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GOLI: Jerry Kremer and Montauk Downs

By 1979, the property — situated on rolling terrain between the Atlantic Ocean, Lake Montauk and Fort Pond Bay — had been home to golf for more than 50 years. But the private owners were bankrupt, and developers eyed the scenic site for housing at a bargain rate.

Long Island Golf News – Top 10 Public Courses

The first annual Top 10 Public Golf Properties… By our count, Long Island boast 51 public courses. From that we culled the finest properties to create our Top 10 list. Four New York State course make the cut – Bethpage Black and Red, Montauk Downs and Eisenhower Red. We put them in alphabetical order. Plus, […]

2012 Golfweek’s Best Courses: LI Edition

Last week, Golfweek released its annual list of Best Courses You Can Play . The state-by-state breakdown is pretty handy. Long Island is well represent among the 15 courses listed. Without further ado… 1) Bethpage State Park (Black), Farmingdale 2) Saratoga National, Saratoga 3) Leatherstocking, Cooperstown 4) Ravenwood, Victor 5) Pound Ridge GC, Pound Ridge […]

LI’s qualifiers for Open take first step

From May 11, 2011, Mark Herrmann (link to article) This is how the U.S. Open is different. You’ve heard the bromide that the Masters begins on the back nine on Sunday? Well, the U.S. Open begins on a crisp, windy May afternoon at places such as Glen Head Country Club. It begins with a 3-under […]

Golfweek: Best Place You Can Play

Golfweek came out with annual list of Best Courses You Can Play. The handy list is broken down by state. Of the 15 New York-based courses, Long Island is home to four on the list. No surprise that Bethpage Black took top honors in New York State. Other LI properties include Tall Grass Golf Club […]

Promise of Youth in U.S. Open Qualifier

From Mark Herrmann and ExploreLI.com… ——————- By MARK HERRMANN By definition, a local qualifying tournament for the U.S. Open looks ahead. For a professional such as Paul Dickinson, the medalist yesterday at Noyac Golf Club, it means anticipating sectional qualifying June 7 and the Open at Pebble Beach a week later. This event, though, offered […]

Bethpage & Montauk Downs Named To Golfweek’s Best Muni

Coming in at number one, our very own – Bethpage Black followed by its neighbor Bethpage Red. New York State’s park system scored with Montauk Downs. The Black Course, home of the 2002 and 2009 U.S. Open Championships, topped Golfweek’s 2009 ‘Best of Muni’. Montauk jumped from #38 in 2009 to #33 in 2010, and the Red skipped ahead from 20th to 17th over the same timeframe. Golfweek’s Best Muni list rates the top 50 government-owned layouts nationwide. Courses are evaluated and ranked based on conditioning, routing, variety, memorability and other categories. All three courses are fixtures on Golfweek’s Best Courses You Can Play listing as well. In March, the magazine ranked the Black #1, Red #9 and Montauk #14 among public-access layouts in New York State.

Bethpage News & Golfweek’s Best Courses You Can Play

In Bethpage news, spring green aeration takes place this week. So call ahead and each one of these course will be closed to complete the work. Bethpage Black reopens for the season on April 13th…get your dialing fingers ready.
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Golfweek named it’s top courses you can play. They include Bethpage State Park’s Black Course at #1 and Red Course at #9. Tallgrass jumps into the 8th spot, breaking the top 10 for the first time. Montauk Downs rounds out Long Island’s inclusions coming in at #14. Long Island National is dropped this year…Last year it came in at #15.

GolfWeek recognize’s these courses

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