Best golf courses: Appalachians

Golf in the Appalachians: We admired the scenic views and challenging layout at Berkshire Valley Golf Course in Jefferson, and found the links style golf experience and rural countryside views of the Ballyowen Golf Club to be extremely enjoyable. Also on our list is the championship course at Hiawatha Landing, and the challenging holes and well-maintained layout at Allentown's Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort.

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Allentown

Designer

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

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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
Binghamton
Rickard, Rick

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Visitors welcome

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Binghamton

Designer

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

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Visitors welcome

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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

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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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

New York City

Designer

Roger Rulewich
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Binghamton
Smith & Hurdzan

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Binghamton

Designer

Original design by Ernie Smith (1927). Course renovated and greens redesigned by Dr Michael J. Hurdzan (1998).

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Binghamton

Designer

Joe Finger
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Binghamton
Silva & Mungeam

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Binghamton

Designer

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

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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
Allentown
LaGree, Terry

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Allentown

Designer

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Allentown

Designer

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Allentown

Designer

Albert W. Tillinghast's first design.
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Allentown
White, Robert

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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
Tillinghast, A.W.

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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
Fazio, Tom

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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.

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