Golf

The Engineers golf course dates to 1917 and has a vast history of golf competition. The course was remodeled by the world renowned American golf course architect Devereux Emmet, and is an exciting test for any skill level of golfer.

Playing the historic golf course at Engineers can be a daunting challenge. Local knowledge is a key ingredient in lowering your score as you face the formidable holes that lie ahead of you. To that end, we have included a hole by hole description that will be an invaluable guide to you as you traverse the rolling hills and unforgiving greens of Engineers.

Overview of the Golf Course

Engineers is a tricky course with very treacherous and difficult greens. It is purely a "position" course, and while it can play long on a few holes from the back tees, distance is not a priority off of the tee.

Despite its medium length, this is a very strong course and cannot be overpowered--as attested to by the fact that the US Amateur and the PGA Championship were held here.

Many of the greens are large, severely sloped, and undulating--so a premium on iron approach play or green-side recovery shots is absolutely a necessity. Practice of the lob wedge and heavy green-side rough chip and pitch won't hurt a bit before you come here. Greens speeds are almost always very fast. On the greens you must stay below the pins whenever possible, but especially on the 2nd, 6th, 8th, 16th, and 18th holes.