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3.3
128 Reviews (128)
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1 Stars
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Conditions
3.2
Value
3.7
Layout
3.6
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.6
Amenities
2.9
82.6%
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99 out of 128 reviews
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3.3
3 Reviews (3)
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Conditions
3.3
Value
4.3
Layout
3.3
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.3
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4.3
100.0%
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3 out of 3 reviews
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Layout
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Pace
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Amenities
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7000 yards
Slope 130
Rating 73.5

Course Details

Year Built 1956
Greens Rye Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr. (1956)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $18.50
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, MasterCard
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.3
128 Reviews (128)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 21
Brunch 6
Watching the Game 6
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 43
Forced Carries 21
Bunkers 19
This course/club is great for:
Locals 28
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 25
Advanced Golfers 17
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 18
Worth the Drive 17
Convenient to the City 11

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 100 Contributor
N Y N J Advisor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

A Good Option for Locals

Course conditions overall could use improvement but their greens are extremely well maintained and roll true. With the exception of the signature 16th hole that requires precision shots, the rest of the holes are open with minimal hazards. The course plays completely different depending on the wind conditions for the day. Several holes are right along the water, which offers some great views and also flat, which makes for an easy walk. Their greens fees are affordable and aligned with the current conditions of the course.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 100 Contributor
N Y N J Advisor

Fun, flat course with nice scenery

The first thing about Lido is the scenery. It has holes right along a nice bay. You literally could jump right in off a tee box or fairway. It also weaves holes through ponds and marshes. The greens are very good and in good condition, with interesting slopes and ridges. Most are elevated with high-lip bunker around them, common with Trent Jones courses. There are a number of dogleg holes, and many fairways put hazards in play to make you think of the risk-reward options. The course is very flat and not much delineates one hole from another when next to each other. Therefore if you are not playing next to water you are wide open to find any errant drives. The conditioning of the fairways, rough, and bunkers is a bit below average but generally fine for a fun round. I'm rating this course again and normalizing a bit as I rated it higher last time.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked

Nice BUT BEWARE

The greens are in great condition and the fairways are also well cared for. The one problem is the large amount of Poison Ivy through out this course. BE CAREFUL! it is close to the fairways and greens. If you do not look closely it is easy to walk through as it is low to the ground, Wear knee high socks and pants so that you can enjoy this old style layout and its current nice condition.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Don’t do it

$51.50 to walk a dog track and get bit up by mosquitoes no thanks never again for me. Better off going to Central Park with a sand wedge.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

First Timer

Really enjoyed this course on Sunday. To be fair, I scored a personal best 87 and the rainy forecast chased away some folks (finish in JUST over 4 hours) even though it only drizzled the first few holes.

That being said, greens are in great shape. A little on the fast side but true. Enough water to influence your decisions off the tee but enough open space to miss in the right spot. Downsides are that there's no liquor license so no after round beers but they're cool with you bringing your own on. Definitely recommend!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Slowly getting better

I've played this course for years and it has so much potential. Since the town of Hempstead took over, you can see the changes. This greens were always covered in bird droppings and comically slow. The rough was basically dead or almost there and the tee boxes were overgrown and they never cleaned broken tees. Lately, the bathrooms out on the course looked like NYC subway station bathrooms from the 70s that haven't been cleaned since then.

Since then, the town got new carts, built new bathrooms, fixed some of the cart paths and the greens are soft, green and medium paced. The fairways are much healthier and the rough is actually there. The town still has a long way to go, but you can see that they are trying to restore this track. Honestly, they need to put a new drainage system in over the winter, do a lot of work of the bunkers, cut some of the native grass that makes it hard to see tee shots and cut the rough now that it's healthy. The rough on Monday was higher then bethpage black! It was really unplayable in many spots. Thats an issue the town will have if they only groom the course on Wednesdays when it is closed.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Walked

They are trying but...

I will start this review by saying that I have been playing at Lido since the course went public about 40 years ago. It's a great layout and could be special. Recently, The Town of Hempstead has re-assumed management of the course and the results so far are mixed.
-The course is in better shape since they have had it. It's in decent summer shape. Compared to Middle Bay, Bethpage or Eisenhower it's well below average but it's better than past years and certainly playable.
-They don't seem to have any interest in pace of play.
-They have all four tee boxes open but the scorecard only has three tee boxes listed (the far back gold tees are not shown).
-The flags on the green do not indicate front, middle or back.
-They do not take reservations yet and no date for when they will.
And ...Here is today's story.
This morning rain is forecast to start at 10am. I go over there around 7 thinking that I will get most of the round in. There were only about 5 cars in the lot and I was pretty much alone on the course. So I am playing one ball from tee to green then chipping and putting another 2 balls when I get to the green. I am approached by a guy who gets off his mower and proceeds to tell me that I am only allowed to play one ball. He went on to say that I paid for one ball and every time I hit, chip or putt another ball I am damaging the course beyond the greens fee that I paid.
I am not sure if this is a TOH Lido rule or not but he was rude and insulting. Turns out that this guy is the Maintenance Superintendent and from my 5 minutes with him I can tell you that the TOH has a problem if this is the guy who is going to approach tax paying/greens fee paying customers.
So instead of having a pleasant morning. I am writing to say if the Superintendent represents the attitude of the TOH and the Golf Course at Lido they will not be successful. The yes recommendation goes with "you get what you pay for".

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Walked

Windy, challenging

This was my first time playing. Last month the Town directly took over operations from the private company which was leasing the property. I don't know what conditions were like then, so I can't say exactly what was improved.

There is new sand in many but not every bunkers. The town used recycled glass in areas of the cart path which are not paved (I guess it is cheaper than paving everything?). The fairways and greens look pretty good. On the Friday afternoon I played there were people manning the snack stands and employees going around in carts. I didn't check it out, but there's a bar/grill in the clubhouse. There is also a pro shop that is open. Everyone was nice.

Now for the course itself--it is links-y, very flat, and many holes are along the water. Wind is definitely a factor. When I played, it was gusting to 35 mph, so it was playing quite difficult.

Things start off fairly straight forward. Eventually you run into your first water carry on the first half, but it is right in front of the tee so pretty innocuous. There was at least one really long par 5--over 600 yards from the back tees. Playing into the wind, it was kind of a struggle for me. You also play along the water a few times here and there.

Then the back 9 gets punishing, especially now that I was getting a little tired and less focused. There is super tall grass and water everywhere. The double water carry on 16 is pretty cool. I started losing balls here.

For $27 mid-day,I played a pretty challenging 18 hole course with some nice views. I play Eisenhower Blue and White most of the time and it costs about the same for resident-twilight, but I feel like I got a lot more out of Lido comparatively speaking.

FYI - Watch out for the bird poo and bring bug spray

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 04/21/2018

Played again today.

Maybe I’m misremembering but it looks like trees were removed. The wind was brutal today. Pace of play at midday was good. It looks like they aerated somewhat recently.

I hope they find someone to set up a bar/whatever in the clubhouse building, as it would be a nice post-round drink after struggling against the wind.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
N Y N J Advisor
Previously Played

Scenic, classic RTJ course

This is a nice course in which the positives outweigh the negatives. I would give it 3-3/4 stars. It is flat with a lot of repetitive, simple holes. But- it has a few excellent holes and a good number of beautiful holes right on the bay or that play through the channels. It is typical Robert Trent Jones, Sr.- fairways that pinch with bunkers at the landing areas and large, built-up greens protected by mounds and bunkers. The 16th channel hole par-5 that plays twice over water with risk-reward decision making is a great hole. It is easy to walk and a fun course to play.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Poor signage

On several tee boxes I forgot where the hole was.it was a light day with no one in front of us. A sketch on the score card or a placard at the tee box would help. If it was My first time here I would have been lost. Its a links style course with few landmarks.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Response from on 06/02/2017:
Thank you for the 4-star review. We appreciate your feedback and will look into the sign issue.
Played On
Handicap 25+
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Enjoyed Myself

The folks were nice...solid putting practice green to get started.

Fairway was a little long but had a great time

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Response from on 06/02/2017:
Thank you for the 5 stars! We are glad you had a great time, and that you enjoyed the putting green.
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

It's all about the water (views)

I had heard some good things about Lido- i was mildly impressed. Its all about the back 9. Some great holes and great water views. Front 9 is flat back and forth layout and its hard to see what green you are hitting into. FORE was yelled quite a lot. If you can survive the front 9 the back 9 is a pleasure. 10,11,12, 13 are good golf holes. The holes layout perfectly and take advantage of the landscape. Best to play with someone who has played previously. It helped but was still difficult to navigate my first time around. If the wind is blowing- be warned it's steady off the bay and blowing left to right all day. The course takes a beating from the elements being on the water and so flat that it does drain poorly but the crew does a good job making it playable.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Response from on 06/02/2017:
We are glad you decided to give Lido a shot for the first time. We are also happy you enjoyed the views. Thank you for understanding our course staff does its best after it rains. We hope you give us another shot soon--practice makes perfect!
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

What a mess

Course is in need of repair . It like they don't use grass seed

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Response from on 06/02/2017:
We are sorry the course conditions were not up to par in your experience. We hope you give us another shot this summer to see the course get better and better.
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Goat track

Played the course and was disappointed
Greens where terrible fairways where mud
Traps where unplayable
Don't waste your money go somewhere else!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Response from on 05/11/2017:
We are sorry the course conditions did not meet your expectations. We are always working to improve and maintain conditions. Please contact us at the pro shop, so we can discuss your experience and find ways to ensure your next round is more enjoyable next time.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Course is challenging but not in good condition

This is a town of hempstead course and is run done. Lots of potential since its a links style on water. The buildings are not maintained and bathroom stops on course horrible. Wals had holes , toilet tanks with wood covers and doors that would not open.
The town should invest and update or sell to private company.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Response from on 06/02/2017:
We are sorry you did not find the course conditions up to par. We will look into this and try to make sure we rectify these issues. We hope you give us another shot this summer.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Needs work

Course is not well drained. Took me 5hrs on a twilight rate. Needs work. Would be fine for local residents looking to get a round bUT not suited for out of towners. Friendly staff though.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Response from on 06/02/2017:
We apologize for the slow pace of play. We hope you understand our course staff tries to do their best when it comes to draining the course properly.
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Average experience

The price is right. The conditions are not up to par at this time. Greens aerated and the fairways have a lot of bald areas. The fairways have very tight lies. Another few weeks might bring the course up to expectations

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Response from on 06/02/2017:
We are glad you found value in the course. We hope you give us another shot this summer, so you may see the course in better condition.
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

so so

course had a lot of water spots in middle of fairway... WAY TO MANY GEESE....a lot of mud spots...do not play if there is a hint of wind in the air...

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Response from on 04/12/2017:
We are sorry to learn you did not enjoy your round this time due to the strong winds. We hope you give us another shot soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Too much wind

Nice course but it's extremely windy. Makes the game even more difficult

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Response from on 03/15/2017:
At this time of year we can expect a lot of wind, but usually it's a beautiful day at Lido Golf Club. Keep warm and be safe in the blizzard!
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from on 02/27/2017:
Thank you for the 4 stars! We're glad you had a great day!
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