The Timber Point Women's Golf Club

Founded in 1976, the Timber Point Women's Golf Club recently celebrated forty years of tournament play at the Timber Point Country Club, located in Great River, New York!

The Club is an 18-Hole League that plays on Tuesdays from mid April until the beginning of October.  The Club offers four handicapped flights of golf that ensures plenty of  fun and competition; all in a beautiful and challenging environment. In addition, the Club follows the "Rules of Golf" and "Rules of Amateur Status" as set forth by the USGA.

Tee off begins promptly at 8:00 AM, with the last tee time about  9:30 AM.  New members are always welcome! Please visit our Membership page.

The Timber Point Golf Course is a public 27-hole regulation length, full-service facility operated by the Suffolk County Parks Department.  Golfers are treated to magnificent views of the Great South Bay, that include the famous Fire Island.
In addition to the great views, the course plays over a variety of terrain including both park and links settings.

For more information about the golf course,
please visit the Timber Point Golf Course website
or call the Pro Shop at (631)581-2401, ext. 11.

A Brief History of Timber Point Golf Course

The current 27-hole Timber Point Golf Course was originally an 18-hole golf course designed by famed English architect C. Hugh Alison in the early 1920s. The club was built on the former estate of William L. Breese and later prominent New York attorney, Julien T. Davies.  After Davies' death, the 231-acre property was purchased by the club founders for the rumored price of $100,000!

Originally named the Great River Club, the club was chartered as the Timber Point Club in the spring of 1925. The Breese-Davies' mansion now serves as the clubhouse and still overlooks the course much the same way it did for club founders Horace Havermeyer, Buell Hollister and W. Kingsland Macy. (1)

Also in 1925, Angel de la Torre, Spain's first golf professional, agreed to travel to the United States to play in the U.S. Open. In that same year, upon the recommendations of C. Hugh Alison, he accepted the position of golf professional at the newly built Timber Point Country Club. (2)

Timber Point Golf Course in the 1920s.

One of Timber Point's earliest golfers.

"Aside from being immensely difficult from the back tees (6,825 yards, par 71, in 1925), Timber Point probably offered about as much terrain-oriented variety as one could imagine. Its front nine initially ventured near the bay, then proceeded back inland through a series of British heath-like holes, then across some Pine Valley-like sandy terrain. The inward half, which was largely constructed on reclaimed marshland, included several of the boldest holes of the course: the 460-yard par-four eleventh (featuring three distinct driving areas), the 470-yard par-four fourteenth and the 205-yard into-the-wind fifteenth, modeled after Dr. Alister MacKenzie's famous Gibraltar hole at Moortown Golf Club, England. The sixteenth and seventeen were true seaside holes, and the 510-yard eighteenth, one of the few holes routed with the prevailing breeze, offered the aggressive player a chance to close in style." (2)

Although the Timber Point Club was a success, membership never reached more than one hundred, and by WWII, the club had seen its day. (1)

(1) Along the Great South Bay, Amereon House, Havemeyer,1996, pp 354-358.

(2) Timber Point Golf Course, Wikipedia, 2016.

Congratulations to our 2018 Club Champion!
Alesia Kleiner

Alesia (left) is congratulated by Kim Phillips, Club President, at the end of the three week tournament on July 31! 

Congratulations to Mollie on her  June 5th ACE!

You can also view the June 7, 2018 Newsday article about the U.S. Open (featuring the ACES section) here:

Or see the pdf here: Newsday: June 7, 2018

Thanks to our Pro Andy Carracino for sending us the info!

U.S. Open Trophy Visits Timber Point

On Tuesday, May 1, the U.S. Open Trophy was on display at the Timber Point Golf Course!  Lynn and Kim were lucky enough to have photos taken with this spectacular trophy.  For the full story, click on the Newsday link below!

Lynn (left) and Kim (above).

A close up of the recent winners of the U.S. Open.

Subpages (1): Newsday: June 7, 2018