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Shinnecock Hills Golf Club

Southampton, NY Private

Overview

Generally considered to be the earliest links in America, heavily remodeled by C.B. Macdonald, then replaced (except for three holes) by William S. Flynn in the early 1930s, it’s so sublime that its architecture hasn’t really been altered for nearly 50 years. Most trees that once framed many holes have been removed, and in 2012, the team of Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw did make a few changes, mostly green expansions and new mowing patterns, to prepare Shinnecock for the 2018 U.S. Open, won by Brooks Koepka. Shinnecock will again host the U.S. Open in 2026.

About

Holes 18
Length 7445
Slope 140
Facility Type Private
Year Opened 1931
Designer William Flynn

Awards

100 Greatest
Best Courses in Every State

Ranking history:

100 Greatest: Ranked since 1967.
2023-'24 ranking (and previous): 4th.
Highest ranking: 2nd, 2007-2008.

Best in State: Ranked Top 5 in New York since 1977.
Current ranking: 1st since 1991.

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

5

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
8.535
Character
8.8666
Challenge
8.6749
Layout Variety
8.6043
Fun
8.0862
Aesthetics
8.5712
Conditioning
8.516

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