The Douglaston, N.Y., facility now features an expanded clubhouse with the Alley Pond Sports Bar and Grill, outdoor driving range with 72 temperature-controlled golf stations, an updated mini-golf course, an indoor PGA simulator and improved parking lot.
Alley Pond Golf Center in Douglaston, N.Y., has unveiled a $3 million renovation to the facility that is designed to draw golfing enthusiasts of every stripe, the Bayside, N.Y., TimesLedger reported.
The upgrades feature an expanded clubhouse with a bar and grill, temperature-controlled driving stations with roofs, a facelift for the mini-golf course, an indoor PGA simulator and an improved parking lot, the TimesLedger reported.
Queens Borough Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski and state Assemblyman Edward Braunstein (D-Bayside) attended the grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony that took place Friday on the patio of the clubhouse, the TimesLedger reported.
“The exciting thing is having a new facility where you can eat and drink and recreate with your family. In the back there is a party room with a simulator where you can play any golf course that’s in the United States,” Lewandowski said.
“My colleague to the west, Assemblyman Ron Kim, and I, we like to come here and invite our colleagues from the city,” Braunstein said. “We usually hit a few golf balls and go someplace else for dinner. But now we can stay here and see what executive Chef Marcos has to offer. So I look forward to getting together with Ron and my colleagues and experiencing everything this great facility has to offer.”
Dale Spina, PGA certified pro for Alley Pond Golf Center, demonstrated how guests will be able to play indoor golf at the new facility by shooting a double bogey at a simulated version of Augusta National Golf Course. Other courses the simulator features are Pebble Beach, Firestone Country Club, and Doral’s Blue Monster. Alley Pond offers private lessons from licensed professionals as well as a summer golf camp. The outdoor driving range has a total of 72 golf stations that are temperature controlled, the TimesLedger reported.
The Alley Pond Sports Bar and Grill has a clean, modern look, with wooden, vertical beams lining the walls to create an interior that is shady but doesn’t block out the sunlight entirely. The clubhouse, which has tripled in size to 7,000 sq. ft., offers cuisine from a four-star chef, the TimesLedger reported.
Alley Pond Golf Center is part of Alley Pond Park, which is the second largest park in Queens, according to city Parks and Recreation. Operation of the golf center is managed by Alley Park Driving Range, the TimesLedger reported.