The paucity of affirmations make their own point.
A NLE course/club -- a Ross no less -- Hudson River CC, in the northernmost section of Yonkers, NY was birthed as a 6, then 9-hole Saegkill GC -- a Women's-only offshoot (wives) of St. Andrews Golf Club (often cited as a patriarchal first organizing club in America), created as the Apple Tree Gang moved north from the Odell Farm to their fifth and final (current) location in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY in 1897.
In 1915, the Saegkill name was dropped for HRCC, becoming a standard golf and country club, while the course was expanded to 18 holes by Ross who utilized a variant of extant Saegkill holes as part of his closing stretch (12 - 17). (Oh yeah - 18 was a 145 - 155 yard par 3 over a small pond)
We all hold an NLE or two with a tear in the eye and a song in the heart and Hudson River CC - though it started to disappear when I was just arrived (1968) - is such place for me. As I review old aerials and walk the surrounds of the Executive Office campus that has long obliterated 99% of its features, I can yet sense how magnificent, commanding and inspirational a course this seems to have been...sweeping dales and rolls dotted by crags of protruding rock, all with a throne above the stirring river below to the west and the Saw Mill River valley to the east.
But it started as a Women's Only club