The Woodmere Club, Woodmere, NY
From its historic clubhouse and elegant amenities to its Jack Pirie iconic golf course, The Woodmere Club has always been the jewel of the South Shore. Founded in 1908 as a tennis club, and at a different site in the village of Woodsburgh, the club moved to its present location in 1910, purchasing some property along Railroad Avenue, and leasing adjacent land from the White family. Woodmere's Colonial clubhouse had been built as a home in 1908, and was remodeled and opened on Labor Day, 1910, coinciding with the completion of the golf course. The club's leased acreage had a storied past in conjunction with the neighboring Rockaway Hunting Club. Several holes in Rockaway's early golf course had been on that very land, as had the Hunting Club's second steeplechase course. For many years, the two courses laid side by side, until 1939 when Rockaway Hunting sold its remaining land north of Atlantic Avenue. In 1994 the clubhouse underwent a major renovation, designing the floor space as it currently exists. Today, Woodmere's members also enjoy six tennis courts, a unique "elevated" swimming pool, a children's area complete with pool, playground, basketball hoop, and arcade, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and beautiful golf course practice facilities.