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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Stonebridge Golf Links Country Club
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Smithtown $32
Pine Hills Country Club
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Manorville $25
Willow Creek Golf & Country Club
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Mount Sinai $35
Heatherwood Golf Club
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Centereach $20
The Golf Club at Middle Bay
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Oceanside $25
Great Rock Golf Club
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Wading River $30
Wind Watch Golf Club
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Hauppauge $33
The Links at Cherry Creek
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Riverhead $33
White at Eisenhower Park
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East Meadow $33 - $48
The Woods at Cherry Creek
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Riverhead $23
Crab Meadow Golf Course
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Northport $34
Regulation at Smithtown Landing Golf Club
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Smithtown $28
The Vineyards Golf Club
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Riverhead $32
Dix Hills Park Golf Course
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Dix Hills $18
Cantiague Park Golf Course
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Hicksville $28
Mill Pond Golf Course
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Medford $29
Oak Tree/Spruce at Middle Island Country Club
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Middle Island $26
Poxabogue Golf Center
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Bridgehampton $10
Rolling Oaks Golf Course
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Rocky Point $15
Tallgrass Country Club
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Shoreham $20
Blue at Eisenhower Park
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East Meadow $33 - $48
Swan Lake Golf Club
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Manorville $27
Dogwood/Oak Tree at Middle Island Country Club
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Middle Island $26
Red at Eisenhower Park
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East Meadow $62
Spruce/Dogwood at Middle Island Country Club
Tee Times
Middle Island $26
Pine Ridge Golf Club
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Coram $22
Yellow at Bethpage State Park Golf Course Farmingdale $23 - $75
Shinnecock Hills Golf Club Southampton N/A
Pine Hollow Country Club East Norwich $50 - $95
Glen Head Country Club Glen Head $50
Tam O'Shanter Golf Club Glen Head $77
Heartland Golf Park Edgewood $10 - $20
Hampton Hills Golf Club Westhampton Beach $80
Atlantic Golf Club Bridgehampton $125
Birchwood at Spring Lake Golf Club Middle Island $10
Muttontown Club East Norwich $44 - $69
Island Hills Golf Club Sayville $75 - $85
Quogue Field Club Quogue $41 - $61
Blue at Bethpage State Park Golf Course Farmingdale $23 - $75
Woodside Club Syosset $91
Cedar Beach Golf Course Babylon $8
Baiting Hollow Club Baiting Hollow $75
Southampton Golf Club Southampton $85
West Sayville Golf Course West Sayville $38
The Bridge Golf Course Bridgehampton $125
Over Look/Woods at Old Westbury Golf & Country Club Old Westbury $60
Sag Harbor State Golf Course Sag Harbor $20 - $40
Blue/White at Timber Point Golf Course Great River $20 - $57
Oyster Bay Golf Course Woodbury $31 - $61
South Fork Country Club Amagansett $80
Glen Cove Golf Club Glen Cove $40
Westhampton Country Club Westhampton Beach $130
Sandpiper at Spring Lake Golf Club Middle Island $21 - $29
Long Island National Golf Club Riverhead $60 - $129
Montauk Downs State Park Golf Course Montauk $26 - $86
Gardiner's Bay Country Club Shelter Island $95
Bretton Woods Country Club Coram $15
North Fork Country Club Cutchogue $73
East Hampton Golf Club East Hampton $100
Cold Springs Country Club Cold Spring Harbor $90
Blue/Green at Sunken Meadow State Park Kings Park $15 - $23
White/Red at Timber Point Golf Course Great River $20 - $57
Sandy Pond Par-3 Golf Course Riverhead $11
Nissequogue Golf Club Saint James $60 - $100
West at Maidstone Club East Hampton $76
Red at Bethpage State Park Golf Course Farmingdale $52 - $123
Dix Hills Country Club Dix Hills $19 - $23
Nine Hole Par 3 at Smithtown Landing Golf Club Smithtown $19
Thunderbird at Spring Lake Golf Club Middle Island $30 - $58
Green/Red at Sunken Meadow State Park Kings Park $15 - $23
Valley at Colonial Springs Golf Club Farmingdale $49 - $110
Bergen Point Golf Course West Babylon $30 - $38
Robert Moses State Park Golf Course Babylon $11
East at Maidstone Club East Hampton $76
Red/Blue at Sunken Meadow State Park Kings Park $15 - $23
Merrick Road Park Merrick $24
Meadow Brook Club Jericho N/A
St. George's Golf & Country Club East Setauket $71
Port Jefferson Country Club Port Jefferson $67
National Golf Links of America Southampton $100
Hamlet Golf & Country Club Commack $83
Indian Island Country Club Riverhead $18 - $38
Huntington Country Club Huntington $70
Lake at Colonial Springs Golf Club Farmingdale $49 - $110
Sumpwams Creek at E. Donald Conroy Golf Course Babylon $12
Huntington Crescent Club Huntington $50
Indian Hills Country Club Northport $65 - $90
Sebonack Golf Club Southampton N/A
The Creek Club Locust Valley $90
Rock Hill Golf Club Manorville $25 - $36
Blue Grass/Over Look at Old Westbury Golf & Country Club Old Westbury $60
Piping Rock Club Locust Valley $50
Friar's Head Riverhead $100
Jones Beach State Park Golf Course Wantagh $7
The Greens At Half Hollow Melville N/A
Nassau Country Club Glen Cove $95
Blue Ridge Golf Club Medford $10
Rockville Links Golf Club Rockville Centre $65
Cedarbrook Golf Club Old Brookville $75 - $97
Gull Haven Golf Club Central Islip $11 - $18
Woods/Blue Grass at Old Westbury Golf & Country Club Old Westbury $60
Holbrook Country Club Holbrook $20 - $32
Bellport Country Club Bellport $26 - $55
Southward Ho Country Club Bay Shore $45 - $122
Noyac Golf Club Sag Harbor $100
Green at Bethpage State Park Golf Course Farmingdale $23 - $75
Mill River Club Oyster Bay $75
Red/Blue at Timber Point Golf Course Great River $20 - $57
The Bridgehampton Club Bridgehampton $30 - $42
Northport Golf Course Northport $16
Three Ponds Farm Watermill N/A
Leisure Village Golf Course Ridge N/A
Brentwood Country Club Brentwood $20 - $32
Cedars Golf Club Cutchogue $8
Peninsula Golf Club Massapequa $20 - $23
Pines at Colonial Springs Golf Club Farmingdale $49 - $110
Laurel Links Golf Course Laurel $95
Black at Bethpage State Park Golf Course Farmingdale $78 - $167
Brookville Country Club Glen Head $95
Shelter Island Country Club Shelter Island Heights $15 - $30
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