Muni Mondays: Why fall is the best time to visit Montauk Downs

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It’s more than the changing leaves that make one of GOLF’s Top 20 Municipal Courses so special this time of year. An open tee sheet and a sleepy vibe in this historic summer beach town elevates an already-great public golf experience on Long Island.

James Colgan and Zephyr Melton reveal what surprised them most about the golf course.

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