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.

    Tallgrass Golf Club is one of Long Island's top ranked golf courses, earning the no. 9 spot on GolfWeek's "Best Courses You Can Play" in New York. Though Tallgrass is open to the public, it has the feel of a private club, complete with a Hamptons-style clubhouse. The golf course has a Scottish links-style layout that sprawls across more than 150 acres of gently rolling farmland.
    Pine Hills Country Club sprawls cross 165 acres of Long Island's protected Pine Barrens. The golf course plays long at over 7,000 yards from the back tees but it is a playable and fair test. It is challenging as well with quite a bit of water and sand coming into play throughout.
    Willow Creek Golf & Country Club in Mount Sinai sits on Suffolk's scenic north shore. Opened in 2005, it is one of Long Island's newest golf courses but it has already established a reputation for being one of the area's most visually impressive.
  • 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.

    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 West Point Golf Course in West Point, NY is a military golf course that opened in 1949. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. , West Point Golf Course measures 6007 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 126 and a 68.
    The 18-hole Lakes/Meadows at Centennial Golf Club in Carmel, NY is a public golf course that opened in 1998. Designed by Larry Nelson, Lakes/Meadows at Centennial Golf Club measures 7115 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 136 and a 74.
  • 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.

    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.
    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.
    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.
  • 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.
    The 18-hole Endwell Greens Golf Club in Endwell, NY is a public golf course that opened in 1965. Endwell Greens Golf Club measures 7072 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 138 and a 74.4 USGA rating. The course features 5 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.
    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.
    The 18-hole Saxon Woods Golf Course in Scarsdale, NY is a public golf course that opened in 1931. Designed by Joe Williams, Saxon Woods Golf Course measures 6481 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 124 and a 70.
  • 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 Barracks Golf Course in Plattsburgh, NY is a public golf course that opened in 1962. Barracks Golf Course measures 6857 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 132 and a 72.6 USGA rating. The course features 3 sets of tees for different skill levels.
    The 14-hole Harmony Golf Club in Port Kent, NY is a public golf course that opened in 1963. Harmony Golf Club measures 4969 yards from the longest tees. Greens and fairways are bent grass.
    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.
  • 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.

    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.
    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 Lyndon Golf Course in Fayetteville, NY is a public golf course that opened in 1920. Lyndon Golf Course measures 4692 yards from the longest tees. Greens and fairways are rye grass.
  • 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.

    The 18-hole McCann Golf Course in Poughkeepsie, NY is a public golf course that opened in 1972. Designed by William Mitchell, McCann Golf Course measures 6524 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 126 and a 71.7 USGA rating. The course features 4 sets of tees for different skill levels.
    Winding Hills Golf Club in Montgomery is a challenging course that will give you some practice with your irons and test your short game skills. This formidable short course is much tougher than it appears. The designer, Steve Esposito, modeled the layout after Jeff Cornish's Blue Rock Course in Cape Cod.
    The 9-hole Shephard Hills Golf Club in Roxbury, NY is a semi-private golf course that opened in 1919. Shephard Hills Golf Club measures 3127 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 120 and a 35.6 USGA rating. The course features 2 sets of tees for different skill levels.