With National, Friars Head, Shinnecock, Garden City Men’s Club, Maidstone and so many other amazing courses on Long Island I believe Piping Rock may be getting overlooked by the golf community.
Piping Rock might be the most underrated course in the US… I am not sure how Golf Digest has the course rated at 119 and Golf Magazine has it excluded from the list. Perhaps, with their new greenskeeper (2-3 years ago) and some good weather, the raters need to take another look.
This C.B. MacDonald gem reminded me very much of Chicago Golf Club. The template holes are there and are outstanding especially the Redan Par 3 (where I came inches from a hole in one!).
When I complete playing the top 100 I will do my own “top 100” list but I am sure this beautiful and old-school track will be in the top 25 for me.