On July 29, the North Shore Country Club, a private old-world club on the Long Island Sound in Glen Head, will open its doors to nonmembers looking to entertain business clients without all the hullabaloo of charity golf tournaments.
The low-key event costing $195 per golfer is limited to 40 golfers, according to Steven Wilson of SMW Marketing, who is hosting a series of similar golf outings at private clubs throughout the Island. The price is significantly less expensive than a traditional Long Island golf outing, which costs about $500 a person, not to mention all those raffle tickets.
Included in the fee is a continental breakfast, bucket of range balls, a post-round barbecue and a forecaddie – a local expert that tags along with each foursome to track wayward drives, read greens and do everything except make beer runs.
The whole event is expected to last no more than six hours.
The purpose is to allow businessfolk without a private club membership to impress clients by letting them play at an 18-hole golf course designed by A.W. Tillinghast in 1916, who also fashioned the Bethpage Black course, without paying the membership fees that range from $3,000 to $16,000 a year.
During its storied past, the par-72 course has welcomed some of the game’s greatest players, including Bobby Jones, Chick Evans and Fred Wright, who were in the field when it co-hosted the 1920 U.S. Amateur Championship.