The story of Old Westbury goes back prior to the turn of the century when William C. Whitney, then Secretary of the Navy, purchased the property and built the estate and tower in 1887.  He also built the stables which housed many great thoroughbred horses.

In 1904 the estate passed on to his son Harry Payne Whitney who also maintained a string of horses, one of which won the 1915 Kentucky Derby.   Gloria Vanderbilt lived on the estate during the 1930s.  The estate was inherited by Cornelius Vanderbilt “Sonny” Whitney in 1942.  He demolished the old mansion and that same year built the mansion which has become the Old Westbury clubhouse.

In 1961, the newly-formed Old Westbury Golf & Country Club purchased 200 acres of the estate, including the mansion house, tennis house, polo buildings, stables and tower.

In addition to 27 holes of golf over three nines - Blue Grass, Overlook and Woods - Old Westbury members enjoy one indoor and 14 outdoor tennis courts and two outdoor swimming pools.  The tower serves as the club’s insignia and has been used as a beacon, a watchtower during World War II, and a windmill with blades once considered the largest in the world.

At The Club

Posted On 4/8/2014
The Fitness Center will be closed at 6pm on Tuesday, April 15th in lieu of Passover.

Luigi the Barber is back! Check our flyer for details.

Save the date for our Upcoming Events:  
Steak & Scotch Night - April 26th

New Mobile App with My MGA. Click this link: MGA with OWGCC

Posted On 3/26/2014

Rosters are in! Pick up your copy at the front desk.

Effective immediately, denim jeans are no longer allowed on the golf course, driving range or putting green at any time. (All updates can be found on the website.)

Notice:  Our policy regarding obituary notices has changed. See further information in weekly updates.  
Notice: Although we have few grievances to deal with, going forward we will be emailing to the membership the Board's action on any grievance. See weekly updates for more information.