Founded initially as a social organization in 1890, Willie Dunn Jr. laid out the course at the Apawamis Club in the early 1900s. Dunn served as the head professional at Westward Ho! and also designed the original course at Biarritz Le Phare with his brother Tom...
The 18th at Laurel Links Country Club was considered good enough to be included in the MGA’s “Modern Dream 18” holes. The rest of Kelly Blake Moran’s 2002 creation was also thought good enough to stage the 2017 Met Amateur Championship.
The Onondaga Golf & Country Club course in Fayetteville was designed by Walter Travis in 1918, twenty years after the club’s foundation. Ian Andrews altered five holes on the front nine recently but most of the original architect’s work remains.
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.
Laid out on a flat site, Roger Rulewich, a former associate of Robert Trent Jones, designed the course at Saratoga National Golf Club. With holes routed around wetlands, many forced tee shots are required.
A 9-hole Mungo Park course operated at Peekskill between the wars, but the course in play today at Hollow Brook Golf Club near the Catskill Aqueduct in the hamlet of Cortlandt Manor is a modern 2004 Eric Bergstol creation.
The New York State Thruway ended The Tuxedo Club’s original course, so the architect of the day (RTJ) was enlisted to create a new layout a couple of miles south of the original where Stephen Kay revised three holes in 1991.
A.W. Tillinghast laid out the course at the Niagara Falls Country Club at Lewiston (home of the Porter Cup) in 1919. The course has been altered down the years, first by Robert Trent Jones, then by Geoff Cornish and Brian Silva, before Tripp Davis was called in to rediscover the origins.
The longest of three 18-hole layouts at the Turning Stone Resort, Tom Fazio’s Atunyote golf course extends to 7,315 yards from the back tees. It hosted the BC Open in 2006, the last time that particular PGA Tour event was played before the introduction of the FedEx Cup.
Listed by Business Insider as one of “The 12 Golf Courses Where Wall Street Big Shots Love To Play,” The Golf Club of Purchase is a 1996 Jack Nicklaus Signature layout that’s routed through woodland where wetlands also create challenge.