After witnessing Jordan Spieth dominate golf’s major tournaments so far this year, it is time to see if you can hold your own against top competition on a world-class course.
Hampton Hills Country Club, a members-only course celebrating its 50th anniversary, offers its members an inviting clubhouse, an impeccable golf course with high-end amenities all while being just ninety minutes outside of New York City.
Bookended by past major tournament hosts Bethpage State Park Black Course and Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, Hampton Hills is located in the middle of a 2,000 acre pine and oak tree preserve in Westhampton Beach. The peaceful, wooded setting allows club members to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and participate in friendly competition against a challenging Par-71 golf course featuring dramatic elevation changes.
Built in 1965 by Francis J. Duane, the course at Hampton Hills Country Club is said by members to never play the same way twice. Duane, a past president of the American Society of Golf Course Architects, frequently collaborated with famed golf course architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr. and designed over a dozen courses with Arnold Palmer including the iconic Sea Pines Country Club course in Hilton Head, South Carolina.
Hampton Hills’s course rating is a 73.6, which according to the United States Golf Association (USGA) rates within the average of a good score by a scratch golfer. The course also boasts a slope of 134 out of a maximum 155 for most difficult course according to USGA’s standard.
The club has a full service pro shop available to all members on the premises along with its teaching professionals, both of whom bring PGA and LPGA experience to Hampton Hills to deliver an exemplary sporting experience.
Jack McGown has been the director of golf for the past twenty-eight seasons. A New York native, McGown has been giving lessons for over thirty-five years. His knowledge of golf and understanding of the terrain is reflected in his dominance of the course: Jack holds numerous course records including two tournament wins on the same day.
Hampton Hills’ teaching professional Patricia Baxter-Johnson has held that position for the past four years. A Dr. Rick Jensen Certified Golf Coach and Titleist Performance Institute Certified Golf Fitness Instructor, Patricia has had the honor of working with some of the game’s greatest instructors, including Chuck Cook and Todd Anderson.Prior to joining the Hampton Hills’s staff, Patricia played on LPGA circuit and participated including several U.S. Women’s Opens, the Women’s British Open and the LPGA Championship competing against the likes of Annika Sorenstam, Lorena Ochoa and Michele Wie.
Celebrity golfers who have been known to play the Hampton Hills course include Tommy Hilfiger, Russell Simmons, Rudy Giuliani, Kelsey Grammer, Michael Strahan, Justin Tuck, John Starks, FOX’s Bill Hemmer and NY Jets’Nick Mangold.
At the end of the course, members are able to enjoy round of cocktails on the clubhouse’s patio or enjoy breakfast or lunch along with a simple bar menu inside, which overlooks the breathtaking 18th green offering members a friendly reprieve from competition at the Hampton Hills Country Club.
For more information on Hampton Hills Country Club, please visit www.hamptonhills.com
Hampton Hills Country Club | County Road 31 (at exit 63N, off NYS Route 27)
Westhampton Beach, NY | 631.727.6862 | www.hamptonhills.com