In the Westwood thread that I started about 2 months ago, there was this comment: "Westwood was built as the Jewish equivalent of St. Louis CC" This has prompted me to ask about the courses of these clubs. My research has revealed only these courses are nationally rated:
Quaker Ridge is 33 in America's Greatest 100 and 7 in NY state
Century is 20 in NY state
Franklin Hills is 21 in Michigan
Mountain Ridge is 14 in NJ
Hollywood is 15 in NJ
Broadmoor is 15 in Indiana
Quaker Ridge is 35 in Best Classic
Fenway is 60 in Best Classic
Franklin Hills is 63 in Best Classic
Engineers is 79 in Best Classic
Hollywood is 83 in Best Classic
It should be noted that Hollywood and Engineers were not originally founded as "Jewish clubs." By that I mean founded as a result of the blatant antisemitism of private clubs of pre WWII America.
Clearly, Quaker Ridge is the top ranked course.
Have I missed any other ranked clubs?
Where do the remainder of these clubs stand? How about these:
Sunningdale, Metropolis, Old Oaks, Elmwood, Hampshire and Willow Ridge, all in Westchester County, NY
Fairview in Connecticut
Crestmont, Preakness Hills, Shackamaxon and Woodcrest in New Jersey
Fresh Meadow, Glen Oaks, Inwood, Middle Bay, North Shore, Seawane and Woodmere on Long Island.
Philmont, Green Valley, Radnor Valley, Meadowlands and Westmoreland in Pennsylvania
Hillcrest and Brentwood in Los Angeles
Hillcrest, Twin Orchards, Briarwood and many others in the Chicago area.
Woodmont and Suburban in Maryland
Standard in Atlanta
Westwood in St. Louis
And the list goes on...