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4.0
273 Reviews (273)
5 Stars
89
4 Stars
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3 Stars
31
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
11
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.8
Amenities
2.8
88.9%
Recommend this course
235 out of 273 reviews
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3.8
5 Reviews (5)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
2.6
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
3.2
Amenities
2.8
StaffFriendliness
5.0
80.0%
Recommend this course
4 out of 5 reviews
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4.0
40 Reviews (40)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
23
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Pace
3.9
Amenities
2.5
StaffFriendliness
4.5
90.0%
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36 out of 40 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6819 yards
Slope 135
Rating 73.7

The Golf Club at Middle Bay is located on Long Island's south shore overlooking the barrier islands of Jones Beach, Point Lookout, and Lido Beach. Nearly every hole looks out across water. Though the golf course is just an hour outside of New York City, you'll feel as though you've been whisked off to an out-of-town resort. The layout has a challenging design that will test your accuracy with tree-lined fairways and strategically placed bunkers. Wind will also be a factor on this golf course. The Golf Club at Middle Bay is a tough but fair layout that players of all skill levels will enjoy. In addition to the golf course, there is also a driving range available.

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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6819 yards 73.7 135
White 72 6521 yards 72.4 132
Gold 72 6092 yards 70.0 129
Red (W) 72 5459 yards 72.3 127
Scorecard for The Golf Club at Middle Bay
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 73.7/135 344 362 185 420 592 146 422 415 561 3447 200 331 446 533 378 346 187 402 549 3372 6819
White M: 72.4/132 332 356 168 376 553 140 408 387 553 3273 190 308 437 520 367 331 180 378 537 3248 6521
Gold M: 70.0/129 W: 78.1/138 332 327 156 331 518 140 405 361 497 3067 168 298 330 489 367 331 153 378 511 3025 6092
Red W: 72.3/128 313 314 129 315 444 125 400 312 420 2772 168 294 327 467 270 271 130 305 455 2687 5459
Handicap 13 9 15 1 3 17 5 11 7 12 16 2 10 8 14 18 6 4
Par 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 4 5 36 3 4 4 5 4 4 3 4 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 13 9 15 5 1 17 3 11 7 12 16 2 10 8 14 18 6 4

Course Details

Year Built 1955
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Alfred H. Tull (1955) Kipp Schulties (2007)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code No jeans, t-shirts, gym shorts, cargo shorts or sweatpants

Reviews

4.0
273 Reviews (273)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 48
Bunkers 39
Undulating Greens 20
This course/club is great for:
Locals 36
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 30
Advanced Golfers 27
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 28
Worth the Drive 25
Convenient to the City 22

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Wet Conditions

I've played this course before and enjoyed it, unfortunately we had a great amount of rain in the past few days and there was a lot of standing water on the course which made for very wet and muddy conditions. We need a few sunny days for it to dry out. The weather is calling for more rain, unfortunately we can't do anything about the weather.

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Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Commented On 2019-04-15T16:08:14.000+00:00

Thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass along your feedback to the staff so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting us!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Excellent green condition n fast

Windy day n rain yesterday. Cart oath only. Temporary club house. 3-4-19

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented On 2019-04-15T15:46:11.000+00:00

Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had a positive experience, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing *[CourseName]*.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented On 2018-11-26T20:16:15.000+00:00

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4-stars! We aim for a 5 star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing The Golf Club at Middle Bay.

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Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2018-11-12T19:06:32.000+00:00

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4-stars! We aim for a 5 star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing our course!

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from The Golf Club at Middle Bay on 10/18/2018:
Thank you for the 5 stars! We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review.
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from The Golf Club at Middle Bay on 09/28/2018:
Thank you for the 4 stars! We always welcome feedback.
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice day out

I would play it again. Lots of trouble. Wet grounds. Rebuilding clubhouse and locker rooms.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Response from The Golf Club at Middle Bay on 09/12/2018:
Thank you for your 4 stars! We look forward to having you back.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Perfect weather
Used cart

Best Course around

A great course that is consistently in good condition. The course can be tough if there is wind off the water. I have golfed here several times and always look forward to going back. Rounds can exceed 4 1/2 hours mid day on weekends. I usually play early mornings and am able to get my round under 4 hours. Staff is friendly. The biggest negative is that it has no club house but they are building a new one that should be open sometime in 2019. Well worth the cost!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Response from The Golf Club at Middle Bay on 09/28/2018:
Thank you so much for the 5 stars! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your day with us and that you are excited to come back. We are looking forward to it!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great condition challenging course.

Played in the AM and finished in a little under 4 hours. Course was in terrific shape except maybe the bunkers which were a little heavy. A lot of water features. Greens were not that fast but in good condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from The Golf Club at Middle Bay on 09/04/2018:
Thank you for leaving us with a review, and for the 5 stars. We are happy to see that you enjoyed your time on the course. We are looking forward to having you back.
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
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Response from The Golf Club at Middle Bay on 09/04/2018:
Thank you for the 4 stars!
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Top Notch

Nicest course I’ve played thus far. Although this is my first full season, this course is very well maintained. The golf carts are nicer than any other course I played as well and the staff is a class act. The take you to your car when you’re done with the round and even ask if you need your clubs wiped down. The views of the water are great as well.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from The Golf Club at Middle Bay on 08/31/2018:
Thank you for leaving us with a review and thank you for the 5 stars! We are very happy to hear that you had such a positive experience with us and that you enjoyed your day!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Response from The Golf Club at Middle Bay on 08/31/2018:
Thank you for leaving us with 4 stars! Is there anything we could do to bump your experience to 5 stars?
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Depends

It’s all depend on who’s you got in front of your group...I’d can move perfectly or it’s will take alllllll
Day. The staff are great or maybe too great that no one ever tell the slow group to move it along... we got a foursome in front who’s really really slow. But the after 9 holes 2 of them left . We got so happy thinking that it will finally move faster but nooooo!! They waited until the group in front of them get on the green before teeing off and yep they hit a 50yards drive. I’m sure you all know how that goes the rest of the back nine. Rangers please be more aggressive and do your job.
I’m sure this course easily beat the competition by miles just please move people along

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Response from The Golf Club at Middle Bay on 08/31/2018:
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate your feedback as we value our customer experience. We are very sorry to hear that you were unhappy with the pace of play. We hope you were still able to enjoy your day on the course, and we hope to have you back soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

The course was a mess

Booked a tee time the night before to get there and to find out only the front nine was open puddles everywhere and only played 5 holes. Really disappointing!!

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Response from The Golf Club at Middle Bay on 08/30/2018:
Thank you for taking the time to leave us with a review. We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the course conditions, as weather certainly plays a part. We really value our customer experience, so we appreciate your feedback. We will be sure to pass this along to our staff, and we hope to see you back.
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Commented On 2018-09-14T20:43:54.000+00:00

What do you expect when a course is located on the water and there had been heavy rain the day before??

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

On its way back

I usually only play twilight here because of the price. Over the last few years this course has slowly made its way back to the conditions it was as a private club. Sandy and Irene did a lot of damage to the course. I really like that they decided to re-route the course which makes it play much better in my opinion. The only hole I really dislike is the 9th hole par 5. It's a double dogleg and the only decent shot is over the trees on the right, but you can lose that ball pretty easily. I just think the demand and bad sight-lines make this a hole that needs to be rethought. I really like the short par 4 11th, which asks you to go over the water and if the wind is at your back...take a chance at the green. Lots of water on some holes like 1,2,3, 4,5, 7 and double water on 18.. The course staff has spent a lot of time trimming the native grass to make sight lines easier. The course has the nicest golf carts I have ever used and once they finally finish the renovations to the course and clubhouse, the GPS in the carts will work. I'm happy to see that they are finally renovating the clubhouse. The course does not drain well, but I'm not sure how much it is the grounds crews fault or just that the course is located on the water and its lower in elevation. If they could find a way to drain this course better and once the renovations are over ,I think this course is a 5 star.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Response from The Golf Club at Middle Bay on 08/30/2018:
Thank you for taking the time to leave us with a 4 star review! We are happy to hear that you are impressed with course conditions. We value our customer experience so your feedback is important to us. We hope to see you back!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Response from The Golf Club at Middle Bay on 08/30/2018:
Thank you for the 4 stars!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful views

Great layout tremendous views of the water course was in great condition an excellent value

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from The Golf Club at Middle Bay on 08/30/2018:
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, and for the 4 stars! We hope to see you back.
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course, needs more beer angels

Course is in great shape, challenging and pace is play is pretty good. Tons of staff to direct you or clean clubs after the round, all friendly and helpful. The amenities are under renovation so no GPS and a very small range.

The only major knock I’ve had, playing this course several times now, is the beer angel is never actually on the course, ive found her socializing inside at the turn, just plain not working. Who knows why, she would make way more $$ in tips but she’s just no where to be found. Multiple times I’ve asked rangers to call her, they do and still nothing. Craziness. Hire more beer angels !!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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