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Old Course

The Old Course is a charming, elegantly simple layout designed by British architect Herbert Strong. Strong hailed from Royal St. George’s, a course noted for its natural beauty; thus, it is no surprise that his designs involved little or no disruption to the land. Among Strong’s best-known works are Canterbury Golf Club near Cleveland, OH; Engineers Club in Roslyn, NY; and the Ponte Vedra Club in Florida, home to one of golf’s first “island” greens. The course has undergone minor renovations by William Gordon and then by Perry Maxwell and most recently by Tom Marzolf of the Fazio Group. 

Not overly difficult from the member’s tees (6,800), the course shows its strength from the championship markers (7,126). It traverses the gently rolling terrain that was once a working farm. The USGA has chosen the Old Course for seven of its national championships: the 1951 U.S. Amateur, the 1983 U.S. Junior Amateur, the 1987 U.S. Senior Amateur, two U.S. Senior Opens (1992 and 2000), the 2009 U.S. Women’s Open and the 2014 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship. The Old Course is also scheduled to host the 2022 U.S. Senior Open Championship. Always in superb condition, the Old Course is the favorite of the membership. 

One of the many beautiful holes is the par four 13th. Fronting the old Georgian clubhouse, it is a relatively short hole that demands accuracy due to a series of six bunkers positioned down the left side of the fairway and four perfectly placed on the right. A drive to a narrow landing area leaves a short iron approach to a well-guarded, undulating green.



Hole Details
Hole 1Hole 2Hole 3Hole 4Hole 5Hole 6
Hole 7Hole 8Hole 9Hole 10Hole 11Hole 12
Hole 13Hole 14Hole 15Hole 16Hole 17Hole 18


Old_Course_Scorecard_Cover

For a printable version of the Old Course scorecard, please click on the image above.



Black
Rating: 74.8 Slope:140
Hole1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 OUT10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 INTOT
Yardage5584743681594805824564292153,7213871724353381956154964223453,4057,126
Par544345443364344354443571
Handicap7391711151315
10186141628412



Gold
Rating: 71.0 Slope:126
Hole1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 OUT10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 INTOT
Yardage4663452461213454323453031042,7073121183572561174493153292152,4695,176
Par544345443364344354443571
Handicap3751791111315
41661418281012



Blue
Rating: 73.2 Slope: 135
Hole1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 OUT10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 INTOT
Yardage5584263681594165824303871803,5063871724123381955894344223453,2946,800
Par544345443364344354443571
Handicap7391711151315
10186141628412



White
Rating: 71.3 Slope: 129
Hole1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 OUT10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 INTOT
Yardage5304003451403965394103651573,2823711463883261775443803973263,0556,337
Par544345443364344354443571
Handicap7391711151315
10186141628412



Green
Rating: 68.2 Slope: 122
Hole1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 OUT10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 INTOT
Yardage5013753221213774383503521372,9733541343803161174613573282572,7045,677
Par544345443364344354443571
Handicap3751791111315
41661418281012