

Green 72.3 / 134 380 193 422 373 487 415 173 319 373 3135 402 150 427 354 436 357 464 149 374 3113 6248

Blue 70.3 / 129

White 72.5 / 131 366 146 395 303 413 368 133 281 307 2712 337 121 396 325 361 288 406 140 289 2663 5375

Awards[edit] Shinnecock Hills was ranked second in Golf
Golf
Digest's 100 Greatest Courses Ranking for 2007, 2008, and third in 2009. See also[edit]

National Golf
Golf
Links of America (located immediately north of the course across Sebonac Road)

References[edit]

^ National Park Service
National Park Service
(2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.  ^ National Park Service
National Park Service
(2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.  ^ Alison Cornish (n.d.). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Shinnecock Hills Golf
Golf
Club". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2010-02-20.  See also: "Accompanying seven photos".  and: "Additional documentation".  ^ a b c d e World Atlas of Golf: The Greatest Courses and How They Are Played by N. Hamlyn, Herbert Warren Wind, Charles Price, Peter Thomson, Mark Rowlinson - Octopus Publishing Group – 2006 ISBN 978-0-600-61375-6 ^ a b http://www.golf.com/golf/courses_travel/coursefinder/course/0,28290,1443177,00.html ^ Harris, Paul (2010-07-11). "Native American tribe reclaims slice of the Hamptons after court victory". The Guardian. London.  ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-05-01. Retrieved 2010-07-10.  ^ "Course Ratings". 

External links[edit]

Official website Satellite Images and Photos of Shinnecock Hills Golf
Golf
Club Golf
Golf
Club Atlas: Guide to Shinnecock Hills course A True Golfer's Dream

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