Seawane subdivision hearing on July 11


As part of what Seawane Country Club officials earlier in the year called a 10-year plan to sustain the 91-year-old Hewlett Harbor facility, they have submitted an application to subdivide two lots, sell the parcels for residential development to create revenue for the club, which is struggling financially as membership has declined.

The Hewlett Harbor village board will address the application at the July 11 meeting. One lot is 61,633-square-feet and its front faces Harbor Road. The other lot is 48,560-square-feet is on the east side of the cul-de-sac at the end of Thixton Drive. Both properties are already zoned residential.

One area is, behind the 13th green and the 14th tee box, which abuts the cul-de-sac, has room for a house on a half-acre lot, and two other parcels, by the tennis courts, are suitable for single-family homes, club board member Larry Cohen said previously.

Seawane’s governing board will take several measures that aim to sustain what is self-billed as “the premier country club on Long Island’s South Shore.” In a Jan. 11 letter to club members, the board laid out its plans.

“While we are still exploring options, it now appears that our best long-term solution is member investment alone or a combination of member investment and bank debt secured by the value of our property, which is well in excess of our current debt,” board President Alan Feldman wrote. “Now that we’ve done the necessary due diligence regarding the true value of both our club and its property, we have prepared a member investment proposal outlining the structure of the opportunity being offered.”

The club has a 6,725-yard 18-hole, par-72 golf course as part of its 120 acres, 10 tennis courts, a swimming pool, a bar, a restaurant, a grill room, men’s and women’s card and locker rooms, health club facilities with trainers and a barbershop. Through the year it also hosts a number of golf outings, tournaments, weddings, parties and other social events.

Hewlett Harbor’s trustees meets at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 11 at Village Hall, 449 Pepperidge Road in the village.

—Jeffrey Bessen