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Maidstone Golf Club, Nine Course
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Maidstone Golf Club, Nine Course

Old Beach Ln, East Hampton,New York,11937
Type: Private
No. Holes: 9
Detailed description
Maidstone Golf Club is a Private, 27 hole golf facility located in East Hampton, New York. Maidstone has both an 18-hole and 9-hole private golf course. They are known as The Eighteen Course and The Nine Course. Set against the Atlantic Ocean in the posh town of East Hampton, N.Y., the Maidstone is one of the oldest and most exclusive golf clubs in the United States.

Maidstone was founded in 1891 as a tennis and swimming club for wealthy summer residents. Three years later, in 1894, a rough three-hole course was created. This became a nine-hole course designed by the Scotsman Willie Tucker in 1896, and expanded to a full 18 in 1899 by Adrian Larkin, a member of the club. Willie Park, Jr. designed the 80-acre Gardiner Peninsula addition in 1922. The expansion resulted in the club having two 18-hole courses, but this was reduced to the current 27-hole layout by the Hurricane of 1938. The number of holes and their locations changed during the first half of the 20th century; now Maidstone contains 27 holes, with a nine-hole course used by the youngest and oldest members.

The Nine Course at the Maidstone Club facility plays to a 9-hole par-36 and maximum distance of 2,668. Designed by Willie Park, Jr., the Nine Course opened in 1922.