Winged Foot (East)

Larry Lambrecht
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Winged Foot (East)

  • Course Type

  • GOLF Top 100 World Rank (2023-24)

  • Year

  • Architect

    A.W. Tillinghast
  • Par

  • Yardage


Course Overview

Neither as long nor as tough as its illustrious West sibling, the East enjoys its own devoted fanbase for its variety and the encouraging manner in which ground game options are now presented. Great attention has been paid to the mow lines, with short tight fairway grass on the high side of the entrance to all the greens. More than a few Winged Foot devotees consider the 13th and 17th the best par-3s on the property, a seemingly outlandish claim until you play them. Spend time putting on greens like the 1st and 11th and you will wonder what A.W. Tillinghast understood about green construction that eludes most other architects. (Photo: LC Lambrecht)

3 things to know

  • Hole everyone talks about

    No. 3, par-3, 148 yards: During the 2013 renovations, this short hole had its false front restored, and the results are spectacular. Be sure to take enough club or you’ll watch helplessly as your ball rolls back into the fairway.
  • Best non-golf amenity

    The clubhouse is one-of-a-kind. Built in 1925, this stone structure still has a classic look and feel.
  • Insider tip

    Stick around for a shower after the round. You’ll thank us later.