Winged Foot Golf Club is a 36-hole golf course located in Mamaroneck, New York. The course architect is A. W. Tillinghast, who also designed Baltusrol (Lower), Bethpage Black,Shackamaxon Country Club, San Francisco Golf Club, Cedar Crest Park, and nearby Quaker Ridge Golf Club and Wykagyl Country Club. Winged Foot Golf Club was founded in 1921, by a consortium comprised mainly of members of The New York Athletic Club. The club gets its name and logo from the NYAC's logo, but the two have never had any direct affiliation. Application for membership to Winged Foot G.C. is by invitation only.
From the blue tees, the West Course is a par 72 and measures 7,264 yards with a course rating of 76.1 and a slope rating of 145. The East Course is a par 72 and measures 6,750 yards with a course rating of 73.9 and a slope rating of 142. Golf Digest's 2005 ranking of "America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses" ranked the West Course eighth and the East Course 34th. Winged Foot G.C. is the only venue with two courses ranked in the top 100.
|1929||U.S. Open||Bobby Jones||294 (+6)|
|1940||U.S. Amateur||Dick Chapman||11 and 9 over Duff McCullough, Jr.||Winged Foot member|
|1957||U.S. Women's Open||Betsy Rawls||292 (+12)||East Course|
|1959||U.S. Open||Billy Casper||282 (+2)|
|1972||U.S. Women's Open||Susie Berning||299 (+19)||East Course|
|1974||U.S. Open||Hale Irwin||287 (+7)||"The Massacre at Winged Foot"|
|1980||U.S. Senior Open||Roberto De Vicenzo||285||East Course|
|1984||U.S. Open||Fuzzy Zoeller||276 (-4)|
|1997||PGA Championship||Davis Love III||269 (-11)|
|2004||U.S. Amateur||Ryan Moore||2 up over Luke List|
|2006||U.S. Open||Geoff Ogilvy||285 (+5)|
For USGA championships, the course has been typically set up at par 70. In this configuration the 514 yard converted par five ninth hole becomes the longest par four in major championship history. The 640 yard par five twelfth is the longest hole in major championship history.
Claude Harmon was the head professional at Winged Foot G.C. when he won the 1948 Masters Tournament. He was the last club professional to win a major golf tournament. Previously, Winged Foot G.C. head professional Craig Wood won the 1941 Masters Tournament and U.S. Open, the first time any golfer won those two titles in the same year.
Ogilvy's 2006 score and Irwin's in 1974 represent 2 of the highest major championship 72-hole winning scores in relation to par since the modern era of golf was ushered in by the Nicklaus-Palmer rivalry. Julius Boros' winning score of 293 at the 1963 U.S. Open represents both the highest aggregate score and also the highest score in relation to par (+9) during this era.