The $60 Million Backyard Golf Course

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From Shinnecock to National Golf Links to Maidstone, the Hamptons knows how to do a golf course. That includes in one’s backyard.

Built on 60 pristine acres, Three Ponds Farm is a slice of the English countryside on the eastern reaches of Long Island. Formerly owned by real estate magnate Edward S. Gordon, Three Ponds Farm features a delightful track designed by “Open doctor” Rees Jones. Originally farmland across from Atlantic Golf Club (another Jones creation), Gordon convinced Jones to create an 18-hole routing off three fairways and four greens. “It’s very important to have very creative people doing the shaping and construction,” Jones says. Construction only took four months, and it was ready for play in 1996.

The greens are unique, built with major sweeps along the sides of the dance floors, allowing you to bank the shots in…..Keep Reading On Golf Digest


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