124th U.S. Open

Pinehurst No. 2



Hollywood Golf Club

Deal, NJ, United States Private

Overview

Walter Travis was a man of many talents. As a player he won three U.S. Amateur titles and one British Amateur, and his 80-percent match win percentage ranks among the sport’s all-time best. He was a writer, editor and publisher of The American Golfer in addition to designing over two dozen golf courses. His greatest skill might have been bunkering courses. His work revamping no. 64 Garden City in the early 1900s—adding, moving and deepening the bunkers as well as rebuilding the greens—transformed that course into what it is today, but his most artistic work is at Hollywood. The elaborate bunker shapes and arrangements are nothing short of dazzling, especially as they’ve been sharpened and polished by Brian Schneider of Renaissance Golf, along with shaper Blake Conant. They lay out like arrangements of gemstones and the spots on a jungle cat, varying from the size of a mansion parlor to little more than a bread box. Anything like it attempted today would be considered garish, but Travis’s Beaux Art bunkering at Hollywood is a study in artistry.

About

Holes 18
Length 7050
Slope 139
Facility Type Private
Year Opened 1898
Designer Walter Travis

Awards

100 Greatest the Second 100
Best Courses in Every State

Ranking history:

Second 100 Greatest: NEW
2023-'24 ranking:
170th

Best in State: Ranked in Top 10 in New Jersey in 1999, 2023-'24; Top 15 from 1987-1997, 2001-2009, & 2017-'22; Top 20 from 2011-2016.
Current Ranking: 8th.
Previous Ranking: 14th.

Golf Digest Logo Panelists

Ratings from our panel of 1,900 course-ranking panelists

4.7

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
7.2977
Character
7.2926
Challenge
7.1348
Layout Variety
7.2343
Fun
7.4626
Aesthetics
7.2791
Conditioning
7.4671

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