VENUE: THE CREEK
The 2020 Simpson Cup will be held at The Creek in Locust Valley, New York from October 11-14.
Founded in 1923, during what many consider to be the golden age of golf course architecture, The Creek is located on Long Island's Gold Coast just thirty-three miles from New York City. The membership maintains an unwavering commitment to architect Charles Blair Macdonald’s original design and vision. With each of his creations, Macdonald sought to capture the principles of the great holes he played and studied throughout Scotland at the turn of the twentieth century. In 2017, under the expert guidance of renowned architect Gil Hanse, The Creek underwent a major restoration ensuring that the course will continue to live up to C. B. Macdonald’s extraordinary vision well into the future.
The line that writer Royal Cortissoz wrote upon The Creek's 1923 opening remains true today: “The distinctive character of this course lies in its range.” The golf course opens with holes framed by trees, mainly lindens that line the main drive, then moves onto a bluff that overlooks Long Island Sound. At the turn, holes play adjacent to the shore, offering fresh takes on two of C.B. Macdonald’s most exciting template holes. The 10th, a dogleg along the sea, is his version of the Leven (of Lundin Links in Scotland), while the 11th is Macdonald's only island Biarritz green in existence today. Other Macdonald favorites at The Creek include the Eden, Punchbowl, Redan and Short..