Mar 13 2013

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Wheatley Hills Golf Cub in East Williston

To celebrate its 100th anniversary this year, the Wheatley Hills Golf Club in East Williston has developed a commemorative member book which included its association with the Motor Parkway.

Several of the images and surveys in the brochure were provided from my collection. Several new documents and photos are posted below.


Howard Kroplick

The Wheatley Hills Golf Club course published in The Evening Telegram, March 20, 1932.

Note the Motor Parkway "Golfway" Bridge connecting the front and back nines.

A ground level view of the "Golfway" bridge courtesy of Bob Valentine.

Alfred J. Kienzle- General Manager of the Motor Parkway

Alfred J. Kienzle (left) was the general manager of the Long Island Motor Parkway and a club member.

In 1939, Kienzle had a hole-in-one on the eight hole celebrated by a cup on display at the club.

Kienzle was also associated withe the D.S. Wilson Development Corporation which built cabins , primarily around Lake Ronkonkoma. Sometime in the 1930s, he likely helped build the "Kienzle Cabin" half-way house on the course.

The cabin as appears today.


Mar 17 2013 elliot zolin 9:17 AM

  Good morning.  The note above says: “The cabin as it appears today.”  Is the cabin still standing?  Would that picture be from a post card or some kind of advertising piece?  The place looks beautiful.  Is it really still standing?

Mar 17 2013 Howard Kroplick 10:07 AM

Elliot, the cabin is still there and used as the half-way house.

Mar 17 2013 robert c.levine 12:01 PM

great to see the old articles and pictures. Amazing how many original landmarks of
the old parkway remain and mysteries keep coming up…and answers received.
Keep it up! I love this history.
Robert C. Levine

Mar 17 2013 Ted 5:52 PM

HI Howard & Elliot,amazing that it’s stiill there,isn’t it?

Jun 15 2014 Margaret Kienzle 8:19 AM

Alfred J. Kienzle was the brother of my father’s father. I am curious to know whatever I can about my ancestor. I live in northern Vermont - 8 miles from the Canadian border - but if I ever make it back down to NY again, would I be allowed to visit the cabin and see the cup?

From Howard Kroplick

Great to hear from you. I am sure it will not be a problem with Wheatley Hills Golf Club. Please contact me at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) when you are coming to Long Island.

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