Just wanted to give a heads up about conditions at the Lido Golf Club, Lido Beach, NY. I was poking around for someplace to play on Saturday after doing some errands earlier in the day. I stopped in about 8am to get a time around 10:30 as a single... "No problem, we're WIDE OPEN after 10:30... if you get back earlier, we should be able to get you out, no problem". That seemed odd on a Saturday that was predicted to be a beautiful day. It is a Robert Trent Jones design run by the Town of Hempstead. I've played in the past and have really enjoyed it. Unfortunately, I quickly found out why I wound up playing as a single on a Saturday morning at 9:30... A great classic design marred by conditions, they haven't fully recovered from Hurricane Sandy damage. They are certainly trying to get things back, but it was a mess. More than 50% of any fairway is missing it's grass, and the "grass" that is left is clumpy spots. The greens are... well... sad. Fuzzy, bumpy and sloooow. They WERE aerated about a month and 1/2 ago, so they were likely trying to keep them from getting too stressed considering what they've been through.
So if you are considering taking in this beauty- give it a chance to recover from the damage done by Sandy. Don't go out of your way to play it if you are looking for a RTJ notch on your belt. Or at least wait until it been a dry spell for a few weeks and they get the greens back to a reasonable condition.
Edited by RayG - 5/20/13 at 10:10am