The Round Hill Club’s course dates back to 1922 when Walter Travis laid out the fairways, though Emilio Strazza, the long term green keeper at the club, is also due enormous credit for subsequent shaping of the putting surfaces. Robert Trent Jones Snr is also credited with some work here in the mid-1960s, when he changed the par three 11th by adding a water hazard to the hole.
Located in the prestigious community of Greenwich, home of many hedge fund, Fortune 100 and financial services companies, the course belongs to a very private and exclusive club where members are all residents of a rather affluent community. It’s said that only around 12,000 rounds are played on this par 71 layout every year.
Today’s course hasn’t changed much in over ninety years of operation, measuring a modest 6,525 yards from the back markers. One of the major reasons for this lack of overall length can be found early on in the back nine, where three of the first four par four holes play to less than 350 yards from tee to green.