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7 Reviews (7)
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Conditions
3.5
Value
2.8
Layout
3.2
Friendliness
3.7
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.9
55.9%
Recommend this course
5 out of 7 reviews
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3.0
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Conditions
3.0
Value
4.0
Layout
3.0
Pace
5.0
Amenities
5.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
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3.0
4 Reviews (4)
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Conditions
3.3
Value
3.3
Layout
3.3
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
3.8
75.0%
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3 out of 4 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 70
Length 6376 yards
Slope 131
Rating 71.5
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 6376 yards 71.5 131
White 70 5813 yards 69.0 126
White (W) 70 5813 yards 73.4 128
Yellow (W) 70 5101 yards 68.0 112
Scorecard for Town of Oyster Bay Golf Course
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: 71.1/134 348 571 152 414 374 174 387 230 320 2970 365 295 137 394 522 366 439 445 443 3406 6376
Combo M: 69.7/132 348 531 133 380 374 150 387 212 320 2835 365 295 117 394 522 366 412 426 391 3288 6123
White M: 68.6/125 W: 73.4/128 301 531 133 380 347 150 351 212 284 2689 337 263 117 358 476 344 412 426 391 3124 5813
Yellow W: 68.0/112 263 504 108 313 334 111 329 160 261 2383 304 220 100 322 421 253 337 401 360 2718 5101
Handicap 13 5 17 1 7 15 3 9 11 14 16 18 8 12 10 4 2 6
Par 4 5 3 4 4 3 4 3 4 34 4 4 3 4 5 4 4 4 4 36 70
Handicap (W) 13 3 17 1 7 15 5 9 11 10 16 18 8 12 14 6 2 4

Course Details

Year Built 1986
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round. Closed on Mondays
Architect Tom Fazio (1986) Dennis Wise (1988)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $30
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.1
7 Reviews (7)
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

A tale of two courses

Let me start off with saying the starters were extremely nice and helped us out a lot. Most town courses they are rude and couldn’t care less. They made the round good before even teeing off.

The front 9 is treelined and you really need to be straight off the tee. Don’t let the 6300 from the tips fool you. This is a long course and very challenging. So back to the front, like I said tight, but playable. The signature 4th that is long and is straight uphill for the second shot is kind of a gimmick, not a signature hole. The front 9 will challenge your score.

The back 9 opens up and really feels like a different course. I like the short par 3 that has the tees in the courtyard of the mansion. The routing on the back just doesn’t make sense on a lot of par 4s. My group isn’t the longest off the tee, but we were all hitting 250+ and didn’t even make the doglegs on three of the par 4s on the back. We had blind 220 shots left on a par 4.

Honestly play the whites unless you hit 270 off the tee. I will play the whites next time. The green complexes are some of the toughest on Long Island for public courses and will probably roll nicely after the greens get better from aeration. The course is definitely worth playing and testing yourself. I just would like to see maybe a bunch of trees removed from the front. It’s way too tight for the average player.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 100 Contributor
N Y N J Advisor

Very good greens, very tight fairways

This is a very good course if you know what to expect and are in the mood for it. It is a nice property with good elevation changes and interesting layout of holes. The fairway corridors are tree lined and very narrow on the front nine. The back nine opens up a bit. The greens and green complexes are terrific. Lots of broadly sloping swales, ridges, and valleys on the relatively large greens. There are a few blind shots, and many greens are perched up and elevated significantly. Conditioning was very good and the course is decently walkable. Nice large bunkers throughout.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

One and Done

This course was not in good condition. Lots of bare spots, needs maintenance. Stay out of the rough! Greens are fast and hilly. Some tricked up holes too. Narrow fairways. We were a 3-some. No one in sight ahead of us until we hit a wall on #8. This par 3 had FOUR groups on it. Took half hour just to get this hole played. If you had any mojo happening before arriving at #8, too bad... Also, if you are visiting the area, be aware that they consider Friday to be a weekend day and charge you accordingly. Don’t really think they want non residents to play.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

Classic Muni Course - Central Nassau County Location

Played here the week of U.S. Open 2018 on Long Island - centrally located between NYC and Hamptons, and proximity to MacArthur Airport. We probably should have played the white tees instead of the blues because the fairways are tight enough, and the on top of that several tee boxes are set within tight chutes that allow little deviation off the tee, and really you need to shape your shots accordingly. But we enjoyed the layout and no two holes alike. Also we walked and it was a good workout with several hills and elevation changes but not bad. The staff were very friendly and being from out of town we were out of some basic supplies and they took care of us as special guests! I would play here again, the white tees, and work on target golf and hitting straight and not so much concern about distance. We were able to play in under 4 hours despite a fairly busy course, played through several groups that were very courteous and encouraged us to play through and take our time.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good Course for Locals - Not Worth it for Non-Residents

Tight course with challenges off the tees. I enjoyed several of the holes: #4 which everyone talks about, the finishing sequence is challenging as it's so much longer than what you experience on the front 9, but my favorite sequence is probably holes 8-11. A few surprising elevation changes and good conditions overall. Only 3 stars though because it's yet another example of a course that's far too expensive if you're not a resident. It's basically a private course. I don't imagine too many people test their luck commuting the LIRR, but worth sharing. It's a good course for locals, just not worth the non-resident tax.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

poorly maintained fairways and greens

The fairways and greens were not very good. The tee box had so many divots that I had no room to put my tee. The narrow fairways made the course difficult.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great course if you hit straight

I play here all the time. If you do not hit straight this course will frustrate you. Fairways are very tight and there are plenty of blind shots and elevated greens. I usually am not a straight hitter so this course is challenging for me but forces me to cut down on my swing and play my spots. It is definitely a course you should play well manicured .

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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