Locust Hill Country Club

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Locust Hill Country Club
Club information
Location Pittsford, New York, U.S.
Established 1931 (1925)
Type Private
Total holes 18
Tournaments hosted LPGA Championship
(2010-2013)
Wegmans LPGA
(1977-2009)
Website locusthill.org
Designed by Seymour Dunn
Par 72
Length 6,215 yards (5,683 m)[1]
Course rating 72.8
Slope rating 138 [2]

Locust Hill Country Club is a championship golf club located in the Towns of Henrietta and Pittsford, New York, suburbs six miles (10 km) southeast of downtown Rochester.

Golf course[edit]

The club was founded in 1925 as a nine-hole golf course on the 89-acre (0.36 km2) Locust Hill farm of Frank Zornow in the Town of Henrietta, bordering the Town of Pittsford.

In 1927, members purchased the 52-acre (0.21 km2) Brei Farm on the south side of Jefferson Road in Pittsford, and it reopened as an 18-hole course in 1931.

This par 72 (35, 37) course is one of the country's top courses, along with Rochester's Oak Hill Country Club, and Country Club of Rochester. Despite being a relatively short course at 6,615 yards (6,049 m),[1] it has proven to be difficult year after year with tight fairways and tough greens. The course rating is 72.8 with a slope rating of 138.[2]

In 1966, a charity event was held at LHCC in which RDGA members played with stars such as Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus. Nicklaus drove the green on a 360-yard (329 m) par 4 and two-putted for birdie, while Palmer holed out for eagle on the 466-yard (426 m) eighth hole. Both stated their love for the course after their rounds.

LPGA[edit]

From 1977 to 2009, Locust Hill CC was the host of the annual Wegmans LPGA tournament, one of the most popular annual events on the LPGA Tour. The tournament was formerly known as the Bankers Trust Classic (1977–78), Sarah Coventry (1979–81), Rochester International (1982–97), Wegmans Rochester International (1998–2001) and Wegmans Rochester LPGA (2002–05). Locust Hill was the site of Nancy Lopez's fifth consecutive LPGA tournament victory in 1978, a record-setting performance.

From 2010 to 2013, it hosted the LPGA Championship in June, one of the four major championships. The 2010 title was won by Cristie Kerr at 269 (−19), a dozen strokes ahead of the field. In 2011, Yani Tseng won by ten strokes, again at 269 (–19). With longer rough in 2012, Shanshan Feng won her first event on tour by two strokes with a 282 (–6). Top-ranked Inbee Park won in 2013, in a sudden-death playoff over Catriona Matthew. The event is scheduled to move a few miles east to nearby Monroe Golf Club in 2014, to be played in mid-August.[3][4]

Scorecard[edit]

Locust Hill Country Club [1][2]
Tee Rating/Slope 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total

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White 72.0/134 448 325 347 506 155 440 202 450 164 3037 414 495 352 402 381 126 330 465 377 3342 6379
Senior 69.5/126 391 249 293 506 155 440 166 394 164 2758 379 395 352 402 276 126 330 465 377 3102 5860
Par Men's 4 4 4 5 3 4 3 5 3 35 4 5 4 4 4 3 4 5 4 37 72
Handicap Men's 5 9 13 1 17 3 11 7 15 10 2 4 8 14 18 16 12 6
Ladies 74.1/135 391 249 293 428 145 413 166 394 146 2625 379 395 337 371 276 122 325 443 355 3003 5628
Par Women's 5 4 4 5 3 5 3 5 3 37 4 5 4 4 4 3 4 5 4 37 74
Handicap Women's 7 1 11 5 15 9 13 3 17 14 2 10 8 4 18 12 6 16

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Course Tour". Locust Hill Country Club. Retrieved June 2, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Course Rating and Slope Database™: Locust Hill Country Club". USGA. Retrieved June 2, 2012. 
  3. ^ "LPGA courses, dates to change". ESPN. Associated Press. June 27, 2013. Retrieved June 27, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Wegmans LPGA Championship Returns to Rochester". LPGA. June 27, 2013. Retrieved June 28, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 43°05′17″N 77°33′48″W / 43.08806°N 77.56333°W / 43.08806; -77.56333