Dogwood/Oak Tree at Middle Island Country Club

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3.8
191
5 Stars
38
4 Stars
102
3 Stars
35
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
8
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.0
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.0
Amenities
2.7
88.4%
Recommend this course
168 out of 190 reviews
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3.7
28
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.9
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.0
Amenities
2.6
StaffFriendliness
3.9
85.7%
Recommend this course
24 out of 28 reviews
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3.7
37
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
20
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.9
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.9
Amenities
2.6
StaffFriendliness
3.9
86.5%
Recommend this course
32 out of 37 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7034
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
Type Public
Middle Island Country Club sits almost at the center of Long Island and has been one of the area's most popular public golf courses since first opening in 1965. The 27-hole course is divided into three nines that are played in different 18-hole combinations. The entire layout was carefully carved from 225 acres of the Lustengarten Nursery. Middle Island's Dogwood/Oak combination features narrow fairways lined with trees. The greens on the front nine are the most challenging of any of the three nines. They have subtle breaks that leave many golfers wondering how they "just missed" it. The Oak nine is almost as tough, but you will get a slight break. It requires careful course management since there are many doglegs that can make it play longer than what's indicated on the scorecard.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 7034 yards
Men's 72 6621 yards
Ladies 72 5560 yards
Scorecard for Dogwood/Oak Tree
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Championship M: 73.7/127 430 585 170 393 175 340 438 597 433 3561 511 484 389 209 370 397 323 227 563 3473 7034
Mens M: 71.5/125 397 561 160 365 144 316 405 562 403 3313 487 470 366 198 361 382 300 207 537 3308 6621
Ladies W: 71.6/118 327 429 110 313 129 264 323 453 309 2657 415 345 340 188 345 368 276 174 452 2903 5560
Handicap 8 4 18 12 16 14 6 2 10 5 3 11 15 13 9 17 7 1
Par 4 5 3 4 3 4 4 5 4 36 5 4 4 3 4 4 4 3 5 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1963
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Baier Lustgarten

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No

Reviews

3.8
191

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Plays Long 15
Bunkers 13
Narrow Fairways 13
This course/club is great for:
Playing Multiple Courses 17
Locals 15
Advanced Golfers 11
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 18
In the 'Burbs 17

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course

We played the course 11/4. Course was in nice shape and pace of play was fine. We’ll definitely return.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from #MiddleIslandCountryClub on 11/08/2018:
We're glad you all enjoyed a late fall round at Middle Island CC Bob! Thank you for your 5-stars and reviewing our course!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Response from #MiddleIslandCountryClub on 11/05/2018:
Thank you for your feedback on your experience.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Middle Island Round

Nice layout and course, The greens were recently aerated but they ok for putting

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from #MiddleIslandCountryClub on 10/22/2018:
Thank you for rating another great round at Middle Island CC, clbishop103! We're glad you enjoy our layout and your game wasn't impacted by the recent work we have put into the course!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Response from #MiddleIslandCountryClub on 10/22/2018:
Thank you for coming out to play Middle Island, Ariston. We're glad you enjoyed your round and will come back out for another before the end of the season!
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from #MiddleIslandCountryClub on 10/22/2018:
We're happy to hear you enjoyed the course and appreciate you rating Middle Island CC 5-stars! Hope to see you back out here again soon!
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course alittle beat up can’t help fighting Mother Nature . The greens are in good shape BUT FOR EVERY GOlFER if you land on the green FIX YOUR BALL MARK AND RAKE THE SAND TRAPS think of the next golfer

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Response from #MiddleIslandCountryClub on 10/22/2018:
Thank you for coming back to play Middle Island CC again this fall, Joe! We appreciate your feedback and for helping us maintain the course while you play! We hope to see you back out here before the end of the season!
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nicely kept

Course has a nice layout. Challenging as fairways are not wide. Greens are not in great shape due to golfers not fixing divits

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Response from #MiddleIslandCountryClub on 09/24/2018:
Thank you for the great feedback! We love hearing from you and are glad you had a good experience. We would love the opportunity to bump those 4 stars to 5. We hope you will come back soon so we can WOW you on your next visit. Until then, take care!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Honest review

Starters are rude and unprofessional. Course is overall in good shape. Not worth the money.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Response from #MiddleIslandCountryClub on 09/20/2018:
Thank you so much for letting us know about your recent experience. Your satisfaction is a deep concern of ours as we always aim to exceed expectations. Your review will allow us to follow up in areas you voiced concern. If possible, please reach out to us directly so we discuss your review in more detail. We hope you will come back soon so we can WOW you on your next visit. Until then, take care!
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Commented On 09/24/2018

Thank you so much for letting us know about your recent experience. Your satisfaction is a deep concern of ours as we always aim to exceed expectations. We would the opportunity to bump those 3 stars to 5. Please come back soon and allow us to WOW you on your next visit! Until then, take care!

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Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Quick round

Nice local course in good condition. The greens did have a lot of ball marks but other than that everything else was nice. Can’t complain about finishing 18 in 3 hours.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from #MiddleIslandCountryClub on 08/31/2018:
Thank you for rating your first experience at Middle Island 5-stars, Seth! We appreciate your feedback from your speedy round!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Good experience

Convient course. Decent condition but too much crabgrass and bunkers weren’t in best condition. Staff very nice

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Response from #MiddleIslandCountryClub on 08/31/2018:
We're glad you enjoyed your experience, Michael! Thank you for reviewing us and providing your feedback.
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Meh

Every green had a billion ball marks on them. Two guys were were paired up with didn't fix one ball mark. Couldn't take a hint when I repaired their ball marks right in front of their faces. Bunkers aren't maintained. Rained last night, you would think they would have crew out early to rake bunkers before play began but that didn't happen. Other golfers didn't rake bunkers either. Just about every bunker that I passed had at least a few foot prints in them. Most bunkers also full of a variety of little pebbles up to full rocks about half the size of golf balls. You also need a sledge hammer to get the ball to roll all they way to the hole on the greens.

Temps were in the 90's and the course did not have any water available on Spruce or Dogwood courses. Place was packed, had a time for 8:16am and didn't tee off until about 8:30am. Through the first six holes there were at least 3 groups on each hole.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Response from #MiddleIslandCountryClub on 08/31/2018:
We appreciate you coming back out for another round at Middle Island and providing your feedback from this particular day. We hope that this round will not deter you from coming back again, and we appreciate your great golf etiquette in helping us maintain the course.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Wow! Sticky humidity day I was playing

All holes of 18 were perfect shape. All levels of golfers should be like them, but greens were not pefect. Some of greens were so slow and others were little more faster than slow green. If this golf course wants to be favorable course for golfers, they have to fix this problem. They must hire green keepers to do their job. Except green, everything was perfect for playing golf in humid day.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Response from #MiddleIslandCountryClub on 08/31/2018:
Thank you for rating your mid-summer, sticky round, Paul!
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

fix those ball marks

The course was in great shape I just wish players would fix their ball marks

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Response from #MiddleIslandCountryClub on 07/30/2018:
We're glad you enjoyed the course and appreciate your golf etiquette in helping us maintain those great conditions!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A challenge

Played spruce and dogwood. The course is more challenging then it looks. The course was in very good condition.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from #MiddleIslandCountryClub on 07/20/2018:
Thank you for coming out for another great round at Middle Island! We hope you enjoyed the challenges from the Spruce and Dogwood rotations and we see you back here again soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Middle Island Round 3

I have played here each of the last 3 decades multiple times but never regularly and it has gone through multiple owners and varied conditions. Driving in it is unspectacular and the parking lot and clubhouse are outdated and not well maintained. However the course is in above average condition and the greens roll well. It is not crowded and pace of play is good as long as those in front of you keep the pace. Not a lot of interaction with rangers and golfers tend to be less experienced so you can run into a slow group. Good course

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Response from #MiddleIslandCountryClub on 07/20/2018:
Thank you for your review and feedback on your last visit to Middle Island, Johnny. We enjoy hearing from golfers who have played the course throughout the years and are happy to hear you continue to come back!
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

perfect day at middle island cc

greens a little slow but the ball rolled perfectly.

Fairways ,tee boxes all maintained.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from #MiddleIslandCountryClub on 07/20/2018:
Thank you for rating Middle Island 5-stars and sharing your feedback on the greens and conditions!
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Very Nice Afternoon

It was a hot day so the course was pretty quiet. We played as a foursome with one golfer who was a beginner. By the time we reached the back nine there were very few foursomes on the course. Finished in 4 hours. Fairways and greens were in very good condition. No cart girl and few amenities at the clubhouse.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Response from #MiddleIslandCountryClub on 07/20/2018:
Thank you for coming back to Middle Island and enjoying another great round! We're glad the heat did not effect your experience and appreciate your suggestions.
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Response from #MiddleIslandCountryClub on 07/20/2018:
We appreciate you rating Middle Island CC!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

The starter called Sal Cooper is terrible

We finished 9 holes in Dogwood in 2 hours because our twosome started the tee time at 6:48am. The starter called Sal Cooper made us waited for 1 hour 45 minutes before we could start another 9 holes. We paid $68 prime time rate to play only 15 holes in 5.5 hours mostly due to the long wait between the two 9 holes. We could not continue as we needed to go somewhere. The starter Sal Cooper's poor management of distributing players to the three 9-hole courses ruined our mood on a perfect golf day. Instead of following the order of play based on tee time and the turn around time from 1 course to another course, he chooses who he likes to cut the waiting line.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Response from #MiddleIslandCountryClub on 09/20/2018:
Thank you so much for letting us know about your recent experience. Your satisfaction is a deep concern of ours as we always aim to exceed expectations. Your review will allow us to follow up in areas you voiced concern. If possible, please reach out to us directly so we discuss your review in more detail. We hope you will come back soon so we can WOW you on your next visit. Until then, take care!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Green not cleared of morning do

The new management must be cutting cost. Had early tee time. Office wasn’t even open when we arrived.

The first 9 greens still had water on them from the morning do. Will not return. And will tell all golfer stay away from Middle Island CC. Spring Lake & Mill Pond closer & great experience. Stay away from Middle Island CC.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Response from #MiddleIslandCountryClub on 06/27/2018:
We're sorry to hear that there were complications when you arrived and will take your feedback to help improve the experiences of others visiting our Club. This is not a typical experience and we hope you won't be detered from coming back again.
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