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