While a vacation to New York will have you dreaming of incredible theatre, sightseeing, and shopping, you may be surprised to learn the state is home to some of the top golf courses in the nation.
But with hundreds of golf courses to choose from, selecting the perfect one (or three) for your golf trip to New York can be tricky. We’re here to make it easy. From links-inspired designs to classic parkland layouts, this is where you need to tee it up on your golf trip to New York.
Regarded as one of the best municipal courses in the nation, Bethpage State Park Golf Course is an excellent stop on your golf trip to New York. Located near New York City, Bethpage features five different championship courses. The most famous of the five is Bethpage Black which has hosted multiple U.S. Opens along with the 2019 PGA Championship.
Shinnecock Hills, located between the Peconic Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, is a masterful links-style course on your golf trip to New York. Founded in 1891, Shinnecock is the oldest incorporated club in the U.S. and has hosted several professional tournaments including the U.S. Open Championship, the U.S. Amateur, the Women’s Amateur, and the Walker Club.
Designed in the early 1900s, National Golf Links of America alludes to the Scottish links with fescue-lined fairways, firm greens, and a stunning location on the shores of the Peconic Bay. The experience of a round at National on a golf trip to New York is often described as ‘theatrical’ with enchanting views, dramatic elevation changes, and the infamous windmill that sits beside the 16th green.
Nestled along old farmland and the Long Island Sound, Friar’s head is one of the most exclusive clubs you’ll come by on a golf trip to New York. The course is drastically different from others as it is walking-only and free of yardage markers, bunker rates, and distances on the scorecard. This Coore & Crenshaw design also features stunning sand dunes, expansive waste areas, and challenging greens.
Just steps from the Long Island Sound, Fishers Island Club is an exclusive club located on an island of the same name. Designed by Seth Raynor, the links-style course has been consistently ranked in the top 10 courses in the nation and is a thrill to play on a golf trip to New York. Elevated greens, deep bunkers, and a thick rough at Fishers Island is sure to challenge players of all levels.
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