Quaker Ridge Golf Club was founded in 1916.
The newly founded club took over the site of the nine hole Metropolitan Golf Links, and commissioned A. W. Tillinghast to produce a new course.
Tillinghast redesigned 7 holes and built eleven new holes, opening the new Quaker Ridge Golf Club in 2018.
With the addition of more land he returned in the 20's to further modify the course.
Further modification on bunkers and tees was undertaken by Robert Trent Jones in 1965, and then by Rees Jones in the early 90's.
Of more significance is the ongoing work by Gil Hanse since 2002.
Hanse has lovingly restored the Tillinghast design, true to the original designs, but modernised to ensure bunkers are well placed for the modern golfer.
He also assisted the club extensively with green refurbishments.
Quaker Ridge has hosted:
- the 1936 Metropolitan Open
- the 1997 Walker Cup
- the 2017 Curtis Cup
First impressions are important, and mine was that Quaker Ridge was a very impressive property!
The course itself presents very well- manicured playing surfaces, gorgeous trees framing the fairways, and clubhouse with a touch of grandeur..
Quaker Ridge has a nice variety of holes, with water hazards in the form of burns and lakes adding to the interest- but it was the deep bunkering that damaged the scorecard.
Quaker Ridge is very well bunkered!
There is some movement through the property , but it is an easy and most enjoyable walk
Notable holes include:
Hole 5, an attractive mid length par 3 over water
Hole 7, a challenging dog leg par 4 with an approach challenged by a sea of bunkers
Hole 9, a shorter downhill par 3 to a gorgeous small green surrounded by deep bunkers
Hole 10, by contrast a long nicely bunkered par 3
Hole 11, a straightaway par 4 with a burn to carry on the approach
Hole 17, a delightful shorter par 4
Quaker Ridge is just a really nice place to play golf!
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