Thirty eight years ago our simple hope was to save a pristine corner of Martha's Vineyard from over-development and create a first class, non-exclusive golf setting for all to enjoy. The actual design of Farm Neck was a collaboration of three architects, Geoffrey Cornish, Bill Robinson and Patrick Mulligan. When built, the course was carved into a beautiful peninsula or “Neck” of farmland on the eastern edge of the Island abutting Vineyard Sound. As you play, you will find yourself traversing a striking variation of topography and vegetation – everything from woodlands, to open meadows, to salt marshes, to stunning overlooks and intimate brushes with the ocean’s edge. Along with its intrinsic beauty, Farm Neck enjoys a widespread reputation for championship caliber golf. Farm Neck has continually earned a 4 1⁄2 out of 5 star rating in Golf Digest’s “Places to Play,” and is considered by many to be one of the premiere golfing experiences in the Northeast, “A true test of golf in an idyllic setting.”
All the serenity and New England seacoast beauty are revealed to you as you make your way around Farm Neck.
Back in 1979, however, there were very few who shared our vision or optimism about the golf part. Vineyard golfers were few and far between. When asked about the course at it's opening, we responded, "When it matures in a few years, it will be one of the best courses in New England. It's an interesting, tough and scenically exquisite course." At the time, most considered our comments hyperbole at best, and in fact, we did prove wrong on two counts. First, it did take far more than a few years to mature, and when it finally did come into its own, it wasn't simply called one of the best courses in New England, it is considered by many to be one of the better courses in the country.