Shoreham Golf CoursesRumors of a closure have plagued Tallgrass Golf Course in Shoreham, N.Y. for months. It looks now like it could be fall before we know its future. In the mean time, the message is: Play it while you can.With roughly 45 public courses, Long Island provides plenty of affordable golf within a five-hour drive of New York City. The epicenter, of course, is Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale. Other standouts include Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, Tallgrass Golf Club in Shoreham, and Montauk Downs State Park in Montauk.Tallgrass Golf Course in Shoreham, N.Y. doesn't have the teeth of Bethpage's U.S. Open venue or the classic charms of Montauk Downs, but its faux links style has impressed enough raters to rank seventh the top public courses in New York.