Courtesy of the club
Real-estate developer Lowell Schulman hired Rees Jones to create his dream golf club on rolling linksland in Bridgehampton, one of the richest zip codes in the country, a few decades after founding Brae Burn Country Club in Westchester County. Jones created a strategic marvel with mounds, moguls and fescue framing the holes that test golfers—along with the seemingly ever-present wind. Jones' creation debuted on Golf Digest's America's 100 Greatest ranking in 1997 at 65th and was ranked on four editions until falling off in 2006. It has now reappeared on our Second 100 Greatest in 2023-'24 for the first time since 2016.
Second 100 Greatest: Ranked from 2015-2020 and 2023-'24.
2023-'24 ranking: 175th.
Highest ranking: 158th, 2015-2016.
100 Greatest: Ranked from 1997-2002 & 2005-2006.
Highest ranking: 65th, 1997-1998.
Best in State: Ranked in Top 10 in New York from 1993-1999; Top 15 from 2001-2005 & 2009-2018; Top 20 2007 & since 2019.
2023-'24 ranking: 17th (since 2019).