Originally designed by C.B. Macdonald and Seth Raynor in 1924, Deepdale was forced to accommodate the Long Island Expressway in the 1940s, and as a result hired Dick Wilson to build a new routing that still exists today. The Deepdale of today is one of the most challenging and pristine courses in the golf mecca of Long Island. Deepdale is filled with tree-lined, tight sharply doglegging holes that are difficult to navigate. With undulating terrain that bends, tilts and slides, it may seem daunting but it’s never abrupt or radical. Once golfers reach the greens they have another tall task in front of them, as the putting surfaces are massively undulating and incredibly quick. Holding the greens is an incredibly stark challenge and golfers must think about where their ball will end up as anything without high levels of spin will become a passenger to Deepdale’s greens.
Best in State: Ranked Top 15 in New York in 1987 & 1991; Top 20 from 1995-1997 & 2001-2016; Top 25 since 2017.
2023-'24 ranking: 25th.
Previous ranking: 21st.