Fenway Golf Club
Fenway’s stature as one of the pre-eminent golf clubs in Westchester results from the course, designed by A. W. Tillinghast, one of America’s greatest architects, which opened on July 4, 1924. Fenway’s sloping greens, deep traps and deceptively difficult landing areas, have proven time and again that this golf course need be compared to no other and stands on its own as a premier test of golfing excellence.
“Fenway, recently restored by Gil Hanse, is just as good an example of Tilly's work as Winged Foot or Quaker Ridge. If it were located outside of the New York Metropolitan area, it would probably be a famous U.S. Open venue."
- Tom Doak, Noted golf course architect
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The Current Course
In its continual quest to maintain the quality of its facilities, the membership retained the services of renowned Golf Course Architect, Gil Hanse, to perform a restoration of the original Tillinghast design. Hanse, aided by Tillie's original plans and aerial photographs of the course (believed to be taken in the late 1920's) painstakingly went about restoring many of the green and bunker complexes originally created by Tillinghast and orchestrated the removal of hundreds of trees in order to reestablish the sightlines originally envisioned by the master himself. Gil continues to serve as the club's architect and is entrusted to ensuring that this Tillinghast treasure loses none of its glorious luster. The club is currently in the midst of a three-year project directed by Gil to further modernize the course including significant green expansion, additional tree removal and installation of forward tees.
In 1999, maintenance of the course was put into the hands of the equally renowned, Bob Alonzi, one of the most respected Greens Superintendents of his era and a legend in the Metropolitan area. The Alonzi tradition is now carried on by Bob's son, Robert Alonzi, Jr., who himself is one of the region's most accomplished Greens Superintendents.
Each spring, Fenway is proud to host The Mittelmark Invitational Tournament gathering the most accomplished amateurs from across the North East to test their skills against the challenges of Fenway. Many of its champions and participants such as Johnson Wagner, Keegan Bradley and Andrew Svoboda have gone on to successful PGA Tour careers including 2015 Champion Stewart Hagestad going on to win the 2016 US-Mid Amateur Championship.