US Open Notes: Shinnecock Hills Par, Yardages, Slope and Rating

US Open Notes: Shinnecock Hills Par, Yardages, Slope and Rating


Shinnecock Hills Golf Club will be set up at 7,440 yards and will play to a par of 35-35—70.  Actual yardages for each round of the championship will vary due to course setup and conditions.


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Dustin Johnson is the favorite to win the US Open, but Rory McIlroy isn’t far behind.


Based on the course setup for the championship, the USGA Course Rating™ is 76.9 and the Slope Rating® is 146.


Willie Davis completed the first 12 holes in 1891 and head professional Willie Dunn contributed six holes by 1894. The path of the railroad line forced the club to acquire land north of the clubhouse, where, from 1916-17, Charles Blair Macdonald fashioned six new holes for play. William Flynn then constructed 12 new holes and largely altered Macdonald’s layout from 1929 to 1931. The clubhouse, built in 1892, underwent a major restoration in 2016 but remains substantially the same as a century ago.

More Course Notes:


  • Shinnecock Hills Golf Club is the lone course to have hosted the U.S. Open in three different centuries
  • Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, founded in 1891, is the oldest incorporated golf club in the United States
  • Shinnecock Hills Golf Club is one of the five founding member clubs of the USGA, which was established in 1894 and conducted its first championships in 1895
  • In 1896, Shinnecock Hills Golf Club hosted the second U.S. Open (35 total players) and second U.S. Amateur (58 total players)
  • In 1995, the Centennial U.S. Open was played at Shinnecock Hills and won by Corey Pavin
  • The 118th U.S. Open is the ninth USGA championship to be conducted at the club
  • The 2018 U.S. Open will be the 10th played on Long Island and fifth at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club
  • Shinnecock Hills Golf Club will also host the 2026 U.S. Open



  • 1896 U.S. Amateur: H.J. Whigham d. J.G. Thorp, 8 and 7
  • 1896 U.S. Open: James Foulis by three strokes over Horace Rawlins, 152-155
  • 1900 U.S. Women’s Amateur: Frances C. Griscom d. Margaret Curtis, 6 and 5
  • 1967 U.S. Senior Amateur: Ray Palmer d. Walter D. Bronson, 3 and 2
  • 1977 Walker Cup Match: USA d. Great Britain & Ireland, 16-8
  • 1986 U.S. Open: Raymond Floyd by two strokes over Lanny Wadkins, Chip Beck, 279-281
  • 1995 U.S. Open: Corey Pavin by two strokes over Greg Norman, 280-282
  • 2004 U.S. Open: Retief Goosen by two strokes over Phil Mickelson, 276-278

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