The Burns Society of the City of New York &
The Saint Andrew’s Society of the State of New York


Thursday September 19th, 2019
The Rockaway Hunting Club

 We are pleased to announce that the Saint Andrews Society and the Burns Society will join together to host their annual golf outings in a combined event at The Rockaway Hunting Club.  We are thrilled to return to the site of last year’s highly popular Burns Society’s Robert Ludlow Maclean Memorial Golf Tournament, also held at the RHC.


The day begins with a buffet lunch at 11:30am and a shotgun start will follow at 12:45pm. Following golf at approximately 5:30pm there will be cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, awards and the presentation of the haggis piped in by Larry Cole, our Societies’ Piper. There is often traffic, so check Google Maps to leave ample time to arrive


Guests and prospective society members are welcome. The golf competition will follow the traditional format of handicapped individual stroke play, with Society members competing for their respective cups:

Burns Society: The Colby Cup (individual low gross), The Taggart Trophy (individual low net) and The Oliphant Putter (most putts)

St Andrews Society: The President’s Cup (individual low gross), The Andrew Baxter Tassie Cup (2nd low gross) and The Hong Kong Cup (individual low net).

Longest drive and closest to the pin prizes are open to members and guests alike.

 The price for the day is $295 per person, to include a light lunch, golf with cart and caddies, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, haggis, and prizes. 


We invite non-golfing members and guests to join us at the club at 5:30pm for collation following the competition. Come enjoy cocktails, haggis, dinner, and the awards ceremony while being treated to the fine tunes of the Society’s Piper.  Jackets required for gentlemen.  The price for collation only is $65.

On behalf of the Saint Andrews and Burns Societies golf committees, we’re looking forward to welcoming you and your guests to what is sure to be a fantastic day at The Rockaway Hunting Club!


The Rockaway Hunting Club was founded in 1878, making it one of the oldest country clubs in America. The club’s first years were defined by equestrian sports. Fox hunting and steeplechase were popular, and along with the Meadowbrook Polo Club (which is still active today), Rockaway was one of the twin powers of early American polo. Golf arrived a few years later – a rudimentary 9-holer was in place by 1895 and a full 18 by 1900. The history of the course is that of an architectural hybrid, with Tom Bendelow, Devereux Emmet, A.W. Tillinghast, Perry Maxwell, and others contributing to a design that – while settled into its current routing by the mid-20th century – has continued to evolve. The most recent phase was a comprehensive update by Gil Hanse and Jim Wagner, one that sees the course poised to move from the category of “hidden gem” to that of “must see.”


By August 30, please assist the committee organizing the event by registering yourself and any guests online using the PayPal links below.

Golf ticket (includes Collation) $295.00 per player:

Collation only $65.00: 

In addition, please send an email to with the following information:

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* Collation is included with Golf; if attending for Collation only, please so mark.

Annual Dues

If you have not already done so, members may still pay their 2019 annual dues online by credit card using the Paypal link below. Dues for the fiscal year 2019-2019 are $75, are due by December 12, 2018 and can be paid any time now. Since 1871, your Society has been a leader in perpetuating and celebrating the memory and works of Robert Burns in New York City. Your continued participation in the activities of the Burns Society is invaluable to that heritage and our ongoing mission. Please click on the link below to pay your dues by credit card.

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