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Monday, May 26, 2014

Tallgrass Named to Golfweek NY Top Ten

Tallgrass Golf Course has again been named one of the top layouts in New York by Golfweek Magazine. The publication’s 2014 “Best Courses You Can Play” state-by-state public course rankings puts Tallgrass Golf Course at number seven on the list. It joins Bethpage Black as the only other Long Island golf course recognized in the prestigious top ten.

Tallgrass was designed by New York native Gil Hanse, the 2009 Golf Magazine “Architect of the Year,” who has become one of the most sought-after designers in the industry.  Hanse was selected from among a stellar field of international candidates to design the golf course for the Rio 2016™ Olympic Games, and he also recently re-designed the famed Blue Monster at Trump National Doral.
Tallgrass represented one of Hanse’s earliest designs when it burst onto the Met area golf scene in 2000.

 “At Tallgrass, we focused on creating interesting holes that would focus on strategy and angles that would reward the thoughtful golfer as opposed to the long hitter,” said Hanse. “The combination of beauty in the landscape, creativity in the design and fun and interest in the play of the course is what makes Tallgrass special.”

Tallgrass is the only public access, authentic links course on Long Island.  The 6,587 yard, par-71 course features expansive fairways and undulating greens framed by rugged pot bunkers, large sandy waste areas, and thick fescue grass that give the course its name.

Among many other books, Dave Donelson is the author of Weird Golf: 18 tales of fantastic, horrific, scientifically impossible, and morally reprehensible golf

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