National Golf Links of America

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National Golf Links of America

Architect: C.B. Macdonald
Year: 1911

16 Sebonac Inlet Road
Southampton, New York 11968
(516) 283-0410

Course Access: Private

driving range available
motorized golf carts and caddies available
on-site accommodations


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The Itinerant Golfer

National Golf Links of America

The story of National Golf Links of America begins with Charles Blair Macdonald - the man who is widely recognized as the de facto father of American golf. Macdonald was born in 1855 to an affluent family of Scottish heritage which meant that he was predestined to receive all the benefits in life that come along with wealth. One of those benefits was a proper education, so in the early 1870s a teenaged Macdonald was sent from his home in Chicago to live with his grandfather in Fife, Scotland where he would attend the University of St. Andrews. Upon arrival to St. Andrews Macdonald was introduced to golf by his grandfather, a member of the Royal & Ancient, and over the next couple of years fostered a very deep affinity for the Scottish pastime. Macdonald had the great fortune to be able to develop his game under the tutelage of… More >

The Itinerant Golfer

National Golf Links of America

National Golf Links is the low key next door neighbor to Shinnecock Hills in Southampton, NY. It has historically been the domain of Wall Street financiers and was founded by the heads of several large financial institutions. Our caddy did tell us that mixed in among the well heeled Wall Streeters was Roger Waters, founding member of Pink Floyd. He said that Waters likes to come out late in the afternoon once the caddies finish their loops for the day and play with them. I'm sure that would make for a fun round. A good friend was able to make arrangements for me and two others to play at National. Unfortunately my friend moved to New Orleans for awhile and was unable to join us for the round as expected so we ended up going out as a 3 ball with one caddy taking all of our clubs in an… More >