Glens Falls Joins Fifteen Other New York Clubs on Golf Magazine's Top 100 U.S. Golf Courses
JAMESVILLE, N.Y. - Golf magazine recently released their Top 100 courses in the United States for 2020-21 which included sixteen clubs located in New York State.
Many of the layouts recognized have long been regarded as some of the most prominent and exclusive clubs in the world. It comes as no surprise that Long Island’s Shinnecock Hills Golf Club (3), National Golf Links of America (4), and Fishers Island Club (9) maintain their place in the top 10.
Also, included in the lastest ranking were Friar’s Head (13), Winged Foot Golf Club - West Course (15), Garden City Golf Club (25), Maidstone Club (29), Bethpage State Park - Black Course (30), Sleepy Hollow Country Club (36), Quaker Ridge Golf Club (39), Oak Hill Country Club - East Course (40), Winged Foot Golf Club - East Course (46), Piping Rock Country Club (56), The Creek (62), Glens Falls Country Club (86), and Sebonack Golf Club (97).
Glens Falls is a new addition to the Empire State courses recognized by Golf magazine. This Donald Ross “hidden gem” established in 1912, with the full 18 holes completed by 1922, has a unique hilly layout that showcases Ross’ brilliance throughout. It has hosted several NYS Championships over the decades, along with USGA qualifiers. During the club's earliest days, it hosted the Glens Falls Open, a PGA Tour stop from 1929-39.
Five of these courses have held a golf major in recent years with Shinnecock hosting the 2018 U.S. Open, Bethpage Black hosting the 2019 PGA Championship, and Winged Foot most recently hosting the 2020 U.S. Open. Quaker Ridge was home to the Curtis Cup in 2018. Sebonack hosted a U.S. Women's Open in 2013.
Oak Hill, which just underwent a major renovation from Andrew Green is set to host a PGA Championship in 2023, and recently announced a U.S. Amateur scheduled in 2027. Sleepy Hollow, restored by Gil Hanse in 2017, will host the 2023 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship.
Six of these courses have hosted NYSGA Championships in the past: Bethpage Black, Garden City, Glens Falls, Oak Hill, Winged Foot East and West.Golf Magazine Top 100 U.S. Courses (New York) Shinnecock Hills (3), Southampton, N.Y.William Flynn, 1931 National Golf Links of America (4), Southhampton, N.Y.C.B. Macdonald, 1911 Fishers Island Club, Fishers Island, N.Y.Seth Raynor, 1926 Friar’s Head (13), Baiting Hollow, N.Y.Bill Coore/Ben Crenshaw, 2003 Winged Foot Golf Club - West Course (15), Mamaroneck, N.Y.A.W. Tillinghast, 1923 Garden City Golf Club (25), Garden City, N.Y.Devereux Emmet, 1899/Walter Travis, 1906 Maidstone Club (29), East Hampton, N.Y.John Park/Willie Park Jr., 1922 Bethpage State Park - Black Course (30), Farmingdale, N.Y.A.W. Tillinghast, 1935 Sleepy Hollow Country Club (36), Scarborough, N.Y.C.B. Macdonald/Seth Raynor, 1913A.W. Tillinghast, 1929, Gil Hanse, 2017 Quaker Ridge Golf Club (39), Scarsdale, N.Y.A.W. Tillinghast, 1926 Oak Hill Country Club - East Course (40), Pittsford, N.Y.Donald Ross, 1921/Andrew Green, 2020 Winged Foot Golf Club - East Course (46), Mamaroneck, N.Y.A.W. Tillinghast, 1923 Piping Rock Country Club (56), Locust Valley, N.Y.C.B. MacDonald, 1911 The Creek (62), Locust Valley, N.Y.C.B. MacDonald/Seth Raynor, 1923 Glens Falls Country Club (86), Queensbury, N.Y.Donald Ross, 1920 Sebonack Golf Club (97), Southhampton, N.Y.Tom Doak/Jack Nicklaus, 2006