From Our Editors
The 9-hole Short Beach Golf Course grants players of all stripes a chance to serve up strategic tee shots and sink putts on the shores of Long Island Sound. The 103-yard fifth is emblematic of this experience: the fairway runs parallel to the beach, ensuring constant views of the water and a feeling similar to that of Pebble Beach's seventh. Indeed, from any point on the links-style course, golfers can look over at the shimmering backdrop and the boats that pass along it. Though the maritime winds—as well as water hazards and bunkers—provide some challenge, the par 3 layout is intended to let novices enjoy the game without worrying about having the length or the argyle socks necessary for a more difficult course.