Tuxedo Club

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Club information
Location Town of Tuxedo, near Tuxedo Park, New York
Type Private
Total holes 18
Website www.thetuxedoclub.org
Designed by Robert Trent Jones
Par 71
Length 6,807 yards
Course rating 74.2

The Tuxedo Club is a private member-owned country club located on West Lake Road in the town of Tuxedo, just southwest of the village of Tuxedo Park, New York in the Ramapo Mountains. Founded in 1886 by Pierre Lorillard IV, its facilities now include an 18-hole golf course, lawn tennis, court tennis, racquets, squash, platform tennis, swimming, and boating. The tuxedo was introduced by New York millionaire James Potter at the club's first Autumn ball in 1886 after a trip to England.[1]

The original club house, designed by Bruce Price, was built in 1886 and demolished in 1927. John Russell Pope's clubhouse was constructed on the original stone foundations the following year. The club house is a U-shaped, with stucco over wood frame with low hipped slate roof, stone embedded in stucco, leaded glass casements, and mullions forming crosettes in continuous fenestration. Located at the foot of Tuxedo Lake, it commands a view to the other end of lake and two ranges of wooded hills. A lawn extends between the club house and the lake.

To the north of the club house is the court tennis and racquet house, also on West Lake Road. Designed by architects Warren and Wetmore, it was built between 1890 and 1900. Made of Bickley cement and supported by stone and brick arches in the basement, these courts became a model for future courts built in the United States. They have full galleries for spectators. The original glass roof with canvasses has been replaced with artificial light.

The golf course does not sit near the main clubhouse facility. It is roughly 5 miles (8 km) away just outside the gates of the private community known as Tuxedo Park where the main club, tennis club and pool are located. The golf course is actually the third golf course of the club, as the first became the Blair estate and the second was overtaken by the New York State Thruway, forcing the move of the course to the new location near the Eagle Valley section of Tuxedo. The course existing today was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. It is an 18-hole championship course with demanding par-four holes from the back tees, short par-five and challenging par-three holes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Tuxedo Club History". Retrieved 2012-05-08. 

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Coordinates: 41°9′47″N 74°14′3″W / 41.16306°N 74.23417°W / 41.16306; -74.23417