Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Press Release

April 05, 2013

Randy Simons
Dan Keefe
(518) 486-1868

Golf Returns to Long Island Courses

State Park golf courses offer competitive play at affordable rates

Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Commissioner Rose Harvey is pleased to announce that New York State Park golf courses on Long Island are opening for the season.

"Now that spring is beginning to break through winter's stubborn hold, we are pleased to open our golf courses for the 2013 season," Commissioner Harvey said. "Golf is a sport that promotes spending a great amount of time interacting with the outdoors, and we find it increasingly important that New York State Parks offer our world-class courses and unparalleled views to the public at a great value. We hope to see beginners and returning golfers teeing off on our greens very soon."

Contact information for regional State Parks golf courses are listed below. Changes in weather may impact operating schedules. Golfers are advised to call ahead if there is a question about course conditions.

Bethpage, Farmingdale - The Blue, Green, Red, and Yellow Courses are open. The Black Course is anticipated to open April 13, weather dependent. (516) 249-0700.
Montauk Downs, Montauk - Open. (631) 668-5000
Sag Harbor, Sag Harbor - Open. (631) 725-2503
Sunken Meadow, Kings Park - Open. (631) 269-5351

Greens fees can vary, so Parks officials recommend golfers contact each course for current fees and reservations. Rates are also listed on the agency's website,

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees 179 state parks and 35 historic sites. For more information on any of these recreation areas, visitors can call 518.474.0456, visit, connect on Facebook, or follow on Twitter.