|Address:||69 Bergen Ave, West Babylon, NY 11704, USA|
|Working:||6AM–6PM 6AM–6PM 6AM–6PM 6AM–6PM 6AM–6PM 6AM–6PM 6AM–6PM|
Played my first and last round at Bergen Point on Saturday, September 3, 2016. Would give zero stars if I could. First of all, I am not a golf snob. I only play the Town and County courses in Suffolk and some of those are in pretty sketchy shape. Bergen Point may be the worst of them. And that includes Holbrook CC which has had tee boxes made up of crab grass and dirt for as long as I can remember. So I guess you can check one off in BPs favor, their tee boxes are better than Holbrooks. But before I continue talking about the conditions of the course, a word about the level of respect the staff may have for you and your time. You see, a tropical storm was approaching LI this particular weekend and so a large group of golfers who ordinarily play on Sunday mornings (with reserved tee times no doubt) showed up on Saturday morning to play. Now Im a fair fellow, but when five groups call or show up to tee off first thing in the morning when the tee sheet is already full, well Im sorry boys but regulars or not, youll have to try your luck on Sunday. But somehow the pro shop and or starter decided that there was room for five groups. So that means that my groups 6:53 reserved tee time became 7:45. Maybe that explains why it took 20 minutes to check in at the pro shop, he wasnt having computer problems, he was trying to stop the hands of time to find room for five extra groups. How about you guys refund the $4.00 reservation fee I was charged when I had to cancel one of the four reservations I had made because I couldnt get a single one of my jabroni friends to fill out the group? While were at it, how about you refund $4.00 to me and each member of my group for the "reservation fee" that clearly is not necessary? Oh and by the way, it turns out the Sunday golfers missed out on literally the nicest day of the year as Sunday was sunny and 75. But thanks for being so special that you can have my reserved tee time. The course was in ok shape provided you were on the fairways or greens and not in one of the many soft, swampy areas of turf on said fairways. If youre off the fairway you can expect patchy dead grass at best and rocky hardpan at worst. The upside is that you can get some tremendous run on your drives that land in the rough. Bare ground is abundant around nearly every green. The greens themselves were in OK shape and had some nice undulation to them. Nothing really to complain about regarding them and are probably the next best thing about the course, after the tee boxes. If youre thinking about going to Bergen Point you should do yourself a favor and head a bit further east and play Timber Point instead. The Blue course plays along the bay and is beautiful. And no wastewater treatment plant to spoil views or air. Bergen Point is a golfing abomination. YMB
Quite possibly the worst course I have played on to date. For starters on the fairways their were huge dirt patches that looked straight ripped from the ground, their was also sewage puddles lining the course. I came across two dead animals on the course one on the first hole ( a dead fish carcass) and at the fifth hole a dead beaver which looked like it had been laying their for several days. Several of the benches where tilted and uprooted from the ground as if they were being held down by paper. The water looked like actual fecal matter, foamy and brown was the easiest way to put it. The worst part of the course was the horrid smell of the SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT right next to the course. If you do decide to spend money playing at this course be sure not to go on a windy day!
I love playing Bergen point for over 30 years and I love it for the following reasons. Its not an easy course to score low. It test all your abilities as a true golfer. playing in the wind is fun and has its challenges.Its a natural links course, I love the tight lies which allows me to spin the ball to get the bite on the greens. The greens are big so you can get a lot of long putts. with different undulations, what could be more fun to watch your ball weave towards the hole.Water comes into play so if you have to stay on your toes. Ive logged over a 1000 rounds over 40 years. I would nt play anywhere else. This is my home course and I could not be prouder. The teachers are good too. As I have taken many lessons over the years to improve my game.
Overall I enjoy playing this course. Greens are - for the most part - well maintained and there are a few really fun holes. Only downside is that the course sits next to a wastewater treatment plant so it can get pretty smelly on holes 11-13 if you get a wind coming out of the south. If youre a Suffolk County resident, Id highly recommend buying the "Suffolk Green Key," which gives you a great discount on greens fees for this course and several other nice courses across Long Island.
This was most definitely the worst course out of all of the Suffolk owned courses on Long Island. I would not go back there again because of the fairway conditions and the overall quality of the course. Also if you want a disrespectful staff the this is the course for you. I suggest when you guys hire young adults that they are respectful individuals because what I witnessed was very rude and very inconsiderate and not only to me but the players around as well.
This isnt Suffolk counties greatest course. It has some spots that are dead in the rough. Some bunkers have a lot of rocks. My group like this course because the greens are always great. Tough but fair for the different handicappers that we play with. The unassuming bar has some really good food and never fails to disappoint. Last but not least to mention the staff is always top notch.
First time , last time.. Without question The worst course I ever played...little or no grass in the fairways, gravel sewage puddles, mud ( no drainage visible... This place should be closed its an insult to other course management groups which maintain courses at a much higher level. Long Island deserves better from public golf courses! One star is one too many for this gravel pit!
This course is really only worth playing if you are a Suffolk County resident with a Green Key. The do keep the course in decent condition for the most part, but the 11th, 12th and 13th holes are next to the sewage treatment plant thats down there. But the actual course is fair for golfers. Offers some challenges, but not overly difficult.
Location wise it is convenient. Although this has been my favorite course even when it was not. The fairways and greens are most of the time are very good condition. The course itself is challenging but not completely unplayable. I would caution if after heavy rains, its drainage is weak and could have severe puddling.
Love this course. I play on the North Babylon golf team and Im here nearly every day practicing. Great people beautiful course.