It was Charles Herman and Fred Jurgens who first conceived the idea of a public golf course on 180 acres of their family farmland and woods. The course was designed by Charles Martin and opened in 1967. To this day, it remains a family-owned and operated facility. Golfers can choose from two courses. The first is the 9-hole executive Sandpiper Course, which has numerous heavy bunkers. It is 6,500 yards long and offers a par value of 72. The second is the 18-hole Thunderbird Course. It also has a par 72 value. With a slightly longer distance of 7,048 yards, this well-maintained layout has narrow fairways and medium-size, fast greens. There are water hazards. Walking is permitted. Spring Lake was voted the “Golf Course of the Year” in 2010 by the Long Island Golf Course Association. The well-appointed clubhouse contains a full bar, restaurant and catering facilities for banquets and special events. There is also a Pro shop and lesson opportunities with the on-site pro. Twilight discounts are available.