Not a traveler, but a native LIer. Having played most every public course on LI, I can tell you that this course is my absolute favorite. I love great golf course design, and what the designer managed to do with an originally flat piece of land here is nothing short of amazing. The course is a beautiful links-style course, with some very interest elevation changes. There are definitely some very unique and interest holes, particularly on the back 9. In my experience the staff has always been great and the course in great condition. I'd have to say it's 2nd on my list of best LI courses behind Bethpage Black and tied with nearby Robert Trent Jones, Jr.'s LI National.