| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Inwood Country Club is one of the premier family-oriented country clubs on the South Shore of Long Island. Founded in 1901, Inwood played a significant role in the history of golf. Bobby Jones won his first major at Inwood at the 1923 U.S. Open, and Walter Hagen won the first of his five PGA Championships at Inwood. Inwood also features an Atlantic Ocean Beach Club, 10 Har-Tru tennis courts, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and rooms and suites for members who make Inwood their summer residences. Conveniently located just 30 minutes from Manhattan, and 10 minutes from JFK Airport, Inwood has something special for everyone.

Inwood Tennis is now considered one of the premier country club programs on Long Island. Inwood CC won the 2015 USTA Long Island Private Club of the Year Award. The program caters to all levels of play, from a 2.5 Level Beginner Player, to a 5.0 Level Advanced Player. Head Tennis Pro David Brent has obtained many National and Eastern rankings, and in 2009 and 2011, was a finalist at the USTA 55 National Grass Court Doubles Championships. An avid participant in the Country Club Leagues, Inwood won the Long Island Men's Tennis League (LIMTL) in 2011 and made it to the semifinals of the North Shore Men's Tennis League (NSMTL) that same year.

In season, there is a ladies clinic every Friday and a children’s clinic every Saturday. Inwood’s pros are available for lessons and hitting seven days a week. In addition to the usual pick-up games or club tournaments, Inwood Country Club offers a variety of dining events throughout the year, all of which provide exceptional value and entertainment to its members. In addition to its traditional, formal dining events, Inwood Country Club also offers family-friendly buffet dinners, and pub nights featuring casual attire and cuisine. Inwood’s Sunday evening bingo dinners have been very successful and all ages, both young and old, are invited to attend. Theme dinners, such as Italian Night; Steak, Jeans & Martinis; and Cinco de Mayo are also very popular.

Summers at Inwood Country Club are second to none as the Club has the unique distinction of serving as a full-service beach facility. Every Thursday evening, there is an informal beach party and lobster bakes with music and casual fare. Inwood’s weekend beach themed parties, such as July 4th and Havana Nights, have always been favorites among Club members, and this year promises to be no exception. During the summer, there is no place like the beach, and when at the beach, there is no place like Inwood!

To experience Inwood Country Club in person, call Membership Director Heidi Stanya at (516) 239-2800, ext. 186, or e-mail Membership@InwoodCC.org to arrange a visit.