Teeing off at the 9-hold North Woodmere Golf Club run...

Teeing off at the 9-hold North Woodmere Golf Club run by Nassau County. Credit: Howard Schnapp

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


BAY PARK GOLF COURSE First Avenue, East Rockaway, 516-571-7242 (wait time: 516-571-7244) Hours 6:30 a.m.-7 p.m. March-Dec. Course 9 holes, par 30. Operated by Nassau County for residents and nonresidents. More info nassaucountyny.gov/1785/bay-park

BETHPAGE STATE PARK GOLF COURSE 99 Quaker Meetinghouse Rd., Farmingdale, 516-249-0700. Hours: Black Course par 72, April 15-Nov. 13, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Red Course par 70, April 1-Nov. 27, dawn-dusk. Yellow Course par 71, dawn-dusk all year. Blue Course par 72, dawn-dusk all year. Green Course par 71, through Nov. 27, dawn-dusk. 9 holes 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.

An aerial view of the Bethpage Black golf course at...

An aerial view of the Bethpage Black golf course at Bethpage State Park, which has hosted several PGA golf tournaments. Credit: Jeffrey Basinger and Raychel Brightman

CANTIAGUE PARK GOLF COURSE West John Street, Hicksville, 516-571-7061. Hours 6:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Course 9 holes, par 30. More info nassaucountyny.gov

CHRISTOPHER MORLEY PARK GOLF COURSE 500 Searingtown Rd., Roslyn, 516-571-8120 (wait time 516-571-8119). Hours 6:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Course 9 holes, par 30.

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

GLEN COVE GOLF COURSE 109 Lattingtown Rd., Glen Cove, 516-676-0550. 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.

GOLF CLUB AT MIDDLE BAY 3600 Skillman Ave. Oceanside, 516-766-1880. Course 18 holes, par 72. More info thegolfclubatmiddlebay.com.

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

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

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

NORTH WOODMERE GOLF CLUB Branch Blvd. and Hungry Harbor Rd., North Woodmere, 516-571-7815. Hours 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. year-round. Course 9 holes, par 31. More info nassaucountyny.gov

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

TOWN OF OYSTER BAY GOLF COURSE 1 Southwoods Rd., Woodbury, 516-677-5980. Hours 6:30 a.m.-5 p.m. April-Oct. Closed Mon., except holidays (driving range stays open). Course 18 holes, par 70.


BERGEN POINT COUNTRY CLUB AND GOLF COURSE 9 Bergen Ave., West Babylon, 631-661-8282. 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: bergenpointgolfcourse.com

BRENTWOOD COUNTRY CLUB 100 Pennsylvania Ave., Brentwood, 631-436-6060. 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 brentwoodccgolf.com

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

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

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

GULL HAVEN GOLF COURSE New York Institute of Technology campus, Carleton Ave., Central Islip, 631-436-6059. Hours 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Course 9 holes, par 35. More info gullhavengolf.com

HOLBROOK COUNTRY CLUB 700 Patchogue-Holbrook Rd., Holbrook, 631-467-3417. 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 holbrookccgolf.com

INDIAN ISLAND COUNTRY CLUB 661 Riverside Dr., Riverhead, 621-727-7776. 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 indianislandcountryclub.com

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

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

MILL POND GOLF COURSE 300 Mill Rd., Medford, 631-732-8249; lessons: 631-732-8249 ext. 131. 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 golfatmillpond.com

Montauk Downs State Golf Course in Montauk.

Montauk Downs State Golf Course in Montauk. Credit: Gordon M. Grant

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

NORTHPORT VA HOSPITAL GOLF COURSE 79 Middleville Rd., Northport, 631-261-8000. Hours 7 a.m.-7 p.m. daily March-Dec. Course 9 holes, par 35.

PINE HILLS COUNTRY CLUB 2 Country Club Dr., Manorville, 631-878-4343. Hours 6 a.m.-5 p.m. daily all year. Course 18 holes, par 73, reservations 7 days in advance. More info pinehillsgolfing.com

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

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

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

ROLLING OAKS GOLF COURSE 181 Rte. 25A, Rocky Point, 631-744-3200. Hours 6 a.m.-dusk weekdays, 5 a.m.-dusk weekends in season. Course 18 holes, par 65, challenging executive course. More info golfrollingoaks.com

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

SHELTER ISLAND COUNTRY CLUB 26 Sunnyside Ave., Shelter Island Heights, 631-749-0416. Hours 7 a.m.-dusk daily. Course 9 holes, par 32. More info shelterislandcc.org

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

A cart is driven down the fairway at Smithtown Landing...

A cart is driven down the fairway at Smithtown Landing Country Club. Credit: Newsday/Morgan Campbell

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

STONEBRIDGE GOLF LINKS & COUNTRY CLUB 2000 Raynors Way, Smithtown, 631-724-7500. Hours 6 a.m.-6 p.m. daily March-Sept., 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 stonebridgeglcc.com

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

SWAN LAKE GOLF CLUB 388 River Rd., Manorville, 631-369-1818. 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 swanlakegolf.com

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

TIMBER POINT GOLF COURSE 398 Great River Rd., Great River, 631-581-2401; reservations at timberpointgolfcourse.comHours 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat.-Sun. 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.

WEST SAYVILLE GOLF COURSE 200 Montauk Hwy., West Sayville, 631-567-1704; reserve at suffolkcountyny.gov/parks (with Green Key Card or nonresident Key card, fee $4). 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 westsayvillegolf.com

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

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