Someone's been telling tales of a stormy outlook for Cherry Creek in Riverhead, but the facility made it clear Thursday that its two courses and on-site restaurant are here to stay.
In an e-mail distributed to subscribers on Thursday, Cherry Creek general manager Eileen McCaffrey addressed rumors of course closure by stating that the Links Course, Woods Course and Stonewalls Restaurant will all operate according to their typical schedule this upcoming offseason and be open for play in 2015. McCaffrey added that the Links clubhouse will be renovated early next year and that new promotions are on the agenda, as well.
Given the recent history of golf in the Riverhead area, any bit of speculation is bound to spread. In the last year, Long Island National was sold and converted to a private club, Great Rock Golf Club temporarily closed before reopening under new owners, and Calverton Links abruptly shut down and is now decaying in plain sight on Edwards Avenue. McCaffrey wrote that any rumors spread by "fellow competitors, disgruntled former employees or unknowing patrons" will be disputed.
Cherry Creek sits on the doorstep of Long Island's North Fork and is home to the Island's only par-6. Golf On Long Island visited the Woods Course this spring. Click the link for the Woods Course flyover, or read more about the Links Course and its 644-yard closer.