Cherry Creek Golf Links
|Location||Riverhead, New York|
|Designed by||Charles Jurgens|
Cherry Creek Golf Links is a golf club located in Riverhead on Long Island in the state of New York in the U.S.A. Constructed on 166 acres (0.67 km2) of former potato and sod farms, Cherry Creek Golf Links opened in 1996. A second course, The Woods at Cherry Creek, was added across the street in 2002.
Cherry Creek Golf Links is a scenic links-style course with rolling fairways and elevated tees and greens situated in Riverhead out on the eastern end of Long Island. The course is only 1 mile (1.6 km) south from the Long Island Sound and 10 miles (16 km) north of the Atlantic Ocean which puts wind into a factor including the flat open fields and wineries that are around the course. The course designed by Charles Jurgens can stretch to 7187 yards with a par of 73. The fairways are generous and long with water coming into play on four of the 18 holes.
The Signature Hole is the 12th, a 389-yard par 4 that plays from an elevated tee to a narrow, sloping fairway with a pond on the right. The Par 6 18th Hole, which is the only par 6 in the New York Metropolitan Area stretches 644 yards when played from the tips and ties for the longest hole in the Metropolitan Area.
- Paquette, Carole (October 5, 2003). "Greater Environmental Awareness on Golf Courses". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-09-12.
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