Maidstone Club

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Maidstone

The Maidstone Club is a private country club on the Atlantic Ocean in the village of East Hampton, New York.

In addition to a private beach, pool, tennis house, and club house, Maidstone has both an 18-hole and 9-hole private golf course.

The Club derives its name from the original name for East Hampton, which was Maidstone, named after Maidstone in England. It was founded as a nine hole course in 1891 and expanded to eighteen holes in 1899.[1] The golf course was originally designed by William H. Tucker and is one of the first 100 golf courses in the United States.[2]

Willie Park, Jr.[3] designed the 80-acre (320,000 m2) Gardiner Peninsula addition in 1922.[4] The expansion resulted in the club having two 18-hole courses, but this was reduced to the current 27-hole layout by the Hurricane of 1938.[1]

In 2011, the Maidstone Club was ranked 93rd in Golf Digest's list of America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses.[5]

Course layout[edit]

West Course
Tee Rating/Slope 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue 71.9/133 380 537 408 171 325 403 335 153 402 3112 382 442 179 490 145 493 471 328 378 3311 6423
White 70.1/130 359 512 365 157 294 393 312 130 370 2895 362 397 165 452 129 481 466 292 367 3111 6006
Par Par 4 5 4 3 4 4 4 3 4 35 4 4 3 5 3 5 5 4 4 37 72

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Quirin, William L. (2002). America's Linksland: A Century of Long Island Golf. Chelsea, MI: Sleeping Bear Press. pp. 36–37. ISBN 1-58536-087-2. 
  2. ^ "Maidstone Club in East Hampton, NY". Retrieved 2009-09-06. 
  3. ^ "Willie Park, Jr.". Retrieved 2009-09-06. [dead link]
  4. ^ "The Maidstone Club". Retrieved 2009-09-06. 
  5. ^ "America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses/2011-12". Golf Digest. May 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-31. 

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Coordinates: 40°57′10″N 72°10′39″W / 40.952872°N 72.1774°W / 40.952872; -72.1774