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National Golf Links of America

Southampton, NY Private

4.9

Panelists

205 Reviews

Overview

This is where golf architect Seth Raynor got his start. A civil engineer by training, he surveyed holes for architect C.B. Macdonald, who scientifically designed National Golf Links as a fusion of his favorite features from grand old British golf holes. National Golf Links is a true links containing a marvelous collection of holes. As the 2013 Walker Cup reminded us, Macdonald’s versions are actually superior in strategy to the originals, which is why National’s design is still studied by golf architects today, its holes now replicated elsewhere. Hard to fathom that National Golf Links of America was not ranked in the 100 Greatest from 1969 until 1985.

About

Holes 18
Length 6873
Slope 139
Facility Type Private
Designer Charles B. Mac Donald

Panelists

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

4.9

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
8.37
Character
8.81
Challenge
7.85
Layout Variety
8.61
Fun
8.32
Aesthetics
8.54
Conditioning
8.27

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