About Devereux Emmet
Devereux Emmet (1862-1934) was the son of a judge and a descendant of Thomas Addison Emmet, a founder of Tammany Hall. The Emmet family was listed in Ward McAllister’s First Forty Families in America. Devereux and prominent architect Stanford White married sisters who were nieces of financier A.T. Steward.
- A prolific course designer in the early 1900s.
- Was exposed to course architecture by his friend C.B. MacDonald who, at the time, was working on The National Golf Links (located next door to Shinnecock Hills Golf Course).
- Since most of his designs were built during the time of hickory shafts his courses are shorter in length compared to modern day projects.
Devereux Emmet Course Resume
- Emmets first design was The Island Golf Links in 1899 (known today as The Garden City Golf Club)
- Huntington Country Club in 1910
- Cherry Valley Country Club in 1916
- St. George’s Country Club in 1917
- Rockaway Hunting Club in 1921
- Glenn Head Country Club in 1924
- Rockville Links Club in 1925
- Seawane Club in 1927
- Huntington Crescent Club in 1931
- Other projects consist of Pelham Country Club, Leatherstocking Country Club, Leewood Country Club, Lenox Hills Country Club (Green at Bethpage), Wee Burn Club in Darien, CT & Congressional Country Club, (near Washington DC).
- Courses in Americas Top 100
- Garden City Golf Club, Number 40
- Congressional Country Club, located outside of Washington DC, Number 61