| Walter Travis|
Women's PGA Championship
| Harrison, New York,
at 99 Biltmore Avenue,
Rye, New York, U.S.|
Thunderbird Classic (1963–65)
Westchester Classic (later Buick Classic, and now The Barclays) (1967–2007)
Senior Players Championship (2011)
Women's PGA Championship (2015)
Westchester Country Club
99 Bilt Ave, Rye, NY 10580, USA
Winged Foot Golf Club, Wykagyl Country Club, Quaker Ridge Golf Club, Siwanoy Country Club, Pelham Country Club
Ernie Anastos, WNYW TV anchorman
Ralph Branca, professional baseball player. Threw the pitch of the "Shot Heard 'Round the World" in 1951 playoff game between Dodgers and Giants
Carol Burnett, actress and comedian
Johnny Carson, television personality
Kenneth Chenault, CEO of American Express, on Board of Directors of IBM
Kenneth Cole, fashion designer
John Daly, moderator on TV show What's My Line?
Robert Diamond, former CEO, Barclays Capital
Mario Gabelli, founder and CEO of the eponymous Gabelli Asset Management
Jackie Gleason, actor and comedian, star of The Honeymooners
Earl G. Graves, CEO of Black Enterprise magazine
David Hartman, American television personality
Howard Hughes, Legendary eccentric multi-millionaire, aviator, business tycoon
John Mara, New York Giants co-owner
Robert Merrill, baritone at Metropolitan Opera House, sang national anthem at Yankee Stadium
John N. Mitchell, Attorney General during Nixon Administration
James A. Nicholas, orthopedic surgeon who operated on Joe Namath
Ezio Pinza, opera singer
Generoso Pope, Sr., publisher, owner of Colonial Sand & Stone, and the first person of Italian descent to become a self-made millionaire in the United States
Richie Powers, Eyewitness News sportscaster, NBA referee
Jimmy Roberts, NBC Sportscaster
Scott Shannon, radio disc jockey and the official voice of the Sean Hannity Show
Franklin Simon, owner of Franklin Simon & Co., a department store in Manhattan
Mark Simone, radio/TV personality
Ed Sullivan, television host and newspaper columnist
Gene Tunney, heavyweight boxing champion
[Mike Gilchrist], brother on LIFE cereal commercial, "Mikey Likes It"
Westchester Country Club Wikipedia
The Westchester Country Club (or Westchester Biltmore Country Club) was founded by John McEntee Bowman, who hired Walter Travis to design two golf courses in the Town of Harrison, New York, as a luxury resort hotel.
The West Course was designed for championship play and has hosted PGA tournaments since 1963. The South Course was originally designed for women and higher handicap golfers. Around 1997, the South Course was reconstructed with longer tees, new sand and grass bunkers, water hazards, and some new greens. The South Course is now more competitive with the West Course to accommodate low handicap golfers.
Westchester Country Club hosted its first PGA tournament in 1963 with the Thunderbird Classic. The Thunderbird was also held in 1964 and 1965. There was no PGA tournament at Westchester Country Club in 1966, and starting in 1967 the West Course has annually hosted the Westchester Classic stop on the PGA Tour. (The tournament name has changed several times since then due to sponsorship switches, and is now called The Northern Trust.)
On January 14, 2008, an article in the Journal News announced the PGA Tour's desire to terminate its affiliation with Westchester Country Club. The decision was made primarily because of Tiger Woods' refusal to play in the tournament in 2007 and the tournament's subsequent low TV ratings and low attendance. On Saturday, January 26, 2008, a compromise agreement was made between the club and the PGA Tour at a town hall meeting at the club. The PGA paid WCC $1.1 million to move the tournament from Harrison to Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, NJ, for the 2008 event. In a second compromise agreement, the PGA Tour recently awarded Westchester Country Club a major tournament on the Champions Tour.
The 2011 Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship was played on the renovated West Course. This is one of the biggest stops on the Senior Tour.
In 2015, Westchester hosted its first LPGA major, the KPMG Women's PGA Championship.