South Bay Country Club

3600 Skillman Avenue
Oceanside, NY 11572
Phone: 516-766-1880
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This 18-hole private golf course was the dream of Joseph Weinstein. It opened in 1931 and by 1938 was able to play host to the Metropolitan PGA. However, within a few years the course was fractured when land was confiscated for a new high school. Membership dropped as several golfers left to form the Engineers Club. Those who remained hired Alfred H. Tull in 1955 to redesign the first nine and add nine more new holes to the course. In 1963, Hal Purdy did some further redesigning. Later, in 1984, Stephen Kay reworked two of the holes. Today, members enjoy three courses whose distance measures from 5,489 yards to 6,891 yards. The par values are 72 and 73. The traditional links style layout plays on basically flat terrain. There are water hazards, sand traps and bunkers affecting several holes. The greens are fast, and the fairways are generous. Wind factors are always an additional challenge. Walking is allowed. Additionally, the country club maintains a Proshop, on-site golf school and various practice areas. Equipment rental and caddy services are also available. The full bar and restaurant are great gathering places before or after a game. Catering is available for special events such as weddings and bar mitzvahs. Middle Bay has a reciprocal guest policy with other golf clubs in the area. Recently, Middle Bay Country Club has become South Bay Country Club.

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