Best golf courses: Around New York City

New York City and its surrounds may not seem like a place for golf, but the fact is that hundreds and thousands of rounds are played annually at its public golf courses. The Black Course at Bethpage State Park in Long Island is a very challenging course flocked by skilled golfers and the woodland surroundings are tranquil enough to help you focus on your game. Pound Ridge boasts thoughtfully designed holes and a landscape of woodlands, wetlands and exposed rock full of beauty and drama.

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
Bergstol, Eric

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

New York City

Designer

Eric Bergstol

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
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
Tucker, William

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

New York City

Designer

William H. (Willie) Tucker
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).
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).
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-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

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

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
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).

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
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
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).

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).

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).
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.
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).

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); modifications by Arthur Hills (1993); major renovation/restoration by Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw (2006).

Find a course

Or

Where2Golf Spotlight

Tournaments:
2021 Opens: whether by accident or design, four of the top five mens’ Open Championships played in the British Isles occupy consecutive weeks in July: the Irish Open (1-4), Scottish Open (8-11), The Open (15-18) and Wales Open (22-25). The recently relaunched English Open is scheduled for early-August.
Hoag Classic: Ernie Els defends his title in this prestigious PGA Tour Champions event, played since 1991 at the Newport Beach Country Club, CA (Mar 5-7).

Who's Who:
Brooks Koepka: won his second Phoenix Open title, with a chip-in eagle at TPC Scottsdale’s short par-4 17th included in his final round.
Annika Sörenstam: the legendary Swede makes a return to the LPGA Tour in the Gainbridge LPGA, to be played at Lake Nona, her home club (Feb 25-28).

Latest Golf Course Updates

New course opens for play at Barnbougle
Bill Coore designs 14-hole layout with “sporty” holes on dune ridge above Lost Farm.

New links course planned for Scottish Highlands. Landowner aims to appoint a ‘world-class architect’ to work on site next to Cromarty Firth.

New Faldo Design layout in Vietnam set for summer completion. Nine holes of the course at Thanh Lanh are routed across a the lake peninsula.

Dundonald Links Scotland: Construction work is in progress on new practice facilities and course changes at Dundonald Links in Irvine, Scotland, as part of a £25 million investment by new owners Darwin Escapes that also includes the construction of a new clubhouse with rooms, plus eighteen lodges. Read more ...

R&A submits planning application for new golf facility in Glasgow.
Look up the Top Golf Courses in Scotland.

Travel

Discover the world's finest heathland courses located in Surrey / Berkshire

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.

Top Golf Courses in the Americas

Top Golf Courses in Australia

Top Golf Courses in Ireland