Spruce/Dogwood at Middle Island Country Club

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3.8
189
5 Stars
37
4 Stars
102
3 Stars
34
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
8
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.0
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.0
Amenities
2.7
88.7%
Recommend this course
166 out of 188 reviews
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3.7
30
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
18
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.8
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.9
Amenities
2.5
StaffFriendliness
3.8
83.3%
Recommend this course
25 out of 30 reviews
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3.8
42
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
23
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.0
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.9
Amenities
2.6
StaffFriendliness
4.0
88.1%
Recommend this course
37 out of 42 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 71
Length 7113
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
Type Public
Located almost in the center of Long Island, the aptly named Middle Island Country Club is one of the area's most popular public golf courses. The 27-hole layout is divided into three nines that are played in 18-hole combinations. The Spruce/Dogwood begins with a front nine that underwent a major renovation in 2008. An island green was added to the par-4 seventh and another major addition was new tee boxes to accommodate women, seniors, and championship play. Middle Island Country Club's Spruce nine boasts generous fairways and large greens where there is plenty of room to grip it and rip it. Take advantage of the scoring opportunities on this nine because the Dogwood nine gets much more challenging. The back nine is a formidable test with narrows fairways and greens with surprising breaks that will have you wondering how you "just missed" it.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 71 7113 yards
Men's 71 6554 yards
Seniors 71 6078 yards
Ladies 71 5279 yards
Scorecard for Spruce/Dogwood
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: 73.7/128 463 369 550 206 409 400 425 165 430 3417 430 585 170 393 175 340 438 597 433 3561 6978
Mens M: 71.2/123 449 345 529 189 389 390 405 140 405 3241 397 561 160 365 144 316 405 562 403 3313 6554
Senior W: 72.0/120 410 305 485 175 375 320 385 125 390 2970 382 546 119 344 129 301 390 540 357 3108 6078
Ladies W: 67.0/115 375 270 410 159 368 300 305 110 325 2622 327 429 110 313 129 264 323 453 309 2657 5279
Handicap 6 14 2 16 8 4 10 18 12 7 3 17 11 15 13 5 1 9
Par 4 4 5 3 4 4 4 3 4 35 4 5 3 4 3 4 4 5 4 36 71

Course Details

Year Built 1963
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Blue 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
189

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
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.
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from #MiddleIslandCountryClub on 06/27/2018:
Thank you for rating us 5-stars!
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Greens were horrible

I love to play this course. The general area of the course was great; except the greens were not in good shape. There were so many ball marks from people not repairing them. I do not know how to remedy people being so insensitive to the rules of golf. Otherwise it was a great day

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Response from #MiddleIslandCountryClub on 06/27/2018:
We appreciate you coming back for another round at Middle Island and for your feedback from this experience. We really appreciate golfers like you that have a respect for the course and other golfers!
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275 Middle Island-Yaphank Rd, Middle Island, New York 11953, Suffolk County
(631) 924-3000
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