March 22, 2012
Golf Returns Early to Long Island State Park Golf Courses
Lower rates in effect at Sunken Meadow and Bethpage
Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Commissioner Rose Harvey announced that New York State Park golf courses on Long Island are opening for the season – with new lower rates in effect at Sunken Meadow and Bethpage.
"Our fine spring weather provides a great opportunity to check out one of our wonderful State Park golf courses," Commissioner Harvey said. "State Park golf courses are opening up early this year, and offer great value as well as some of the most challenging play in the country. We hope to see our regular golfers and many new visitors hitting the links soon."
To remain competitive, greens fees at Sunken Meadow State Park have been reduced by $2 to $7 across the board. Greens fees for 18 holes were rolled back from $28 to $23 on weekdays and from $33 to $28 on weekends. In addition, fees have been reduced by $2 to $10 for senior and junior golfers at all five Bethpage State Park courses. Greens fees vary, so parks officials recommend golfers contact each course for current fees and reservations. Rates are also listed on the agency's website, www.nysparks.com.
Changes in weather may impact operating schedules and anticipated opening dates. Golfers are advised to call ahead if there is a question about course conditions.
Anticipated opening dates and contact information for regional State Parks golf courses are listed below.
Bethpage, Farmingdale – Blue, Green and Yellow Courses are open. The Black Course is scheduled to open April 14. The Red Course is scheduled to open March 30. (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.
Robert Moses, Babylon – May 5. (631) 669-0449.
Jones Beach Pitch and Putt, Wantagh – May 5. (516) 785-1600.