Rye Golf Club – Old

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  • Holes of Merit:
    2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18
  • NCG Rank:
    43/100 in GB&I
  • Golf.com Rank:
    67/100 in the World

At A Glance

Tom Doak recommends golf architecture students pay special attention to the routing.

Rye Golf Club is home to the President's Putter - one of the greatest amateur tournaments in golf.

There are no tee times at Rye Golf Club - just an invitation at the Secretary's discretion.

Further Reading

Sean Arble's tour of the course can be found by clicking here.

Golf Club Atlas' review of the course can be found by clicking here.

Jaeger Kovich contributed an analysis of the 7th hole on The Fried Egg.

Full Course Review

The Rye Golf Club website reads: "Speed of play is a very important aspect of golf at Rye, largely because a foursome, to be enjoyable, needs to play 18 holes at a very good pace, and therefore all players, regardless of format, are expected to play their part in ensuring there is adequate time for those lunching and playing again in the afternoon. Calling other, faster groups through is encouraged at Rye, and there should be no reluctance to do so to ensure that everyone travels at the speed they wish without inconveniencing anyone on the links." This alone should put it on the top of your must-play list. It says so much with so little about the club and course.


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