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-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 J. Hurdzan and Dana Fry (of Hurdzan/Fry Design).

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
Philadelphia
Flynn, William S.

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Philadelphia

Designer

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

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 Fry/Straka design (Dana Fry & Jason Straka) (2019/20).

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Atlantic City
Reid, John

Visitors?

Private club

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
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).
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: designed by William & David Gordon (1968), with later revisions by Tom Fazio (2010).

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.
Private club
New York City
Bergstol, Eric

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

New York City

Designer

Eric Bergstol

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
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
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
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
Pittsburgh
Wilson & Palmer

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Pittsburgh

Designer

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

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; redesign by Willie Park Jr and his younger brother John "Jack" Park (1922); renovation by Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw (2013).

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
Rochester, NY
Ross, Donald

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Rochester, NY

Designer

Donald Ross designed the East and West courses (1926), following the club's move to its current Pittsford site (1921). The East course was renovated by Robert Trent Jones Snr (1950s), George Fazio (1979), Tom Fazio (2010) and Andrew Green (2020).

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).

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).

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 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
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
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).

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
Riverhead
Raynor, Seth

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Riverhead

Designer

Original design by Seth Raynor (1925). Course modernised by William F. Mitchell (1967), and later reworked back to its original themes by Brian Silva (2010).

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.

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 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
Tillinghast, A.W.

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

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
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
East Hampton
Jones, Rees

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

East Hampton

Designer

Rees Jones

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, assisted by Seth Raynor.

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).

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).

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.

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

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Albany

Designer

Donald Ross
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).

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
Pittsburgh
Fownes, Henry

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Pittsburgh

Designer

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

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

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); 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
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).

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

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
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).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Atlantic City
Wilson & Ross

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Atlantic City

Designer

Original design by Hugh Wilson & Donald Ross (1914); renovated by Bob Cupp (1998, 2006).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Atlantic City
Flynn & Gordon

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).

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
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).

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)
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
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
New York City
Mungeam, Mark

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

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
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-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.
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
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
Jacobson, Rick

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

New York City

Designer

Rick Jacobson

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-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
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
Pittsburgh
Hurdzan/Fry

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Pittsburgh

Designer

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

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
Nicklaus, Jack

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

New York City

Designer

A Jack Nicklaus Signature design.

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
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
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).

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.
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

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
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-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
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.

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Allentown

Designer

Terry LaGree
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

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

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

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
Albany
Ross, Donald

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Albany

Designer

Donald Ross
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.
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
Syracuse
Fazio, Tom

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Syracuse

Designer

Tom Fazio

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
Binghamton
Rickard, Rick

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Binghamton

Designer

Rick Rickard
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
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.
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
Albany
Emmet, Devereux

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Albany

Designer

Original design by Devereux Emmet (1909); upgrade and renovation by Bob Cupp (1998).

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
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
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
Shearon, Ed

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Atlantic City

Designer

Ed Shearon

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

New York City

Designer

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

New York City

Designer

Dr Michael J. Hurdzan

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)

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Riverhead

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Jr.

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
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).
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
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-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 Dr Michael J. Hurdzan (1998).

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Rochester, NY
Schreiner, Craig

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Rochester, NY

Designer

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Rochester, NY

Designer

Robin Nelson
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.

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

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
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).

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

East Hampton

Designer

Original design by English amateur golfer and course architect Capt H. Charles Tippet (1927); redesign by Robert Trent Jones Sr (1968); renovations by Robert's son Rees Jones (2002).

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Syracuse

Designer

Robert Trent Jones II (lead designer Ty Butler).

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Syracuse

Designer

Rick Smith

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Philadelphia

Designer

Stephen Kay

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
Pittsburgh
Love, William

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Pittsburgh

Designer

William R. Love

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Visitors welcome
Philadelphia
Fazio, Tom

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Philadelphia

Designer

Tom Fazio

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Binghamton

Designer

Joe Finger
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
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

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Allentown

Designer

Jim Blaukovitch
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.

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

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

New York City

Designer

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

Find a course

Or

Tournaments

The Masters: The 88th Masters Tournament at Augusta National sees LIV golfer Jon Rahm defend his title against the world’s best. Pressing hard will be world No.1 and 2022 champion Scottie Scheffler and world No.2 Rory McIlroy (April 11-14).

Chevron Championship: the women’s major championship season gets underway for the second year at its new Carlton Woods home outside Houston, Texas. World No.2 Lilia Vu defends (April 18-21).

Who's Who

Nelly Korda: records a perfect start to 2024 with five wins out of her last five starts on the LPGA Tour. Winning the Chevron Championship also brought the second major championship win of her career.

Scottie Scheffler: narrowly missed out on matching Nelly Korda's five wins in five starts, when he placed second at the Houston Open. Either side of that, he won The Arnold Palmer, The Players, and then The Masters and The Heritage.

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.

Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.

Prince's Golf Club, Kent (UK)

Here at Prince’s Golf Club you'll find 27 excellent holes of links golf. Just over the fence and sharing similar terrain is Royal St George’s; but Prince’s is far from overshadowed by its venerable neighbour. The three nine-hole loops at Prince's, laid out over gently undulating terrain, are sure to bring a smile of satisfaction to all lovers of links golf.

Stay&Play at Prince's: excellent onsite Lodge accommodation available

Popular videos

You can subscribe to the Where2Golf channel on YT if you like to see more video content. You'll find a "Subscribe" button on any of our YouTube videos. Or if you want a quick and direct access subscribe here. Once done, any new published videos will show up in your Subscriptions feed.

Hamburger GC - Falkenstein, Germany

WINSTONgolf - Links course

Littlestone Golf Club (Kent, UK)