In its first one hundred and twenty five years (1890–2015) the Westhampton Country Club has seen many changes. The club has had four golf courses, three names, and two locations. At its inception on Beach Lane, sailing and baseball filled summer days. Tennis and golf eventually took their place and remain the order of the day on Potunk Lane. The seaside links course, designed by legendary golf course architect Seth Raynor in 1915, has been meticulously maintained for one hundred years. As the pride of the club it continues to challenge golfers of all levels. The club has faced the threats of war, national economic disaster, and the worst in Mother Nature’s repertoire. With the guidance of determined governing bodies, and the fierce support of loyal members, each challenge has been overcome. Though the changes have been many, the constants of Westhampton Country Club have proved indestructible. For many it has been the backdrop for life’s most important moments: engagements and weddings, the celebration of births, and the reflection upon loss. The small moments, as well as the momentous, have changed little since 1890. Friends gather, families reconnect, and one summer seamlessly leads to the next. For a hundred and twenty-five years the members of Westhampton Country Club have spent their winters thinking fondly of summers past and anxiously awaiting a new season to arrive.
Author: Annie Miller Devoy