Devereux Emmet, Course Architect
Devereux Emmet was born in Pelham, New York, on December 11, 1861, one of eight children of William Jenkins Emmet and Julia Colt Pierson.
Devereux Emmet was a pioneering American golf course architect who designed more than 150 courses worldwide. Devereux Emmet designed and built McGregor Links Country Club in 1921. Some of his designs included Congressional Country Club, Garden City Golf Club, Engineers Country Club and Bethpage State Park,
Emmet was a talented amateur golfer. He made the quarter - finals of the 1904 British Amateur and won the Bahamas Amateur at the age of 66. In 1916, after he won the father-son tournament at Sleepy Hollow Country Club with Devereux Emmet, Jr., the United States Golf Association instituted the so-called "Architect’s Rule" that barred golf course architects from competing as amateurs in tournaments.