Winged Foot Golf Club

Winged Foot Golf Club is a private club with two 18-hole golf courses located in Mamaroneck, New York. The course architect is A. W. Tillinghast, who also designed courses which have hosted major professional golf events such as Baltusrol (Lower) and Bethpage Black. Winged Foot Golf Club was founded in 1921, by a consortium consisting mainly of members of The New York Athletic Club. The club gets its name and logo from the NYAC's logo, but the two have never had any direct affiliation. Winged Foot G.C. opened in June 1923. Application for membership is by invitation only.

Winged Foot Golf Club
Winged Foot Golf Club main entrance.jpg
The main entrance in 2006
Club information
LocationMamaroneck, New York
Established1921, opened 1923
Total holes36
Tournaments hosted

U.S. Amateur (1940, 2004) U.S. Senior Open (1980)
West Course
Designed byA. W. Tillinghast (1923)Gil Hanse (renovation) (2015)
Par72 70 for majors
Length7,264 yards (6,642 m)
Course rating75.7
Slope rating141 [1]
East Course
Designed byA. W. Tillinghast
Length6,750 yards (6,172 m)
Course rating73.9
Slope rating141 [2]
Course record
Winged Foot Golf Club
A map of New York state with a red dot near the coast and the southwestern border of Connecticut
A map of New York state with a red dot near the coast and the southwestern border of Connecticut
Location within New York
NRHP reference #100004089
Added to NRHPJune 12, 2019

The West Course is a par 72 that measures 7,264 yards (6,642 m); it has a course rating of 75.7 and a slope of 141.[1] The East Course is a par 72 that measures 6,750 yards (6,172 m); it has a course rating of 73.9 and a slope of 141.[2] Golf Digest' ranked the West Course 8th and the East Course 65th in its 2009-10 listing of America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses.[3]

In 2019 it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, as the last course Tillinghast designed that was complemented by a Clifford Charles Wendehack clubhouse.[4]

Head professionals at Winged FootEdit

Name Years
Dan Mackie 1923
Mike Brady 1924–1939
Craig Wood 1939–1945
Claude Harmon 1945–1978
Tom Nieporte 1978–2006
John Buczek 2006–2009
Mike Gilmore 2010–

Winged Foot member Tommy Armour won three major titles: the 1927 U.S. Open, 1930 PGA Championship, and the 1931 British Open.

Claude Harmon was the head professional at Winged Foot G.C. when he won the 1948 Masters and collected a check for $2,500. He was the last club professional to win a major championship. Previously, Winged Foot head professional Craig Wood won the 1941 Masters and U.S. Open, the first time any golfer won those two titles in the same year.

Major championships held at Winged FootEdit

Winged Foot's West Course has hosted the U.S. Open five times and the PGA Championship once. The East Course has hosted the U.S. Women's Open twice and the U.S. Senior Open.

Winged Foot Golf Club has also hosted the U.S. Amateur twice. The tournament is contested on both courses. The 1949 Walker Cup was played on the West Course.

In January 2013, the United States Golf Association announced that Winged Foot Golf Club would host the 120th U.S. Open in 2020.[5] With its sixth U.S. Open, only Oakmont Country Club and Baltusrol Golf Club have hosted the tournament more times.[5]

For USGA championships, the West Course has been typically set up at par 70. In this configuration the 514-yard (470 m) converted par five ninth hole becomes one of the longest par four's in major championship history. The 640-yard (585 m) par five twelfth is the second longest hole in major championship history.

Ogilvy's 2006 winning score of five-over-par and Irwin's seven-over in 1974 represent two of the highest major championship 72-hole scores in the modern era of golf.[citation needed] Julius Boros' winning score of 293 (+9) in the 1963 U.S. Open (at The Country Club near Boston), played in gusty winds, represents both the highest aggregate score and highest score in relation to par during this era.[6]

Year Major Winner Score Margin of


Runner(s) Up Winner's Share ($)
2020 U.S. Open     2,250,000
2006 U.S. Open   Geoff Ogilvy 285 (+5) 1 stroke   Jim Furyk
  Phil Mickelson
  Colin Montgomerie
2004 U.S. Amateur (a)   Ryan Moore N/A 2 up   Luke List N/A
1997 PGA Championship   Davis Love III 269 (–11) 5 strokes   Justin Leonard 470,000
1984 U.S. Open   Fuzzy Zoeller 343 (-7) 90 8 strokes (PO)   Greg Norman 94,000
1980 U.S. Senior Open (b)   Roberto De Vicenzo 285 (+1) 4 strokes   William C. Campbell 20,000
1974 U.S. Open   Hale Irwin 287 (+7) 2 strokes   Forrest Fezler 35,000
1972 U.S. Women's Open (c)   Susie Berning 299 (+11) 1 stroke   Kathy Ahern
  Pam Barnett
  Judy Rankin
1959 U.S. Open   Billy Casper 282 (+2) 1 stroke   Bob Rosburg 12,000
1957 U.S. Women's Open (d)   Betsy Rawls 299 (+7) 6 strokes   Patty Berg 1,800
1940 U.S. Amateur   Dick Chapman N/A 11 and 9   W. B. McCullough Jr. N/A
1929 U.S. Open   Bobby Jones (a) 435 (+3) 108 23 strokes (PO)   Al Espinosa 1,000 (e)

(a) The 2004 U.S. Amateur was competed on both the East and West Courses.

(b) The 1980 U.S. Senior Open was competed on the East Course.

(c) The 1972 U.S. Women's Open was competed on the East Course.

(d) The 1957 U.S. Women's Open was competed on the East Course.

(e) Since Jones was an amateur, runner-up Al Espinosa, who was defeated in the 36-hole playoff, is officially credited with the winner's prize money.

The 1984 (90 holes) and 1929 (108 holes) U.S. Opens were decided in playoffs. By USGA rules of the time, the playoff was 18 holes (1984) and 36 holes (1929). The total score reflects the number of holes played, and margin of victory is based on playoff.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Course Rating and Slope Database™: Winged Foot Golf Club - West". USGA. Retrieved June 3, 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Course Rating and Slope Database™: Winged Foot Golf Club - East". USGA. Retrieved June 3, 2012.
  3. ^ "America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses 2009–10". Golf Digest. May 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-30.
  4. ^ "Weekly List 20190614". U.S. National Park Service. June 14, 2019. Retrieved June 19, 2019.
  5. ^ a b "U.S. Open to return to Winged Foot in 2020". Retrieved 2016-03-15.
  6. ^ Bonk, Thomas (August 14, 1997). "Return to the Scene of the Crime". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2009-09-12.

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Coordinates: 40°57′45″N 73°45′13″W / 40.96250°N 73.75361°W / 40.96250; -73.75361