Scarsdale Golf Club

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Scarsdale Golf Club
Scarsdale GC logo.PNG
Club information
Location Hartsdale, Town of Greenburgh, Westchester County, New York, USA
Established 1898
Type Private
Total holes 18
Website Official website
Designed by A. W. Tillinghast
Par 71
Length 6,350 yards
Course rating 71.5

Scarsdale Golf Club is a private golf club located in Hartsdale, New York.

History[edit]

The club contains the Scarsdale Golf Course, founded in 1898, which was designed by famed golf course architect A. W. Tillinghast. Additionally, the club grounds encompass six har-tru tennis courts, an Olympic-size pool, a small pool, four platform tennis courts, a clubhouse, six bowling lanes, and many other structures along the property.[1] Jack Dowling was serving as the club's head professional in 1918.

The clubhouse, built in 1921, was renovated in 2004. When the club was formed on May 31, 1898, the goal was to attract more people (and golfers) to the Scarsdale area and to provide additional recreational activities for families that resided nearby.[1]

Red Cross 4-ball match[edit]

Scarsdale club professional Jack Dowling, who was paired with Tom McNamara in a match held on 15 September 1918 at Scarsdale Golf Club, defeated Chick Evans (national amateur and open champion), and Bobby Jones, in a Red Cross four-ball match on the links of the Scarsdale Golf Club by the score of 1 up.[2] The proceeds from the match were donated to the Red Cross for its war-time efforts during World War I. Dowling took full advantage in winning the match since the event was contested on his home course.[3]

Scorecard[edit]

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 71.5/139 345 175 370 400 165 545 430 465 325 3220 475 160 350 290 455 130 375 365 530 3130 6350
White 70.3/135 350 165 350 375 140 510 380 450 310 3010 455 150 340 290 450 120 370 355 505 3035 6045
Par Par 4 3 4 4 3 5 4 4 4 35 5 3 4 4 4 3 4 4 5 36 71

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Club History". ScarsdaleGolfClub.org. Retrieved 13 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "Chick Evans and Bobby Jones Beaten By Two Pros on Scarsdale Links". The New York Times. September 16, 1918. Retrieved 13 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "Jack Dowling, Former Scarsdale Golf Professional, Died Suddenly". Scarsdale Inquirer (Pg 18). October 30, 1931. Retrieved 13 October 2015. 

Coordinates: 41°00′42″N 73°47′54″W / 41.01167°N 73.79833°W / 41.01167; -73.79833