Are you looking to get back into the, uh, swing of things at local Long Island driving ranges? With the weather getting nicer and the days getting longer, I think now is the ideal time to dust off those clubs (or just go out and rent some) and get back into the beautiful game of golf. There are just so many puns I could use here, but I won’t go down that, uh, hole…don’t worry. Anyway, if you get a chance to swing by these Long Island driving ranges, let me know which ones you like the best! Ok, I think I’m done now.
While you’re getting into that golfing mindset, be sure to find out about even more fun things to do on Long Island as well as more great spots to eat and drink and wonderful places to stay on Long Island! Maybe you can make it a weekend event for you and the family! Remember, man cannot live on Long Island driving ranges alone. At least, that’s what a little birdie told me. Ok, now I’m really done.
Long Island Driving Ranges in Nassau County
Bethpage State Park
Bethpage Golf Course is one of the most popular and cherished golf courses in the nation. Located in suburban Long Island in close proximity to New York City, Bethpage is a mecca for public golf featuring five 18-hole regulation golf courses, including the world-renowned Bethpage Black . In addition to Bethpage Black hosting the United States Open Championships it will also host two Barclays PGA Tour events, The PGA Championship and the Ryder Cup.
Enjoy 30 stalls, artificial turf mats, a pro shop, PGA lessons, and club rental at this world-class golf facility. The home of “The People’s Country Club” is sports a great driving range in addition to those five golf courses.
99 Quaker Meetinghouse Rd., Farmingdale, L.I.. NY 11735
This large and centrally located Nassau County park has it all, including a great driving range with 36 bays including heated and covered stalls. There’s a range of 270 yards to the far fence.
480 W John St, Hicksville, L.I., NY 11801
Find out more by visiting nassaucountyny.gov or by calling 516-571-7082.
A 930-acre oasis of open space and recreation in the heart of Nassau County, Eisenhower Park is one of the largest public spaces in the New York metropolitan area – larger, in fact, than Central Park. The park offers a full range of athletic and family activities, including one of the finest swimming facilities in the U.S., a major golf facility, dozens of athletic fields and courts, picnic areas, summertime entertainment, playgrounds, fitness trails and more.
Eisenhower features three excellent 18-hole golf courses open to the public: the Red, White and Blue courses. The Red course, which hosted the Commerce Bank (PGA) Championship, has been called by Newsday one of the “Top 10” public golf courses on Long Island. There’s also an 18-hold miniature golf course to enjoy.
In addition, the park has an illuminated driving range featuring 60 stalls, artificial turf mats, and club rentals.
Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, L.I., NY 11554
Find out more by visiting nassaucountyny.gov or by calling 516- 572-0336.
Glen Cove Golf Course
Founded in 1972 , the Glen Cove Golf Club is an 18 hole golf course located on the fabled Gold Coast of Long Island overlooking the Long Island Sound. This is a public course owned by the City of Glen Cove.
The driving range facility included 21 covered, lighted and heated stalls.
109 Lattingtown Rd., Glen Cove, L.I., NY
Find out more by visiting glencoveny.gov or by calling 516-676-0550 for the office or 516-671-0033 for the pro shop.
Harbor Links Golf Course
Conveniently situated on the prestigious gold coast north shore of Long Island in Port Washington, Harbor Links is home to incomparable amenities, astounding surroundings and a consistent commitment to extraordinary service. With its award winning 18 hole Championship Course, hidden gem of the 9 hole Executive Course, world class instructional program, miniature golf and banquet facilities for all occasions, Harbor Links provides everything you desire for a memorable experience.
Owned by the Town of North Hempstead and operated by Arnold Palmer Golf Management, Harbor Links was constructed in 1998 with the environment in mind, and became the 29th Certified Signature Sanctuary in the world in 2001. Its commitment to excellence didn’t stop there. A ballroom and dining room to host affairs of the most lavish weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs to a small social bbq or business meeting with golf, its service leads the way for Long Island.
The practice range at Harbor Links is a double sided range that consists of 40 partially covered lighted stalls for public usage and a full grass area designated for instruction. Open to the public, it offers a convenient and affordable way to work on your game. Suitable for all ages and skill levels.
1 W. Fairway Dr., Port Washington, L.I., NY 11050
Find out more by visiting harborlinks.com or by calling 516-767-4816.
Lido Golf Club
A Robert Trent Jones Masterpiece, this picturesque and challenging seaside links course features elevated greens guarded by massive bunkers, significant water hazards, and perhaps the toughest stretch of finishing holes on Long Island.
Rated among the top 10 public courses in the NY metropolitan area, Lido’s breathtaking beauty along with its numerous shot making options make this course a must play for any golfer visiting Long Island or the surrounding areas. This course is owned by the Town of Hempstead.
The driving range sports 23 stalls, 3 covered, 3 target greens, a sand trap, a cafe, and the Lido Grill.
255 Lido Blvd., Lido Beach, L.I., NY 11561
Merrick Road Park
Conveniently located just east of the Meadowbrook Parkway and south of Merrick Road in Merrick, this challenging nine-hole, MGA-rated, par-36, 3,200-yard course offers golfers the opportunity to use all their clubs. Elevated greens, open fairways and a practice putting green complement the facility. A golf pro shop and lessons are available.
A certified PGA teaching professional is on site for personal instruction, as well as assistance with equipment purchases in the Pro Shop. This course is owned by the Town of Hempstead.
The 160-yard driving range features 22 stalls and permits irons only.
2550 Clubhouse Rd., Merrick, L.I., NY 11566
Find out more by visiting hempsteadny.gov or by calling 516-868-4650
North Woodmere Golf Course
North Woodmere, located near the water in the southwest part of Nassau County, is a 150-acre park owned by Nassau County that provides an executive-level nine-hole, par-31 golf course; the course is 2,282 yards. The North Woodmere Park also offers a driving range.
There are 22 driving range stalls available with a range of approximately 200 yards.
Branch Boulevard, North Woodmere, L.I., NY 11598
Find out more by visiting nassaucountyny.gov or by calling 516-572-7814.
Spring Rock Golf Center
This mini golf, driving range, and golf simulator center features a 250 Yards in-depth range with 100 Covered Teeing Booths on two levels. There’s also a practice putting green and sand trap, heaters for the winter and fans for the summer, and a Snack Bar serving hot and cold drinks and snacks.
377 Denton Ave. New Hyde Park, L.I., NY 11040
Find out more by visiting springrockgolf.com or by calling 516-739-0167.
Town of Oyster/The Honorable Joseph Colby Bay Golf Course
Situated on 121 acres, the Town’s 18-hole, par 70, championship golf course features narrow fairways, water holes, sand and grass bunkers, as well as a putting green. A turn-of-the-century mansion offers The Mansion at Oyster Bay Catering facility and Clubhouse Grille. Golfers can also take a break at the “Halfway House”, located on the 8th tee, with amenities such as restroom facilities and a snack bar.
The Mansion at Oyster Bay stands majestically in the heart of 120 perfectly manicured acres in Woodbury, Long Island. The ambiance of this former magnificent Gold Coast estate is rich with elegance and hospitality, but updated with modern amenities. Come enjoy this experience of Long Island Gold Coast luxury, and share it with your guests in an unforgettable setting. For more information call (516) 921-5707 or visit lessings.com.
A full range of golf services are offered by the Lucas Golf Center at Oyster Bay, Bob Miller, PGA Director of Golf. Instruction is available for all levels of golfing ability, beginner through advanced. Inquire about private lessons, group lessons and clinics at the practice range and on the course. The range features 20 stalls and mats. The Lucas Golf Center at Oyster Bay Driving Range and Pro Shop are open for the season. The Pro Shop will be stocked with brand name merchandise for all your golfing needs.
1 Southwoods Rd., Woodbury, L.I., NY 11797
Find out more by visiting http://www.lucasgolfcenter.com/ or by calling 516-364-3600 .
Long Island Driving Ranges in Suffolk County
Bergen Point Country Club and Golf Course
Bergan Point features an 18-hole waterfront golf course, a 20 stall driving range, and a pro shop.
69 Bergen Ave., West Babylon, L.I., NY 11705
Find out more by visiting bergenpointgolfcourse.com or by calling 631-661-8282.
Cherry Creek Golf Links
Featuring 25 stalls, all grass tees and range, and a practice putting green and chipping area. The club also offers a PGA professional, lessons and clinics, a fully equipped Pro-Shop, and a full service 19th Hole Restaurant.
900 Reeves Ave., Riverhead, L.I., NY 11901
Find out more by visiting cherrycreeklinks.com or calling 631-369-6500.
Country Fair Entertainment Park
Country Fair’s Driving Range and training facility is equipped for public play, clinics, team building and other special events. With 30 individual stalls and a range size of over 280 yards, our natural greens are perfect for anyone from beginner to pro.
Take advantage of the best in golf instruction, evaluation and practice for players of all skill levels with our available private lessons, clinics or group golf instruction from our PGA certified pro. Call or stop in for lesson pricing and availability.
You and your family can easily make a day of it since the park also boasts mini-gold, bumper cars, go karts, batting cages, laser tag, and an arcade!
3351 Rte. 112, Medford, L.I., NY 11763
Find out more by visiting countryfairpark.com or by calling 631-732-0579
Crab Meadow Golf Course
Crab Meadow Golf Course is Huntington’s home for golf and is located in Northport, New York along the picturesque North Shore. With breathtaking views of the Long Island Sound on each shot, Crab Meadow is sure to please every caliber of golfer.
This Town of Huntington golf course sports an 18 stall driving range, pro shop, lessons and clinics, and a restaurant to enjoy.
220 Waterside Ave., Northport, L.I., NY 11768
Find out more by visiting crabmeadow.com or by calling 631-757-8800.
Dix Hills Park Golf Course
Another Town of Huntington golf course, Dix Hills Park Golf Course is a golf experience the entire family can enjoy. The par 31 layout rolls through Dix Hills Park with forgiving fairways and ample greens and is a fine place to hone skills for younger players or a great place for a relaxing nine hole round with friends.
Dix Hills encourages walking but also allows carts. An irons only driving range and practice putting green are also available to warm up and practice.
575 Vanderbilt Pkwy., Dix Hills, L.I., NY 11746
Find out more by visiting dixhillsgolf.com or by calling 631-499-8005.
Farmingdale State College
This driving range is closed right now due to COVID.
The range features 25 all-weather stations in a flat wide-open field with various target greens and flags. PGA and LPGA Professionals Available For Lessons
2350 Broadhollow Road and Route 110, Farmingdale, L.I., NY 11735
Find out more by visiting farmingdalesports.com/facilities/golf_range or by calling 631-420-2621 or 631-420-2482.
Heartland Golf Park
Heartland Golf Park has been the premier entertainment golf park for Long Island since 1994. They have a Driving Range with an automatic Tee-Up System, beautiful down-range targets, and more. They are the only golf park in Long Island that has an automatic tee-up system. While on the driving range, at any time you can take your card out and the balls you have remaining on your card will be able to be used during your next visit.
They also have an Executive Par-3 Course and a miniature golf mountain that is fun for all ages.
Heartland is open year-round. The facility is heated for your convenience.
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1200 Long Island Ave., Edgewood, L.I., NY 11717
Find out more by visiting heartlandgolfpark.com or by calling 631-667-7400.
Holbrook Country Club
The 18-hole “Holbrook” course at the Holbrook Country Club Golf Course features 6,252 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71. The driving range has16 stalls with artificial turf mats. Lessons available
700 Patchogue-Holbrook Rd., Holbrook, L.I., NY 11741
Find out more by visiting holbrookccgolf.com or by calling 631-467-3417.
Indian Island Country Club
The 18-hole course at the Indian Island Golf Course facility in Riverhead, New York features 6,506 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 69.4 and it has a slope rating of 122. Designed by William F. Mitchell, ASGCA, the Indian Island golf course opened in 1972.
The driving range has 25 stalls with artificial turf mats. Clubs are provided, available for rent. Lessons available.
661 Riverside Dr., Riverhead, L.I., NY 11901
Find out more by visiting indianislandcountryclub.com or by calling 631-727-7776.
Island’s End Golf and Country Club
An 18 hole facility located in the heart of Wine Country on the North Fork of Long Island. Just minutes from the beautiful downtown village of Greenport. At 6,700 yards with 4 selections of tee boxes we offer a pleasurable round of golf that can be played in a reasonable amount of time.
The course is enjoyable for both the novice and skilled player. Book a tee time and enjoy some spectacular views of the Long Island Sound and the coastline of Connecticut.
The driving range features grass tees, practice bunker, chipping area and putting green. Lessons are available and the club also has a pro shop and restaurant.
5025 Rte. 25, Greenport, L.I., NY 11939
Find out more by visiting islandsendgolf.com or by calling 631-477-0777.
Middle Island Country Club
Middle Island Country Club is, in more than one way, the centerpiece of public golf on Long Island. Located as centrally as any place could be on the island, here you’ll find 27 holes of championship golf that never cease to challenge, occasionally reward and rarely play the same way twice.
This club’s roots couldn’t be more prestigious. Carved from 225 acres of the legendary, historic Lustengarten Nursery, Middle Island Country Club has maintained its natural beauty and its competitive spirit.
Since 1965, this fine course has played host to hacker and pro alike – treating each to an unforgettable round each and every time.
Whether you’re looking for a casual game amongst friends, an outing or tournament for your group or to hold a special event like a wedding or family reunion, you’d be hard pressed to find a venue more suitable, accommodating and affordable than the one right in the middle
The driving range has 12 stalls.
275 Yaphank-Middle Island Rd., Middle Island, L.I., NY 11953
Find out more by visiting middleislandcc.com or by calling 631-924-3000.
Mill Pond Golf Course
Mill Pond Golf Course is a beautiful, 18 hole championship golf course located in Medford, NY on Long Island. The links style layout situated on over 200 acres is reminiscent of classic Scottish courses. Designed by Course Architect William “Buddy” Johnson, Mill Pond opened in 1999 and is recognized by Audubon International for Environmental Excellence. Online Tee Times can be made up to 7 days in advance.
The course features a 26 Stall Driving Range with a well manicured practice bunker with target green. There’s also a practice putting green near Club House and a beautiful short game practice area. There’s a BRAND NEW Dryrainge canopy with turf hitting surface in the Teaching area.
Single baskets and range cards available. PGA professional lessons available and there’s a Pro Shop.
300 Mill Rd., Medford, L.I., NY 11763
Find out more by visiting golfatmillpond.com or by calling 631-732-8249.
Montauk Downs State Park
The park is best known for its Robert Trent Jones-designed, championship-length, 18-hole Montauk Downs State Park Golf Course. In addition, the park offers a driving range, six championship tennis courts, a main swimming pool and a wading pool for children. There’s also a catering facility, a clubhouse and a grill room serving breakfast and lunch.
The driving range features 12 stalls. There are also clinics and a pro shop.
50 S. Fairview Ave., Montauk, L.I., NY 11954
Find out more by visiting parks.ny.gov or by calling 631-668-1100.
Pine Hills Country Club
Welcome to Pine Hills Golf & Country Club! This hidden gem is tucked away on 165 acres of Long Island’s protected Pine Barrens. Once here, you’ll be whisked away to a land filled with plush fairways-lined with majestic pine trees-that will lead you to perfectly manicured greens.
Pine Hills Golf & Country Club facility in Manorville, New York features 7,132 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 73. The course rating is 74.4 and it has a slope rating of 131.
The driving range features Grass tees for 40-50 tee boxes (artificial turf mats in winter), bunkers, and a chipping-putting area.
2 Country Club Dr., Manorville, L.I., NY 11949
Find out more by visiting pinehillsgolfing.com or by calling 631-878-4343.
Pine Ridge Golf Club
Pine Ridge Golf Club was carefully carved out of the stunning Pine Forest offering eighteen truly unique holes. The golf course features finely manicured bent grass greens, tees and fairways. Pine Ridge also offers an incredible practice facility consisting of a large putting green, and a driving range with a large grass teeing area.
Located in Central Long Island, Pine Ridge Golf Club offers a spectacular 18-hole affordable upscale daily fee golf course, located in Coram, NY. Pine Ridge is already a popular choice for players of all levels.
Pine Ridge offers an incredible Practice Facility consisting of a large putting green, and a driving range with a large grass teeing area. The Grass teeing area is available weekends only from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Pine Ridge Golf Club offers private and semi-private lessons for golfers of all ages and abilities. Lessons are arranged in convenient 30-minute or 1-hour time blocks to fit around your busy schedule.
Pine Ridge offers an incredible value in the Range Card. The driving range has 18 mats. Lessons are available.
2 Golf Course Dr., Manorville, L.I., NY 11949
Find out more by visiting pineridgegc.com or by calling 631-331-7930.
Poxabogue Golf Course
The Poxabogue Golf Center is located in the Bridgehampton / Sagaponack area of the Hamptons on eastern Long Island. The facility has a 9-hole course and expansive driving range that is open to the public.
The facility boasts a record of providing the finest professional teaching staff on Long Island. Poxabogue offers lessons, clinics and an extensive Junior Golf Program throughout the year. The course hosts several major equipment manufacturers for Demo Days. There’s a Pro Shop as well.
The substantial driving range facility has 75 stations, covered stalls, mats and grass, a practice bunker, and a short game area. Clubs can be rented.
3556 Montauk Hwy., Bridgehampton, L.I., NY 11962
Find out more by visiting poxgolf.com or by calling 631-537-0025.
Rock Hill Golf and Country Club
Rock Hill Golf Club offers 18 Championship Holes est. 1965 and a Golf Academy with a Top 50 Golf Teacher in America. There’s a golf shop, teaching studio, restaurant, and driving range.
Range Members get range balls from March 15th – November 15th, 2021 at the Rock Hill driving range. Range Members also get a 10% discount on any of Michael Jacobs’ lesson programs. A range membership is just for the one person who signs up. There is no sharing of range balls with non members. When you become a member you will get a membership card to show each time you get range ball tokens in the pro shop.
The 2021 season will be a combination of a grass range and an artificial turf range. When the grass is closed you will be asked to adhere to the policy of hitting off the artificial turf.
105 Clancy Rd., Manorville, L.I., NY 11949
Find out more by visiting rockhillgolf.com or by calling 631-878-2250.
Shelter Island Country Club
The Shelter Island Country Club, known affectionately as “Goat Hill,” is a historic, nine-hole public golf course. The course was was established in 1901 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Little has changed in almost 120 years.
The course covers 2,512 yards of widely varying, hilly terrain. These variations keep the course interesting round after round and from season to season. The Club is situated on one the highest points on the island with scenic views of Peconic Bay and Dering Harbor.
Warm up before your round at the seven-station driving range. Golf carts, pull carts and clubs are available for rent. SICC Memberships rates start at $500, making Goat Hill one of the most affordable golf memberships on Long Island.
The Flying Goat Restaurant at The Shelter Island Country Club is open for lunch and dinner from mid April to mid October. The Club’s bar is open 7 days a week during the regular season.
26 Sunnyside Ave., Shelter Island Heights, L.I., NY 11965
Hours 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Features 7 stalls. Fee $5 per bucket.
Smithtown Landing Country Club
Smithtown Landing Golf Course, an 18 hole municipal golf course with a 9 hole Par 3 Learning Links(TM) course, driving range and practice putting greens.
The Golf Course offers two practice greens (6,000 and 3,500 sq ft) with surrounding short game shot areas, a practice sand trap, a 20-stall irons driving range, and a swing plane practice area.
A building adjacent to the range houses a mirror lined swing review room. The classroom houses an expansive video library and reference postures unmatched at any other facility.
495 Landing Ave., Smithtown, L.I., NY 11787
Southampton Golf Range
Southampton Golf Range is your premier public golf facility featuring state-of-the-art technology you can’t find anywhere else in the Hamptons. The 30 bay driving range features 14 covered and TopTracer bays with automatic tee’s from Power Tee. The range is13 acres and 300 yards long.
The golf range also has non covered tee’s, a chipping area, grass area, putting greens, sand trap and more! In addition, there is a beautiful 18 hole miniature golf course, batting cages, a golf simulator, and Local Burger Co. right on site.
668 County Rd. 39 (Route 27), Southampton, L.I., NY 11968
Find out more by visiting southamptongolfrange.com or by calling 631-283-2158.
Spring Lake Golf Club
Spring Lake Golf Course and Catering, a 27-hole public facility, is located in the heart of Long Island, NY in Middle Island. The New York golf course is just off the Long Island Expressway’s exit 64 North and only minutes from the Port Jefferson Ferry.
The sprawling 180-acre NY golf center is adjacent to a stunning lake providing eye dazzling views and features a perfect backdrop for your golf outing. There is a pro shop, lessons, a full service restaurant as well, and a number of outings and leagues to be a part of as well.
The driving range has 20 grass tees 20.
30 E. Bartlett Rd., Middle Island, L.I., NY 11953
Find out more by visiting springlakegolfclub.com or by calling 631-924-5115.
Sunken Meadow State Park
Golf course architect Alfred H. Tull (1897-1982) designed what are today the Red and Green Courses in 1964. Tull, who designed the Yellow Course and redesigned the Blue Course at Bethpage State Park in the 1950s, was noted for laying out golf courses without consulting topographical maps. Only after his routing of the course was complete did he overlay his plan on topographical maps. There are 27 holes of golf at Governor Alfred E. Smith.
In the case of Sunken Meadow State Park that terrain is somewhat hilly and variable, surrounded by mature woodlands; resulting in an attractive and relaxing outdoor experience for golfers. The view of the Long Island Sound from the golf driving range is stunning in its beauty.
The driving range features 24 stalls, artificial turf mats, and a pro shop.
North end of Sunken Meadow State Parkway, Kings Park, L.I., NY
Find out more by visiting parks.ny.gov or by calling 631-269-5351.
Timber Point Golf Course
This Colt and Allison design is a 27-hole regulation length, full-service Suffolk County owned facility open to the public. Located where the Connetquot River meets the Great South Bay the course plays over a variety of terrain and treats golfers with magnificent south shore vistas. The ever-shifting shore breeze guarantees a stern test and a round that never quite plays the same way twice. There’s a pro shop, golf instruction, a full service restaurant, and a number of golf outing opportunities.
The driving range features 25 stalls, artificial turf mats, and club rental.
398 Great River Rd., Great River, L.I., NY 11739
Find out more by visiting timberpointgolfcourse.com or by calling 631-581- 2401.
West Sayville Golf Course
This Suffolk County owned, lighted driving range features 37 stalls on artificial turf mats. Other offerings include lessons and clinics, a pro shop, club options, junior golf, and club rentals.
200 Montauk Hwy., West Sayville, L.I., NY 11796
Find out more by visiting westsayvillegolf.com or by calling 631-567-1704 .
Wind Watch Golf and Country Club
Truly incomparable to other Long Island public golf courses, Wind Watch Golf & Country Club offers a uniquely designed golf course that tests and challenges golfers of all skill levels. The course rewards accuracy with a wide range of elevations and hazards that aren’t typical to most Long Island golf courses.
Offering Suffolk County golf at its very best, including one of Long Island’s most outstanding driving ranges and short game facilities, our Golf Course on Long Island is the perfect place to hone your game. We offer you the opportunity to take aim at five real target greens with three greens in play from our exceptional Short Game Facility. To practice your work around the green, spend some time in our special bunker, chipping area or four practice greens. There are mats as well as natural grass areas to hit from, making it one of the only natural Long Island golf ranges.
Bring the family for golf and fun at the inviting clubhouse with an 18-hole daily fee course atop one of the highest points on the North Shore in Hauppauge. Experience family-friendly amenities including a restaurant, tennis courts, pool and fun social events for everyone, plus benefits beyond the Club as part of the ClubCorp family.
1715 Vanderbilt Motor Pkwy., Hauppauge, L.I., NY 11788
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