If you thought Montauk was only about water sports think again. One of the top public golf courses in the USA, the Montauk Downs, attracts golfers from around the country. We have two stables that offer horseback riding, public tennis courts, a skateboard park, and sponsor four triathlons each year.
For all sports, call for off-season availability.
MONTAUK DOWNS STATE PARK
50 S. Fairview Ave.,
Pro shop, 631-668-1100 Reservations online at:
ontauk Downs State Park is a
true sleeper; an 18-hole year-round public golf course named a Top 10 municipal course by Links Magazine in 2013. If that’s not enough, add a driving range, putting green, pro shop, private lessons and clinics for adults and kids, a grill room, swimming pool, kids wading pool, and tennis. Club rentals and lockers available.
Fees: $43 weekdays, $48 weekends
(twilight $26/$29); Out-of-state residents, $86 weekdays, $96 weekends (twilight $52/$58). Senior discounts available.; Driving range: $7 per bucket.
URBAN GOLF ACADEMY (Children’s Golf Instruction At The Montauk Downs)
Kate Tempesta’s Urban Golf Academy is a unique program that introduces children to the game of golf as early as age four. Kate Tempesta, Founder, Partner and President, is a member of the LPGA T&CP and the Director of the Junior Golf Program at Montauk Downs, and has been named one of the top golf teachers in New York State by Golf Digest in 2013.
UGA runs a day camp for junior golfers ages 4 and up from 9:15 am to 2:15 every day that includes golf, free swim and the option for tennis Mondays through Fridays. Create your own schedule. For golfers ages 8 and up, UGA runs an evening clinic on Mondays & Wednesdays or Tuesdays & Thursdays where golfers will improve their skills in a clinic setting for one hour and then head to the course to use those skills.
PUFF “N” PUTT
An 18 hole miniature golf range, Puff & Putt in the Village, offers the whole family a waterfront miniature experience.
DEEP HOLLOW RANCH
The site of the first cattle ranch in the US, offers trail rides, group and private, special beach rides, pony rides and pony camps. Groups can arrange educational tours where Native American presentations will educate you about their way of life, then and now.
TENNIS & PICKLEBALL
GOTHAM TENNIS ACADEMY – MONTAUK
Tennis Camps, Lessons, Clinics, Private Tennis Parties, Leagues, Court Rentals and more on six pristine clay courts on the grounds of a beautiful nature preserve. Gotham Tennis Academy is known for innovation in teaching tennis to players of all ages and levels. Gotham junior programs and camps emphasize fundamentals, while stressing sportsmanship, hard work and fun. Gotham adult clinics balance competitive play with fun drills, strategy and instruction.
MONTAUK DOWNS TENNIS
(6 Public Har-Tru Courts)
330 Fairview Ave.
Molly Nolan and her crew run various clinics, lessons, and day camps for kids and adults throughout the tennis season on the Downs’ six Har–Tru courts, which are also rentable by the hour and for private lessons.
Visit online or their on-site pro shop for details.
PUBLIC COURTS IN TOWN
(2 Public Har-Tru Courts)
East Hampton Town operates two first-come, first-serve courts (also lined for pickleball) at the very end of S. Erie St. (past the soccer field). All year. No lights.
PICKLEBALL @ MONTAUK PLAYHOUSE
631-324-2417, 240 Edgemere St.
Multiple levels of play and times available. Beginners welcomed. Stop by the Playhouse (across from train station) for updated scheduling and info. All equipment provided.
Montauk is cycling heaven. A popular ride is to the lighthouse, about ﬁve miles from the village. En route detour to Camp Hero State Park where roads curve through secluded wooded areas near the ocean. Take a three-mile detour to Montauk Harbor on West Lake Drive, a ﬂat route with wide shoulders.
Mountain bikers can enjoy scenic rides over thousands of acres of parkland for the best mountain biking on Long Island. A great launch point is the Hither Woods trail head at the recycling center entrance about 1.5 miles west of town on Montauk Highway.
MONTAUK CYCLE COMPANY
The Montauk Cycle Co. in the dock area has you covered. Rentals, sales, tours, repairs, and advice.
AIR & SPEED
In the Village, sells and rents bikes.
RUNNING AND HIKING
Running and speed walking are popular throughout the year. Over 5,000 acres of public beaches and parkland provide ample opportunity for long nature walks. The Montauk Bike Shop has information on organized runs. See our Trail’s Section for more information on hiking trails.
See tri-guy.com or tri-gal. com. In 1983, a local Montauk motel owner (Harborside Motel), ﬁsherman, and surfer named Robert Aaron staged one of the ﬁrst triathlons, “The Mighty Montauk,” now held every June. Several others followed. The Sprint Triathlon is held in July and the internationally renowned triathlon weekend held in September: the Sprint Mighty Man on Saturday followed by the Mighty Man 1/2 distance and Mighty Man Olympic on Sunday.
THE MONTAUK SKATE PARK near the village on Essex Street, a supervised park for skateboarders, recently renovated, is open from 9am to dusk in season.
Five great playgrounds in Montauk:
1. The Montauk School (enter at 2nd House Rd and S. Eaton);
2. next to the baseball ﬁeld (at S. Edgemere and S. Erie Ave);
3. Hither Hills State Park;
4. Montauk Community Church (at S. Etna Ave. and S. Etna Pl.);
5. Montauk Lighthouse (lower parking area, also many grill stations).
Eddie Ecker County Park (aka the Dog Park) at the end of Navy Road is not a formal playground but a great open park space on Fort Pond Bay for frisbee, lawn games, running wild, walking the dog, etc.
EDDIE ECKER COUNTY PARKat the end of Navy Road is not a formal playground but a great open park space on Fort Pond Bay for frisbee, lawn games, running wild, walking the dog, etc.