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PHOTOS: Montauk Downs

Now you know why Montauk’s clubhouse greets all two of my readers every time they visit this site.

It’s cuz the Links at Montauk Downs State Golf Park (the name my Uncle coined) is my go-to;  A reasonable test of treachery, as they  I say. If you came up to me and demanded I only play THIS course for the rest of my life, it’ll make me the happiest victim on the East End.

Some photos from a 6:10 a.m. July round:

Ancient temple of Montauk

Approach to the par-4 4th hole. Postage stamp green.

Teein’ off on 11. Bye bye ball!

Impossible hole position on the downhill third.

Par-5 7th over water. Soo good.

Par-3 8th. And this is only the second hardest par-3.

Looong par-4 9th.

Holes created by the devil: the 220 yard par-3 12th.

Par-5 13th sits adjacent to Montauk’s party houses. Take a break and have a bloody mary, then make your birdie.

Approach on 16 over water to the most difficult green on the course.

The brilliant but dangerous long par-4 18th.


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There are thousands of natural golf courses toward Montauk Point.”

-1898 US Amateur Champion Findlay Douglas once said to A.W. Tillinghast.  Tillie’s response?  “And I know he was right.”

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There are thousands of natural golf courses toward Montauk Point.”

– Findlay Douglas (USGA President 1929-30) once remarked to famed architect A.W. Tillinghast.  Douglas was right.

Source: Geoff Shackelford’s Masters of the Links, p. 70

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