Best golf courses: New York City

New York City: the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in and around this city. Each golf club has been visited and/or researched by Where2Golf. Click on the course name below to discover more. The course ratings below range from 5 highest, to 2 lowest. They attempt to provide an indication of the golfing experience you might expect at the course (based on its design, condition and surroundings). Hover your cursor above the Rating Key below for the rating definitions.
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
New York City
Emmet & Tull

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New York City

Designer

Devereux Emmet and Alfred H. Tull (1927)
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
New York City
Dye, Pete & Perry

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New York City

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Father/son team of Pete and Perry Dye.
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
New York City
Van Kleek, John

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New York City

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John Van Kleek
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
New York City
Nelson, Larry

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New York City

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Larry Nelson
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
New York City
Mungeam, Mark

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New York City

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Mark Mungeam of Cornish, Silva & Mungeam, Inc.
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
New York City
Rees & Van Kleek

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Visitors welcome

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New York City

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Original 9-hole course designed by David L. Rees (1920); extended to 18 and original nine redesigned by John Van Kleek (1935). Modifications made by Frank Duane (1964).
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
New York City
Emmet, Devereux

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Private club

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New York City

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Original design by Devereux Emmet (1917); restored by Gil Hanse (2011).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
New York City
Nicklaus, Jack

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New York City

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A Jack Nicklaus Signature design.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
New York City
Tillinghast, A.W.

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New York City

Designer

Albert W. Tillinghast

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
New York City
Bergstol, Eric

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Private club

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New York City

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Eric Bergstol

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
New York City
Fazio, Tom

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Private club

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New York City

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Tom Fazio

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
New York City
Fazio, Tom

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Private club

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New York City

Designer

OLD COURSE: Tom Fazio and his nephew Tom Fazio II (aka Tommy Fazio). NEW COURSE: Tom Fazio II.

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
New York City
Tillinghast, A.W.

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New York City

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Original design by Albert W. Tillinghast; later modifications by Rees Jones (1998, 2008, 2015).

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
New York City
Van Etten, Ross and Tillinghast.

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Private club

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New York City

Designer

Original layout at this location by club member Lawrence E. Van Etten (1905). Later substantial modifications by Donald Ross (1919), and A.W. Tillinghast (1931); modifications by Arthur Hills (1993); major renovation/restoration by Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw (2006).

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
New York City
Tillinghast, A.W.

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Private club

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New York City

Designer

Course designed by Albert W. Tillinghast (1929); modifications by Gil Hanse (2016).

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
New York City
Tillinghast, A.W.

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Private club

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New York City

Designer

Original 18-hole course (1895) replaced by two championship layouts, the Upper and Lower courses designed by Albert W. "Tillie" Tillinghast (1918). Lower course modifications by Robert Trent Jones Sr (1948) and his son Rees Jones (2005, 2014). Upper course modifications by Rees Jones (2008, 2014).

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
New York City
Macdonald, Charles Blair

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New York City

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Original design by Charles Blair Macdonald, with construction overseen by Seth Raynor (1915); modifications by A.W. Tillinghast (1928) and Gil Hanse (2017).

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
New York City
Tillinghast, A.W.

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Private club

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New York City

Designer

East and West courses designed by Albert W. Tillinghast (1923). West course modified by Rees Jones (2006); East course modified by Gil Hanse (2012).

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
New York City
Travis, Walter

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Private club

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New York City

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WEST course: designed by Walter Travis (1922); modifications by Tom Fazio (2015). SOUTH course: designed by Walter Travis (1922); modifications by Ken Dye (2000).

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
New York City
Tillinghast, A.W.

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Private club

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New York City

Designer

Current course designed by Albert W. Tillinghast (1917); modified by Tom Doak (2018).

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
New York City
Gordon, William

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Private club

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New York City

Designer

Original design by father/son team of William and David Gordon (1962); modifications by Tom Fazio (2017).

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
New York City
Macdonald, Charles Blair

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Private club

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New York City

Designer

Charles Blair Macdonald, with construction overseen by Seth Raynor (1923); modifications by Gil Hanse & George Bahto (2011).

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
New York City
Macdonald, Charles Blair

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Private club

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New York City

Designer

Charles Blair Macdonald, with construction overseen by Seth Raynor (1911). Later modifications by Pete Dye (1987), Tom Doak (2010) and Bruce Hepner (2015).

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
New York City
Tucker & Nicklaus

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Private club

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New York City

Designer

Originally designed by Harry Tallmadge and Englishman William Henry (Willie) Tucker in 1896. Later improvements made by Morris Poucher (1920) and James Braid & John R. Stutt (1930). The course was substantially improved and several holes redesigned by Jack Nicklaus (1983).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
New York City
Nicklaus, Jack

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New York City

Designer

A Jack Nicklaus Signature design.

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
New York City
Cupp & Kite

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Private club

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New York City

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Original co-design by Tom Kite and Bob Cupp (2006); modifications by Tom Kite & Steve Wenzloff (2011).

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
New York City
Emmet & Travis

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Private club

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New York City

Designer

Original design by Devereux Emmet (1899); later modifications by Walter Travis (1913) and Tom Doak (2015).

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
New York City
Ross, Donald

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Private club

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New York City

Designer

Original course laid out in 1890. Current design by Donald Ross (1921); modifications by Marty O'Loughlin (1930) and Gil Hanse (2009).

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
New York City
Tillinghast, A.W.

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Private club

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New York City

Designer

Original design by Albert W. Tillinghast (1916); modifications by Robert Trent Jones Sr (1965) and his son Rees Jones (1991-93), and Gil Hanse (2011).

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
New York City
Hurdzan, Michael

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Visitors welcome

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New York City

Designer

Dr Michael J. Hurdzan

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
New York City
Hurdzan/Fry

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Visitors welcome

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New York City

Designer

Hurdzan/Fry Design (Dr Michael J. Hurdzan & Dana Fry).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
New York City
Mungeam, Mark

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Visitors welcome

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New York City

Designer

Mark A. Mungeam of Cornish, Silva & Mungeam.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
New York City
Tillinghast & Tull

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Visitors welcome

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New York City

Designer

Original design by Albert W. Tillinghast, with significant modifications by Alfred Tull (1958).

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
New York City
Bendelow, Tom

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Visitors welcome

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New York City

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Original design by Tom Bendelow with recent improvements by Stephen Kay (2002).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
New York City
Jacobson, Rick

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New York City

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Rick Jacobson

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
New York City
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

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New York City

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Robert Trent Jones Sr.

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
New York City
Rulewich, Roger

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New York City

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Roger Rulewich

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
New York City
Emmet, Devereux

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New York City

Designer

Red course designed by Devereux Emmet (1914). Robert Trent Jones Sr designed the White course (1950) and Blue course (1951).
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
New York City
von Hagge, Robert

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New York City

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Robert von Hagge
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
New York City
Rulewich, Roger

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New York City

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Roger Rulewich
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
New York City
Rulewich & Harvey

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New York City

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Roger Rulewich & A. John Harvey
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
New York City
Kay, Stephen

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New York City

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Stephen Kay
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
New York City
Smyers, Steve

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New York City

Designer

Steve Smyers
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
New York City
Bendelow & Van Kleek

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Visitors welcome

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New York City

Designer

Tom Bendelow (1897) and John Van Kleek (1935).
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
New York City
Tucker, William

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

New York City

Designer

William H. (Willie) Tucker

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