Quaker Ridge Golf Club

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Quaker Ridge Golf Club
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Club information
Location Scarsdale, New York, U.S.
Established 1916
Type private
Total holes 18
Tournaments hosted Walker Cup (1997)
Website www.quakerridgegc.org
Designed by A. W. Tillinghast
Par 70
Length 7,008 yards
Course rating 74.5

Quaker Ridge Golf Club is a private golf club in Scarsdale, New York that contains the Quaker Ridge Golf Course. Additionally, club grounds encompass numerous tennis courts, a swimming pool, a clubhouse and many other structures along the property.

History[edit]

The club was formed in 1916 by a group of businessmen who had acquired the land a year earlier from a smaller, financially strained club. Renowned golf course designer A. W. Tillinghast was brought in to redesign the seven existing holes and construct 11 new ones.[1] The course was completed in 1918 and the Tudor-styled clubhouse was built in 1923. In 1925, the purchase of additional property prompted the club to recommission Tillinghast to incorporate the new land into the existing course. The course has remained relatively unchanged since its construction. A few outdated bunkers were replaced in 1965. Between 1991 and 1993 all the bunkers were restored and several tees were added. Among its many noted features, the course has distinctly narrow fairways.

Johnny Farrell was the head professional at the Quaker Ridge from 1919-1930. Brian Gaffney is the current head professional.

Quaker Ridge has hosted a number of tournaments including two Metropolitan Amateurs, three Metropolitan Opens, two Metropolitan PGA Championships and the 1997 Walker Cup.[1]

In 1969, Jimmy Demaret stated, "Quaker Ridge is the most underrated golf course in the New York area, because it has never been host course to a major championship. I'd like to go on record as saying it would be a tough test of golf for any tournament – the U.S. Open and the PGA included." Two-time PGA Champion Paul Runyan, who played the 1936 Metropolitan Open at Quaker, said that Quaker Ridge "is the greatest golf course in the world."[2]

In 2008, Golf Digest rated Quaker Ridge the 30th best course in the United States.[3] The course was also ranked 64th in the world in 2007 by Golf Magazine.[1]

Course layout[edit]

Quaker Ridge Golf Club
Tee Rating/Slope 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black 74.8/140 527 425 451 454 185 478 437 359 164 3480 201 406 446 234 576 408 430 371 456 3528 7008
Blue 72.0/138 510 405 424 408 151 434 416 335 143 3226 186 372 403 209 517 375 414 344 410 3230 6456
White 70.7/134 496 389 414 384 132 424 380 318 134 3071 172 360 377 196 499 368 392 337 391 3092 6163
Handicap Men 7 5 9 11 17 1 3 13 15 18 10 2 14 6 12 4 16 8
Par Men/Women 5 4 4/5 4 3 4/5 4 4 3 35/37 3 4 4 3 5 4 4/5 4 4 35/36 70/73
Green 75.1/141 417 359 404 363 113 414 368 308 127 2873 130 288 350 181 432 360 408 330 354 2833 5706
Handicap Women 3 7 11 9 17 5 1 13 15 18 8 6 16 2 4 10 14 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Quaker Ridge Golf Club
  2. ^ Quaker Ridge Golf Club Archived August 3, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on August 12, 2012. Retrieved July 25, 2012. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°57′58″N 73°45′53″W / 40.96611°N 73.76472°W / 40.96611; -73.76472