Briars Head is a private 18-hole golf course located on Long Island in the city of Riverhead, New York, about 80 miles from New York City.
The course was designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw. The course first opened for play in 2002.
The challenge for architects Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw at Friar's Head was to design some holes in breathtaking sand dunes perched 200 feet above Long Island Sound, and other holes on an ordinary potato field to the south. Said Crenshaw, "Our job was to marry the two distinct elements. We didn't want one nine up in the dunes and the other down on the flat." The solution was to move the routing back and forth and to artfully reshape the farm fields into gentle links-like land.
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