Quaker Ridge returned to America’s 100 Greatest in 2013 thanks to a revision by Gil Hanse that included removal of many trees and the rebuilding of bunkers. Hanse also expanded several greens back to Tillinghast dimensions but reduced the size of the par-4 17th green, chopping off a left-hand lobe added by Frank Duane in 1964. Quaker’s strong suit has long been its powerful par 4s and Hanse strengthened them all, including the par-4 sixth, squeezed between a creek and hillside, and the drive-and-pitch 11th, where the green is girdled by a stream.
100 Greatest: Ranked from 1967-2010 & since 2013. Highest Ranking: 14th, 1989-1990. Current Ranking: 76th.
Best in State: Ranked Top 5 in New York 1977-2003; Top 10 from 2005-2009 & 2013-2014; Top 15 from 2011-2012 & since 2015. Current Ranking: 13th.