The North Shore of Long Island is home to a number of superb public golf courses. Even if one does not belong to one of the many exclusive private clubs like Deepdale or The Creek, on a slow day these well maintained public courses could make you feel like you do - minus the club sandwich and dirty martini at the half-way house.
Golfers are not on these pristine public courses to conduct business or show off the newest irons; they are here only because they love to golf, socialize with fellow golfers and perhaps wager a friendly bet.
Christopher Morley Golf Course, a large recreational facility just north of the L.I.E. on Searingtown Road, was named after the famous author and poet who lived most of his life in Roslyn Estates. In fact, Mr. Morley’s writing cottage ‘Knothole’ was moved to the park, where it may be visited by the public. This nine-hole, par-30 Executive Golf Course is small and well maintained. Not too challenging, it is perfect for the beginner or out of practice golfer who wants to dust of those clubs in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Harbor Links Golf Course in Port Washington, the latest addition to the Nassau County Golf Courses, is situated on the rolling hills of an abandoned sand mine and was designed by world famous architect Dr. Michael Hurdzan of the golf-design firm Hurdzan/Fry. Hurdzan/Fry ‘The golfers in our area are indeed lucky’have designed over 250 golf courses including Erin Hills in Wisconsin, the site of the 2017 U.S. Open. Dr. Hurdzan is considered an environmental architect because he famously transforms wasteland and difficult terrain into environmentally sound, spectacular courses. He does this in a very affordable and non-intrusive way, working with what nature and the location provides. So successful was his design at Harbor Links, that it has been elected to be the 29th Audubon International Signature Sanctuary.