Golf Clubs in New York
Golf Clubs in New York offerings, from high-end private clubs on Long Island and Westchester County to its fabled municipal golf system which includes Van Cortlandt Park Golf Course, the country’s oldest public course. Bethpage State Park, on Long Island, boasts five courses, including the famed U.S. Open host, the Black. Recent additions like private Liberty National and the newest municipal, plus some fine resort and upscale public courses within an hour of Manhattan, make this most vibrant city a worthy place to play golf, too.
Downstate, Long Island to the east is a veritable hotbed and it’s not only home to numerous world ranked golf courses, it also has its own golf association (formed in 1922) that currently comprises of 81 affiliated golf clubs, including Shinnecock Hills, National Golf Links of America and Bethpage State Park.
New York City is perhaps the greatest golf destination players fail to consider when contemplating their next weekend outing. It’s difficult to imagine pins tucked beneath the skyscrapers, but the numerous options for golf in and around New York City might be the Big Apple’s best-kept secret even many natives are unaware that the city’s parks alone are home to 15 courses, including the newly minted Trump Golf Links Ferry Point. While the city’s other courses, like Van Cortlandt, Split Rock, and Marine Park are solid tracks, some iconic gems can be found only about an hour’s drive from Midtown Manhattan.
Flushing Meadows Golf Center is located in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens. It is next to Shea Stadium and the United States Tennis Center. It consists of an 18 hole "Pitch & Putt" golf course and a modern mini-golf course with waterfalls, bridges and streams. Both courses are fully lighted for night play. The golf course is the only one in NYC that is lighted.
Situated in Pelham Bay Park, New York City’s largest park, Pelham Bay and Split Rock Golf Courses comprise New York City’s only 36-hole golf facility. Located just a few miles from bridges connecting Long Island and New Jersey to the Bronx, clocking in at a mere 45 minutes from Downtown Manhattan, Pelham Bay and Split Rock are easily accessible from all five boroughs, drawing golfers from the heart of the city as well as the surrounding suburban counties.
Mosholu Golf Course, founded over a century ago as one of the first public golf courses in the United States, has enjoyed a renaissance in recent years with the complete reconstruction of its 9 hole layout in 2007. Among the best conditioned municipal courses in the area, its rolling fairways and contoured greens provide the perfect golf experience for both beginners and experts alike, with a friendly atmosphere where you can bring the entire family.