The West and East courses at Winged Foot Golf Club are the work of A.W. Tillinghast, one of America’s greatest golf course designers, and the West is Tilly’s finest creation.
In a similar vein to many of the USA’s finest courses, you’ll need an invite to play here but persevere, because it’s worth it. The West is an amazing course, which is routed across fairly ordinary but heavily wooded meadowland.
A few members of the New York Athletic Club founded Winged Foot in 1923 and the name originated from the athletic club’s emblem and now Winged Foot is synonymous with a everything American and it’s a true classic. Few designers could have pulled off Tillinghast’s amazing feat; he has created a serious golf course with no weak holes.