How can Troon help the Knollwood Country Club?

By: March 6, 2016

Troon has been selected to manage Knollwood Country Club in Elmsford, New York.

Knollwood Country Club is located in renowned Westchester County. The club has a rich history dating back to 1894 when it was founded. Knollwood was one of the first 15 clubs to join the USGA and iconic golfers frequented the club, including Francis Ouimet and Bobby Jones.

The original golf course was designed by Lawrence Van Etten and opened in the summer of 1895. In 1926, a combination of A.W. Tillinghast and Seth Raynor redesigned the course, added approximately 1,000 yards in length and added the 19th hole that not only takes golfers back to the clubhouse but also serves as a perfect way to settle wagers. The present-day course plays 6,500 yards from the championship tees.

Among the first member of Knollwood Country Club we can find Oliver, J. Borden, and H.M. Harriman, W.K. Vanderbilt, William G. Rockefeller, Whitelaw Reid (the United States Minister to France and later an unsuccessful vice-presidential candidate of 1892), and Henry 0. Havemeyer, son of the first president of the United States Golf Association.