Shinnecock Hills

This Southampton hamlet is most notable as the home of the Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, one of the oldest and most prestigious courses in the nation. It is considered a golf mecca for its pure landscape and design. Shinnecock is also home to the Shinnecock Indian Reservation, and is where painter William Merritt Chase established an art academy in the 1800s.

What to Expect

Golf, Shinnecock tribe and an art community dominate the area
While Shinnecock’s main attraction is the golf club where the U.S. Open has been held numerous times, the deep history of the Shinnecock tribe can be felt throughout the area. Over Labor Day weekend, the Shinnecock Reservation opens to the public for an annual powwow, and visitors can stop into smoke shops along the highway. Lesser known about the area is that painter William Merritt Chase founded a summer art academy in the late 1800s based on the plein-air schools popular in Europe. He also painted many scenes in and around Shinnecock, which can be seen at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill. Chase’s NYC art school later became Parsons School of Design.

Historic cottages from the art colony have become billionaires’ estates
While wealthy businessman flock to Shinnecock Hills for its famed links and have built grand estates overlooking the bay, the area still holds true to its historic art roots. A section called the “Art Colony” contains houses and cottages from Chase’s era. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has an estate here close to the Shinnecock Golf Club. Simple 2-bedroom ranch homes start at around $500K and housing prices quickly rise to seven figures.

Median Sale $1.92M See Sales
Median Rent $56K See Rentals
Known For
World-class golf
Historic museum
Playground for nature lovers
Educational center

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Nearby Transportation

Train: LIRR – Shinnecock
Bus: Hampton Jitney – Hampton Bays
Bus: Hampton Luxury Liner – Hampton Bays

Beaches in Shinnecock Hills

Halsey Neck Beach
Shinnecock East County Park
Road D Beach

Things to Do


Shinnecock Hills Golf Club

If you’re lucky enough to snag an invite, start with a round at this private club, the oldest in the country dating back to 1891. If not, you can still sneak a peek as a public road goes through the course. It is site of the U.S. Open in 2018.

Agawam Park

Sitting right on Lake Agawam, this park’s got a recently renovated playground area, plenty of open space, and free concerts in the summer.


Shinnecock Lobster Factory

As its name implies, this seafood stand churns out amazing shellfish. For lobster fanatics, the menu has both whole lobsters and loaded rolls (try them diablo style, if you dare).