Spruce/Dogwood at Middle Island Country Club

3.8562000000 3.9 stars from 5 (178)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 7113 yards
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 71 7113 yards N/A N/A
Men's 71 6554 yards N/A N/A
Seniors 71 6078 yards N/A N/A
Ladies 71 5279 yards N/A 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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 178 Reviews
5 stars:
36
4 stars:
97
3 stars:
30
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
8

recommend this course

157 out of 177 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for playing multiple courses locals advanced golfers   Challenges include plays long bunkers narrow fairways  

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"A challenge"


bdboy137's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2018
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Played spruce and dogwood. The course is more challenging then it looks. The course was in very good condition.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Middle Island Round 3"


johnnybmets's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2018
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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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"perfect day at middle island cc"


mrmeanie3's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2018
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Reviewed on

greens a little slow but the ball rolled perfectly.

Fairways ,tee boxes all maintained.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very Nice Afternoon"


SergeantP's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2018
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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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



waffceltic's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"The starter called Sal Cooper is terrible"


phoebelee's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2018
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Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Green not cleared of morning do"


schro007's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2018
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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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


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.



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from #MiddleIslandCountryClub on 06/27/2018:

Thank you for rating us 5-stars!

"Greens were horrible"


u000005089989's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2018
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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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


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!

"This course is in my rotation"


Peter7155501's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2018
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Course is in great shape. A slow inexperienced foursome was in front of us and the course Ranger diplomatically arranged us to play thru. Will be playing there again soon.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from #MiddleIslandCountryClub on 06/27/2018:

We're glad you enjoyed playing another great round at Middle Island, Peter! We look forward to having you back again soon!


abemonis's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great value for money"


James5662845's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2018
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Reviewed on

This course is a great value. Three nine hole tracks good for any handicap golfer. The staff is very friendly and accommodating.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



kikeith's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2018
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Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Middle island country club"


u00000762646's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2018
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Beautiful course not crowded and worth the money to play


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Challenging Course, Greens were recently airated but also had fungus"


u125483361's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2018
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Played this course many times and it is always in good condition. This particular round was a Sunday afternoon at 2:30. Play started out fast paced but caught a threesome with a foursome ahead of them. Slowed play to a screeching halt.

Course was ok, greens weee not in great shape and head some sort of fungus.

Will play there again


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Middle Island Country Club on 05/24/2018:

Hello, Thank you for your feedback and we would like to apologize for not meeting your expectations. We would like to thank you for your business and would like to make it up to you.

"Decent track"


u000004987118's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2018
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Reviewed on

Decent public course, never a problem getting tee times. 3 nines is cool. Pace of play is WAAAAY better than Bethpage. Traps need work and the 9th green on Dogwood is a complete joke, should be blown up and redesigned.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Response from Middle Island Country Club on 05/18/2018:

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate that feedback and hope that you still enjoyed your round. We hope to see you back soon.

"Course, staff and other golfers were great!"


u000005249352's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I am a relative inexperienced golfer, loving the game and expect to be playing more . I had driven be The MICC hundreds of times and is less than 2 miles from where I live. Decided to try it with my brother and reserved twosome easily on GolfNow .

In the needs improvement category:

The driving range was under renovation so not available, would have been good to know because I arrived early to warm up.

Also never saw a refreshment/snack cart. Would have been nice to have had the offering :

All the rest was fantastic!

Registering, starting, course layout, carts, pace of play, greens, club house, staff combined to make it a great Saturday .

The other golfers were also very friendly and helpful, especially the two some the starter put us with on the the spruce course (after completing the Dogwood course)

Probably the best experience I have had on a course.

Thanx to all!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Middle Island Country Club on 05/01/2018:

Hello,

First, welcome to the golfing world and remember patience is a key factor in this game! Thank you providing Middle Island Country Club with a 4-star rating and a raving review. We are happy to hear that your overall experience was fantastic. We do want to apologize about our driving range renovation & refreshment/snack cart. This is very helpful information to know and will allow us to focus on areas of improvement. We look forward to you booking your next tee time with us!


Elaine3149359's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Response from Middle Island Country Club on 05/01/2018:

Hi Elaine,

Thanks for leaving Middle Island Country Club an awesome 4-star rating. Please come back and join us for your next round.

"Poor condition"


Jay6880295's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Course is in such bad shape from where it used to be. I used to play here once a week. Greens are horrendous. Hard pan all over. Starter sends ppl out right in front of you on crossover. There are 3 9’s. Shouldn’t we be using them all? Just falling apart and won’t play here anymore!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from Middle Island Country Club on 05/18/2018:

We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. We are so sorry that you were disappointed with the condition of the course. We really value your feedback and we will be passing this along to our staff. Again, thank you for the review and for the 3 stars, we hope that we see you again.


Danfarren's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Middle Island Country Club on 04/23/2018:

Hello,

We appreciate your 4-star rating. We hope you join us for another round soon.


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