Shinnecock Hills Golf Club – Southampton, NY

Established in 1891 has gone through a few renovations over the years.

Shinnecock Hills Golf Club Aerial

Shinnecock Hills Golf Club last held a United States Golf Association (USGA) US Open in 2004. It’s scheduled to host the US Open in 2018 and 2026.
Three holes sit southeast of the access drive crossing the course. Those three holes are set at an elevation higher than the remaining golf course.
I was unaware of the elevation change that exists at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club. It’s interesting to see how many of the holes used much of the topography. There is approximately 75 ft of elevation change from the high points to the low points.
The look at the topography looks at both 2-foot interval contours and 5-foot intervals. A color ramp is also included in the images. The red shades are the higher parts of the course and the blue being the lower portions.



5-Foot Contour Interval

2-Foot contours show a little more detail.

2-Foot Contour Interval

Color Ramp

First image shows the 5-foot contours overlaid onto the color ramp for the golf course. There is approximately 75 feet of elevation change within the course. Red shading are the high spots and blue shading are the low spots.

Color Ramp with 5-foot interval contours

This final image is the same as above, with increased the transparency of the color ramp. This makes it easier for the viewer to see the elevation changes exist.

Transparent Color Ramp with 5-foot interval contours

Shinnecock Hills Golf Club looks to be an amazing course enriched with history. Looking at the layout makes it easy to see why this course continues to host major championships.


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