About Us

OVERVIEW

Our family-friendly private club is conveniently located on the Gold Coast of Long Island within the Village of Sands Point, just minutes from the Long Island Expressway and 40 minutes by train from New York City.
Built in 1916 by Isaac Guggenheim, with the rich ambiance of an Italian Renaissance style mansion, the Guggenheim Estate remains one of the finest and most impressive in New York. Formerly the IBM Country Club, the Village of Sands Point purchased the estate in 1994. The Club property, facing Long Island Sound covers approximately 210 acres of sprawling lawns, estate gardens and prime waterfront views.

A unique facility, the Village Club of Sands Point provides:
  • 18 Hole Golf Course
  • Swimming Pool Overlooking Hempstead Harbor
  • 12 Regulation Tennis Courts
  • 5 Platform Courts
  • Formal Dining and Event Space at the Guggenheim Mansion
  • 12 Luxurious overnight lodging rooms.
  • Casual Dining at the Grille

A BRIEF HISTORY

Founded on the estate of Isaac Guggenheim in 1918, the Guggenheim family held ownership of the property until 1953, when it was purchased by the IBM Corporation as a corporate country club and retreat for New York area employees. The facility and on-site mansion held numerous corporate training and executive development seminars until being purchased by its current owner, the Village of Sands Point, in 1994.
 
On November 7th, 2017 Kempersports announced that it had been selected by the Village of Sands Point, NY, to manage The Village Club of Sands Point. Widely considered one of the most vibrant and active clubs on Long Island, the Club enjoys a rich history of exceptional golf and amenities for its members and their guests.
 

GOLF COURSE HISTORY

Originally designed as a 9-hole layout by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., the course was expanded to its current 18-hole routing by renowned golf course architect Tom Doak in 2001. Doak is considered one of the finest modern architects for his designs at Pacific Dunes, Old Macdonald and Streamsong Blue. Doak’s design at The Village Club of Sands Point features a par-71 classic layout with views of the New York skyline and Hempstead Harbor throughout.
 

MEMBERSHIP

  • Open to Residents and Non-Residents of Sands Point
  • Approximately 700 family memberships, including ~240 Golf members.
  • Unlike most Private Clubs, the Village Club of Sands Point requires no Initiation fee or Assessment .

Meet the Team

Dana Cancellaro
General Manager

Tel: 516-944-4320
Fax: 516-944-7410
gm@villageclub.org

Dana joined the Club in January 2018 and brings a wealth of local private golf club experience and an exceptional leadership style and skill set. Dana was most recently the General Manager at the Stamford Yacht Club and has served previously in leadership roles at Cape Cod’s Eastward Ho! and Westchester County’s Sleepy Hollow Country Club – both Top 100 rated golf courses. We welcome Dana and look forward to the positive changes that she will steward at the Village Club.

Ben Barragan
Assistant General Manager

Tel: 516-944-5206
Fax: 516-944-7410
agm@villageclub.org

Ben joined the Club in March 2018 and brings over 25 years of private country club experience both on the food & beverage and golf operations side. Ben has been mainly based in the Westchester county, NY area. Ben was the Clubhouse Manager at Hudson National Golf Club before he went out and played competitive golf for 2 years. Some of his other previous notable jobs were at the Westchester CC, The Apawamis Club, and Old Oaks CC.

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Karl Obermeyer, PGA
Director of Golf


Tel:516-944-5482
Fax:516-767-3373
karlobermeyer@villageclub.org

Karl is the Director of Golf since 2002 and has been a part of the Village Club team since 2000. He was here to see the course transform from 9 holes to 18 holes. Karl is a 1987 Cum Laude graduate of Saint Joseph's College of Maine and grew up in Kennebunk, Maine. Karl and wife Ann are both teaching pro at the Club; residing in Port Washington.

Liz Jaffe,
USPTA, PPTA

Director of Racquet Sports

Tel:516-944-7843
Fax:516-767-3375
lizjaffe@villageclub.org

Liz Jaffe has been a part of the Village Club of Sands Point since its inception in 1995. Five years later she became Director of tennis in 2000 and later on in 2012 became the Director of Racquet Sports which included all Tennis and Platform Tennis programs. She is a certified professional in Tennis and Platform tennis as she holds the USPTA and PPTA certificates. Her passion for tennis has driven her to the top as she ranked #1 in the country in the finals of the National Championship in 2011.
 

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Kevin Dudleston, PGA
Director of Membership Sales and Marketing

Tel:516-944-4374
kevin@villageclub.org

Kevin Dudleston joined the club in February 2018. For the last 3 seasons, Kevin worked at GlenArbor Golf Club in Bedford Hills, NY as an Assistant Golf Professional. Kevin is very excited to have joined us and looks forward to promoting the club, not just through his passion for golf, but in helping create and implement marketing strategies that break down traditional barriers and reach new audiences.