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Garden City GC Tour by Jon Cavalier

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GARDEN CITY GOLF CLUB – A COURSE TOUR & APPRECIATION

Devereux Emmet, Walter Travis – Garden City, NY

Editor’s Note:  I don’t usually interject myself and my opinions into Jon’s course tours.  They are so well done, that they don’t need any meddling from me.  Jon originally posted these photos of Garden City as a part of a Golf Club Atlas discussion thread.  In it, he wrote very little to describe the holes, allowing the photos to “speak for themselves”.

I initially considered asking Jon if he wanted to add more copy to update the post, but then decided against it.  The reason being that his lack of words speaks volumes to the intrigue and mystique of this course for me.  The club is exclusive, but that is not the source of the mystique.  The source is the age of the course and the creative freedom with which it was designed.  Some courses seem to have been designed as if there were no rules or boxes for greatness that needed to be checked.

Garden City strikes me as one of those courses, and therefore, I think it best that we go with Jon’s initial inclination.  Let the photos speak for themselves.

THE COURSE

Hole 1 – Par 4 – 320 yards

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From the tee

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The approach

Hole 2 – Par 3 – 137 yards

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From the tee

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Down in the pit

Hole 3 – Par 4 – 407 yards

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From the tee

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The approach

Hole 4 – Par 5 – 523 yards

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The beautifully contoured fairway

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From the green back

Hole 5 – Par 4 – 360 yards

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From the tee

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Mounds right of the fairway

Hole 6 – Par 4 – 440 yards

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From the tee

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The approach

Hole 7 – Par 5 – 550 yards

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Cross-mounding at the beginning of the fairway

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Approach from the divided fairway

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The green back

Hole 8 – Par 4 – 418 yards

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From the tee

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From behind the green

Hole 9 – Par 4 – 323 yards

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From the tee

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The green back

Hole 10 – Par 4 – 414 yards

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From the tee, with target flag in distance

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Approach from the fairway bunker

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Green with fronting cross-bunker

Hole 11 – Par 4 – 426 yards

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From the tee

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Green back toward fairway mounds

Hole 12 – Par 3 – 204 yards

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From the tee

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Fronting bunker and sandy mounds

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Green with inverted bunker

Hole 13 – Par 5 – 538 yards

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From the tee

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Approach, with 15th green beyond

Hole 14 – Par 4 – 343 yards

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From the tee

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Approach from right over mounds and pot bunkers

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Short of the green

Hole 15 – Par 4 – 447 yards

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From the tee

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Cross bunkering

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On the green, with 13th green beyond

Hole 16 – Par 4 – 405 yards

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Approach over bunkered mounds

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Back right of the green

Hole 17 – Par 5 – 495 yards

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The blind tee shot

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Left of the green

Hole 18 – Par 3 – 190 yards

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Tee view to the home green

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Deep greenside left bunker

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The rear Travis bunker

The architects made the most out of a flat piece of land at Garden City.  Every hole has its own unique challenges and strategies, and the course never felt boring or repetitive.  It’s a wonderful golf course and a truly special place.  Hope you enjoyed the tour!

 

 

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