Meadow Brook Club dates back to 1881 but its course is of more recent vintage. Dick Wilson was contracted to build a new course in the mid 1950s and he delivered a strong, challenging layout epitomised by the 617-yard double doglegged 8th hole.
Meadow Brook Club is set on an expansive rolling property on Long Island, NY with a decorated history. The greens are truly enormous and this is one of the memorable Dick Wilson features. The trees residing on the property have also grown so big that they have disrupted the original intent of many (7 or 8) doglegs on the course. They have made the doglegs so sharp that the club is about to embark on a 6-month project to close the course and build new tee-boxes which will create much more playable angles into the doglegs. In addition to the trees being trimmed, the newly created angles off the tees will also provide some additional length. While this course is not well known, Wilson did a superb job of laying out challenging holes on a great piece of land. Club selection off the tee is paramount given the movement in the holes.