From its first conception by William “Willie” Dunn, Jr. in 1891, this prestigious 18-hole private golf course has undergone re-designs by Macdonald and Raynor in 1916 and Toomey and Flynn in 1928. It has the first and oldest clubhouse in the United States. It also has the distinction of being the first club to allow women in membership. More recently, in 2009, Golf Digest listed this course as one of “America’s 100 Greatest Courses.” It has been globally-ranked 6th in the world. Shinnecock Hills is also one of the five clubs that founded the USGA. The narrow, links-style layout is built on undulating terrain and contains more than 150 sand bunkers. The greens have subtle breaks and unique designs. There is only one water hazard. Fescue grass lines the fairways. The landscape is deliberate and clean. The course measures 6,996 yards from the longest tees and has a par of 70, a rating of 74.5 and a slope of 140. This club has already hosted four U.S. Open Championships and is scheduled for its fifth in 2018. Membership and club information is privately held. The club operates from April through mid-November.