Everybody loves Poxabogue Golf Course. It’s unpretentious, it’s right in the middle of Sagaponack and if you’re remotely interested in golf, it’s the first place you go in the Hamptons to learn the game.
Poxabogue is a special place. Walk onto the driving range and for $10 you can get a small basket of balls and whack away until your heart is content. It’s amazing that we still have this place as a normal spot. You would think that these days, just to walk onto the property you have to pay $1M in membership dues, but NOPE, Poxabogue won’t conform, it likes it just the way it is thank you very much.
The course is a challenging nine holes, but one of the biggest appeals of Poxabogue is the fact that you can go there after hours as long as there is light for you to see your golf ball. If you prepay and get a little card, you can insert it into the golf ball machine when the course is closed and you can show up with your golf clubs along with the rest of the town’s golf nuts and work on your game. It’s very Zen after hours. Nobody talks, typically everybody there is solo, and as the sunlight gets dimmer and dimmer, the stress of the day fades away as you focus on your golf game.
Hitting golf balls may not seem like a strenuous activity, but it can actually be a good workout. You use a lot of muscles when you swing the club, including your core, arms, and legs. Plus it improves your mental focus. Hitting golf balls requires a lot of concentration. You need to stay focused on the ball and your swing to hit it properly. This helps to improve your mental focus and can even translate into other areas of your life.
After a long day, some choose to decompress by walking on the beach, or maybe going to a happy hour, but for me, at least once a week, it’s heading down to good old Poxabogue, not saying a word to anyone, grabbing my clubs and my bucket of balls and start swinging away.
I love Poxabogue, you can’t beat it.