The Village Club 18 Holes
Designed by the legendary golf course architect Tom Doak, The Village Club of Sands Point's acclaimed golf course stuns with beautiful views of the New York City skyline. Our challenging course encompasses the gentle breeze off Hempstead Harbor.
Hole # 1
Par 5 509/471/453/425 yards
A short par 5 to start your round. Trouble lurks left and right off the tee. Avoid the two deep bunkers protecting a large and undulating green on your second shot. Pay attention to the flag placement . If the hole location is on the left side of the Green, favor the right side of the fairway on your second shot.
Hole # 2
Par 4 392/387/299/299
A slight Dogleg to the right, this hole starts with a smartly placed tee shot in the fairway. The Tall Grass on the left is played as an environmentally protected area. You must abandon your golf ball and play it as a lateral hazard. Your second shot is played to an elevated green that is protected by a deep bunker on the right. The bailout here is left of the green. Short and long is a hard up and down.
Hole # 3 Par 5 540/501/479/419
Our second par 5 is more challenging. Don't forget when you get to the top of the hill to look back and see Manhattan!! Avoid the Alley that leads up to the Mansion on your right. The fairway slopes to the left. The green is well protected on the left by a large bunker. The Green slopes from back to front with several undulations. Par is a good score on this hole.
Hole # 4
Par 4 390/364/364/317
A sharp dogleg right. It is a 250 yard carry to clear the bunkers down the right side. Otherwise, keep your tee shot left to avoid the trouble. The Large netting protecting the Tennis Courts is the Boundary for Out of Bounds. Bunkers on the left and right side of the green. The second shot is slightly downhill and the green runs from front to back which tends to make it play a little shorter.
Hole # 5
Par 3 170/145/135/123
Long and left is where the trouble looms here. If you are between clubs it is safer to go with less club. The easiest up and down is from the front of the Green. The Green is well bunkered on the left and the right. The green runs from front to back and narrows towards the back of the green.
Hole # 6
Par 4 342/307/307/274
This was the original 1st hole on the nine hole layout. The next five holes are all part of the original layout with some modifications. A short par four with a well bunkered and elevated green. Leave yourself with a comfortable distance for your second shot. The green is more receptive to a high trajectory shot. Long here is a difficult up and down.
Hole # 7
Par 3 158/132/118/107
This elevated par three always plays a little longer than the actual yardage. The Green is well bunkered in front. Chose a club that can clear the bunkers. The green runs from back to front. Left of the green is the easiest up and down.
Hole # 8
Par 5 545/487/474/450
A Dogleg right par 5. Do not try to cut the corner too much here. You could block yourself out for the second shot. This is a three shot hole for most players. A drive of 200-230 yards off the tee keeps you out of the Tall Grass at the end of the fairway. This area is also played as an environmentally protected area. The third shot is to an elevated green.
Hole # 9
Par 4 490/435/365/365
One of the most challenging holes on the course, do not try to cut the corner too much on this dogleg left. This is a tough hole to get home in two on. If you must layup avoid the bunker at the bottom of the hill on the left. This elevated green runs from right to left.
Hole # 10
Par 4 365/360/341/312
A fun tee shot from an elevated teeing ground. The fairway runs from left to right. Hitting the fairway off the tee here is a priority. The green is receptive to a run-up shot to the left side of the green. Favor the left side as the ball tend to move from left to right at the green.
Hole # 11
Par 3 204/184/150/122
A long and challenging par 3. The green is receptive to a shot running up the left side of the hole to the green. Lots of trouble here left and right. The miss here is best short of the green. A two tiered green with lots of undulation.
Hole # 12
Par 4 311/282/264/247
A fun par four that the big hitter can try to go for. The smart play is a tee shot that leaves you in front of the fairway bunkers with a 100 yard second shot. The green runs from right to left. Once again, short here is the best opportunity for an up and down.
Hole # 13
Par 4 425/400/329/329
The beginning of our "Amen Corner". Aim your tee shot over the fairway bunker on the left. When you get to the top of the hill don't forget to take in the sights! The trouble on your second shot is left. Two big bunkers and tall grass protect the left side of the green. Regardless of the pin placement, focus on the right front part of the green for your second shot. No room at all over the green.
Hole # 14
Par 3 176/147/125/125
Our signature hole requires a long carry over protected grounds. Be aware of the wind direction when choosing your club. Rules: If you hit your 1st ball into Yellow Hazard, take a 1 stroke penalty, you may replay your original shot. If next ball goes in, take an additional 1 stroke penalty, you must then use the drop area behind the green. You now lie 4. If you hit into Red Hazard, take 2 club lengths from the point where it crossed the hazard no nearer the hole or use drop area. Penalty 1 stroke.
Hole # 15
Par 4/5 450/421/379/379
Maybe the hardest hole on the course, aim your drive down the left side of the fairway. The fairway slopes from left to right. Trees on the left and water on the right makes the tee shot very demanding. If you must layup for your second shot, favor the left side once again and try to leave yourself with a 100 yard shot. If you are going for the green in two, a running shot to the left side of the green will run right onto the green.
Hole # 16
Par 3 191/162/147/147
A downhill tee shot, the green is accessible from the right. Avoid the bunkers on the left. The bailout is definitely right and short. The green has a big hump in the middle and runs hard from right to left.
Hole # 17
Par 5/4 490/463/451/355
The bunker that you can see from the tee box is the only bunker on the hole. Your tee shot should be aimed at the left corner of that bunker. The fairway slopes from right to left. Favor the right side on your second shot(Avoiding the large tree on the left side) to give you the best angle into the green that slopes hard from right to left and also back to front.
Hole # 18
Par 4 436/387/325/325
This finishing hole is a downhill dogleg left. The hole plays shorter with a tee shot down the left side, but the best angle to the green is from the right side of the fairway. The elevated green is well bunkered in front on the right and also over the green. If you are hitting a mid to long iron into this green, the ball should release when hitting the front of the green.