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3000 Sound Ave
Riverhead, New York 11901-1113
(631) 722-5200

Course Details/History

Architect Name - Ben Crenshaw/Bill Coore, ASGCA

Greens Grass Type - Bent Grass

Regulation Length Holes - 18 Editorial

Friar's Head is consistently ranked as one of the top courses in the U.S. and the World by Golf Magazine's panel of experts.

Set in the rolling dunes and forests of Long Island's North Fork, Friar's Head opened in 2002 and immediately gained national attention. The design team of Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore wove several holes just off the waters of Long Island Sound and there are very few trees on the grounds, so players and their shots are exposed to the elements.

In many ways the course is a throwback to traditional courses in the United Kingdom; there are no yardages on the scorecards, players must find creative solutions to the navigate over and around sand dunes, knee-high fescue surrounds many of the fairways and waste areas, and the wind is one of the course's strongest defenses.

Design - Golf Course at Friar's Head
  • Year Built: 2003
  • Designer: Bill Coore/Ben Crenshaw
  • Greens Grass Type: Not Available
  • Fairways Grass Type: Not Available
  • Water Hazards: Not Available
  • Sand Bunkers: Not Available
  • Yardage Markers: Not Available
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