Quaker Ridge Golf Club - Scarsdale, NY

in 1776 George Washington prepared for battle by sleeping under the great oak on the 10th hole at Quaker Ridge.  Even though the golf course would not be built for another 142 years. the land was already making history.   Eventually the 10th hole would emerge along with 17 other holes designed by AW Tillinghast.  The course would open for play in 1918.

Quaker Ridge would have to wait another 99 years before golf traveler, Patrick Koenig would visit the properly.  Unfortunately, by then the great oak would no longer exist.  In typical Koenig form, Koenig would go on an impressive run of bogies that would lead to a wild unimpressive score.  Let's just say they won't have to rewrite the history books after my visit. 

It is so much of a treat to play. There is such a beautiful mix of holes at Quaker Ridge; it is truly a Tillinghast gem.
— Ben Crenshaw