Leading Wall Street executives long have made the golf course a venue for relaxation, networking, and pivotal deal-making. The courses described below have become prominent locations where the elite of the Street spend time trying to anticipate the next big move in the market.
1. Blind Brook Club
Popular among Wall Street titans like Lloyd Blankfein, James Gorman, and Stanley Druckenmiller, the Blind Brook Club, located in Purchase, New York, is an exclusive course feating 18 holes with a par of 72.
2. Sebonack Golf Club
Located in Southampton, New York, this lush 300 acre course overlooks the ocean with membership fees beginning at $500,000. Designed by golf legend Jack Nicklaus, the course is 7,286 yards with a par of 72.
3. Shinnecock Hills Golf Course
Also based in Southampton, New York, Wall Street executives such as Chase Coleman and Eric Gleacher have played the 18 hole course with a par 70. In addition, Shinnecock will host the 2018 U.S. open.
4. National Golf Links of America
Based in Southampton, New York, this 285 acre course, originally developed in 1908, features British and Scottish golf heritage in its design. The course is slated to host the 2013 Walker Cup with a par of 73.
5. The Bridge
The Bridgehampton, New York, based course features an exclusive membership policy capped at 150 with costs beginning at $975,000. The course features 18 holes with a par of 72.
6. Atlantic Golf Club
Wall Street titans like Eddie Lampert and Henry Kravis have frequented the Bridgehampton, New York, course recognized in 1992 as Golf Digest’s “Best New Private Course”. In 2010, the Atlantic was named the club of the year by the Metropolitan Golf Writers Association.
7. The Golf Club of Purchase
Based in Purchase, New York, George Herbert Walker IV, Steve Cohen, and John Mack have all played the private location established in 1996. Designed by Jack Kicklaus, the rigorous course features challenging greens, fairways with water hazards and bunkers on almost every hole.
Those financiers looking to hit the links during the season have found the Floridian in Palm City, Florida, established in 1996, a welcome retreat. Designed by PGA legend, Gary Player, the 18 hole, par 72 course has attracted Wall Street players like Jimmy Lee and Henry Kravis.
9. Piping Rock Club
Based in Locust Valley, New York, this private course originally was built in 1912 featuring 18 holes and par of 71.
10. East Hampton Golf Club
Developed by PGA legend Ben Crenshaw, the course features 18 holes on 4,712 yards and par of 71.
Now, it is tee time: shake hand, play and deal done.