Laid out on the southern shores of Otsego Lake, looking onto Blackbird Bay, the fairways of the Leatherstocking golf course (formerly known as Cooperstown Country Club) lie less than a mile from the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.
Devereux Emmet extended the 9-hole course at Mahopac Golf and Beach Club to an 18-hole track in 1913. Today, this engaging layout measures just over 6,500 yards from the tips, featuring fescue-fringed bunkers and captivating greens.
Nassau Country Club is where Bobby Jones started putting with his Calamity Jane putter and also where the Nassau golf bet was created by a member named J.B.C Tappan...
Pelham Country Club was founded in 1921 and in 1923 hosted the PGA Championship (won by Gene Sarazen) on its Devereux Emmet-designed course. In 1954 the building of a highway resulted in an Alfred Tull remodel and now Mike DeVries is conducting a long-term renovation.
Designed by Devereux Emmet in 1926, the course at The Powelton Club in Newburgh was upgraded by Tripp Davis in 2018/19, when all the bunkers were restored through the installation of new liners and a higher quality grade of sand.
The Rockaway Hunting Club claims itself to be the oldest country club in the United States, in that it is the longest-operating property in the nation that is now a country club (it gained the latter title after the club at Brookline).
Owned and operated by the city of Rye, the 18-hole layout at Rye Golf Club is a Devereux Emmet design from 1921 which occupies 126 acres of the former George C. Park and Allen estates in Westchester County.
Despite being touched up by Brian Silva in 1985 and Bruce Hepner in 2010, Devereux Emmet’s 1927 Schuyler Meadows Club routing, which sits next-door to the campus of Siena College, remains largely intact. There’s even an old-fashioned yardage imbalance between the two sides.
The Auerbach Canal is a hazard both early and late in the round at The Seawane Club, which boasts a 1927 Devereux Emmet layout that Frank Duane updated in the ‘60s before New Jersey-based architect Stephen Kay made his stamp in 1988.
Laid out on a confined parcel of land at East Setauket, New York, in 1917 by Devereux Emmet, the course at St George’s Golf & Country Club extends to a mere 6,200 yards, indicating that hardly a thing has changed here in a century...