Patti Kielawa, left, looks on as Elene Bara moves her ball...

Patti Kielawa, left, looks on as Elene Bara moves her ball onto the green during a round at the Town of Oyster Bay Golf Course in Woodbury,  Credit: Jeff Bachner

Tee up — and off — at a host of public golf courses. Hours listed are for peak season play, weather permitting.

Best bets for golf courses

  • For longer courses: Middle Island Country Club in Middle Island has 27 holes.

  • For shorter courses: Gull Haven in Central Islip, Peninsula Golf Club in Massapequa and Bay Park in East Rockaway all have nine holes.

  • For year-round golfing: Merrick Road Park in Merrick and Cherry Creek Golf Links in Riverhead are open all year.


BAY PARK GOLF COURSE First Avenue, East Rockaway. Hours: 7 a.m.-7 p.m. March-Dec., weather permitting; closed on Wed. Course: 9 holes, par 30. Operated by Nassau County for residents and nonresidents. More info: 516-571-7242 (wait time: 516-571-7244),

An aerial view of the clubhouse and part of the...

An aerial view of the clubhouse and part of the golf course at Bethpage State Park. Credit: Jeffrey Basinger

BETHPAGE STATE PARK GOLF COURSE 99 Quaker Meetinghouse Rd., Farmingdale. Hours: Black Course par 72: through Nov. 11, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Red Course par 70: March 30-Dec. 1, dawn-dusk. Yellow Course par 71: dawn-dusk all year, weather permitting. Blue Course par 72: dawn-dusk all year, weather permitting. Green Course par 71: through Dec. 1, dawn-dusk, weather permitting. 9-hole Yellow and Blue courses available first 90 minutes each day; after 10 a.m. Tue.-Thur., after 1 p.m. Fri.-Mon. Courses: Five 18-hole courses. Host of the 2025 Ryder Cup. More info: 516-249-0700,

CANTIAGUE PARK GOLF COURSE West John Street, Hicksville. Hours: 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Wed.-Mon., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Tues. Course: 9 holes, par 30. More info: 516-571-7061,

CHRISTOPHER MORLEY PARK GOLF COURSE 500 Searingtown Rd., Roslyn. Hours: 7 a.m.-7 p.m., closed on Mon. Course: 9 holes, par 30. More info: 516-571-8120 (wait time: 516-571-8119)

EISENHOWER PARK GOLF COURSE Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow. Hours: 5:30 a.m.-7 p.m. daily. Courses: Three 18-hole courses (White, Red and Blue), all par 72. Red course closed in winter. More info: 516-572-0327 (wait time: 516-572-0330),

GLEN COVE GOLF COURSE 109 Lattingtown Rd., Glen Cove. Hours: 6:30 a.m.-dusk daily in season, closed Mon. except holidays. Twilight golf, lessons offered. Must have permit to play except twilight. Course: 18 holes, par 66. More info: 516-676-0550

GOLF CLUB AT MIDDLE BAY 3600 Skillman Ave., Oceanside. Hours: Dawn-dusk, weather permitting. Course: 18 holes, par 72. More info: 516-766-1880, 

HARBOR LINKS GOLF COURSE 1 W. Fairway Dr., Port Washington. Hours: Dawn-dusk. Course: 18 holes, par 72; 9 holes, par 31. More info: 516-767-4816,

The sixth tee at Nickerson Dunes Golf Course in Lido...

The sixth tee at Nickerson Dunes Golf Course in Lido Beach has a sweeping view of the beach and ocean. Credit: Jeff Bachner

LIDO GOLF CLUB 255 Lido Blvd., Lido Beach. Hours: Dawn-dark, closed Wed. Course: 18 holes, par 72. More info: 516-889-8181,

MERRICK ROAD PARK GOLF COURSE 2550 Clubhouse Rd., Merrick. Hours: Open all year, 6 a.m.-dusk, closed Wed. Course: 9 holes, par 36. More info: 516-868-4610

NORTH WOODMERE GOLF CLUB Branch Boulevard and Hungry Harbor Road, North Woodmere. Hours: 7 a.m.-7 p.m. year-round, weather permitting, closed Wed. in winter. Course: 9 holes, par 31. More info: 516-571-7815,

PENINSULA GOLF CLUB 50 Nassau Rd., Massapequa. Hours: Dawn-dusk year-round, weather permitting. Course: 9 holes, par 37. More info: 516-798-9776,

TOWN OF OYSTER BAY GOLF COURSE 1 Southwoods Rd., Woodbury. Hours: 6:30 a.m.-5 p.m. April-Oct. Closed Mon. to the public except for holidays that fall on Mondays, weather permitting. Credit card payments only. Course: 18 holes, par 70. More info: 516-677-5980,


BERGEN POINT COUNTRY CLUB AND GOLF COURSE 9 Bergen Ave., West Babylon. Hours: 6 a.m.-6 p.m. mid-March-Dec. Features rentals, hand-power carts, lessons, sports bar and grill, clubhouse, lockers, showers, driving range and putting green. Course: 18 holes, par 71. More info: 631-661-8282,

BRENTWOOD COUNTRY CLUB 100 Pennsylvania Ave., Brentwood. Hours: 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Tue.-Fri., 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat.-Sun., mid-March-Dec; closed Mon. Reservations only. Features rentals, carts, pro shop, clubhouse, chipping area and putting green. Course: 18 holes, par 72. More info: 631-436-6060,

CHERRY CREEK GOLF LINKS 900 Reeves Ave., Riverhead. Hours: Dawn-dusk; open all year. Course: 18 holes, par 73. More info: 631-369-6500,

CRAB MEADOW GOLF COURSE 220 Waterside Ave., Northport. Hours: 6 a.m.-7 p.m. daily May-Sept., then hours vary. Course: 18 holes, par 72. More info: 631-757-8800,

DIX HILLS PARK GOLF COURSE 575 Vanderbilt Pkwy., Dix Hills. Hours: 6 a.m.-7 p.m. daily. Spring junior camp. Course: 9 holes, par 31; good for beginners. More info: 631-499-8005,

GULL HAVEN GOLF COURSE New York Institute of Technology campus, Carleton Avenue, Central Islip. Hours: 6 a.m.-6 p.m., open all year, weather permitting. Course: 9 holes, par 35. More info: 631-436-6059,

Hope LaBorne tees off on the golf course at the Holbrook...

Hope LaBorne tees off on the golf course at the Holbrook Country Club. Credit: James Carbone

HOLBROOK COUNTRY CLUB 700 Patchogue-Holbrook Rd., Holbrook. Hours: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon., Wed.-Fri., 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat.-Sun., March-Dec.; closed Tue. for outings through the spring season. Private and junior group golf lessons. Course: 18 holes, par 71. More info: 631-467-3417,

INDIAN ISLAND COUNTRY CLUB 661 Riverside Dr., Riverhead. Hours: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat.-Sun., weekends March through Oct., then hours vary. Run by Suffolk County. Course: 18 holes, par 72; 9-hole play offered based on availability. More info: 621-727-7776,

ISLAND’S END GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB 5025 Rte. 25, Greenport. Hours: 7 a.m.-dusk daily, all year. Course: 18 holes, par 72. More info: 631-477-0777,

MIDDLE ISLAND COUNTRY CLUB 275 Yaphank-Middle Island Rd., Middle Island. Hours: Dawn-dusk year-round. Courses: 27 holes, 3 separate 9-hole courses (1 par 35, 2 par 36). More info: 631-924-3000,

MILL POND GOLF COURSE 300 Mill Rd., Medford. Hours: 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri, 5:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Links-style course. Courses: 18-hole championship. More info: 631-732-8249 (lessons: 631-732-8249 ext. 131),

MONTAUK DOWNS STATE PARK GOLF COURSE 50 S. Fairview Ave., Montauk. Hours: Open year-round. Course: 18 holes, par 72. More info: 631-668-5000, 

NORTHPORT VA HOSPITAL GOLF COURSE 79 Middleville Rd., Northport. Hours: 6 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, weather permitting. Course: 9 holes, par 35. More info: 631-261-8000,

PINE HILLS COUNTRY CLUB 2 Country Club Dr., Manorville. Hours: 6 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, weather permitting. Course: 18 holes, par 73, reservations 7 days in advance. More info: 631-878-4343,

PINE RIDGE GOLF CLUB 2 Golf Course Dr., Coram. Hours: 6 a.m.-8 p.m. daily, year-round. Course: 18 holes, par 70. More info: 631-331-7930,

Young golfers participate in junior golf camp at Poxabogue Golf...

Young golfers participate in junior golf camp at Poxabogue Golf Center, a public nine-hole golf course in Sagaponack. Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

POXABOGUE GOLF COURSE 3556 Montauk Hwy., Bridgehampton. Hours: 7 a.m.-6 p.m., daily March-Dec. Course: 9 holes, par 30, instruction. More info: 631-537-0025,

ROCK HILL GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB 105 Clancy Rd., Manorville. Hours: 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 6 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Course: 18 holes, par 71. More info: 631-878-2250,

ROLLING OAKS GOLF COURSE 181 Rte. 25A, Rocky Point. Hours:  7 a.m.-dusk weekdays, 6 a.m.-dusk weekends in-season. Course: 18 holes, par 65, challenging executive course. More info: 631-744-3200,

SAG HARBOR STATE PARK GOLF COURSE Off Route 114, Sag Harbor. Hours: Dawn-dusk daily year-round. Course: 9 holes, par 35. More info: 631-725-2503, 

SHELTER ISLAND COUNTRY CLUB 26 Sunnyside Ave., Shelter Island Heights. Hours: 8 a.m.-dusk daily. Course: 9 holes, par 32. More info: 631-749-0416,

SMITHTOWN LANDING COUNTRY CLUB 495 Landing Ave., Smithtown. Hours: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. May-Nov. Closed Mon. Courses: 18 holes, par 72; 9 holes, par 27. More info: 631-979-6534,

SPRING LAKE GOLF CLUB 30 E. Bartlett Rd., Middle Island. Hours: Dawn-dusk daily, year-round. Course: 18 holes, par 72; 9 holes, par 36. More info: 631-924-5115,

STONEBRIDGE GOLF LINKS & COUNTRY CLUB 2000 Raynors Way, Smithtown. Hours: 6 a.m.-6 p.m. daily April-Oct, 7 a.m.-dusk rest of the season. Open to the public Mon.-Fri., and after noon on weekends. Course: 18 holes, par 70. More info: 631-724-7500,

SUNKEN MEADOW STATE PARK GOLF COURSE North end of Sunken Meadow State Parkway, Kings Park. Hours: Sunrise-sunset April-Oct.; 8 a.m.-sunset. Nov.-March. Courses: 18-hole and 9-hole courses. More info: 631-269-5351,

David Rung, of Southampton, takes a practice swing at Swan Lake Golf...

David Rung, of Southampton, takes a practice swing at Swan Lake Golf Course in Calverton. Credit: Tom Lambui

SWAN LAKE GOLF CLUB 388 River Rd., Manorville. Hours: 6 a.m.-dusk April-Sept.; 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct.-March. Features rentals, pro shop, lessons and cafe. Course: 18 holes, par 72. More info: 631-369-1818,

THE WOODS AT CHERRY CREEK 967 Reeves Ave., Riverhead. Hours: Dawn-dusk through Thanksgiving. Course: 18 holes, par 71, with short-game practice area. More info: 631-506-0777,

A golfer plays at Timber Point Golf Course in East...

A golfer plays at Timber Point Golf Course in East Islip. Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

TIMBER POINT GOLF COURSE 398 Great River Rd., Great River. Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. weekends. March-April; 7 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays, 6 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends mid-April-Labor Day; times vary Oct.-Dec. Course: 27-hole championship course. More info: 631-581-2401, reservations at 

WEST SAYVILLE GOLF COURSE 200 Montauk Hwy., West Sayville. Hours: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Run by Suffolk County. Course: 18 holes, par 72. More info: 631-567-1704,

WILLOW CREEK GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB 1 Clubhouse Dr., Mount Sinai. Hours: Dawn-dusk all year. Features lessons, restaurant, putting green, carts and clubhouse. Course: 18 holes, par 71. More info: 631-474-9200, 

WIND WATCH GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB 1715 Vanderbilt Motor Pkwy., Hauppauge. Hours: 7 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, year-round. Course: 18 holes, par 72. More info: 631-232-9850,


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