Oceanside golf course to reopen in May after Sandy forced closure

A fallen tree cut open a chained link

A fallen tree cut open a chained link fence seperating Skillman Avenue in Oceanside to Middle Bay Country Club. (Nov. 13, 2012) Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

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Having closed after superstorm Sandy-related damage costs forced bankruptcy, Middle Bay Country Club in Oceanside has been resurrected in a deal between the landlord and a group headed by Tariq Khan of Hewlett Harbor. Khan, a Middle Bay member, owns a chain of convenience stores and has been honored by several organizations for his philanthropy.

Former Wheatley Hills pro Doug Mauch, who also is part of the group, said it will be semi-private with 100 members and that it will open May 23. He added that it will be re-branded South Bay Country Club in honor of Oceanside's original name.

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The Kiwanis Club of Southampton will hold its golf outing May 2 at Sebonack Golf Club in Southampton, site of the 2013 U.S. Women's Open. Proceeds go to the Southampton Fresh Air Home. Call 631-726-1993 . . . The Fourth Annual Sister Clare Kelly Golf Outing for Cormaria Retreat House in Sag Harbor will be May 20 at Long Island National Golf Club, Riverhead. Call 631-239-5640.

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