Dyker Beach Golf Course – Brooklyn NY

Description

The Dyker Beach Golf Course first opened in 1897. It was redesigned by Jon Van Kleek in 1935-1936. On May 7, 1936, the Department of Parks announced that the Dyker Beach Golf Course had been “thoroughly reconstructed with new tees and greens throughout…with relief funds provided by the C.W.A., T.E.R.A. and W.P.A.” The renovation project was part of a larger city wide renovation of public golf courses that was funded by New Deal programs.

David Owen, staff writer at The New Yorker, remarks that “Dyker is where Tiger Woods’s father, Earl, learned to play golf, in the early nineteen-seventies. (He was stationed at Fort Hamilton, across the street.).”

 

 

Source notes

Department of Parks, Press Release, May 7, 1936

Dyker Beach Golf Course

The New yorker, February 16, 2017: "The Joys of Golf, No Matter the Weather or the President" David Owen 

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Location Info


1030 86th St & 7th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11228

Coordinates: 40.611951, -74.019193

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