Destination Guide

Destination: Long Island

Like a giant crab claw stretching 118 miles out into the Atlantic from Manhattan, Long Island has close to 150 golf courses ranging from munis to ultra exclusive clubs such as Shinnecock Hills, the oldest formal golf club in the United States, dating back to 1890. There are Bethpage State Park's five golf courses, specifically the Black, an A.W. Tillinghast design and the first public course in the U.S. to host a U.S. Open Championship.

Long Island’s landscape contains just about every kind of neighborhood found in the country. From Levittown-style homes to stately seaside estates and casual beach villages, Long Island has attracted an eclectic mix of immigrants along with wealthy icons like the Vanderbilts and Roosevelts.

The south coast, blessed by soft sandy beaches has long been a haven for upscale New Yorkers who settle in pricey enclaves like the Hamptons and Sag Harbor known for their quaint collections of Victorian houses, boutiques and galleries while Glen Cove along the more rugged north shore or "Gold Coast" as portrayed in "The Great Gatsby" is known for its exquisite mansions, many built during the Gilded Age. Several large homes have been demolished but some remain and a few are open to the public.

With moderating ocean breezes, golf can be played much of the year with plenty of choices for public golfers like Eisenhower Park's four courses including 'Red,' venue for a Champions Tour event. Also try Tallgrass Golf Club with its feathery fescue and Smithtown Landing Golf Course cut through stately oaks with views of the Nissequogue River.

Aside from 'star-gazing' to catch a glimpse of the rich and famous, there is a lot to see and do starting with incredible beaches like Long Beach, The Hamptons and Fire Island. Hockey fans can root for the New York Islanders while baseball fans can cheer on the New York Mets. Site of Charles Lindberg's flight to Paris, aviation history is portrayed in the Cradle of Aviation Museum and the American Airpower Museum.

Take in a farmers market and try regional products such as LI Vodka, cheeses and wines produced by the 30 or more wineries, most located on the north fork where farming traditions are strong. The farm-to-table concept is celebrated in many restaurants and yes, Long Island Iced Tea originated here.

Accommodations include chain hotels, luxury beachfront hotels, inns and B&Bs and former mansions-turned-hotels.

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Courses

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Willow Creek Golf & Country Club
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Mount Sinai $35
The Links at Cherry Creek
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Riverhead $35
Wind Watch Golf Club
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Hauppauge $39
Great Rock Golf Club
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Wading River $43
Heatherwood Golf Club
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Centereach $24
Pine Hills Country Club
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Manorville $35
The Woods at Cherry Creek
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Riverhead $33
Stonebridge Golf Links Country Club
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Smithtown $35
Spruce/Dogwood at Middle Island Country Club
Tee Times
Middle Island $34
The Golf Club at Middle Bay
Tee Times
Oceanside $43
Oak Tree/Spruce at Middle Island Country Club
Tee Times
Middle Island $34
Cantiague Park Golf Course
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Hicksville $28
White at Eisenhower Park
Tee Times
East Meadow $33 - $48
The Vineyards Golf Club
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Riverhead $48
Regulation at Smithtown Landing Golf Club
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Smithtown $28
Pine Ridge Golf Club
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Coram $25
Cedarbrook Club Old Brookville $75 - $97
Mill Pond Golf Course
Tee Times
Medford $38
Swan Lake Golf Club
Tee Times
Manorville $34
Rolling Oaks Golf Course
Tee Times
Rocky Point $14
Dogwood/Oak Tree at Middle Island Country Club
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Middle Island $34
Poxabogue Golf Center
Tee Times
Bridgehampton $5
Red at Eisenhower Park
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East Meadow $62
Blue at Eisenhower Park
Tee Times
East Meadow $33 - $48
Crab Meadow Golf Course
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Northport $41
Dix Hills Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Dix Hills $16
Glen Cove Golf Club Glen Cove $40
Holbrook Country Club Holbrook $20 - $32
Green at Bethpage State Park Golf Course Farmingdale $23 - $75
Blue/White at Timber Point Golf Course Great River $20 - $57
Robert Moses State Park Golf Course Babylon $11
Cedars Golf Club Cutchogue $8
Meadow Brook Club Jericho N/A
Gull Haven Golf Club Central Islip $11 - $18
Sandpiper at Spring Lake Golf Club Middle Island $21 - $29
Blue/Green at Sunken Meadow State Park Kings Park $15 - $23
North Fork Country Club Cutchogue $73
Yellow at Bethpage State Park Golf Course Farmingdale $23 - $75
Indian Island Country Club Riverhead $18 - $38
Peninsula Golf Club Massapequa $20 - $23
Westhampton Country Club Westhampton Beach $130
Quogue Field Club Quogue $41 - $61
Atlantic Golf Club Bridgehampton $125
Green/Red at Sunken Meadow State Park Kings Park $15 - $23
Southampton Golf Club Southampton $85
Woods/Blue Grass at Old Westbury Golf & Country Club Old Westbury $60
White/Red at Timber Point Golf Course Great River $20 - $57
Glen Head Country Club Glen Head $50
West at Maidstone Club East Hampton $76
Bellport Country Club Bellport $26 - $55
Tam O'Shanter Golf Club Glen Head $77
Island Hills Golf Club Sayville $75 - $85
National Golf Links of America Southampton $100
Cold Springs Country Club Cold Spring Harbor $90
Shelter Island Country Club Shelter Island Heights $15 - $30
Hampton Hills Golf Club Westhampton Beach $80
The Bridgehampton Club Bridgehampton $30 - $42
Nissequogue Golf Club Saint James $60 - $100
Woodside Club Syosset $91
Blue at Bethpage State Park Golf Course Farmingdale $23 - $75
Over Look/Woods at Old Westbury Golf & Country Club Old Westbury $60
Thunderbird at Spring Lake Golf Club Middle Island $30 - $58
East Hampton Golf Club East Hampton $100
Port Jefferson Country Club Port Jefferson $67
Birchwood at Spring Lake Golf Club Middle Island $10
East at Maidstone Club East Hampton $76
Pine Hollow Country Club East Norwich $50 - $95
Huntington Crescent Club Huntington $50
Southward Ho Country Club Bay Shore $45 - $122
Friar's Head Riverhead $100
Northport Golf Course Northport $16
Montauk Downs State Park Golf Course Montauk $26 - $86
Hamlet Golf & Country Club Commack $83
Three Ponds Farm Watermill N/A
Valley at Colonial Springs Golf Club Farmingdale $49 - $110
Red/Blue at Sunken Meadow State Park Kings Park $15 - $23
Blue Ridge Golf Club Medford $10
Leisure Village Golf Course Ridge N/A
Merrick Road Park Merrick $24
Jones Beach State Park Golf Course Wantagh $7
Laurel Links Golf Course Laurel $95
Red at Bethpage State Park Golf Course Farmingdale $52 - $123
Cedar Beach Golf Course Babylon $8
Black at Bethpage State Park Golf Course Farmingdale $78 - $167
Long Island National Golf Club Riverhead $60 - $129
Blue Grass/Over Look at Old Westbury Golf & Country Club Old Westbury $60
Noyac Golf Club Sag Harbor $100
Indian Hills Country Club Northport $65 - $90
Oyster Bay Golf Course Woodbury $31 - $61
The Greens At Half Hollow Melville N/A
Mill River Club Oyster Bay $75
Sumpwams Creek at E. Donald Conroy Golf Course Babylon $12
West Sayville Golf Course West Sayville $38
Nine Hole Par 3 at Smithtown Landing Golf Club Smithtown $19
Brentwood Country Club Brentwood $20 - $32
Baiting Hollow Club Baiting Hollow $75
Heartland Golf Park Edgewood $10 - $20
Lake at Colonial Springs Golf Club Farmingdale $49 - $110
South Fork Country Club Amagansett $80
Red/Blue at Timber Point Golf Course Great River $20 - $57
Pines at Colonial Springs Golf Club Farmingdale $49 - $110
Shinnecock Hills Golf Club Southampton N/A
The Bridge Golf Course Bridgehampton $125
Huntington Country Club Huntington $70
Sebonack Golf Club Southampton N/A
Sandy Pond Par-3 Golf Course Riverhead $11
Muttontown Club East Norwich $44 - $69
The Creek Club Locust Valley $90
Piping Rock Club Locust Valley $50
Sag Harbor State Golf Course Sag Harbor $20 - $40
Brookville Country Club Glen Head $95
Bretton Woods Country Club Coram $15
Rock Hill Golf Club Manorville $25 - $36
St. George's Golf & Country Club East Setauket $71
Rockville Links Golf Club Rockville Centre $65
Bergen Point Golf Course West Babylon $30 - $38
Gardiner's Bay Country Club Shelter Island $95
Nassau Country Club Glen Cove $95
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