If you've ever spent any length of time in New York, you know that there's so much more to the state than just city life. New York state is full of great golf courses that are full of history, scenic views, and of course, a challenge for golfers of all ages. Whether you're renting golf clubs in New York or bringing your own, you are sure to find a course to make your trip memorable.
Here are our top picks for golf destinations in New York:
Bethpage State Park
Bethpage State Park is a mecca for public golf in New York state, featuring five different 18-hole golf courses. One of these courses is the world-renowned Black Course, home of the US Open in both 2002 and 2009. It's a great place to go for variety with its multiple courses and there's always something for all skill levels at Bethpage!
99 Quaker Meetinghouse Road
Farmingdale, NY 11735
Turning Stone features three professional courses, which are all impeccably designed and forgiving with wide fairways, making it a great destination for any level golfer. Turning Stone also features amazing views and a variety of holes throughout the course to make for a fun game all around!
5218 Patrick Rd, Verona, NY 13478
This professionally designed course by Jack Nicklaus features impeccable, competition worthy design, all set within the backdrop of the New York City skyline. Strategic bunkering and carefully designed fairways give this course a winning grade year after year!
500 Hutchinson River Pkwy, Bronx, NY 10465
Shinnecock Hills is a great links-style club that has hosted the U.S. Open four times already with one more coming up in 2018. It's a great course for the competitive experienced golfer, but also has forgiving shots for the progressing golfer too.
200 Tuckahoe Rd, Southampton, NY 11968
Friar's Head is a course that marries two different terrains: potatoes fields and local sand dunes into one cohesive course. Set amidst, great scenery, this course provides interesting twists and turns in a memorable course. Holes provide great risks and rewards too for golfers who are willing to go for it!
3000 Sound Ave, Riverhead, NY 11901