Best golf courses: USA - Northeast

Golf in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania: The American northeast is culturally diverse, heavily populated and most urban, second only to the West. Its landscape is defined by Appalachian Highlands, coastal plains, forested highlands, rolling hills and several lakes. As you may imagine, the choice of golf courses spanning the north east is pretty extensive and exciting.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Allentown
Kay & Whitten

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Allentown

Designer

Stephen Kay & Ron Whitten
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Philadelphia
Ross, Donald

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Philadelphia

Designer

Current design by Donald Ross (1926); modifications by William Gordon (1950s), Dick Wilson, George Fazio and Robert Trent Jones Sr (1985), Ron Prichard (2003) and Gil Hanse (2017).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Atlantic City
Reid, John

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Atlantic City

Designer

Original design by John Reid (1897); remodelled over the years by Willie Park Jr (1915), William S. Flynn (1925) and Tom Doak (1999).

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
East Hampton
Jones, Rees

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

East Hampton

Designer

Rees Jones

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Atlantic City
Schlegel, Dan

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Atlantic City

Designer

Dan Schlegel (of Ault, Clark & Associates).

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

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

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 revised by Robert Trent Jones Sr (1948) and his son Rees Jones (2005, 2014); Upper course by Rees Jones (2008, 2014).

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

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

New York City

Designer

Eric Bergstol

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Pittsburgh
Spencer, Tillinghast et al

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Pittsburgh

Designer

Original layout by Spencer Oldham (1895), later reworked by Albert W. Tillinghast (1912) and Donald Ross (1923). Restoration project led by Ron Forse (2006).

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

New York City

Designer

Roger Rulewich & A. John Harvey
5-PLUS: In the world’s elite - has few peers; one of our top-rated 5s!
Visitors welcome
New York City
Tillinghast, A.W.

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

New York City

Designer

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

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

New York City

Designer

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

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

New York City

Designer

Albert W. Tillinghast

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Philadelphia
Jones, Rees

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Philadelphia

Designer

Rees Jones

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

New York City

Designer

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Philadelphia

Designer

Mark Mungeam designed the North course (1999) and South courses (2002).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Pittsburgh
Love, Bill

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Pittsburgh

Designer

Tom's Run designed by Bill Love and Ault Clark (1994). Chestnut Ridge designed by Jim Harris and his son-in-law Fred Garbin (1964).

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

New York City

Designer

William H. (Willie) Tucker
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Syracuse
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Syracuse

Designer

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

New York City

Designer

Mark A. Mungeam of Cornish, Silva & Mungeam.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Binghamton
Rickard, Rick

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Binghamton

Designer

Rick Rickard
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Pittsburgh
Love, William

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Pittsburgh

Designer

William R. Love

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

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

New York City

Designer

Charles Blair Macdonald, with construction overseen by Seth Raynor (1923); modifications by Gil Hanse & George Bahto (2011).
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
New York City
Rulewich, Roger

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

New York City

Designer

Roger Rulewich

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
New York City
von Hagge, Robert

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

New York City

Designer

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

New York City

Designer

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

New York City

Designer

Tom Bendelow (1897) and John Van Kleek (1935).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
New York City
Emmet, Devereux

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

New York City

Designer

Red course designed by Devereux Emmet (1914). Robert Trent Jones Sr designed the White course (1950) and Blue course (1951).
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Binghamton
Smith & Hurdzan

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Binghamton

Designer

Original design by Ernie Smith (1927). Course renovated and greens redesigned by Michael Hurdzan (1998).
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Providence
Raynor, Seth

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Providence

Designer

Seth Raynor & Charles Banks

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Riverhead
Coore & Crenshaw

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Riverhead

Designer

Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Atlantic City
Fazio, Tom

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Atlantic City

Designer

Tom Fazio

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

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

New York City

Designer

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

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Harrisburg
Ervin & Klein

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Harrisburg

Designer

Lindsay Ervin & Steve Klein
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Albany
Ross, Donald

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Albany

Designer

Donald Ross
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Philadelphia
Weed, Bobby

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Philadelphia

Designer

Bobby Weed

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Buffalo

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Sr, with later modifications by his son Rees Jones.
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Rochester
Schreiner, Craig

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Rochester

Designer

Craig Schreiner
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Binghamton
Finger, Joe

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Binghamton

Designer

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

New York City

Designer

Dr Michael Hurdzan & Dana Fry

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Rsrt guests only
Harrisburg
Fazio, George

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Harrisburg

Designer

George Fazio
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Rsrt guests only
Harrisburg
McCarthy, Maurice

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Harrisburg

Designer

Maurice McCarthy
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
(Closed in 2013)
Harrisburg
Hurdzan & Fry

Visitors?

(Closed in 2013)

Nearest city

Harrisburg

Designer

Dr Michael Hurdzan & Dana Fry
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Binghamton
Silva & Mungeam

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Binghamton

Designer

Brian Silva & Mark Mungeam
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Atlantic City
Coore & Crenshaw

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Atlantic City

Designer

Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw.

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

New York City

Designer

Mark Mungeam of Cornish, Silva & Mungeam, Inc.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
New York City
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

New York City

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Sr.

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

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

New York City

Designer

Tom Fazio

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Philadelphia
Flynn, William S.

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Philadelphia

Designer

Current layout designed by William S. Flynn (1928).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Harrisburg
Dye, P.B.

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Harrisburg

Designer

P.B. Dye
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Riverhead
Strong, Herbert

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Riverhead

Designer

Herbert Strong
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Allentown
LaGree, Terry

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Allentown

Designer

Terry LaGree
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Burlington
Dunn, Seymour

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Burlington

Designer

Original design by Seymour Dunn (1909); renovated by Graham Cooke.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Burlington
Findlay & MacKenzie

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Burlington

Designer

Original design by Alex Findlay (1910); redesigned by Dr Alister MacKenzie (1931).
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
New York City
Rees & Van Kleek

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

New York City

Designer

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
Pittsburgh
Wilson & Palmer

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Pittsburgh

Designer

Original design by Dick Wilson (1959); significant renovations by Arnold Palmer (2003).

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Albany
Emmet, Devereux

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Albany

Designer

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

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

New York City

Designer

Original design by Tom Kite & Robert "Bob" Cupp (2006); modifications by Tom Kite & Steve Wenzloff (2011).
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Riverhead
Jones Jr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Riverhead

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Jr.

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
East Hampton
Park Jr, Willie

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

East Hampton

Designer

Original layout by Willie Dunn; redesigned by Willie Park Jr and his younger brother John "Jack" Park (1922); modified by Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw (2013).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Montreal
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Montreal

Designer

East course: original front-nine designed by Donald Ross & Willard G. Wilkinson (1939); back-nine designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr (1987). West course designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr (1987).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
New York City
Nicklaus, Jack

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

New York City

Designer

A Jack Nicklaus Signature design.

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Philadelphia
Wilson, Hugh

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Philadelphia

Designer

Hugh Irvine Wilson designed both Merion's East course (1912) and West course (1914).

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
East Hampton
Jones Sr & Jones

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

East Hampton

Designer

Original design by Robert Trent Jones Sr; redesigned by RTJ Sr and his son Rees Jones (1968).

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

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Riverhead

Designer

Charles Blair Macdonald

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Pittsburgh
Dye, Pete

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Pittsburgh

Designer

Pete Dye

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Pittsburgh
Dye, Pete

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Pittsburgh

Designer

Original design by Willard Rockwell (1987); redesigned by Pete Dye (2016).

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

New York City

Designer

Dr Michael Hurdzan & Dana Fry

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

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Rochester

Designer

Donald Ross designed the East and West courses, which opened for play in 1926, after the club moved to its current Pittsford site in 1921. The East course was renovated by Robert Trent Jones (1950s), George Fazio (1970s) and Tom Fazio (2010).
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Pittsburgh
Fownes, Henry

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Pittsburgh

Designer

Oakmont was designed by its founder Henry Clay ("HC") Fownes. Over the years it has been tweaked by Fownes' son William Clay ("WC") Fownes Jr (1930s), as well as Robert Trent Jones Sr (1961), Arnold Palmer (1977), Fred Garbin (1982), Arthur Hills (1984) and Tom Fazio (2001).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Allentown
Blaukovitch, Jim

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Allentown

Designer

Jim Blaukovitch
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Pittsburgh
Hurdzan & Fry

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Pittsburgh

Designer

Dr Michael Hurdzan & Dana Fry

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

New York City

Designer

Rick Jacobson

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

New York City

Designer

John Van Kleek
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Harrisburg
Ault, Ed

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Harrisburg

Designer

Edmund B. "Ed" Ault

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Harrisburg
Love, Bill

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Harrisburg

Designer

Bill Love

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Philadelphia
Crump & Colt

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Philadelphia

Designer

George Arthur Crump (Philadelphian hotelier and Pine Valley's founder) and Harry Colt. The extent of Colt's input is much debated, but would seem to have been significant in terms of the detailed design of each hole, not least the bunkering and green complexes. The feared par-3 5th and 10th holes are among several fully attributed to Colt.

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

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

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
Ross, Donald

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

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).
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
New York City
Dye, Pete & Perry

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

New York City

Designer

Father/son team of Pete and Perry Dye.
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
New York City
Tillinghast, A.W.

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

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-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Pittsburgh
Nagode, Don

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Pittsburgh

Designer

Don Nagode

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Rochester
Nelson, Robin

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Rochester

Designer

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

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

New York City

Designer

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

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Riverhead
Duane, Frank

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Riverhead

Designer

Francis J. "Frank" Duane

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

New York City

Designer

Steve Smyers
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Albany
Ross, Donald

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Albany

Designer

Donald Ross
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Albany
Rulewich, Roger

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Albany

Designer

Roger Rulewich
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Allentown
Strong, Herbert

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Allentown

Designer

OLD course: original design by Herbert Strong (1921), with later renovations by Perry Maxwell (1943) and Tom Fazio (2008). GRACE course: designed by William & David Gordon (1957). WEYHILL course: William & David Gordon (1968), with later revisions by Tom Fazio (2010).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Philadelphia
Kay, Stephen

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Philadelphia

Designer

Stephen Kay

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Atlantic City
Hearn, Ray

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Atlantic City

Designer

Ray Hearn

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Atlantic City
Ross, Donald

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Atlantic City

Designer

Original design by Donald Ross (1914) with later improvements by Bob Cupp (2006).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Atlantic City
Flynn, William S.

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Atlantic City

Designer

Original nine holes designed by William S. Flynn, with construction supervised by Howard C. Toomey (1927). Extension to 18-holes and updating of original nine by William Gordon (1957).

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Riverhead
Nicklaus & Doak

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Riverhead

Designer

Jack Nicklaus & Tom Doak

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Allentown
Tillinghast, A.W.

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Allentown

Designer

Albert W. Tillinghast's first design.
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Riverhead
Flynn, William S.

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Riverhead

Designer

Original 12-hole course design by Willie Davis (1891), extended to 18-holes by Willie Dunn Jr (1894). This layout substantially redesigned by Charles B. Macdonald and Seth Raynor (1901).

A second substantial redesign was required when the course moved to the north side of the clubhouse (1931). Retaining only five holes from the Macdonald/Raynor layout, the new course was designed by William S. Flynn, with construction supervised by Howard C. Toomey. Apart from the two nine-hole loops being swapped around and some lengthening, the layout has remained largely unchanged since 1931.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Atlantic City
Fream & Dale

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Atlantic City

Designer

Ronald Fream & David Dale of Golfplan.
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Allentown
White, Robert

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Allentown

Designer

Robert W. (Bob) White
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
New York City
Macdonald, Charles Blair

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

New York City

Designer

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.

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

New York City

Designer

Current course designed by Albert W. Tillinghast (1917); modified by Tom Doak (2018).
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
New York City
Emmet & Tull

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

New York City

Designer

Devereux Emmet and Alfred H. Tull (1927)
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
New York City
Tucker & Nicklaus

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

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).
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
New York City
Emmet, Devereux

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

New York City

Designer

Original design by Devereux Emmet (1917); restored by Gil Hanse (2011).
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Riverhead
Martin, Charles K.

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Riverhead

Designer

Charles K. Martin
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Pittsburgh
Jones, Rees

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Pittsburgh

Designer

Rees Jones

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

New York City

Designer

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

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

New York City

Designer

OLD COURSE: Tom Fazio and his nephew Tom Fazio II (aka Tommy Fazio). NEW COURSE: Tom Fazio II.
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Visitors welcome
Philadelphia
Fazio, Tom

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Philadelphia

Designer

Tom Fazio

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Syracuse
Fazio, Tom

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Syracuse

Designer

Tom Fazio

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Syracuse
Jones Jr, Robert Trent

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Syracuse

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Jr

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Syracuse
Smith, Rick

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Syracuse

Designer

Rick Smith

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Philadelphia
Beidel, Ed

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Philadelphia

Designer

Edward M. (Ed) Beidel Jr.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Atlantic City
Struthers, Archie

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Atlantic City

Designer

Archie Struthers

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Atlantic City
Hurdzan & Fry

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Atlantic City

Designer

Original design by Hurdzan-Fry Design (1997; lead designer Dana Fry). Major renovation by Dana Fry and Jason Straka of Fry/Straka Global Design (2019/20).

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

New York City

Designer

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

New York City

Designer

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

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Atlantic City
Shearon, Ed

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Atlantic City

Designer

Ed Shearon

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

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

New York City

Designer

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.

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

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
Van Etten, Ross and Tillinghast.

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

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); course renovation/restoration by Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw (2006).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Philadelphia
Ault, Brian

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Philadelphia

Designer

Brian Ault (of Ault, Clark and Associates)

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