A brochure advertising 'Ballyshear', the Charles Blair Macdonald estate designed by F. Burrall Hoffman Jr. c. 1913 in Southampton. Landscaping was done by Rose Standish Nichols and Annette Hoyt Flanders. Macdonald was very prominent in early 20th century golf, he was a course designer who designed the first 18 hole course in the U.S., helped found the USGA and won the first U.S. Amateur championship in 1895. His work included the course at the Piping Rock Club. The house sat on 200 acres overlooking the Peconic Bay and the Shinnecock Hills including the National Golf Links (which he designed). Macdonald is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame. Click HERE to see 'Ballyshear' on google earth and HERE on bing.SPLIA. For more on 'Ballyshear' and other great Hamptons houses I highly recommend Houses of the Hamptons by Gary Lawrance and Anne Surchin.