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Eisenhower Red Golf Course

Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, Stewart Avenue and Merrick Avenue

General Telephone Number: 516-572-0327 or 0328
Golf Waiting Times: 516-572-0330
Pro Shop: 516-222-2620

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Playing season: March/April (weather permitting) through December.

Normal Hours: The course is open six-days-per-week. Initial hours are Tues. - Sun., 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. (last tee); the course is closed Monday.

  • To see a visual representation of each hole on the Red course, with related details about pars, handicaps and yardages, click here.
  • To see a grid detailing each hole, with information about pars, handicaps and yardages, scroll down the page.

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The 15th hole on the Red course demands a well-placed tee shot.

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 Golf Club, begun by wealthy Long Islanders such as A.T. Stewart, a 19th-century retailer and property magnate who created the planned Village of Garden City out of the prairie known as the Hempstead Plains.

During the heady 1920s, the Salisbury Club was a centerpiece in the social life of wealthy families along the North Shore. The golf facility sported five 18-hole courses and played host to the 1926 PGA Championship, won by the legendary Walter Hagen for a purse of $11,100. Hagen, who won five PGA championships during the 1920s, is credited with having elevated the profile and prestige of professional golfers during that era.

During the Depression, however, Nassau County took over the Salisbury Club when the owners were unable to pay the property taxes. In 1944, the County established its first major public park on that location,

initially known as Nassau County Park at Salisbury and rededicated in 1969 as Eisenhower Park.

The Red course was designed in 1914 by a prominent local golf course architect, Devereux Emmet, who was married to one of A.T. Stewart’s nieces. Emmet was also a descendant of Thomas Addison Emmet, a founder of New York City’s Tammany Hall political machine. Devereux Emmet was himself a skilled golfer who spent a great deal of time in the U.K. and made the quarter-finals of the 1904 British Amateur tournament. Emmet also enjoyed a long career as a golf architect, building off his experience in Europe.

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 par-72 course measures 7,107 yards from the championship tees, 6,416 yards from the middle tees, and 5,470 yards from the forward tees.

The Red course’s history with championship golf goes back to the PGA Championship in 1926, but in recent years the course has hosted the PGA’s Champions Tour. Professional golfers on that circuit have lavished praise on the Redcourse. PGA golfer Lee Trevino has called Eisenhower Red “one of the better and one of the toughest courses we play.” Mike Reid,2005 Championship Tour winner, summed up his views of the Red for Newsday by calling it “a marvelous course in its simplicity, that’s what impresses me about it. It doesn’t put on any airs, it just requires good golf from the first tee to the 18th green.” Loren Roberts, the 2008 winner, also praised the Red as a PGA favorite and told Newsday the course is “the deal of the century” when he learned about the fees.

During golf events, the Red course is considered friendly both for golfers and spectators, with relatively flat and short distances between greens and tees. The course also has many crosswalks that allow fans to get around easily and see the players.

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Eisenhower Red by the Numbers

    • To see a visual representation of each hole on the Red course, with related details about pars, handicaps and yardages, click here.
    • To see a grid detailing each hole, with information about pars, handicaps and yardages, see below.

 

The Course:

Hole
Blue Tees
White Tees
Red Tees
Par
Handicap Strokes
1
488
462
419
5
11
2
185 / 277
164 / 266
157 / 252
3 / 4
15
3
515
490
356
5
9
4
455
420
348
4
1
5
164
130
116
3
17
6
430
385
350
4
5
7
452
421
333
4
3
8
417
336
266
4
7
9
346
301
274
4
13
Out
3452 / 3544
3109 / 3211
2619 / 2712
36 / 37
 
 
10
435
416
395
4
6
11
410
375
268
4
16
12
515
465
412
5
14
13
211
193
176
3
12
14
420
370
347
4
8
15
454
402
307
4
4
16
173
150
136
3
18
17
582
517
460
5
10
18
455
419
350
4
2
In
3655
3307
2851
36
 
 
Total
7107 / 7199
6416 / 6518
5470 / 5563
72 / 73
 

 

Ratings:

 

Course Rating
Slope Rating
Blue Tees
73.2
124
White Tees
69.9
121
Red Tees
71.6
123
 

In-season fees:

Weekdays: $38 for residents with Leisure Pass; $22 for resident senior citizens with Leisure Pass; $60 for non-Leisure Pass holders and nonresidents.

Weekends and Holidays: $43 for residents with Leisure Pass; $43 for resident senior citizens with Leisure Pass; $64 for non-Leisure Pass holders and nonresidents.

18 hole: $33 for residents with Leisure Pass; $20 for resident senior citizens with Leisure Pass; $38 for non-Leisure Pass holders and nonresidents.

9 hole: $20 for residents with Leisure Pass; $12 for resident senior citizens with Leisure Pass; $25 for non-Leisure Pass holders and nonresidents.

  • Corporate outings are also available, for groups of from 72 to 144. In addition, corporate and charitable events of various sizes can be handled. Prices are available upon request.


Directions:

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Take Southern State Parkway to Exit 22N/Meadowbrook Parkway North. Take Meadowbrook to Exit M3 East/Stewart Avenue. Make a left onto Stewart Avenue and take this until you reach the park.

Or,

Take Long Island Expressway to Northern State Parkway. Take Northern State Parkway to Meadowbrook Parkway South. Take Meadowbrook Parkway to Exit M3/Stewart Avenue. Make a left onto Stewart Avenue and take this until you reach the park.

newsandevents

 

 

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.