Shinnecock Hills is a magnificent green land bridge between Hampton Bays and Southampton, with Shinnecock Bay to the south and Peconic Bay to the north.
Golfers can aim their driver at the Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, built in 1891, which has hosted the U.S. Open four times over three centuries. Significantly, the club is ranked the third greatest course in America by Golf Digest for 2005.
William Merrit Chase's Shinnecock School of Summer Art, funded in part by Southampton's Samuel Parrish, also opened its doors in 1891. The school's Impressionistic style makes great use of the area's incredible light and landscape. Chase's “Landscape, Shinnecock Hills” fetched $932,000 at auction in 2004. But it is the Shinnecock Nation that reaches back to the beginning of time. Today, about 300 descendants live on the 750-acre Shinnecock Indian Reservation south of Montauk Highway. There is a museum on the grounds as well as a burial ground that dates back to the 1600s.
Where it all started
"Sninnecock Hills was one of the first areas developed as an artist's haven at the end of the 19th century. The area still features some amazing vintage shingle style homes. "
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