Montauk Downs State Park Golf Course, Montauk

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Montauk Downs State Park is a state park in Montauk, New York, USA. The park is located in Suffolk County near the eastern tip of Long Island's South Fork, about 1mi east of the hamlet of Montauk. Montauk Downs State Park includes an 18-hole championship golf course, driving range, tennis courts, swimming pool, and restaurant facilities.HistoryThe golf course traces its history back to a private course originally developed by Carl G. Fisher in 1927, with Captain H.C. Tippet as its architect. Two years earlier, Fisher had purchased 10000acres in Montauk in hopes of turning it into the "Miami of the North." Other Fisher projects included the Montauk Manor, Montauk Yacht Club, and a six-story office building in downtown Montauk. Fisher lost his fortune in the 1929 Stock Market Crash.The golf course, along with the Montauk Manor, was taken over by a group of private investors in 1966 and became known as the Montauk Golf and Racquet Club. Robert Trent Jones redesigned the golf course two years later and a new clubhouse was also constructed, replacing the original clubhouse designed by Stanford White, which had been destroyed by a fire. The private club eventually fell into bankruptcy and was purchased by New York State in 1978.
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  • The course was very nice however the day was cold damp and windy which made playing somewhat difficult, however certainly no the fault of this nice course. The problem is the process they use for golf...  more »
  • I'm writing this review for my husband who played at Montauk Downs State Park Golf Course on 7/19/2016. He regularly plays the 5 courses at Bethpage State Park. On a positive note, Montauk, because it...  more »
  • This Robert Trent Jones designed course is a true challenge. The course gets narrower as you close in on the holes and the greens will test your accuracy, so be prepared for a few lost balls. As publi...  more »
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  • The scenery is amazing, and the staff is great
  • Nice golf course and state park together. It's a weird combo but it's kind of cool.
  • My favorite public course anywhere (including Bethpage black). Exceptionally maintained for a muni (or by any standard for that matter) and unbelievably challenging (yet at the same time fair). From the forward men's tees the 2nd hole is somewhat of an easy par (100-110 yard par 3) but other than that every hole presents a stiff challenge from tee though green and will test every club in your bag. I have played on some great private courses (including a few US Open hosts) and IMO this course stands up to all of them.
  • Great course, has a little bit of everything and lots of character
  • Thank god for you