Why Fishers Island is so exclusive


The Fishers Island Club is a country club located near the eastern end of Fishers Island in New York. The club includes an eighteen-hole golf course designed by Seth Raynor and Charles Banks that was ranked ninth in the 2009 Golf Digestlist of America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses.

The golf course has been called the "Cypress Point of the East" and is also referred to by its members as the "The Big Club" to distinguish it from the Hay Harbor Club, another country club on the western part of the island with a nine-hole golf course. The course opened in July 1926, a few months after the death of its architect, Seth Raynor. Most of the holes have water views of Block Island Sound or Fishers Island Sound Like his mentor Charles B. Macdonald, Raynor patterned many of the holes after classic designs at other courses including the Alps, Biarritz, Cape, Double Plateau, Eden, Punchbowl, Redan and Short,