Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches

PGA National (Champion Course)



The Creek

Locust Valley, NY Private

Overview

When it was conceived in the early 1920s, The Creek was considered “The Million Dollar Club” because of the wealth of its exclusive membership. The line that writer Royal Cortissoz wrote upon its 1923 opening remains true today: “The distinctive character of this course lies in its range.” It opens with holes framed by trees, mainly lindens that line the entry drive, then moves onto a bluff that overlooks Long Island Sound. At the turn, holes play adjacent to the shore, offering fresh takes on two of C.B. Macdonald’s most exciting template holes. The 10th, a dogleg along the sea, is his version of the Leven (of Lundin Links in Scotland), while the 11th is not just a Biarritz green, but an island Biarritz green. Other Macdonald favorites are also at The Creek, including the Eden, Redan and Short.

About

Holes 18
Length 6459
Slope 136
Facility Type Private
Designer Seth Raynor/Charles B. Mac Donald

Awards

100 Greatest the Second 100
Best Courses in Every State

Ranking history:

Second 100 Greatest: Ranked since 2013.
Previous ranking: 133rd.
Highest ranking: 129th, 2023-'24.

Best in State: Ranked Top 15 in New York from 1997-2001 & 2007; Top 20 from 2003-2005 & since 2009.
2023-'24 ranking (and previously): 16th.

Panelists

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

4.6

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
7.3423
Character
7.7081
Challenge
7.1778
Layout Variety
7.566
Fun
7.6125
Aesthetics
7.7197
Conditioning
7.3691

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