Dedicated to the preservation of Long Island's 'gold coast' estates and other things old.
The awkward third floor contains guest rooms?
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery---McKim, Mead & White's design 'The Orchard' for James Breese in Southampton, recycled as the clubhouse at Piping Rock, but with one of Lowell's courtyard plans. Always fascinates me to see how design ideas travel.
Very gracious and comfortable clubhouse. I can smell the faint mustiness of old money. Great plans. The grounds are also beautiful to drive through.
Does the club still have it's integrity....or has this also been "modernized".
No photos on the website for non-members, but the club etiquette does not appear to be "modernized."I had no idea there was a dress code for croquet, ladies golf skirts must be a minimum of 18 inches in length (as measured from the botton of the waistband)and this rule made me smile:After 6 p.m. gentlemen and boys over fourteen must wear jackets and ties.But the rule I really loved is no cellphones/PDAs anywhere on the club grounds -- not just "not in the dining room" but nowhere on the grounds. I wonder if that's enforced.
" P.R.C." , say it in perfect Locust Valley lockjaw.
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