Engineers Country Club
Roslyn Harbor, New York
“I am very pleased to be working with Tripp, he is dedicated to doing the right job, he thoroughly enjoys his work and he is very conscientious of my needs for maintenance during all aspects of the design phase and throughout construction. He is readily available to communicate with and even when he doesn't have work going on at our course, but is traveling to the New York area on other business, he finds a way to look in on us."
- Don Szymkowicz - Director of Golf Course and Grounds Maintenance
Named one of the Top 100 Classic Courses in the United States by Golfweek Magazine 2007-2009
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This classic 1917 Herbert Strong design was host to the 1919 PGA Championship and the 1920 U.S. Amateur. TDA has been restoring bunkers, tees, fairways lines, native areas, and green contours for several years now. Restoration work is ongoing at this historical course.
Devereux Emmet, a golf architect who was loosely associated with C.B. Macdonald and Seth Raynor, added and modified bunkers in the mid 20's in the Raynor style of steep grass faces with sand in flat bottoms, which "politically" elevated the course even higher in the minds of early golf aficionados. After such a great beginning, Engineers was hit particularly hard by the Great Depression and for years languished in relative anonymity.
However, a new generation of membership has taken great interest in restoring this classical gem and in 2001, TDA was hired to serve as consulting golf architect. Since that time we have rebuilt several greens - restoring characteristics that were lost with increased green speeds, rebuilt many bunkers throughout the course, and have assisted with adding and restoring tees and assisted in the removal of ill planted trees that have taken away from the original inland links character of the course.
In 2004, TDA assisted the club in future planning by creating a Master Plan. The restoration of Engineers CC has been considered by many golf historians as one of the more important restoration projects in the country to give American golf back one of its first great courses.