Shinnecock Hills - Southampton, NY

Shinnecock Hills, established in 1981, is one of America's greatest golfing institutions.  As one of the 5 founding clubs of the USGA, the original course was a 12 hole design by Willie Davis.  The course would be redesigned 4 times before 1931 when William Flynn would design the course known today.

The course is also a seasoned veteran when it comes to hosting major championships.  Shinnecock hosted the 2nd US Open in 1896 and would also host the 100th anniversary of the same event in 1995.  Seriously, how cool is that!?!  The course will be on display yet again for the 2018 and 2026 US Opens.

On your way out to NGLA, you will drive right through Shinnecock Hills.  I made a quick stop to check out the view from above.