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Sleepy Hollow Country Club

Scarborough, NY Private

Overview

In the mid 2000s, the late George Bahto, who had extensively researched the works of legendary architect C.B. Macdonald, partnered with designer Gil Hanse to remodel Sleepy Hollow Country Club, which consisted of 11 Macdonald-designed holes and seven added in 1927 by A.W. Tillinghast. The pair persuaded the club to allow them to rebuilt the entire 18 in Macdonald’s style, reasoning that Tillinghast was well represented elsewhere in Westchester County (Winged Foot, Quaker Ridge and others) but Macdonald was not. The rebuild was done in stages, completed well after Bahto’s death in 2014. Thanks to Hanse, Sleepy Hollow now features some Macdonald “template holes,” Eden, Knoll, Leven and Road holes that weren’t even part of Macdonald’s original design. Sleepy Hollow will host the 2023 U.S. Mid-Amateur.

About

Holes 18
Length 6902
Slope 141
Facility Type Private
Year Opened 1915
Designer Charles B. Macdonald/(R) A.W. Tillinghast/(R) Gil Hanse and George Bahto

Awards

100 Greatest
Best Courses in Every State

Ranking history:

100 Greatest: Ranked since 2019.
2023-'24 Ranking: 59th (highest).
Previous Ranking: 62nd.

Second 100 Greatest: Ranked from 2013-2018, including 101st in 2017-2018.

Best in State: Ranked Top 15 in New York from 2015-2016 & since 2019; Top 20 from 1995-1999, 2011-2014, & 2017-2018; Top 25 from 2001-2009.
2023-'24 ranking: 10th.
Previous ranking: 11th.

Panelists

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

4.8

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
7.6572
Character
7.8482
Challenge
7.4663
Layout Variety
7.7563
Fun
7.7337
Aesthetics
7.9473
Conditioning
7.6282

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