Rees Jones, Inc.

Golf Course Design & Architecture

Rees Jones, Inc.
Atlantic Golf Club
Bridgehampton, New York
Image: Atlantic Golf Club
Course Type
Design Role
Original Design
Greg Muirhead

Client Course Description

The course Rees Jones built at Atlantic can best be described as “links-like.” Most of the holes are framed by a stunning array of knobs, mounds and moguls that look as if they had been crafted over time by the hands of nature. The land rises and falls, rolls and ripples like the swells at sea, with tall fescue rough swaying and shimmering in the ever constant breezes and ever-changing lighting. Moguls to accentuate the target, and for the most part feature subtle rolls, rather than bold contours frame the greens. Large bunkers that take away half the entrance create a “dogleg” effect on the approach to most holes generally protect greens. But Jones, among the fairest of the strategic architects, has also carefully crafted alternate routes to the flag and leaves the decision of how to play the holes to the golfer. While the course has nary a water hazard to speak of, it does have wind. An ever-present whistling breeze that can kick up and change direction – in a heartbeat, which ultimately demands that a player have a full repertoire of shots to call on.

Designer Notes

Spectacular links-style course fashioned on rolling, sandy terrain. Diverse bunkering and a variety of turf types, textures and colors complement the classic architectural style.

Course Photos


Tournament Year(s)
Metropolitan Open 1995
U.S. Mid-Amateur 2010
U.S. Senior Amateur 1997


Award Publication
Winner, Best New Private Course (1992) Golf Digest
Top 100 Courses in the U.S. Golf Magazine
America's 100 Best Modern Courses Golfweek
America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses Golf Digest
Twenty First, Top 45 Courses Since 1959 Golf Magazine


Headline Date
A Case Study of the Atlantic Country Club March 1, 1991

More Information

For more information about Atlantic Golf Club, please visit the course’s website.