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
Tillinghast, A.W.

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Allentown

Designer

Albert W. Tillinghast's first design.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Allentown
LaGree, Terry

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Allentown

Designer

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

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Allentown

Designer

Stephen Kay & Ron Whitten
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Allentown
White, Robert

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Allentown

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Robert W. (Bob) White
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Allentown
Blaukovitch, Jim

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Allentown

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

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Binghamton

Designer

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

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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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Binghamton

Designer

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

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Binghamton

Designer

Brian Silva & Mark Mungeam
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
Rulewich & Harvey

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New York City

Designer

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

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New York City

Designer

Roger Rulewich

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

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Visitors welcome

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New York City

Designer

Roger Rulewich
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).

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

Designer

Robert von Hagge
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.

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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.

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