The Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Museums provides a total of seven golf courses to accommodate players with a range of skills. In addition, there are three driving ranges, and for children and families two mini-golf courses in Eisenhower Park in East Meadow and Cantiague Park in Hicksville.
At Eisenhower Park, three of Long Island’s finest golf courses are open to the public, including the famed “Red” Course. The Red Course has a storied history, having been designed by prominent golf architect Devereux Emmet in 1914 and having hosted Professional Golfers' Association of America (PGA) championships as far back as 1926. More recently, the Red course played host to the PGA Tour’s Commerce Bank Championship.
A second championship-level course, the White, was designed by Robert Trent Jones, a major 20th-century architect of American courses. Jones also designed the third 18-hole course at Eisenhower, the Blue.
Driving Ranges & Nine-Hole Courses
Eisenhower Park has an excellent driving range with 60 bays and night hours in season. Two other county parks provide driving ranges: Cantiague Park, centrally located in Hicksville; and North Woodmere Park, located by the water in the southwest corner of the county.
In addition, there are four executive-level nine-hole golf courses that are perfect for a relaxing morning or afternoon of practice. These courses are conveniently spread around the county park system at the following parks: