Golf News for Monday, April 28, 2014 | Courses

New York's Tallgrass Golf Course honored in Golfweek magazine

Golfweek's 2014 "Best Courses You Can Play" state-by-state public course rankings have been released and once again Tallgrass Golf Course has been named one of the top layouts in New York. Tallgrass jumped to No. 7 on the 2014 list and joined Bethpage Black as the only other Long Island golf course recognized in the prestigious "top ten."

Tallgrass was designed by New York native Gil Hanse, the 2009 Golf Magazine "Architect of the Year" who has become one of the most sought-after designers in the industry. Hanse was selected from among a stellar field of international candidates to design the golf course for the Rio 2016™ Olympic Games, and he also recently re-designed the famed Blue Monster at Trump National Doral.

Tallgrass represented one of Hanse's earliest designs when it burst onto the Met area golf scene in 2000.

"At Tallgrass, we focused on creating interesting holes that would focus on strategy and angles that would reward the thoughtful golfer as opposed to the long hitter," said Hanse. "The combination of beauty in the landscape, creativity in the design and fun and interest in the play of the course is what makes Tallgrass special."

Tallgrass is the only public access, authentic links course on Long Island. The 6,587 yard, par-71 course features expansive fairways and undulating greens framed by rugged pot bunkers, large sandy waste areas, and thick fescue grass that give the course its name.

Tallgrass is open seven days a week, weather permitting. To make a tee time, call the pro shop at (631) 209-9359 or visit Become a fan of Tallgrass on Facebook or follow the course on Twitter (@TallGrassGC). Tallgrass is managed by RDC Golf Group, Inc.

About Tallgrass Golf Course
Since opening in May of 2000, Tallgrass has consistently ranked among the Top-10 golf courses in the state of New York, and GOLF Magazine named the course's architect, Gil Hanse, 2009's "Architect of the Year". Tallgrass is located in Shoreham, New York, and in Long Island's Suffolk County. In addition to the stellar golf, Tallgrass offers a picturesque, Hamptons-style clubhouse complete with a casual, pub-style restaurant and large event catering; a fully stocked pro shop; and a grass driving range. Tallgrass boasts an 18-hole, par 72 Scottish links-style course that measures just over 6,500 yards from the back tees. The award-winning design features wide-open fairways and manicured greens that are surrounded by strategically placed pot and waste bunkers. Tallgrass is open for play seven days a week. For tee times and information, call (631) 209-9359 or visit

About RDC Golf Group, Inc.
Founded in 1993, RDC has rapidly become a recognized industry leader in golf course ownership and management whose properties have garnered numerous golf course and hospitality awards. RDC and its affiliates own and/or operate the A.W. Tillinghast-designed Shackamaxon Country Club in Scotch Plains, N.J., and the renowned Forsgate Country Club in Monroe Township, N.J. The company currently provides management services for the award-winning, Gil Hanse-designed Tallgrass Golf Course in Shoreham, N.Y. For more information on RDC, visit or call (732) 656-8900.

Suzy Abrams Jones, SAJ Public Relations
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