The Town of Oyster Bay will rename its golf course at a ceremony this weekend to honor Joseph Colby, the town supervisor who was influential in the preservation of the 120-acre Woodbury estate and its transformation into the present-day municipal course. The ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 18 at 11:30 a.m. at the course entrance on Southwoods Road.
Colby was the 56th town supervisor and was elected to the position five times between his 1977 appointment and his election in 1988 as New York State Supreme Court Justice. During his time in office, Colby pushed to maintain and showcase the former Bruce Estate at the corner of Jericho Turnpike by creating a golf course for all residents to enjoy.
“While supervisor, Joseph Colby’s vision was to protect and preserve this impressive expanse of beautiful property,” Supervisor John Venditto said. “Just as Colby envisioned, this golf course was a perfect example of both aesthetics and function.”
Read the entire press release at the Town of Oyster Bay website.
The Honorable Joseph Colby Town of Oyster Bay Golf Course is a Tom Fazio design known for its very tight, challenging front nine and heavily contoured greens. The property is also home to the Gold Coast Golf Center for instruction, lessons and camps.
For more on the course, check out the Oyster Bay flyover.