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Maidstone Club

East Hampton, NY, United States Private

Overview

Not only one of America’s earliest links courses, Maidstone is also one of the country’s earliest golf residential communities. Legend has it that Bobby Jones felt that Maidstone’s final three holes made it one of the great match-play courses in America. If so, that’s because the 17th has one of the tightest greensites in America, the green sitting just in front of a major street intersection, with roads right and left less than 12 paces off each collar. As befitting a seaside course, Coore and Crenshaw cleared out brush and restored many sand dunes areas and removed turf in some spots of rough to expose the sand beneath, while shaper Jeff Bradley returned the jagged, windswept edges to the bunkers. The result: ensuring Maidstone Club remains one of the greatest courses in the U.S.—a standout even in golf-rich Long Island.

About

Holes 18
Length 6665
Slope 140
Facility Type Private
Year Opened 1924
Designer Willie Park Jr. & Jack Park

Awards

100 Greatest
Best Courses in Every State

Ranking history:

100 Greatest: Ranked since 1969.
2023-'24 ranking: 52nd.
Previous Ranking: 64th.
Highest Ranking: 34th, 1997-1998.

Best in State: Ranked Top 10 in New York from 1983-2007; Top 15 since 2009. 2023-'24 ranking: 9th.
Previous ranking: 12th.

Golf Digest Logo Panelists

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

4.7

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
7.632
Character
8.0681
Challenge
7.3961
Layout Variety
7.7337
Fun
7.8518
Aesthetics
8.0452
Conditioning
7.562

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