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The three 18-hole golf courses at Eisenhower Park are among the most popular public courses on Long Island. Pictured here is the 15th hole on the Red course.

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 PGA championships as far back as 1926.

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.

 

18 Hole Courses:


Eisenhower Red Course
Eisenhower White Course
Eisenhower Blue Course

 

 

 

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Mangano Offers Free Golf To Veterans & Active Duty Military On Veterans Day

Mineola, New York – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano will honor veterans and active duty military personnel for their service to our nation with free golf at Eisenhower Park’s 18-hole Blue Course and the 9-hole courses at Cantiague Park, Christopher Morley Park, Bay Park, and North Woodmere Park, on Veterans Day, Monday, November 11th.  Golf cart fees will be discounted for veterans and active duty military with a Nassau County leisure pass.


Championship Red Golf Course Open for the Season

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano announces that the championship Red golf course at Eisenhower Park is open for the season.

One of the area’s most sought-after courses, the Red has a storied history, having been designed by prominent golf architect Devereux Emmet in 1914 and having hosted PGA championships as far back as 1926 and as recently as 2008 (the PGA Tour’s Commerce Bank Championship).

The Red has also enjoyed numerous accolades over the years, including Golf Digest’s “Four Stars Best Places to Play,” recognition granted to a select number of courses throughout the U.S. Newsday has placed the Red course on its top-10 list of public courses on Long Island while the Long Island Press has included the Eisenhower Park golf facility among its “Best of Long Island” public courses.

The Red course is par-72 and measures 7,107 yards from the back tees; it is open six days a week (closed Mondays).

The two other 18-hole courses at Eisenhower Park – the Blue and White – have been open throughout the winter. The Eisenhower Park golf facility also includes a driving range and mini-golf. For information, call 516-572-0327/28.


In Survey, Long Island Press Touts Two Country Parks Among Top Three,
Eisenhower Golf No. 2 Among Public Courses

The Long Island Press has named Eisenhower Park and Wantagh Park among its top three parks on Long Island and the Eisenhower Park golf facility as No. 2 among public golf courses, announced Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano. The rankings were provided by the weekly newspaper in its “Best of L.I.” survey for 2010, published in January. The comprehensive annual survey covers 215 categories and is based on voting by tens of thousands of the newspaper’s readers.

For Eisenhower Park, the second-place finish comes on the heels of being selected for the top spot in 2009. Wantagh Park placed right behind Eisenhower at No. 3 among Long Island’s best parks. In designating Jones Beach Park No. 1, the Long Island Press acknowledged the difficulty of selecting a top finisher. “There are so many great parks on Long Island that it’s really hard to pick the best one,” the newspaper said. “So let’s just consider this list the best of the best.”

Centrally located in East Meadow off Merrick Avenue and larger than Central Park, 930-acre Eisenhower Park (516-571-0348) is the flagship of the Nassau County parks system. The park offers a variety of recreational opportunities, including a swimming pool and fitness center at the world-class Nassau County Aquatic Center (571-0501); mini-golf; a batting cage; athletic fields; playgrounds; a 2-mile fitness trail; basketball and tennis courts; bocci and lawn bowling; and the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre. In addition, the park includes large and beautiful memorials to the nation’s veterans and victims of the 9/11 attacks.

There’s also the Eisenhower Park golf facility, one of the metropolitan area’s busiest courses and selected second-best in the Long Island Press survey of public golf courses. Golf at Eisenhower consists of three 18-hole courses –including the championship Red and White courses, along with the Blue course – as well as a driving range with 60 bays. During the winter, the White and Blue courses (571-0327/28) are open as weather allows, along with the driving range (571-0336).

Wantagh Park (571-7460), located off the Wantagh Parkway by Merrick Road, is one of the most scenic spots on the South Shore, offering 111 acres on beautiful East Bay. The park provides numerous opportunities for recreation, including ball fields and athletic courts, a playground, picnic areas, a two-mile fitness trail, a marina, and a fishing pier. During summer, Wantagh’s spectacular water theme park (previously named “Best Public Pool” by the Long Island Press) has an Olympic-sized main pool, a diving pool, a “kiddie” pool, training pool, an interactive water-play area and two 30-foot waterslides.


Long Island Press Calls Eisenhower Park Tops on Long Island

The Long Island Press has named Eisenhower Park the top park on Long Island in its annual “Best of L.I.” survey. The “Best of L.I.” survey, published in the January 15-21, 2009 issue, covers dozens of categories, from restaurants to doctors.

The weekly also cited the Eisenhower golf course and driving range among its “Best of L.I.” picks in those categories.

In naming Eisenhower Park Long Island’s best park, the Long Island Press noted the “stiff competition” from Jones Beach Park and Bethpage State Park. “But Eisenhower takes the best parts of both runner ups – the various fields at Jones Beach and the golf course at Bethpage – and combines them, then adds lush greeneries to complete the scene,” the newspaper said.

Centrally located in East Meadow off Merrick Avenue and larger than Central Park, 930-acre Eisenhower Park is the flagship of the Nassau County Parks system. The park offers an extraordinary variety of recreational opportunities, including a swimming pool and fitness center at the world-class Nassau County Aquatic Center; three 18-hole golf courses, a driving range and mini-golf; a batting cage; athletic fields; playgrounds; a 2-mile fitness trail; basketball and tennis courts; bocci and lawn bowling; and the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre. In addition, the park includes large and beautiful memorials to the nation’s veterans and victims of the 9/11 attacks.

For more information about Eisenhower Park, call 572-0347.


Golf Digest Accords Eisenhower Park Red Course a Four-Star Rating

Golf Digest magazine has included the Red course at Eisenhower Park among its “Four Stars Best Places to Play 2008/2009,” recognition granted to a select number of courses throughout the U.S.

The monthly magazine’s four-star ranking is reserved for courses considered “outstanding” and worthy of “plan[ning] your next vacation around.” In its comments section, Golf Digest noted several of the course’s attributes, including “great price,” “great shape,” “phenomenal big greens” and “beautiful walk in the park.”

The Red, one of three 18-hole golf courses at Eisenhower Park, has a storied history. It was designed in 1914 by a prominent local golf course architect, Devereux Emmet, and was originally part of the exclusive Salisbury Golf Club, begun by wealthy Long Islanders such as A.T. Stewart, a 19th-century retailer and property magnate who founded the Village of Garden City.

In 1926, the course hosted the PGA Championship and legendary golfer Walter Hagan, and in recent years PGA Tour golfers have gathered at the course for the Commerce Bank Championship. The par-72-course is 7,107 yards from the championship tees. The two other 18-hole courses at Eisenhower Park, the White and Blue, were granted three stars (“very good”) by Golf Digest. In addition to the course, Eisenhower Park offers a driving range with 60 bays. For more information about golf at Eisenhower Park, call 516-572-0327/28.


Long Island Press Names Eisenhower Golf "Best of Long Island" Course

The Long Island Press has included the Eisenhower Park golf course among its “Best of Long Island” public courses, in its January 10 issue. Each year, the weekly newspaper publishes a “Best of Long Island” issue in which it touts the best services and companies in a wide range of categories.

The Eisenhower Park golf facility, which includes three 18-hole courses, is one of the busiest and finest public courses in the New York metropolitan area. In 2007, Newsday named the Red course at Eisenhower No. 4 among its top-10 list of public courses on Long Island.

The Red course has a storied history, having been designed by prominent golf architect Devereux Emmet in 1914 and having hosted PGA championships as far back as 1926. These days, the Red course plays host to the PGA Tour’s Commerce Bank Championship (scheduled in 2008 from from June 23-29).

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.

During the winter, the White and Blue courses are open seven days a week, as weather allows.


Newsday Ranks Eisenhower "Red" Among Top 10 Public Golf Courses on the Island

In its May 31 paper, Newsday ranked the Eisenhower "Red" golf course at Eisenhower Park No. 4 among its top 10 public golf course on Long Island.

The Red course, one of three 18-hole golf courses at Eisenhower Park, has a storied history. Originally, it was part of the exclusive Salisbury olf Club, begun by wealthy Long Islanders such as A.T. Stewart, a 19th-century retailer and property magnate who founded the Village of Garden City. The Red was designed in 1914 by a prominent local golf course architect, Devereux Emmet, who was married to one of Stewart’s nieces. Emmet was also a descendant of Thomas Addison Emmet, a founder of New York City’s Tammany Hall political machine.

Most of Emmet’s courses were designed during the era of hickory-shafted clubs and were short by current standards, at around 6,000 yards. (The U.S. Golf Association did not accept the use of steel shafts until 1924.) Today, the course measures 7,030 yards from the championship tees, 6,784 yards from the middle tees, and 5,588 yards from the forward tees. Working with PGA Tour architects, the Parks Department’s experienced golf crew is continually enhancing the quality of this championship course.

The Red course’s history with championship golf goes back to 1926, when the course hosted the PGA Championship. In that contest, egendary golfer Walter Hagan won the third of four consecutive PGA titles, capturing an $11,100 purse in the process. These days, the Red course plays host to the PGA Tour’s Commerce Bank Championship. PGA golfer Lee Trevino has called Eisenhower Red “one of the better and one of the toughest courses we play.”