Overview of golf course named The Course at Yale

The Course at Yale

New Haven, United States

Details

Holes

18

Par

70

Built

1913

Type

Parkland

Architect

Charles Macdonald, Seth Raynor

Access

Members and their guests

Charles Blair Macdonald created the course at Yale University, descriptively known as The Course at Yale, in 1926 with a little help from Seth Raynor and Charles Banks. The land was a bequest to the university by the wife of an alumnus a couple years earlier. Carved out of stony ground, the layout has earned a reputation for difficulty, featuring such challenges as forced water carries and blind shots, and in particular some difficult stepped greens where players will have to work hard to avoid three-putt situations. Memorable holes include the 160-yard, par 3 9th, which plays to a broad green cut through by an indentation. The clubhouse is nothing special (though it does contain interesting memorabilia of the university's team), but the setting is quite lovely, particularly when the leaves change colors. Students play for a quite reduced fee, and their guests get half off the normal price.

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Hcp 9 Skyline Country Club
Fabulous
15 June
The course at Yale is rugged but hugely interesting. Probably one of the most interesting closing holes I've ever played and one of the most challenging Par 3's. It's a course with great history and was built the old fashioned way, and you can tell by the surrounding area. The course is hidden in a rather unspectacular neighborhood. Old and I mean old clubhouse. But if you like pure challenge rather than glitz you will love Yale, beware the greens are particularly small.
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Hcp +2 Golfclub Starnberg e.V.
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May 15, 2017
Green number 9!! Such a lovely course to play on.
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