Village Club of Sands Point 1 Thayer Ln, Sands Point, NY11050 The Village Club of Sands Point, formerly the IBM Country Club, was once the estate of Isaac Guggenheim. The manor house…More was started by him in 1916 and completed in 1918. After his death in 1922, the property reverted to his estate and then, in 1924 was purchased at auction by his brother, Solomon R. Guggenheim.
The mansion has been described as an Italian Renaissance type, and was designed by H. Van Buren Magonigle. All of the other buildings -- the golf club house, the garage, the barns - predate the main house, except the horse stable (now used for Country Club equipment), which was built by Solomon Guggenheim for one of his daughters, and the beach house completed by IBM in 1954.
The Club property, facing on Hempstead Harbor covers approximately 210 acres.
The mansion continues to serve as the focal point for numerous club activities from weekly bridge games to special events i.e. summer concerts, holiday parties. In addition, the bedrooms are being utilized to house visiting guests of members.
Recently the golf course underwent a major renovation. Nine new holes of golf were opened in July 2000. The existing nine holes underwent an extensive renovation and we became an 18 hole golf course on May 25, 2001 as scheduled.
The dairy barn has been renovated into a new golf pro shop and the original chaffeur's garage is being turned into a new bar and grille restaurant with locker rooms upstairs. The current entrance road to the Club opened in July 2000. The golf course now covers the prior entrance.