Friday, June 15, 2018

Shinnecock Hills Golf Club Review: 2018 U.S. Open - the Clubhouse

Shinnecock Hills clubhouse is the oldest in the U.S., dating back to 1892.  It was expanded in 1896, 1903, and 1913, and what you see today is essentially how it looked in 1913.  In many ways Shinnicock Hills is our St. Andrews, and there's history everywhere you look


When my round was over it was time to reminisce about the carnage, but also some celebrated shots.  I didn't know it at the time, but I'd wind up shooting lower on the first hole than than 137 players at the U.S. Open on Day 1 (only 19 birdies that day).  Views of the landscape from the clubhouse are unrivaled.  Inside the clubhouse it's even more spectacular. 

I hope my love for Shinnecock shines through with every picture and every paragraph.  From the classic golf course design to the time-honored clubhouse architecture, Shinny is world class.  Spending the day here was a glorious experience I'll cherish forever

The Outside 

The Veranda, Dining Room, and Course Views 

The Locker Room, Records, and Plaques


Thanks for everything USGA - you're a first-class organization in every way possible.  And Shinny?  See you again in 2026 for the 126th U.S. Open.