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3.9
303 Reviews (303)
5 Stars
76
4 Stars
151
3 Stars
51
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
15
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.8
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.0
85.8%
Recommend this course
264 out of 303 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.0
62 Reviews (62)
5 Stars
24
4 Stars
24
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.7
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.3
82.3%
Recommend this course
51 out of 62 reviews
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4.0
86 Reviews (86)
5 Stars
32
4 Stars
37
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.8
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.2
84.9%
Recommend this course
73 out of 86 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 7113 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A

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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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

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Restaurant

Reviews

3.9
303 Reviews (303)

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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Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

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very nice course, however, the pace of play was very slow

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not Worth $86

To be honest, I played Middle Island because I was unable to secure an early tee-time at any of the courses in my normal rotation for Saturday and Sunday mornings. I was surprised to see that the cost for the round was $86. Initially, I thought to myself "Well, there must be a good reason the cost is so high".

I played The Spruce and Dogwood nines. Neither of then were tremendous shape. On the Spruce nine, I could recall that holes #6 and 8 were the ones that jumped out at me. Unfortunately, I don't recall any of the holes on the Dogwood nine. If I am going to pay $86, my hope is that I will find more than two holes to stickout. The only memory I took with me today, was the threesome of a father and his two sons I was paired with. A nice group of guys. I hope I have the chance of playing with them again. I'm sorry I do not have the same hope of laying the course.
To summarize - You can find many more quality courses for less money. Save yourself a trip.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun course to play but...

The course was in good condition and fun to play. The only issue I had was that they were putting groups out 5 minutes apart which caused a lot of pace issues.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Ball Marks Everywhere

Wonderful layout and long from the blue tees.
Greens were slow problably due to heat and humidity today. However the ball marks on the greens were absurd!!! People need to learn to fix ball marks. Also the group in front of us were sooooo slow we had to skip a hole to pass them. 3 to 4 holes wide open!!!
These young kids starting to play golf needs to learn golf etiquettes. Slow play and ball marks everywhere. Oh and these people playing loud music needs to stop!!!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Slow Play Central

No rangers out on course to monitor pace of play, 5+ hour weekend round, over booking groups, tee times not spread apart enough

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Course in need of better landscaping

There were several spots needing grass or landscaping . The course played well and was well taken care of for coronavirus..

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great condition

Course has a (3) 9 hole layout which allowed the starter adjust accordingly to control or better the pace of play. Green and fairway is in great condition, but some tee box are bare due to probably frequency of rounds been played. Overall condition are great, layout is fun between Dogwood & Oak tree course. Clubhouse needs a update but I rather see they spend money on the course itself than there which I don’t spend much time there anyways. Love it, will keep going back if it weren’t so far out for me.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Worth the drive

Course is in great shape . A few greens a little choppy but overall great course, tight challenging holes. Worth the drive out

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Enforcing routing by Starter

Two weeks ago we were routed by Starter to play Oakwood to Spruce. When we came to Spruce other foursomes were converging there from Dogwood. No Starter around to sort this out. Finished round playing Dogwood. Yesterday 7/9 was no problem. Which 9 are golfers directed to when they are only playing 9. Having to get involved with other golfers in this kind of issue is not pleasant and should be totally handled by Starter or Ranger

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
Previously Played

Average at best

Insanely overpriced. I played Bethpage black for less money. Bunkers are awful, greens We’re bumpy, and the course is just all dog legs and long. Good luck.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very good course

Staff is great and very accommodating, course is very well taken care of.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great shape

Played here many times. Fairways and greens are in great shape. Layout of all three nine holes is fair and challenging. Tee boxes and sand traps need work.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun course

Course was in good shape. The three 9 hole setup is Challenging. I’m a senior golfer so some holes played long for me. Got off right on time. Starter had good control. Cart girl on course. Course in good shape with the exception of the idiots that don’t fix their green pitch marks. Will play again. .

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Day at the course

The weather was perfect ,the course was in good condition. The course played well with people obeying current restrictions and conditions.Enjoyed the course and the company.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Day to play golf

This course has three nines Oak Dogwood and Spruce.
If the starter gives you Spruce at the turn be careful of other groups jumping in front you this will slow you down and usually happens later in the day when the starter is gone
I played Oak and Dogwood and although dogwood appears to be a carbon copy of oak it’s greens are in better shape and forces you to play fades and draws
Enjoyed my round and took ten skins

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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