This year's venue:
This 18-hole private golf course was designed in 2002 by Rees Jones at the request of the club founder, Robert Rubin. It occupies the former Long Island Raceway on South Fork, also owned by Rubin. If you look closely, you can see the race car theme still lingers along the course. You will also be amazed by the incredible views of Long Island Sound, Peconic Bay and beyond from several locations on this prize 500-acre property. In addition to the breath-taking vistas and dramatic design, members and guests enjoy a course that contains more than 150 elevation changes and numerous bunkers that add interest and create challenge. The distance is 7,341 yards from the longest tees, and the course has a par value of 72 with a rating of 76.1 and a slope of 140. The new clubhouse perches on the highest point on Long Island. Stylishly informal and definitely non-traditional, some have called “The Bridge” the epitome of the 21st-century private golf club. In keeping with the personal tastes of its owner, eclectic interior design mixes race car motifs with luxurious furniture from 17th century France. The best clubhouse views are from the men’s and women’s locker rooms, a favorite lingering place.