It is common knowledge that Nassau County is home to some of New York’s most beautiful landscapes and sprawling views. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that Nassau County’s golf courses are up there as some of the country’s very best. For most, golf is a hobby and a way to enjoy the outdoors, so a club membership is not always the best option for a golfer of any skill level. So here are some of Nassau County’s best public golf courses to tee off on this summer!
The Golf Club at Middle Bay
Located on the southernmost tip of Baldwin on the South Shore, The Golf Club at Middle Bay is home to some of the best views over the inlet where the beaches of Lido, Point Lookout and Jones are clear to the naked eye. Built in 1995, the course has a real resort feel with beautifully maintained greens and some unique, fun but challenging waterside holes. Other features of the once private course include a constant breeze coming off the ocean and GPS-enabled golf carts that provide useful information for every hole and shot. Devastated by Hurricane Sandy, the course was hastily but diligently rebuilt and nothing was spared in returning this course to its former glory.
The Honorable Joseph Colby Town of Oyster Bay Golf Course
Woodmere’s Oyster Bay Golf Course is the perfect course for the aspiring newbie or the seasoned vet with simple and challenging holes to improve all facets of a golfer’s game. The course is abundant with features like narrow fairways, grass bunkers, tiered greens and the occasional water hole. With a relative degree of flatness, walking the course is easy and a good way to spend a sunny afternoon. The word on the street is that the back nine is much easier than the front nine which climaxes at the mountainous par-4 4th hole.
Peninsula Golf Club
It’s been said that Peninsula Golf Club is a little slice of heaven in the heart of suburban Massapequa. With only nine holes of luscious green, Peninsula serves as an intermediate course where some can learn and some can excel. With straightforward fairways and big greenside traps, Peninsula is one of the cheaper rounds of golf around, but more than that it is just a really fun course to play.
Eisenhower Golf Course
Eisenhower Golf Course is the mecca of Nassau County’s golf scene. Eisenhower showcases three courses that derive their names from old glory herself: red, white and blue. The red course, the oldest of the three built in 1914 and called the Salisbury Club for many years, was even host to the PGA Championship in 1926 which was won by golfing legend Walter Hagan, so anyone who steps foot on these fairways is certainly in good company. The three courses are famous for their relative flatness, alternate greens, absent water holes, and short distances between greens and tees. Throughout its years and through its hallowed legacy, the courses at Eisenhower have elevated themselves and become the standard for rounds of golf, not only in Nassau County but across all of Long Island.