A member of the Real Estate Board of New York (NY), Hal Shapiro is a resident of Scarsdale, NY, who serves as a managing director for Winick Realty Group. When he isn’t providing retail and residential property owners with advisory and brokerage services, Hal Shapiro enjoys golfing in and around Scarsdale.
Fewer than 25 miles from New York City is the Scarsdale Golf Club, or, as its known to frequent guests, “the Little Hamlet in the Village.” Created in 1898, the upscale country club provides Scarsdale residents with more than just a golf course. It features six tennis courts, six bowling lanes, a large swimming facility, a fitness center, and an award-winning summer camp. The camp’s agenda includes all of the above physical activities for children, as well as enrichment programs dedicated to dance, nature, and arts and crafts.
The golf course, meanwhile, has long been thought of as one of the best in Westchester County. Its original nine holes were designed by Scotland’s Willie Dunn, who won the unofficial U.S. Open in 1894. In the early 1920s, however, renowned architect A.W. Tillinghast redesigned the first nine holes and complemented the course with the creation of its back nine holes. In recent years, the course has been host to U.S. Open and Senior U.S. Open qualifying tournaments. It also hosts the annual Wilson Cup, a high-profile amateur team event, in honor of former member Charles “General Electric” Wilson.