Hurricane Irene blew through Long Island more than a month ago but area golfers are still feeling its effects. The historic and wildly popular Blue Course at Timber Point closed for the season earlier this week to begin repairing some of the damage inflicted by the August storm.
Laid out along Great South Bay, the Blue nine was flooded with saltwater during the hurricane and had its irrigation system exposed to the elements. Debris settled on the bayside sixth and seventh fairways. Still, the course reopened for play in less than a week.
Pictured: The par-3 fifth -- "Gibraltar"