Initially established on the famous Guggenheim estate by IBM as a corporate retreat and private country club for its employees, the first nine holes of this private course were designed by Robert Trent Jones. Eventually the other nine holes were added. In 1994, the Village Club of Sands Point purchased the property. It has been renovated as recently as 2001 by architect Ton Doak. Not only is the course interesting and demanding, but the views are amazing. The 9th hole overlooks all of New York City. The fairways are quite broad and some of the greens are elevated. Walking is allowed. Although there are no water hazards, players must be wary of ravines and sand traps. The Village has excellent training facilities and an on-site golf pro for lessons, both private and group. Rental equipment, a Pro shop and alcohol-free dining are available. Guests are welcome on discounted Mondays.