There may be other options for golf and tennis memberships in the Queens and Long Island area, but none offer the many amenities that North Shore Towers and Country Club provides to its members at a reasonable price.
“It’s the best deal in town,” says Mary Anne Langone, country club manager. North Shore Towers and Country Club is located right off the Grand Central Parkway, in Floral Park, and “offers luxury living with the added surprise of a beautiful 18-hole golf course, which is challenging enough for the low handicapper but still playable for the average golfer, and five Har-Tru tennis courts,” she says.
In addition to the golf and tennis, sponsored members also get access to year-round indoor/outdoor pools, a fitness center, card rooms and restaurants. Other country clubs offering golf and tennis typically hit their members with hidden assessment and social minimum fees, but not North Shore Towers and Country Club, says Langone, who has worked there for more than 30 years and served as manager for about the past 16 years. There are close to 300 golfers and 50 tennis members, and nearly 100 of them are non-residents, who must be sponsored by a North Shore Towers resident to be approved, she says.
As general manager for the past 16 years, Glen Kotowski, employed by the Charles H. Greenthal Management Corp., oversees every aspect of the daily operation of the North Shore Towers community.
“We’re right on the border of Nassau and Queens, and they call us Long Island’s best-kept secret because when people come into the community, they can’t believe” all the amenities that are offered, says Linda Rappaport, an on- site broker at North Shore Towers and Country Club.
Other amenities at North Shore Towers include express buses to Manhattan, a movie theater, a beauty salon, a drug store, a supermarket and a laundromat even though there are washers and dryers in the apartments, she notes. Studio apartments start at a “a very affordable” price of about $200,000, while penthouses sell for $1 million and up, she says.
Rappaport has been living at North Shore Towers for 30 years and has an adult son who lives there with his wife and 2-year-old child (with another baby on the way), she says, adding that her mother and mother-in-law live there as well.
“Everybody loves it for different reasons,” she says. “I love it for the convenience and all the shopping and the gym. The baby loves it for the indoor pool. My mother-in-law loves it. She likes to play cards and there’s several card rooms and bridge rooms. And my mother loves it for the fact that they offer over 60 fitness classes weekly in the gym.”
“It’s a melting pot of people that come here and lend their talents to make this a wonderful place to live,” she says, pointing as an example to Maria Termini-Miller, a former board member who’s been living there 20 years and helped design the North Shore Towers website.
Warren Glenn, meanwhile, is a new board member who’s been a resident for about two years and chairs the House and Grounds committee. Glenn states one of the goals on his committee’s agenda is “to help create an active, multi-generational community living in a country club setting.”
He goes on to describe North Shore Towers as an “all-inclusive gated community” offering “luxurious living” with “beautiful” apartments and “terrific” amenities and services.
Mario Carmiciano, the board president and chairman of the Towers Country Club Committee, is looking forward to another successful country club season, he says.
North Shore Towers and Country Club is presently offering a first-year, promotional rate of $3,995 for golf membership, plus applicable fees. Junior golf memberships are also available. For details and to book a tour, call Bob Guido at 718-279-1848 ext. 5. North Shore Towers and Country Club is also offering a first-year, promotional rate of $1,750 for tennis membership, plus applicable fees.
For details and to book a tour, call Mary Anne Langone at 718-428-5030 ext. 0. Remember, these memberships include indoor/ outdoor pools, a fitness center and so much more.