Address: Dyker Beach Golf Course, 7th Ave. & 86th St. Brooklyn, N.Y., 11228 Map and Directions
Description: The City Parks Foundation has officially broken ground on a new $6 million junior golf center to be located on 11.8 acres adjacent to Dyker Beach Golf Center.
The new facility, which will include a six-hole golf course, nine-station driving range and 4,275 sq.-ft clubhouse/classroom, will be provided free to children ages 5 to 17.
The project will be built with both public and private funding. NYC and NY State are contributing approximately $2 million to the costs and the remainder will be funded through provide donations.
Mayor Bloomberg and several other officials attended the ground-breaking ceremony and the new club house was opened in Spetember 2007.
What many people do not realize is that Tiger Woods's father, Earl, played much of his early golf at Dyker Beach when he was stationed at Fort Hamilton in the 1970s. The facility will be part of The First Tee Program which is partially funded by the Tiger Woods Foundation.
City Parks Foundation Junior Golf Center at Dyker Beach will open in July. All programs are free and offered for children ages 6 -16. Schedules for classes and registration information will be posted in May at www.cityparksfoundation.org.
Adult volunteers will play a big role in the success of the Junior Golf Center. Interested adults are encouraged to apply as well as qualified instructors who are seeking teaching opportunities can request further information by contacting Gregg Gaulocher at the City Parks Foundation.
Directions: Brooklyn Queens Expressway (South) to 86th Street exit, make left turn parking lot is three blocks up on right. Belt Parkway (West) to Exit 4 (Bay 8th Street); At light make a left onto Cropsey Ave.; At next light make a right onto 14th Ave.; Turn left onto 86th St.,; Parking lot is on left near 11th Ave.
Mass Transit: Take R train to 86th St. and take the 10-15-minute walk along 86th St.
A selection of images from the new state of the art Junior Golf Center at Dyker Beach, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. We also have the Dyker Beach Junior Golf Center detailed map of the new course in PDF format which can be downloaded.