SEBONACK is the star this week



The US WOMEN’S OPEN is being played on perhaps the most beautiful test of modern golf this week, SEBONACK is an ultra private “club” on Long Island New York.  Sebonack is classic golf designed by Jack Nicklaus and Tom Doak.  Watch it on TV, it shouldn’t be missed.

BUILDING SEBONACK the book (Bradley Klein and Carol Haralson) is a superb collection of the trials and tribulations involved with the building of this masterpiece of a course.  I have not been able to get on the course (lost my East coast connections) but rank it #1 on my bucket list.     In fact, Long Island has most of the best American courses, I could happily play the rest of my life there, if only Martha Stewart would adopt us.

Lots of pictures on the US Open site and others.  Check this Sebonack out before your friends!

Sebonack will take it’s place on the top US courses lists by the end of the week.  Move over Shinny, National, Augusta, Cypress (Merion you’re safe in your unique spot).     Is there a Canadian Sebonack?   Do we have a combination of exclusive membership and world class course?   Rosedale Golf has the locker room but not the track.



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Gary Slatter

Venerable Canadian golf pro Gary Slatter discusses his opinions on the state of golf, golf course design and construction, teaching and more, based on a lifetime in the business.

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  • Gary,
    You hit the nail on the head. Sebonack certainly did shine and it was some accomplishment to build a course that looks like it’s been there for a hundred years. A lot of Tom Doak and A little Jack Nicklaus would be my guess. An accomplishment too for Inbee Park with three majors in a row. Probably a tie between the course and the champion.

  • You can count me among those who would find the greens too tough. I find that a lot of courses have built greens that are too undulating for the green speeds they maintain.

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