The Village Club of Lake Success has long been renowned as one of the true golfing gems of the Gold Coast of Long Island. Founded in 1928, the course was designed by world leading architects Raynor and Macdonald, who also designed The Creek Club, Piping Rock, and Mid Ocean to name a few. Our club was the original site of the Deepdale Club until 1956.
Over the past 20 years the club has spent over $20 million on a brand new clubhouse, new pro shop building, new drainage and new irrigation systems. Our course conditions are superior. Tree lined fairways, multiple water holes and undulating greens create a superior golf experience for low handicappers and beginners alike.
It Started Here…
November 3, 1955
Voters Authorize Village to Acquire Deepdale Club
Trustees of the Village of Lake Success have been authorized to acquire the Deepdale Golf Course by condemnation. In a vote held last week, the vote in favor of acquiring 116 acres of the course was 349 to 232.
Deepdale golf course, which in its entirety covers 160 acres, was reported last June to have been sold to a broker for $2,050,000. The contract of sale is due to be closed on December 15 at which time, it had been expected, the contract would simultaneously pass to a housing developer.
If the village is to gain control of the land, it has been pointed out, it must get the court to condemn the land before title passes on December 15. Then, with the title in the name of the village, there will be time to set the price. If the Board of Trustees agrees upon a price, another referendum will be held to permit the actual purchase thru the sale of bonds.
From the time it became public information that the Deepdale Golf Course was to be cut up into a housing development, various groups have sought ways and means of preserving the course. Most active among these has been the Committee to Save Deepdale, a non-partisan group which has collected almost the three thousand signatures necessary to require the Town to hold a referendum to determine whether the Town should take over the course.
The Save Deepdale Committee suspended its activities when the Village of Lake Success indicated that, rather than have the Town run a golf course in its precincts, it would consider maintaining the course for it’s own use.
May 10, 1956
Former Deepdale Course To Open Sunday Under Lake Success Management
The Lake Success Village Golf Course, formerly Deepdale Golf Club, will be opened for play on Monday, May 11, according to an announcement by Lawson Odde, Chairman of the Golf Commission. Inauguration ceremonial will be held at 4 p. m. Sunday.
Although the course will be limited to Lake Success residents on week-ends and holidays until 4 p.m., it will be open to the public on week days and on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays after 4 p.m. Green fees for non-residents will be $4 per day.
At the present time, season privileges on an annual fee basis are limited to village residents, although the Golf Commission may decide at a later date to take in Great Neck residents on that basis depending on the number of village residents applying for such privileges prior to the end of May.
Jack Fort, of Laurelton, has been selected as the Pro for the Lake Success Course. The uncle of Doug, current P.G.A. champion, is no stranger to Long Island golfers. He taught during 1949 in the Garden City Country Club and was greenkeeper at Loon Lake Country Club for six years.
June 7. 1956
Lake Success Golf Course Opened To Non-Residents
The privileges of using the Lake Success Golf Course will be made available to a limited number of non-residents on an annual basis, it has been announced by the Lake Success Golf Commission following a meeting of the Commission last week. The fees for a non-resident season privileges will be $375, although wives of non-resident annual players may apply for associate privileges for $100 additional.
Non-resident applications may be secured from George Harvey at the Lake Success Club House, Lakeville Road, or at the Lake Success Village Clerk’s Office. Application forms are being sent to those who have requested their names to be placed on the waiting list. The Commission urges all applicants to return completed applications in order to insure consideration.