Friar's Head Golf Course

3000 Sound Ave,

Riverhead, New York 11901

  • Office

    +1 (631) 722 5200
  • Pro shop

    +1 (631) 722 5200
  • Fax

    +1 (631) 722 5252
  • Golf pro

    Adam McDaid

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Duneland, links course. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Sand dunes and woodland. The north part of the course is located very close to Long Island Sound, but without direct shoreline holes.

  • Designer:

    Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7049
6600
4950
Par
71
71
71
SSS or slope
74.4
71.8
70.2

Location

Latitude:

40.962887

Longitude:

-72.719085

How to get there:

4 mi NW of Riverhead, Long Island / 76 mi E of New York City (Times Square, Manhattan).

Friar's Head Golf Course

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.

Est. 2003

Friar's Head Golf Course is one of the top-rated and finest championship layouts in New York state. The excellent duneland, links course contains a wealth of wonderfully crafted, memorable and challenging holes. Definitely a course that will challenge your all-round game. However, this is a private course generally playable only by members and their guests.

List of courses: Long Island (East)

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Friar's Head is a private club. Guests may only play if hosted by a member.

Green fees

Outside visitor fee not applicable; course exclusively for members and their guests.

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Friar's Head is a walking course; golf cart usage only with permission of Golf Professional. Caddies required by all players.

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

The term Friar's Head comes from a nearby sand formation. Sailors thought the formation bore a resemblance to a Friar's head when it was approached from the sea. Just a couple of hundred yards west of Friar's Head is another private golf club, the Baiting Hollow Club, which is home to a course designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr.

Published ranking

World: 26th best course in the world (GOLF magazine, 2020/21).
USA: 15th best course in the USA (Golf Digest, 2019/20).
State: 5th best course in New York (Golf Digest, 2019/20).

Where2Stay

  • Holiday Inn Express - Long Island (East End)

    1707 Old Country Rd (Rte 58), Riverhead, NY 11901

    +1 (631) 548 1000

    Visit website

    Situated in the heart of Long Island's North Fork, this Holiday Inn Express is minutes from the Long Island Expressway, and offers travellers quality accommodations and excellent service. The hotel's facilities include free high-speed internet access, a fitness centre and complimentary hot breakfast.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Long Island National; Friar's Head (private).

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Several private courses including Shinnecock Hills, Sebonack and National Golf Links.

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