The Red Course at Eisenhower Park has been closed since Hurricane Sandy arrived last month, and it will remain closed through the offseason, according to park personnel. Eisenhower's signature layout -- a Devereux Emmet design -- typically shuts down for the season in early to mid-December, but tree damage from the storm kept it quiet through November. The Red should reopen on time in late March.
Also closed for the season a little earlier than usual is Christopher Morley Park. The Roslyn nine-holer usually closes in December along with Bay Park in East Rockaway, which, as profiled by Golf On Long Island earlier this month, suffered tree and flood damage. Phone calls to Bay Park have gone unanswered since the storm. (The park has been in the news, however, since damage to the on-site sewage treatment plant has impacted nearby residents and discharged millions of gallons of partially treated waste into Reynolds Channel.)
Somewhat of a surprise is the closing of North Woodmere Park. The year-round golf course is closed until March, according to a park employee. There is damage to the layout and no electricity at the course.
Nassau County golfers who only play where their Leisure Pass is accepted can still go for a round at Eisenhower Blue, Eisenhower White and Cantiague Park.