National Golf Links of America is a prestigious links. Between Shinnecock Hills Golf Club. Though the course is noted for hosting the initial Walker Cup. In 1922, which the United States won 8 and 4, it has never hosted a major men's championship. The Walker Cup was again held at the National in 2013.The private club has been called "America's snootiest golf course" due to its exclusive nature. The course was designed by Charles B. Who had been schooled at the University of St Andrews. Macdonald was introduced to golf at St. Playing many rounds there with Tom Morris, Sr.
Both of whom were multiple winners of the Open Championship. Founded in 1860 as the first major championship in golf. Macdonald, the founder and original designer of the Chicago Golf Club.Had been paired with John Shippen. Following the event, he quit Shinnecock and founded the new club. He set out to design a course that would rival the prominent golf courses located abroad, looking at potential sites in Cape Cod. Before settling on a plot of land on Sebonac Neck next to Peconic Bay. Macdonald relied on his extensive knowledge of Britain's finest holes, using them as templates for his new course. The course was constructed adjacent to Shinnecock Hills Golf Club. And now also borders Sebonack Golf Club, which opened in 2006. Construction of the golf course was supervised by Seth Raynor.
From Long Island who went on to design several golf courses of his own, including the Fishers Island Club. When it opened in 1911, the course was called the National Golf Links of America because its 67 founding members, which included Robert Bacon. And William Kissam Vanderbilt II. Resided in various parts of the United States.The clubhouse was designed by Jarvis Hunt. One of the club's founding members. One of the founding members of the PGA of America. Served as one of the early head professionals, working at the club from 1914 until 1928.
The National Golf Links of America was selected as the host of the 2013 Walker Cup in September 2008. In 2009, "The National" was ranked 15th in Golf Digest. S list of America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses.
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