Course Architect

Alfred Horace Tull

  • Born: 7 Jan 1897, in Brighton, Sussex, England
  • Immigration: ~1920, New York
  • Residence: Connecticut
  • Fellow: American Society of Golf Course Architects
  • Died: 28 Sep 1982, age 85, Fort Meyers, FL

Alfred Horace Tull, a well-known golf course architect with offices in White Plains, NY, laid out exceptional courses from Newfoundland to Arkansas. English-born Tull emigrated with his family to Canada in 1907 and to the United States in 1914. He began his career with his brother William J. Tull in a firm that supervised the the construction of the golf courses designed by Walter Travis, A.W. Tillinghast, and Devereux Emmet. During this period, the Tull brothers designed a few golf courses on their own.

In 1924, Alfred H. Tull joined Devereux Emmet (1862-1934) as a design associate. Full partnership with Emmet in 1929 established Alfred H. Tull as a respected professional golf course architect. Tull continued the practice on his own after the death of Emmet in 1934.

Alfred H. Tull became Member No. 33 of the American Society of Golf Course Architects in 1963 and a Fellow of the society in 1967.

Those associated with Tull envied his remarkable ability to lay out individual holes and develop a routing plan for the entire course merely by walking the land and without resort to a topographical plan. Subsequently, he would place his circuit on a topo to convey to others his conceptual proposal.

Characteristics of Tull designs included ferocious free-flowing bunkers, defending generous (even flamboyant) greens. Tull felt that chipping should be an integral part of the game. While Tull made extensive use of water, it was restrained. A bad shot may indeed earn a dunking, but a decent shot will usually avoid disaster. Perfect swings are not required.

Tull's design and re-design work in alphabetical order includes:

1962 The Apawamis Club (Rye, NY): Private, 18 hole. Alfred Tull redesigned this 1890 Willie Dunn/Maturin Ballou course.

1951 Ash Brook Golf Course (Scotch Planes, NJ.): Public, 18-Hole. Designed and built by Alfred Tull.

1928 Bedford Golf & Tennis Club (Bedford Village, NY). This 1891 Private 18-hole course was re-designed by Devereux Emmet with Alfred H. Tull.

1969 Belmont Country Club (Belmont, MA): Private, 18 hole. Tull re-designed this 1908 Donald Ross.

1928 Belmont Hotel Golf & Country Club , formerly the St. George Hotel Golf Course (St George, Bermuda): Resort, 18 hole. Designed by Devereux Emmet with Alfred H. Tull.

1958 Bethpage State Park Golf Course (Bethpage, LI, NY). Blue Course: Public, 18-hole. Originally designed by Tillinghast, Re-designed by Alfred Tull. Yellow Course: Public, 18-hole. Designed by Tull.

1952 Blomidon Golf & Country Club , (Corner Brook, Newfoundland): Semi-private, 18-hole. Designed and built by Alfred Tull.

1928 Bonnie Briar Country Club (Larchmont, NY): Private, 18 hole. This 1921 Devereux Emmet course was re-designed by Devereux Emmet with Alfred H. Tull.

1947 Brandywine Country Club (Wilmington, DE): Private, 18-hole championship course. Designed and built by Alfred Tull.

1929 Broadmoor Country Club (New Rochelle, NY). Public, 18-hole, extinct. Designed and built by Emmet & Tull.

1955 Brook Manor Country Club (VA ): Resort, 18-hole, extinct. Designed and built by Alfred Tull.

1958 Campo de Golf Bella Vista (D.R.) Resort, 18 hole, extinct. Designed by Alfred Tull.

1949 Canoe Brook Country Club (Summit, NJ): Private, 36-Hole. North Course: 18-hole. Alfred Tull and Walter Travis re-designed this 1905 Alex Smith course. Only holes 17 and 18 retain evidence of Tull's expansive hazarding. Ranked 10th among "America's 100 Most Testing Courses (1969-1970)." Among "America's 200 Toughest Courses" (1967-1968)

1929 Cape Cod Country Club , (Hatchville, MA). Public, 9-hole. Designed by Emmet & Tull. Fairways roll through Scotch pines to greens tucked away in grass covered dunes.

1954 Cape Cod Country Club , (Hatchville, MA). Public, 18-hole. Additional nine designed by Alfred Tull. Fairways roll through Scotch pines to greens tucked away in grass covered dunes

1932 Concord Resort and Golf Club (Kiameshia Lake, NY) Challenger Course: Resort,18-hole. Original 9-holes designed and built by Alfred Tull.

1951 Concord Resort and Golf Club (Kiameshia Lake, NY) International Course: Resort,18-hole. Designed and built by Alfred Tull. Ranked among "America's 200 Toughest Courses" (1966).

1924 The Congressional Country Club (Bethesda, MD): Private, 36 hole. Devereux Emmet designed the eighteen-hole Blue Course which was built by Alfred Tull.

1951 The Congressional Country Club (Bethesda, MD): Private, 36 hole. Blue Course, original 1924 design by Emmet (built by Alfred Tull), re-designed by Tull.

1929 Cooper River Country Club (NJ): Extinct. Designed by Devereux Emmet with Alfred H. Tull.

1958 Country Club of Darian (Darian, CT): Private, 18-Hole. Designed and built by Alfred Tull. Ranked among "America's 200 Toughest Courses" (1966-1968).

1967 Delaware National Country Club , formerly Hercules Country Club (Wilmington, DE): Private, 9-hole added to 1937 course as the North Course. Designed and built by Alfred Tull. The signature hole on the North Course is #15, a 389-yard, par 4, with trees running along the right side of the fairway and an elevated green.

1938 DuPont Country Club (Wilmington, DE). Nemours Course: Private, 18-hole championship course. Designed and built by Alfred Tull.

1950 DuPont Country Club (Wilmington, DE). "The DuPont": Private, 18-hole championship course. Designed and built by Alfred Tull & William Gordon.

1961 Ed Oliver Golf Club formerly the original Wilmington Country Club (Wilmington, DE) : Public, 18-hole. Alfred Tull re-designed the original 1901 course.

1954 Elmwood Country Club (Elmwood, NY): Private, 18 hole. Alfred Tull re-designed this 1930 Tillinghast course.

1960 Estate Carlton (St Croix, VI): Private, 9-hole, extinct. Designed by Alfred Tull.

1968 Fairmont Country Club (Chatham, NJ) Private, 18 hole. Re-designed by Alfred Tull.

1964 Fairmont Southampton Princess Golf Course (Southampton, Bermuda): Resort, 18 holes. Original design by Alfred Tull; recently re-designed by Theodore G. Robinson.

1964 Fairview Country Club (NY): Extinct. Re-designed by Alfred Tull.

1933 Fulton Estate Golf Course (CT): 18-hole, extinct. Designed and built by Emmet & Tull.

1953 Galloping Hill Golf Course (Kenilworth, NJ): Public, 27-hole. Alfred H Tull re-worked the 9-Hole course designed by Willard Wilkinson in 1926 and re-designed in 1949 by Robert Trent Jones.

1956 Georgetown Country Club (SC): Resort, 9-hole, extinct. Designed and built by Alfred Tull.

1968 Glen Head Country Club (Glen Head, NY): Private, 18 hole. Alfred Tull re-designed this 1923 Devereux Emmet course.

1932 Greenacres Country Club (Lawrenceville, NJ): Private, 18-hole. Designed and built by Emmet & Tull.

1962 Green Hill Municipal Golf Course (Worcester, MA): Public, 18 hole. Re-designed by Alfred Tull.

1927 Green Hill Yacht & Country Club (Quantico, MD): Private (military), 18-hole. Designed and built by Devereux Emmet with Alfred H. Tull.

1954 Green Hill Yacht & Country Club (Quantico, MD): Private (military). The original 9-hole Emmet & Tull course was re-designed by Alfred Tull with an additional nine holes and opened in 1955.

1927 Hampshire Country Club (Mamaroneck, NY). Private, 18-hole. Designed and built by Devereux Emmet with Alfred Tull.

1929 Henry F. DuPont Private Course (DE): Personal, 18 hole, extinct. Re-designed by Emmet & Tull.

1937 Hercules Country Club now Delaware National Country Club (Wilmington, DE): Private, original 9-hole
course. Designed and built by Alfred Tull.

1941 Hercules Country Club now Delaware National Country Club (Wilmington, DE): Private, second 9-hole course. Designed and built by Alfred Tull. The signature hole on the South Course is #4, a 399-yard, par 4, featuring a dogleg left fairway and an elevated green.

1934 Hob Nob Hill Golf Course (CT): 18-hole, extinct. Designed and built by Emmet & Tull.

1931 Hog Back Mountain Course (NC): Resort, 9-hole, extinct. Designed and built by Emmet & Tull.

1968 Hunter Golf Club (Meriden, CT). Public, 18-Hole. Re-designed by Albert Tull.

1928 Huntington Country Club (Huntington, NY): Private, 18 hole. Existing 1910 Devereux Emmet course re-designed by Devereux Emmet with Alfred H. Tull.

1950 Huntington Crescent Club (Huntington, LI, NY): Private, 18-hole. Designed in 1932 by Emmet & Tull. Re-designed in 1950 by Alfred H Tull.

1931 Huntington Crescent Club (Huntington, LI, NY) Private, 18-hole, extinct. East Course: Alfred Tull Re-designed the 1910 Devereux Emmet 9-hole creation. West course: Added 9 holes designed and built by Emmet & Tull.

1965 Indian Hills (Northport, LI, NY): Private, 18-Hole. Designed and built by Alfred Tull.

1961 Jug End Barn Gold Course (South Egremont, MA): Resort, 9-hole, extinct c.1980. Designed by Alfred Tull.

1927 Keney Park Golf Course (Hartford, CT): Public, 18-hole. Designed by Devereux Emmet with Alfred H. Tull.

1941 Lawrence Park Gold Club (Lawrence Park, PA): Private, 18-Hole. Designed and built by Alfred Tull.

1963 Lake Anne Golf Course (Monroe, NY): Public, 9-hole. Designed and built by Alfred Tull.

1948 Ledgemont Country Club (Seekonk, MA): Private, 18-Hole. Designed and built by Alfred Tull.

1965 Maidstone Golf Club (East Hampton, NY): Private, 18 hole. Alfred Tull re-designed this 1922 classic Willie Park course.

1930 Mayflower Golf Course (Tonawanda, NY). Extinct, 18 Hole. Designed by Emmet & Tull.

1961 Mendham Golf and Tennis Club (Mendham, NJ): Private, 18-Hole. Designed and built by Alfred Tull.

1955 Middle Bay Country Club (Oceanside, LI, NY): Private, 18-Hole. Re-designed by Alfred Tull.

1961 Morningside Hotel Golf Course (NY): Extinct. Designed by Alfred Tull.

1967 Country Club of Mobile (Mobile, AL): Private, 27-hole. Short Nine Course: Alfred Tull re-designed the nine hole Executive Course.

1959 The Muttontown Club (East Norwich, LI, NY): Private, 18-Hole. Designed and built by Alfred Tull.

1927 Nassau Country Club (Gen Cove, LI, NY) Designed and built by Devereux Emmet with Alfred H. Tull.

1963 Nevele Golf Course (Ellenville, NY): Original design by Alfred Tull.

1947 Country Club of New Canaan (New Canaan, CT) Private, 18-hole. Alfred Tull designed and built the additional nine.

1954 Norbeck Country Club (Rockville, MD): Private, 18-Hole. Designed and built by Alfred Tull.

1967 Oak Hills Park Golf Course (Norwalk, CT): Public, 18-Hole. Designed and built by Alfred Tull.

1928 Old Country Club / Flushing Country Club (Flushing, LI, NY): Private, 18 hole, extinct (c.1936). Course re-designed by Devereux Emmet with Alfred H. Tull.

1962 Old Fort Golf Club (Old Fort, NC): Semi-Private, 9-hole. Designed and built by Alfred Tull.

1935 Passaic County Golf Course (Wayne, NJ): Municipal, 36 hole. Alfred Tull designed and built additional nine to the original nine.

1954 Pelham Country Club (Pelham Manor, NY): Private, 18 hole. The original 18-hole Devereux Emmet course was re-designed by Alfred Tull.

1970 Pilgrim's Harbor Country Club (Walingford, CT): 9-hole. Designed by Alfred Tull - his last work before retirement at age 71.

1954 Pine Ridge Country Club (NY) Extinct. Designed and built by Alfred Tull.

1953 Pine Tree Country Club / Rock Ridge Country Club (Candlewood Lake, CT): 9-Hole. Designed and built by Alfred Tull.

1953 Ponce Golf Course (Ponce, P.R.) Public, 9-hole, extinct. Designed by Alfred Tull.

1924 Port Jefferson Country Club (Port Jefferson, LI, NY): Devereux Emmet designed an eighteen-hole course which included the original course built by Alfred Tull. In 1956, Alfred Tull Re-designed the course.

1956 Port Jefferson Country Club at Harbor Hills (Port Jefferson, LI, NY): Private, 18-hole. Original Devereux Emmet design, Re-designed by Alfred H. Tull.

1962 Poxabogue Golf Course (Bridgehampton, LI, NY): Public, 9-Hole. Designed and built by Alfred Tull.

1928 Radisson Cable Beach Hotel & Golf Course (formerly Carnival's Crystal Palace Golf Course) (Nassau, Bahamas) 18-hole. Designed by Devereux Emmet with Alfred H. Tull.

1965 Radley Run Country Club (West Chester, PA): Private, 18-Hole. Designed and built by Alfred Tull.

1967 Red Hook Golf Course (Red Hook, Dutchess Co, NY): Semi-Private, 18 hole. Alfred Tull re-designed 9 holes in 1967.

1965 Rockland County Club (Sparkill, NY) Private, 18-hole. Alfred Tull re-designed this 1928 Robert White course.

1958 Rockleigh - Bergen County Golf Club (Rockleigh, NJ): Public, 18-Hole. Red Course and White Course ("The Rockleigh") designed and built by Alfred Tull.

1929 Rockwood Hall Country Club (Tarrytown, NY): Private (built as personal), 18-hole, extinct. Designed and built by Emmet & Tull.

1965 Rolling Hills Country Club (Wilton, CT): Private, 18-hole. Designed and built by Alfred Tull.

1961 Rosswood Country Club (Pine Bluff, AK): Private, 18-Hole. Designed and built by Alfred Tull.

1929 Schuyler Meadows Course (Loudonville, NY). Devereux Emmet with Alfred H. Tull.

1949 Seaford Golf & Country Club (Seaford, DE): Private, 18-Hole. Original nine designed and built by Alfred Tull.

1927 Seawane Country Club (Hewlett Harbor, LI, NY) Private, 18-hole. Designed and built by Devereux Emmet with Alfred Tull.

1959 Silvermine Golf Club (Norwalk, CT): Private, 27 hole. Re-designed by Alfred Tull.

1933 Silver Spring Country Club (Ridgefield, CT ): Private, 18-Hole. Designed by Robert White. Re-designed by Alfred Tull.

1927 South Shore Golf Course (Staten Island, NY): Public, 18-Hole. Devereux Emmet with Alfred H. Tull.

1962 Sunken Meadow Golf Course (Kings Park, LI, NY). Public 18-Hole. Designed and built by Alfred Tull.

1952 Tennanah Lake Gold & Tennis Club (Roscoe, NY): Public, 18-Hole. Designed and built by Alfred Tull.

1943 Valley Forge V.A. Hospital Course (Valley Forge, PA): Military, 18 Hole, extinct. Designed and built by Alfred Tull.

1929 Vanderbilt Estate Golf Course (LI, NY): Personal, 9-Hole, extinct. Designed and built by Emmet & Tull.

1928 Vernon Hills Country Club (NY): Private, 18-hole, extinct. Devereux Emmet with Alfred H. Tull.

1967 Waccabuc Country Club (Waccabuc, NY): Private, 18 hole. Re-designed by Alfred Tull in 1967.

1968 Walnut Hills Golf Course (NY ): Extinct. Designed by Alfred Tull.

1969 Westchester Country Club (Harrison, N.Y.): Private 36-hole. West ciurse: This Walter Travis 1919 classic was renovated by Alfred Tull

1954 Westwood Country Club formerly Westbriar Country Club. (Tysons Corners, VA): Private, 18-holes. Designed and built by Alfred Tull.

1929 Wheatley Hills Golf Club (Williston, LI, NY): Private, 18 hole. Re-designed by Emmet & Tull.

1947 Willow Ridge Country Club formerly Hasty Brook C.C. (Harrison, NY): Private, 18 hole. Alfred Tull re-designed the 1917 course.

1950 White Beeches Golf & Country Club (Harworth, NJ): Private, 18 hole. Alfred Tull re-designed this Walter Travis course.

1951 Woodmont Country Club (Rockville, MD) Private, 18 hole. North Course, 9 hole. Designed and built by Alfred Tull.

1955 Woodmont Country Club (Rockville, MD) South Course: Private, 18-Hole. Additional 9, designed and built by Alfred Tull.