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South Fork Golf Club
Long Island, NY Opened 2000 (9 Holes)

Set in the Hamptons, South Fork Country Club was originally a private nine-hole golf course. Opened in 2000, the new nine was ingeniously routed by Gil Hanse on a bottle cap sized site. The unique holes incorporate quirky old construction techniques, such as a chocolate drop mound and a coffin bunker, as well as rugged, sandy waste areas that double as storm water retention areas. I assisted Gil and associate Jim Wagner with handwork on such features and by overseeing finishing details.

Dotted Line

This view shows a waste area crossing the 514 yard tenth with the 169 yard eleventh returning on the left.

Dotted Line

A waste area in the center of the 279 yard par four seventeenth. Note the fox standing beside his new den in the small bunker on the left.

People Are Talking:

"Dave Zinkand is an able-bodied associate of ours, and he is desirous of furthering his career in golf course architecture. He is thoughtful and thorough, and his skill with the "blade" has given us a great deal of satisfaction. Dave is patient and possesses enough skill to work out a problem with care and respect to detail - always working with the natural ground at his disposal.

We highly recommend Dave to whomever he might help, given his experience at working with varied and different locales."

- Ben Crenshaw