Address: Dyker Beach Golf Course, 1030 86th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11228 Map and Directions
Reservations: 718-225-4653(GOLF) or www.nycteetimes.com
Rating/ Slope: 70.6/118; 68.3/116; 71.1/119
Architect: Tom Bendelow (1897) John Van Kleek (1935)
Mgmt: American Golf
General Manager: Scott R. Irwin, CCM, MCFE
Superintendent: Todd Zook
Description: Dyker Beach Golf Course is one of the oldest courses in the city Dyker Beach first opened in the late 1890's as the private Dyker Meadow Golf Club. With tight tree-lined, rolling fairways as well as spectacular views of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge it is a gem of a golf course.
It is at Dyker Beach where Tiger Woods father then-US Army Col. Earl Woods caught golf bug in 1972 while stationed at Ft. Hamilton.
Like many NYC courses Dyker Beach is currently undergoing a series of improvements including construction of a new clubhouse, and installation of cart paths throughout the course.
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.
The City Parks Foundation has offically 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 last week at the site. It is expected to open by September, 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.
Join the NEW womens golf club @ Dyker Beach. USGA Rules, friendly & welcoming spirit. We are a new women’s golf club based in Brooklyn playing at Dyker Beach Golf Course with dedicated tee-times on Tuesday and Sunday mornings. Starting beginning April. 1st 10 to join get FREE membership. Dyker Beach Womens Golf Club Contact Mary O'Gorman
Have you played Dyker Beach Golf Course? If so why not drop us a line telling us about your favorite hole or the course and we will write your comments on this page.
Bill's Favorite Hole: Number 7: Long 423-yard Par 4 to an uphill green which normally plays into the wind. Narrow second shot to a hilly green. Not only tough to hit the green in regulation and tough to get the ball up and down.