2013 Course Description
LIBERTY NATIONAL GOLF CLUB
Liberty National sits on the western shore of New York Bay: a drive, chip and putt away from the Statue of Liberty and Manhattan Skyline. Its beauty, challenge and luxury are enjoyed by an exclusive group of members, whom includes many of the world's foremost athletes, entertainers, and business leaders.
"Having a world class golf facility, is more than just a pristine course, magical views and a stunning clubhouse, it's about family too. Warm, unobtrusive service by people you know and who care, is at the core of our mission," says Martel Meyer, GM of Liberty National.
Last autumn, small design changes have been made to 14 of the 18 holes, to be premiered this season. On the third hole for example, the fairway was widened slightly, encourage the tournament players to hit driver while that extra few yards of width will be welcomed by the members. The putting surface is tweaked slightly with very subtle forms that become more obvious at tournament green speeds. The fairway was widened at five, another welcome refinement, but the tee shot remains one of the most intimidating on the course from the back tee.
At hole nine, a new bunker was added on the right side of the fairway, but the most effective change is the adjustment of the bunker short of the green that will cause players to ignore the new fairway bunker and play to the left portion of the fairway, from where, with this bunker adjustment, players will have a great look at the putting surface on this slightly uphill shot, into the wind.
"Tom Kite and I have spent years of detailed planning to create a truly outstanding golf experience at Liberty National. The 2009 Barclays Championship was a great success, but as with any significant event, it was worth the effort to improve the course for the PGA players and Liberty National's members. Those previously unseen adjustments are now reality." Says Cupp
About The Club House and its Amenities
The Clubhouse at Liberty National is a magnificent haven on the waterfront site. Designed by acclaimed Lindsay Newman Architecture of New York City, the striking modern glass design is in stark contrast to traditional golf clubhouse architecture and drew inspiration from the course's location along the Hudson Bay. The Clubhouse interior, by renowned designer Vicente Wolf, is elegant and chic in keeping with the overall character of Liberty National as a place of leisure and retreat.
The exclusive experience of Liberty National won't conclude after the last putt finds the hole on 18. An elegant restaurant, The Grill Room, with an eclectic bar, The Grill Bar, is a place where members and guests can share a beer, martini or glass of wine. Client entertainment or member parties can be hosted in the private dining and meeting rooms overlooking New York Bay and the sweeping arches of the Verrazano Bridge. As expected, The Clubhouse provides members with luxurious locker facilities, private lounges, massage rooms and an attentive staff just waiting to provide five star services to the elite members and their guests.
This 18-hole Championship Golf Course (7,400 yards, par 71) reflects the detailed expertise of former U.S. Open Champion Tom Kite and renowned course design mastermind, Bob Cupp, who collaborated on the project. Kite and Cupp's parkland/links mix style treatment of Liberty National is dramatic and yet traditional, taking into account the site's cultural ambiance, academic aesthetic principles, and elements of light and shadow.
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