Best Golf Courses in New York
New York is deeply integrated with golf history. The Empire State has hosted more national championships (18) than any other state. It will also play home to the Ryder Cup in 2024 (Bethpage State Park) and two US Opens in 2020 (Winged Foot) and 2026 (Shinnecock Hills). Additionally, the PGA was founded in NYC in 1916 with the first PGA Championship being held in October of that same year in Bronxville. New York is home to an impressive portfolio of nearly 1,000 golf courses across the state, good for 3rd most in the county. Considered the best golf regions for golf in New York, Long Island is home to some of the best courses in the world. Shinnecock Hills, National Golf Links, Fishers Island and Friar’s Head Golf Club are all ranked within the top 25 best golf courses in the world by national publications. If you’re not able to play at any of the prestigious private courses don’t worry, New York is a powerhouse when it comes to public courses. Van Cordlandt Golf Course is the oldest public golf course in the USA and is extremely accessible from public transportation from the North Bronx. Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point, the first golf course built in NYC since the 1960s, was recently opened with much fanfare. It was considered the #2 Best New Course by Golf Digest in 2015 and was voted as the #2 best public golf course in New York by Golfweek in 2017. Bethpage State Park (Black) was recently ranked as the 4th best public golf course in the United States and is a must-do when visiting New York. Moving further north, the Finger Lakes Region not only world-renown for its beautiful vineyards and lakes it’s home to over 100 golf courses with over 70 in the Rochester area (including Oak Hill) and over 40 in Syracuse alone. With an amazing selection of courses and unique regions in the state, discover the many amazing golf courses in New York.