Rockaway Hunting Club

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Rockaway Hunt Club on April 26, 1913

The Rockaway Hunting Club is a country club and sporting venue established in 1878 in Cedarhurst, New York (now Back Lawrence) on Long Island.[1] In 1893 the original clubhouse was lost in a fire.[2] In 1917 the golf course was expanded from 9 holes to 18 holes.[3]


  1. ^ "Rockaway Hunting Club Will Celebrate Its 80th Anniversary on Saturday. Dinner and Costume Ball Will Recall Glories of Past". New York Times. May 25, 1958. Retrieved 2011-03-07. The Rockaway Hunting Club of Cedarhurst, L. I., no longer is a center for those who would ride to the hounds. Its steeple-chase and race course are gone; its polo field gave way a generation ago to form part of the site of an enlarged clubhouse.
  2. ^ "The Fire Was Discovered at 7:30 Yesterday Morning and Thirty Minutes Later the Building Was in Ruins. Club Members and Servants When Aroused Had Barely Time to Get Out of the Building. Origin of the Fire Unknown. Suggestions of Incendiarism". New York Times. July 2, 1893. Retrieved 2011-03-07. The Rockaway Hunt Club's elegant clubhouse at Cedarhurst was entirely destroyed by fire early this morning. The contents of the clubhouse were also destroyed, and several of the club members and inmates of the structure had narrow escapes from being burned to death.
  3. ^ "Rockaway Hunting Club Purchase". New York Times. March 25, 1917. Retrieved 2011-03-07. To enlarge its golf course The Rockaway Hunting Club at Cedarhurst, L.I. has purchased twenty six acres at Woodmere from the Woodmere Realty Company. It will provide facilities for enlarging the links to an eighteen hole golf course ...

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Coordinates: 40°36′52.09″N 73°42′53.27″W / 40.6144694°N 73.7147972°W / 40.6144694; -73.7147972