The sport of pitch and putt, played over 18 holes with two irons and a putter on a shorter course than traditional golf, is gaining popularity in the United States. Here are some places to play in Nassau and Suffolk.

CEDAR BEACH PITCH AND PUTT, Ocean Parkway between Cedar and Overlook beaches, Babylon, 631-321-4562,

Season: 9 a.m.-various times through mid-October, weather permitting.

18 holes, course, concession stand; children and adult beginner and also adult intro to golf lessons and new basic golf programs, call parks office for fees and schedule: 631-893-2100. Fee: $7 town residents, $8 nonresidents, $5 older than 60.

JONES BEACH PITCH AND PUTT, 2400 Ocean Pkwy. in between fields 4 and 6, Wantagh, 516-785-1600 or 631-321-3510.

Season: March 31-Nov. 25 daily, hours vary. Fee: $7, $6 juniors and seniors, club rental $2 plus $3 deposit, parking additional.

ROBERT MOSES STATE PARK, Robert Moses Causeway, Fire Island at parking field 2, 631-669-0470, 631-669-0449,

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Season: May 15-Nov. 18 daily, hours vary. Fee: $11, $9 juniors and seniors, club rentals $2 plus $3 deposit (parking additional). Opening may be delayed due to superstorm Sandy, call.