NORTHPORT, New York – Crab Meadow Golf Course is located along the picturesque north shore of Long Island, offering breathtaking views of the Long Island Sound on each shot.
The property is nestled amongst the rolling hills and natural beauty of a coastal community that provides golfers with a peaceful journey around a well-designed golf course. Designed by architect William F. Mitchell, the 18-hole par 72 golf course is 6,574/5,658 yards with a rating of 71.6/73.7 and a slope of 125/126.
Crab Meadow Golf Course recently completed an extensive renovation resulting in a clubhouse with all the latest amenities. A new and expanded golf shop features top-of-the-line apparel and equipment for you to choose from. While playing their scenic golf course, you can enjoy the use of their new fleet of EZGO golf carts. Add in their professional staff and friendly atmosphere, and it adds up to an enjoyable visit.
Playing golf in November on Long Island, usually means chilly breezes and blustery conditions, especially being next to the Atlantic Ocean. With extra outerwear to keep me warm, coupled with a pull over cap and winter gloves, I headed to the course to endure whatever Mother Nature had in store for this Floridian.
Once I arrived at Crab Meadow and saw my friends wearing light jackets and baseball caps, I knew that this would be a more pleasant weather experience than expected. Not only were the temperatures in the 60s, but the wind was calm. Let’s call it prime Fall golf by the ocean!
Crab Meadow Golf Course was in great shape with well-groomed fairways and smooth manicured greens.
After the first two holes, it became apparent that this golf course is not only set on a beautiful piece of real estate but it is also a true test of a golfers ability to handle blind drives and sloping fairways.
Most unique about this public golf course is its two different personalities. The front nine is played along the East edge of the property and presents the golfer with an environment that is found along tidal flows with a variety of vegetation growing in the wetland areas. The natural beauty and panoramic view from this nine will have the most ardent golfers searching for their camera.
The back nine landscape resembles a former ski area that was transformed into an undulating nine hole golf course that is surrounded by indigenous wildlife, allowing golfers to try to navigate the numerous hills. The vista from some hills was so captivating that I’m sure many players have had conversations about building their dream home along the 15th to 18th holes.
The golf course was in excellent condition and I enjoyed being back on a golf course that gives the golfer a little softer lie rather than the tight lies found on most Florida courses, particularly at my home in The Villages.
Crab Meadows Golf Course has earned status on my “Best Kept Secret” file. It is a beautiful property with awe-inspiring scenery, offering a challenging and 18 well designed holes. When visiting Long Island these two ingredients make Crab Meadow Golf Course a “Must Play” for all levels of golfers.