Tom Doak and Jack Nicklaus, two golf course architects with distinct design philosophies, collaborated to create a dramatic links-style course in the shadow of two classic layouts – National Golf Links of America and Shinnecock Hills. Situated on 300 acres in Southampton, N.Y., Sebonack Golf Club was created on a piece of property that, according to the club’s website, “was long-destined to become a golf course.”
Sebonack, which opened in 2006, features holes offering panoramic views of the Peconic Bay and Cold Spring Pond. Along with the water vistas, the routing takes golfers on a ride of rolling fairways, expansive bunkers and waste dunes, while offering undulating greens that present a challenge of swales and burrows. While the course is impeccably maintained, Sebonack gives a vibe of being rustic. That results in offering a layout that is much different than the more historic neighboring courses (NGLA and Shinnecock Hills).