The Pynes Putting Course

Play the game the way it used to be played.

The Pynes Putting Course, inspired by the world-renowned Himalayas putting course in St. Andrews, Scotland, is a 16,000 square-foot green located on the lawn immediately behind the Museum. The green includes humps and swales to offer a challenging and entertaining experience where visitors have the opportunity to putt with replica antique clubs and balls.

On most days, the Course comprises a single nine-hole circuit, though the green is large enough to accommodate two nine-hole circuits on busy days.

The Pynes Putting Course is open to Museum visitors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday, from early Spring to late Fall, weather permitting. Please check with the USGA Museum for the most current status on operations of the Putting Course. Replica antique putters and balls are provided, although visitors have the option of purchasing one of these replica antique clubs for their own collection.

The Pynes Putting Course is named for Percy and Evelyn Pyne, who once resided on the property that is now Golf House, and have been long-time supporters of the USGA and its staff since the USGA relocated to New Jersey in 1972.

For additional information, or to reserve a tee time, please contact the Museum Receptionist at 908-234-2300, ext. 1057 or email

The Pynes Putting Course opened in September 2008.

The Ladies’ Putting Club of St. Andrews was founded in 1867. Its members play on the famous "Himalayas" putting course located adjacent to the second tee of the Old Course.

Sitting on ancient sand dunes that create dramatic bumps and swales, the original "Himalayas" in St. Andrews served as the inspiration for the putting course at the USGA Museum.