It's a hole-in-one for golfers as the Oyster Bay Town Board voted to hold the line on membership fees at the Town Golf Course, according to Councilman Chris J. Coschignano.
"With its challenging, yet very playable holes and its pastoral setting, the Town of Oyster Bay's beautiful, championship golf course in Woodbury ranks among the most popular municipal courses on Long Island," Coschignano stated. "I know that our members, who know all too well that rates at many surrounding golf courses have been steadily increasing, will be pleased to hear that the Town is holding the line on rates, making our golf course a great value."
The councilman went on to say that the cost of an individual membership will remain at $175 for residents, $325 for non-residents, $125 for senior residents (60 and older) and $225 for non-resident seniors. As a tribute to town residents who are military veterans or members of volunteer fire departments and auxiliary police units, there will be a special discount fee of $125.
"Our military veterans have helped secure and preserve the freedoms we all enjoy, while on a daily basis, our communities receive invaluable services from both volunteer firefighters and auxiliary police," Coschignano commented. "This is one of the ways the town says 'thanks.'"
For the ninth year, the town will operate a "Tee-Time" reservation system. "This system allows Town Golf Course members to reserve tee times up to 30 days in advance," Coschignano stated. "The fee for joining the Tee-Time system is $50.00 for resident members and $100 for non-resident members."
The councilman noted that the town will sponsor leagues for both men and women. A men's and a women's weekday league will begin the first week of May and continue through October with the men's playing on Wednesdays and the women's on Thursdays, both with a tee-off time of 9 a.m. There will also be a Saturday morning men's league starting the first week of May and continuing through the end of October. The Saturday morning league will tee-off at 9:40 a.m. Leagues are open to Town resident golf course members who are also members of the USGA GHIN Handicap System and a Tee-Time member. Membership for the weekday leagues will be $125 and for the Saturday morning league $325. The membership fee is in addition to the regular golf course membership and does not include greens and cart fees.
For information on joining a league, and for further information on fees and registration, call the Golf Course at 677-5980.