About Us… About Golf on Long Island

Did you know?

35,000 rounds of golf are played each year on Bethpage Black

There are 140 golf courses on Long Island.

Long Island is ONLY 120 miles long.

The population of Long Island is over 4,000,000

Shinnecock Hills was the first golf course to officially open in the U.S. in 1893.

Over 300,000 rounds of golf are played each year on the five courses at Bethpage State Park.

Eight US OPEN championships have been played on Long Island Golf courses including four since 2002. In 1923, Bobby Jones won his first Major US OPEN title at Inwood, and later in 1930 he won the Grand Slam of golf… the only golfer to ever achieve this amazing accomplishment in one year!

The golfing wager known as the ‘nassau’ was invented in the early 1900s at Nassau Country Club on Long Island by club captain John B. Tappan.

The PGA of America, the largest working sports organization in the world, was founded in New York City in 1916.

New York has hosted the PGA Championship 11 times – more than any other state in the US.

In 1929 Ryder Cup team members Gene Sarazen, Johnny Farrell, Leo Diegel and Horton Smith wore knickers and neckties for their exhibition at Cherry Valley Club in Garden City.

Long Island has a richness of golf courses, and even the top pros go out of their way to play rounds here

The history of golf on Long Island is essentially the origin of all of golf in the United States. The first course to officially open in the USA was Shinnecock in Southampton, Long Island in about 1893.

Montauk Downs is the only public-access, 18-hole facility in the 40-mile, west-to-east stretch between Riverhead and the iconic lighthouse at Montauk Point.

Located at the tip of the North Fork, Island’s End Golf & CC is a Herbert Strong creation created in 1914.

Four New York State golf courses rank among the “Top 20 Golf Courses” in America: Shinnecock Hills (4th); Winged Foot Golf Club (West) (8th); Fishers Island Club (10th) and the National Golf Links of America (11th)

2024 Long Island will host the Ryder Cup at Bethpage Black.

Long Island has hosted 23 major golf championships in all, starting with the 1896 U.S Open and U.S. Amateur at Shinnecock Hills.

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That’s a lot of people playing a lot of golf on a lot of golf courses.

And did I mention there are four airports in the New York/Tri-State area — JFK, LaGuardia, Islip, and Newark.

And GOLFING MAGAZINE covers it all…You want to be in Golfing Magazine.