Sebonack Golf Club

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    Golf Digest ranking:
  • 71
    Golf Magazine ranking:

Sebonack Golf Club

Architect: Jack Nicklaus & Tom Doak
Year: 2006

405 Sebonack Road
Southampton, New York 11968
(631) 287-4444

Course Access: Private

driving range available
walking only - caddies available
on-site accommodations

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The Itinerant Golfer

Sebonack Golf Club

Sebonack Golf Club opened in 2006 to considerable hoopla from the press. Located in the golf mecca Southampton, Sebonack is just a pitching wedge away from National Golf Links of America and not much further from Shinnecock Hills which made it controversial from the start. The course itself was an unprecedented collaboration between two architects, Jack Nicklaus and Tom Doak, each bringing distinctly different styles to the project. The press also had a field day reporting on the costs associated with the new club. The numbers being bandied about to buy the land, build the course and join the club were astronomical by normal standards. The number that seemed to be the favorite topic of discussion in the press was the initiation fee. I’m not sure that anyone really knows for sure other than those who have written the checks and those who have cashed them, but the numbers have been reported anywhere in the $650,000 to $1,000,000 range. With that kind of ticket price you can bet the club was going to be exclusive and have a membership consisting of some high rollers. Unfortunately, I was well aware that folks with a spare million to drop on joining a golf club don’t exist in my circle of friends, so the chances of me playing the course didn’t look very good. Even more unfortunate was my strong hunch that this course was going to find its way onto the Top 100 list and I was going to be forced to… More >