Shinnecock Hills Golf Club is ranked the sixth best course in the world by Golf Magazine and the fourth best in the U.S. by Golf Digest, but unless you are a member — or a friend of a member — chances are you will never get to play the course, according to Forbes.
That is, unless you sign up for Shinnecock Hill's only annual charity golfing event, the Project A.L.S. Golf Classic. Forbes columnist Larry Olmsted writes that A.L.S., also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, has been associated with golf since Tom Watson’s caddie Bruce Edwards was diagnosed.
Anyone who donates at least $2,500 to the cause can play a round of charity golf at Shinnecock Hills on May 26, but the event is limited to just 20 foursomes, Olmsted writes.
The prestigious golf club has hosted the U.S. Open four times and was selected as the site for the 2018 U.S. Open.
Read Larry Olmsted's Column at forbes.com.