New York Golf Destinations

  • Long Island

    Like a giant crab claw stretching 118 miles out into the Atlantic from Manhattan, Long Island has close to 150 golf courses ranging from munis to ultra exclusive clubs such as Shinnecock Hills, the oldest formal golf club in the United States, dating back to 1890. There are Bethpage State Park's five golf courses, specifically the Black, an A.W. Tillinghast design and the first public course in the U.S. to host a U.S. Open Championship.

    The 18-hole Stonebridge Golf Links Country Club in Hauppauge, NY is a semi-private golf course that opened in 2001. Designed by George Bahto and Gil Hanse, Stonebridge Golf Links Country Club measures 6262 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 127 and a 71 USGA rating.
    Heatherwood Golf Club is the sister course to the Pine Hills Country Club, which is a 30-minute drive away in Manorville. It is a short golf course at a little over 4,000 yards but the layout offers excellent short game practice. It is also a good test of your iron play. Mature trees are abundant throughout the course, specifically concentrated along the fairways.
    The 18-hole The Links at Cherry Creek in Riverhead, NY is a public golf course that opened in 1996. Designed by Young & Young, The Links at Cherry Creek measures 7187 yards from the longest tees. The course features 4 sets of tees for different skill levels.
  • New York Metro

    Included in the 11,842 square miles of the New York City Metro area, the most populous region in the country, are New York City as well as cities in New Jersey and Connecticut. High energy Big Apple has theaters, ethnic neighborhoods, cultural assets like the Lincoln Center and Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Empire State Buildings, Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Certainly New York City is a-buzz with activity night and day.

    The 18-hole Sprain Lake Golf Course in Yonkers, NY is a public golf course that opened in 1928. Designed by Tom Winton, Sprain Lake Golf Course measures 6071 yards from the longest tees. The course features 2 sets of tees for different skill levels.
    Located in the heart of Eastchester, Lake Isle Country Club is a facility that is owned by the town and offers a swimming complex with five pools and a tennis center with eight courts in addition to the 18-hole, championship golf course. Opened in 1926, the course is one of the oldest in the area and it is still a local favorite.
    The 18-hole Dunwoodie Golf Course in Yonkers, NY is a public golf course. Dunwoodie Golf Course measures 5778 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 117 and a 68.3 USGA rating. The course features 2 sets of tees for different skill levels.
  • Western New York

    Bordered by Lake Ontario and Canada in the northwestern corner and Lake Erie and Pennsylvania to the south, western New York marches to its own beat. Tourists come to gawk at the spectacular Niagara Falls (actually three falls); NFL fans scramble for tickets to cheer on the Buffalo Bills; and many flock to Chautauqua where the cultural programs are a summer staple.

    LeRoy Country Club is conveniently situated just 25 minutes from downtown Rochester and less than an hour from Buffalo. It's one of western New York's most accessible public golf courses. The course opened in 1930 as the first public nine-hole layout in LeRoy. Water comes into play on a few holes at LeRoy Country Club, most notably on the finishing two.
    The 18-hole Delaware Park Golf Course in Buffalo, NY is a public golf course. Delaware Park Golf Course measures 5359 yards from the longest tees.
    The 9-hole South Park Golf Course in Buffalo, NY is a public/municipal golf course that opened in 1960. South Park Golf Course measures 5486 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 104 and a 65 USGA rating.
  • The Catskills

    The Catskills, a four-county region just a couple of hours’ drive north of New York City, first attracted visitors around the 1950s. They came from the city for the mountain air, crystalline lakes like Tennanah and Kiamesha and bubbling streams where anglers waded into the water casting for trout.

    Casperkill Golf Club in Poughkeepsie is situated in the heart of the Hudson River Highlands, surrounded by acres of lush, rolling countryside. The course wanders through stands of towering oak trees and circles a few tranquil ponds before moving along the banks of its namesake creek. The gently rolling hills provide the course with elevated tees and terraced greens.
    The 9-hole Rip Van Winkle Country Club in Palenville, NY is a semi-private golf course that opened in 1919. Designed by Donald Ross, Rip Van Winkle Country Club measures 3001 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 115 and a 36 USGA rating.
    The 18-hole Sunny Hill Resort in Greenville, NY is a resort golf course that opened in 1967. Designed by Hal Purdy, Sunny Hill Resort measures 4350 yards from the longest tees. Greens and fairways are rye grass.
  • Southern Tier

    New York State's Southern Tier runs from Binghamton to Olean reaching into the northernmost Appalachias. The region is largely rural with farms and towns so small you barely slow down as you drive through, while cities that developed along rivers are larger, including Binghamton and Owego on the Susquehanna, Corning and Elmira on the Chemung and Olean on the Alleghany.

    The Links at Hiawatha Landing sits along the banks of the Susquehanna River, nestled between the Finger Lakes and the Catskill Mountains. It's one of New York's premier upscale public golf courses. Despite the name, the course has more of a heathland layout than a true links course since it lacks the seaside location that is the cornerstone of traditional Scottish links golf courses.
    Located in the Southtowns of WNY between Holland and Colden, Holland Hills Country Club is less than a half hour from Buffalo. The golf course sits atop the highest point in Erie County. The championship layout features a variety of challenges including tree-lined fairways, water hazards, and strategically placed sand traps.
    Located in Waverly, the Club at Shepard Hills is one of the region's finest golf courses. Its central location in the Finger Lakes region is easily accessible from Binghamton and Ithaca, N.Y. as well as Athens and Sayre, Pa. The course has several holes that are known for both their scenery and the level of difficulty.
  • Adirondack Mountains

    Adirondack Park is six million acres of upstate New York. Even today, traveling through the park on I-87 you get the feeling of remoteness. The entire population of the park is only about 150,000.

    The 18-hole Hiland Park Country Club in Queensbury, NY is a semi-private golf course that opened in 1989. Designed by Stephen Kay, Hiland Park Country Club measures 6797 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 130 and a 72.
    The 18-hole Kingswood Golf Club in Hudson Falls, NY is a public golf course that opened in 1991. Designed by Mike Woodbury, Kingswood Golf Club measures 6571 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 128 and a 71.
    The 18-hole St. Lawrence University Golf Club in Canton, NY is a public golf course that opened in 1926. St. Lawrence University Golf Club measures 6698 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 126 and a 72.7 USGA rating.
  • Hudson River Valley

    The Hudson River Valley stretching from New York beyond Albany is celebrated for its great beauty as well as its historical importance. Arguably the place where golf in America began when St. Andrew's Golf Club was founded in 1888, many exceptional courses have been worked into the landscape.

    Nestled in the Lower Hudson Valley, Putnam County Golf Course enjoys a scenic location amid rolling hills yet it’s not too far from the city. Formerly known as Putnam National, the club was originally opened as a private club in 1959, it opened to the public when it was bought by the county in 2004 but it continues to offer the quality and amenities of a private country club.
    The 27 holes at Beekman Country Club enjoy a serene mountain setting nestled within the foothills of the Berkshires, just as they rise from the Hudson Valley. The Valley/Taconic course offers both scenery and challenges. The Valley nine tumbles across rolling terrain and its sixth hole is home to one of the country's largest oak trees. The Taconic nine is the most difficult of the three. It is just as scenic as the other two nines but you can't let that distract you.
    The 18-hole Mohansic Golf Course in Yorktown Heights, NY is a public golf course that opened in 1925. Designed by Tom Winton, Mohansic Golf Course measures 6364 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 120 and a 69.9 USGA rating. The course features 2 sets of tees for different skill levels.
  • Finger Lakes

    Stretching from Rochester to Syracuse and south from the New York State Thruway, the Finger Lakes may get a bad rap for its long winters. But spring, summer and fall can be idyllic for golf, with its 11 glacial-cut lakes and more than 100 tidy vineyards unrolling a stunningly beautiful tableau.

    LeRoy Country Club is conveniently situated just 25 minutes from downtown Rochester and less than an hour from Buffalo. It's one of western New York's most accessible public golf courses. The course opened in 1930 as the first public nine-hole layout in LeRoy. Water comes into play on a few holes at LeRoy Country Club, most notably on the finishing two.
    Ravenwood Golf Club is situated in the Finger Lakes region in western New York. It's one of the most popular public championship courses in the Rochester region. Robin Nelson designed the course in 2002. He utilized the gently undulating landscape to seamlessly connect the holes to one another so that the whole golf course has a natural flow.
    The 18-hole Old Hickory Golf Club in Livonia, NY is a semi-private golf course that opened in 1989. Designed by Pete Craig, Old Hickory Golf Club measures 6665 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 122 and a 71.