Looking for a little post-feast exercise this Thanksgiving and a way to keep your golf swing from atrophying in the cold months? Mattituck’s brand new indoor puttery, Endless Round Golf, is the answer for over-stuffed duffers.
The business venture was the dream of three longtime North Fork friends — partners Bryan Zissel, Daniel Hagerman and John Michael Peters — and its roots go a lot deeper than tees in turf.
Zissel, Hagerman and Peters are leasing roughly 6,000 square feet of the former Times Review Media Group building at 7785 Main Road in Mattituck, along with 25 of the property’s existing 41 parking spaces. While a space that was once home to newspaper deadlines becoming the site of tee times might seem odd, it was the square footage that made it ideal. Indeed, Endless Round Golf offers ample room to roam for their indoor golf simulator in four bays equipped with TrackMan technology.
“TrackMan was the technology we chose because … it has something for everybody,” Zissel said. “You can come and practice and go to the range and do shot analysis, you can play iconic courses around the world — there’s all kinds of just games … there’s an activity for good golfers, bad golfers, people who don’t even play golf, it attracts all kinds.”
Open seven days a week by appointment only, bay time can be booked online here or by calling 631-298-7156. Rates are $60 per hour for up to four golfers per bay during off-peak times from Monday to Thursday, from 5 to 10 p.m., and $80 per hour for up to four golfers per bay during peak times, which are Thursday through Sunday, 5 to 10 p.m. Endless Round Golf is also offering leagues for men, women and kids. Fall leagues are already full but a winter league will begin in January.
For those interested in learning from a professional, in-house pro instructor Becky McDaid will be giving lessons during a winter residency. McDaid, whose home club is Friar’s Head in Riverhead, has over 25 years of playing competitive tournament golf. Lessons are $250 per hour for adult golfers and $150 per hour for high school team golfers. Lesson prices include hourly bay fees, and use of TrackMan along with a video recap and practice plan. Lessons can be booked by emailing [email protected].
They also plan to make the simulators available to local school golf teams during inclement weather at no cost.
“It was one of the things we decided on very early,” Zissel said. “As kids who grew up out here, what’s most important for us is providing a community service.”
For the owners, the building doesn’t just offer space, though; it’s a symbol of the role local businesses play in community on the North Fork.
“I think the other cool part about this building is it was iconic in all of our childhoods,” Zissel said. “A lot of our friends who come in now, it’s like a piece of their childhood as well… being back in this building where it was The Suffolk Times for so long — so it’s special for us.”
Endless Round Golf is currently owner-operated with some part-time staff but they expect to add more positions in the future. They now offer snacks like chips and granola bars but plan to partner with local establishments to provide patrons with more substantial food offerings.
“We think it’s a really cool way to engage the businesses that have been here that honestly all work together,” Peters said. “We know this because we grew up here. It’s vital to our community and we want to be a part of that.”