Saint Andrew's Golf Club

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Saint Andrew's Golf Club
Club information
Location Hastings-on-Hudson, New York
Established 1888
Total holes 18
Website www.saintandrewsgolfclub.com
Designed by William H. Tucker & Harry Tallmadge; Jack Nicklaus redesign (1983)
Par 71

The Saint Andrew's Golf Club is a golf club located in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, United States. Founded in 1888 by John Reid of Dunfermline, Scotland, the club is the oldest golf club in the United States.[1] The club crest features a Scottish saltire. The current site, the club's home since 1897, features an 18-hole golf course designed by golf course architects William H. Tucker and Harry Tallmadge. In 1983, the track was refurbished by legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus.[2]

Along with fellow Empire State club Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, Illinois's Chicago Golf Club, Rhode Island's Newport Country Club and Massachusetts's The Country Club, Saint Andrew's Golf Club was, in 1895, one of the five founding members of the United States Golf Association, one of the sport's two major governing bodies.[3]

References in media[edit]

Over the final two decades of the 20th century, the course was featured in a handful of articles in The New York Times. A 1983 article in the paper referenced a dwindling membership and the construction of condominium town houses with the goal of increasing membership.[4] A 1989 story in the Times mentioned the club having recently admitted its first African-American member.[5] And a 1997 piece in the paper, which discusses racial bias at area clubs, mentions the club's $20,000 initiation fee, $9,000 annual fee, and its predominantly white and Christian membership; the same article also mentioned that, until the 1970s, the club had exclusively opened its doors to Presbyterians of Scottish descent.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ryder Cup: Painting celebrates Dunfermline links to American golf". BBC. Retrieved December 9, 2017
  2. ^ "Golf". Saint Andrews Golf Club. Retrieved 2017-05-03.
  3. ^ "Home". Saint Andrews Golf Club. Retrieved 2017-05-03.
  4. ^ Mcquiston, John T. (1983-09-04). "Making A Golf Course Your Home". NYTimes.com. New York City Metropolitan Area. Retrieved 2017-05-03.
  5. ^ Feron, James (1989-09-30). "In Scarsdale, an After-Dinner Speech on Golf and Racism". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2017-05-03.
  6. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/1997/05/18/nyregion/bias-still-a-concern-at-private-golf-clubs.html

Coordinates: 40°59′37.1″N 73°50′55.1″W / 40.993639°N 73.848639°W / 40.993639; -73.848639