The following is a list of Long Island's golf courses across Nassau and Suffolk County for you to enjoy with your family & friends.
Bethpage State Park Golf Course
Bethpage Golf Course is one of the most popular and cherished golf courses in the nation. Located in Long Island in close proximity to New York City, Bethpage is a mecca for public golf featuring five 18-hole regulation golf courses, including the world-renowned Bethpage Black . In addition to Bethpage Black hosting the United States Open Championships it will also host two Barclays PGA Tour events, The PGA Championship and the Ryder Cup.
Montauk Downs State Park Golf Course
Montauk Downs was originally developed in 1927. Robert Trent Jones Sr. redesigned the present course in 1968 with assistance from his son, Rees." Montauk Downs State Park was purchased by State Parks in 1980. The ever-changing wind currents off the ocean and bay can change the way the course plays each day.
Robert Moses State Park Pitch and Putt Course
The Robert Moses State Park golf course is a fairly secluded short course meandering through the native beach style trees and vegetation. The course is located at the western end of the park near Field 2, directly adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean. It is an excellent course that offers a taste of the ocean, with the high greenery and challenge of a true golf course.
The park has a boat basin for day use. Anglers can fish from a pier or in the surf. Visitors can swim or surf at the sand beach and picnic nearby.
Sag Harbor State Golf Course
This 48.8-acre, 9-hole golf facility is located in the middle of a 341-acre parcel known as the Barcelona Neck Natural Resources Management Area. The property was acquired in 1989. Situated on a peninsula and surrounded by woodlands, bluffs and wetlands, this delightful 9-hole course may be played as nine or 18 holes.
Sunken Meadow State Park Golf Course
Sunken Meadow State Park features 27 holes that may be played as either 9 or 18 holes. The first two courses were built in 1962, followed by the Blue Course in 1964. All three courses were designed by golf course architect Alfred Tull, who also designed the Yellow course and redesigned the Blue course at Bethpage State Park. Tull preferred to utilize the natural lay of the land, bringing the existing terrain into his design. Golfers can expect a somewhat hilly and variable layout surrounded by mature woodlands, offering an attractive and relaxing experience for their golf round. In addition to the beautiful woodland setting, Sunken Meadow's driving range offers expansive panoramic views of the Long Island Sound.
Eisenhower park should be at the top of the list for anyone looking to play one of the best public Long Island golf courses. The famed Red course was designed in 1914 by Devereux Emmet, and hosted the PGA Championship as far back as 1926. The White and Blue courses should not be ignored either, and are products of one of the most famous course architects Robert Trent Jones. The facility also has four nine-hole executive courses for golfers looking for a more relaxed round.
Lido Golf Club
Lido Golf Club is one of the hidden gems that some golfers might not know about. Lido Golf Club carved out a very challenging design that pushes golfers to the limits (especially when the wind is blowing). The back nine features some of the best views you’ll see, and one of the toughest stretch of holes on any Long Island golf course.
Crab Meadow Golf Course
Crab Meadow is another one on the list Long Island public golf courses that is off the beaten path, but should be considered by everyone. It features some of the most breathtaking views of the North Shore, and its a course that a golfer of any level can play. The back nine will give you some memorable views, and you should consider playing a Twilight round here for the amazing sunsets.
This course is another of the gold coast gems is Nassau County. Built on a reclaimed sand mine in 1998, it is a newer Long Island golf course that is open to the public. It is a beautiful, challenging course that can be visited from New York City.
Cherry Creek Links
Golfers who are looking to explore the eastern end of Long Island should check out Cherry Creek Links. It features a famous par 6, which measures 644 yards to finish off your round. This is a wonderful links design that can accommodate golfers of all levels. They also have a more traditionally course across the street called The Woods that golfers should consider as well.
Willow Creek is another Long Island golf course that every player should play at least once. It has been recognized several times as one of the top semi-private golf courses available for the public to play, and you certainly will be challenged with its layout. Some quick facts about Long Island Golf:
Bay Park Golf Course
1 First Avenue
East Rockaway, NY 11518
Bethpage State Park
99 Quaker Meeting House Road
Farmingdale, NY 11735
Cantiague Park Golf Course