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.
At The Montauk Downs
This 18-hole public golf course is open all year, weather permitting, with a $43 fee on weekdays, $48 on weekends (from Memorial Day through Labor Day; out-of-state residents pay $86 on weekdays and $96 on weekends). Also a special twilight rate. Senior discount available on weekdays only. Tee times are from sunrise to sunset and therefore vary throughout the year. Also offering a driving range, putting green, a pro shop, which offers private lessons and clinics for adults and kids, and a grill room open for breakfast and lunch.
Register two days in advance by calling the Tee Time Reservation system 631-668-1234 or 7-day advanced registration only if you register your N.Y.S. Driver’s License or N.Y.S. ID and then call 631-668-1234 A limited number of walk–on spots available on a first-come, first-serve basis each morning.
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. For more information visit www.ktuga.com/content/camps-and-special-programs-summer or call Matt at 607-731-1886.
Miniature Golf At Puff N Putt
An 18 hole miniature golf range, Puff & Putt in the Village, call 631-668-4473 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. Call 631-668-2744 or visit deephollowranch.com
Montauk Downs State Park
Maintains six Har–Tru courts renting for $23 per hour, $13 for seniors. A pro shop offers private lessons and clinics for adults and children from mid-May through mid-September. Call 631-668-6264
East Hampton Town
Owns courts at two locations, one on South Erie near the corner of Embassy in the Village and the Montauk Racquet Club off West Lake Drive. Call 631-668-3089 for more information.
Bring your own bike or rent one and take a leisurely tour of Montauk where wide side lanes make bicycling particularly enjoyable. The most popular ride is to the Point, a distance of about five miles from the Village. Along the way you can take your bike to Camp Hero State Park where roads curve through wooded areas passing W.W. II buildings. Take a three mile detour to Montauk Harbor on West Lake Drive, an easy route with wide shoulders and no hills.
Mountain bikers can enjoy scenic rides over thousands of acres of parkland for the best mountain biking on Long Island. Bike trails in Hither Woods such as Talkhouse Trail and Serpent’s Back offer several levels of difficulty.
Montauk Bike Shop
In the Village 631-668-8975 to rent or buy trail bikes or road bikes, for advice on the best trails and routes, trail maps, organized rides, and other helpful information.
Air & Speed
In the Village, sells and rents bikes 631-668-0356
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.
In 1983, a local Montauk motel owner, fisherman, and surfer, Robert Aaron staged one of the first triathlons, "The Mighty Montauk". The popular "Robert Aaron Memorial Mighty Montauk Triathlon" is held every June. Montauk is a perfect place for a triathlon, and several others follow, the Sprint Triathlon 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 Might Man Olympic on Sunday. The Montauk Bike Shop sells equipment and offers advice. More information at tri-guy.com or tri-gal.com
Skate Park near the Village on Essex Street, a supervised park for skateboarders, is open from 9 am to dusk in season. Air & Speed Surfshop in the Village can set you up with boards and gear 631-668-0356
One at the Montauk Public School, entry on Second House Road, one in the Village at Hank Zebrowski Park (Lion's Field), and one in the Village corner of Essex Street and Montauk Highway, keep the young ones busy. Hither Hills State Park and the Montauk Community Church also have playgrounds.