The Golf Courses Where Wall Streeters Love To Play

The BridgeRees JonesThe Bridge, which was designed by Rees Jones, costs $US975,000 for a membership.

The weather might feel miserable right now, but it’s spring and that means the fairways will begin to turn green and golf season will be start.

Golf is one of the favourite hobbies of the Wall Street crowd, and when it comes to where they play, they will accept only the best.

We have compiled a list of some of the courses where the biggest heavy-hitters on Wall Street like to play.

Blind Brook (Purchase, New York)

Wall Streeters Who Have Played There:Lloyd Blankfein, James Gorman, Stanley Druckenmiller, Jimmy Lee and Jimmy Dunne III.

Location: Purchase, New York

About: It's a private, members-only golf club that was established in 1915. The course features 18 holes, 6,385 yards and a par of 72.

Course Designer(s): Charles Blair Macdonald and Seth Raynor


Source: GolfLink.com,
Source: GHIN.com, Source: Golf Slope

Sebonack Golf Club (Southampton, New York)

Wall Streeters Who Have Played There:Lloyd Blankfein, Gary Cohn, Feroz Dewan (Tiger Global), Daniel Och, Henry Kravis, Jimmy Dunne III (Sandler O'Neill) and Bob Prince (Bridgewater Associates).

Location: Southampton, New York

About: The gorgeous 300 acre course, which opened in 2006, is located right on the water in Southampton. It's close to neighbouring golf courses, Shinnecock Hills and National Links. According to a 2006 Bloomberg News article, membership just to golf at Sebonack costs $US500,000. The course features holes, 7,286 yards and a par of 72.

Course Designer(s): Jack Nicklaus and Tom Doak

Source: GolfLink.com, Source: GHIN

Shinnecock Hills Golf Course (Southampton, New York)

Wall Streeters Who Have Played There:George Herbert Walker IV (Neuberger Berman), Henry Kravis (KKR), Stan Druckenmiller (Duquesne), Eric Gleacher, Jimmy Dunne III and Chase Coleman.

Location: Southampton, New York

About: The course features 18 holes, 6,996 yards and a par of 70. Shinnecock is scheduled to host the 2018 U.S. open.

Course Designer: William Flynn

Source: GHIN

National Golf Links of America (Southampton, New York)

Wall Streeters Who Have Played There: George Herbert Walker IV (Neuberger Berman), Henry Kravis, Stanley Druckenmiller, Jimmy Lee (JPMorgan), Eric Gleacher, Jimmy Dunne III (Sandler O'Neill) and Chase Coleman (Tiger Global).

Location: Southampton, New York

About: The 285 acre course, which was built in 1908, incorporates qualities from British and Scottish golf courses, according to its website. The club will host the 2013 Walker Cup. The course features 18 holes, 6,779 yards and a par of 73.

Course Designer: Charles Macdonald

Source: GHIN, Source: GolfLink

East Hampton Golf Club (East Hampton, New York)

Wall Streeters Who Have Played There: Goldman's Lloyd Blankfein and Gary Cohn

Location: East Hampton, New York

About: The course features 18 holes, 4,712 yards and par of 71.

Course Designer(s): Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore

Source: GHIN, Source: GolfLink

The Bridge (Bridgehampton, New York)

Wall Streeters Who Have Played There: Howard Lutnick (Cantor Fitzgerald)

Location: Bridgehampton, New York

About: It's a private, member-only golf club with a course featuring 18 holes, 7,341 yards and a par of 72. According to a 2008 New York Times article, it costs $US975,000 to join the golf club and membership is capped at 150.

Course Designer: Rees Jones

Source: GHIN, Source: NYTimes, Source: GolfLink

Meadow Brook Club (Jericho, New York)

Wall Streeters Who Have Played There: Lee Ainslie III (Maverick), J. Tomilson Hill (Blackstone), Philippe Laffont (Coatue) and Chase Coleman.

Location: Jericho, New York

About: The original 9-hole course there was built in 1894. The new course opened in 1955 and stretches for 7,101 yards.

Course Designer: L.S. 'Dick' Wilson

Source: GHIN, Source: Meadow Brook

Atlantic Golf Club (Bridgehampton, New York)

Wall Streeters Who Have Played There:Henry Kravis, Eric Gleacher, Eddie Lampert, Gary Cohn, and Daniel Och.

Location: Bridgehampton, New York

About: It was named Golf Digest's 'Best New Private Course' in 1992. In 2010, the Atlantic was named the club of the year by the Metropolitan Golf Writers Association.

Course: Designer: Rees Jones

Source: GHIN, Source: Atlantic Golf,

The Golf Club of Purchase (Purchase, New York)

Wall Streeters Who Have Played There:George Herbert Walker IV, Steve Cohen, Henry Kravis (KKR), Jimmy Lee (JPMorgan), John Mack (former Morgan Stanley CEO) and Dick Fuld (ex-Lehman Brothers CEO).

Location: Purchase, New York

About: It's a private course that opened for play in 1996, according to the designer's website. It's described as a 'very challenging' course featuring 'undulating greens and several dogleg fairways. Water hazards and bunkers come into play on nearly every hole.'

Course Designer: Jack Nicklaus

Source: GHIN

Deepdale Golf Club (Manhasset, New York)

Wall Streeters Who Have Played There: Steve Cohen, Henry Kravis, Philippe Laffont (Coatue Capital Management), Dirk Ziff, Eric Gleacher, Jimmy Dunne III and Chase Coleman.

Location: Manhasset, New York

About: It's a private golf club for both men and women.

Course Designer: Dick Wilson

Source: GHIN

Floridian (Palm City, Florida)

Wall Streeters Who Have Played There:Henry Kravis (KKR) and Jimmy Lee (JPMorgan)

Location: Palm City, Florida

About: The Floridian course at the Floridian Golf & Yacht Club opened in 1996. The course features 18 holes, 6,916 yards and a par of 72.

Course Designer: Gary Player

Source: GHIN, Source: GolfLink

Piping Rock Club (Locust Valley, New York)

Wall Streeters Who Have Played There:J. Tomilson Hill (Blackstone) and Chase Coleman (Tiger Global).

Location: Locust Valley, New York

About: The private course was built in 1912 and features 18 holes, 6,723 yards and a par of 71.

Course Designer: Charles Macdonald

Source: GHIN

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