Friar's Head - Baiting Hollow, New York

Friar's Head is located on the golfing mecca strip of land that is known as New York's Long Island.  Designed by the team of Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw the course opened in 2002 to critical acclaim and is currently #23 on Golf Digest's 100 Greatest rankings.  A couple of unique things about Friar's Head:

  • There are no yardages on the scorecard, or anywhere else for that matter, your caddy knows all.
  • Guests are not permitted to fix their own pitch marks.  Your caddy will fix the pitch and squirt some water on it.
  • The practice facility is a total golf playground and the best I have ever visited.  A strict divot pattern policy is enforced.
  • The term Friar's head derives from a large sand formation that sailors thought looked like a friar's head as they approached the shore on this piece of land.

We had an all world foursome lined up at Friar's Head.  Ashley Mayo, Jeff Blind, Joe Garvey, and myself could not have been more excited to tackle the head of the friar.  Naturally, we played the push up game, made a ton of birdies, and set a new record for # of hilarious comments on a golf course in 18 holes.

Note: Out of respect for the photo policy at Friar's Head, the only photos you will see are of our group playing golf and not the course specifically.