PHOTOS: Gardiner’s Bay Country Club
August 11, 2012 by A.J. Voelpel
Gardiner’s Bay Country Club, located on the northwest tip of Shelter Island, N.Y., is more photogenic than Marissa Miller. The irrigation-less, Seth Raynor design is as green as a football field in September, but thanks to the many sprawling areas of golden-brown fescue, still provides stunning contrast. Just a spectacular place.
This is what I saw:
The great Gardiner’s Bay logo greets all members, guests
The par-4 1st hole from the patio.
The extremely difficult, long par-3 fourth hole. Heads up for the wires.
Which ball washer are you supposed to use?
The approach into the par-5 6th hole. Most severe left-to-right dogleg on the course.
Don’t hit it right off the tee on No. 8. Otherwise you’ll have to go over that thing.
Par-3 9th. Hole is like, really really good.
Approach to the stunning par-4 10th.
Ring the bell on No. 10 , avoid getting blindsided by a flying Titleist.
The second best shack in the entire world (Shake Shack still No. 1).
A look back to the clubhouse from No. 11.
A sailor’s paradise waits beyond the brush.
Three flags…Can you find ’em all?
Looking back down the 13th, the No. 1 handicap on the course.
One more of the clubhouse from the back nine. Couldn’t resist.