The best golf courses in New York? Where do we start? As well as a myriad other attractions, the Empire State also happens to have more world-class tracks than any other city on the planet.
In fact, Long Island alone is packed with more stellar names than you find in the whole of almost any country in the world.
You need the ear of a member to play all but one of our elite 10, but that doesn’t stop us salivating at the prospect…
Best golf courses in New York: Shinnecock Hills
Founded in 1891, this multiple US Open host has a pedigree few in the States can match.
Initially laid out as a 12-hole course by Willie Davis, it was expanded to 18 in 1895 and has since been shaped by ‘The godfather of American golf’ Charles B Macdonald, as well as Coore-Crenshaw and William S Flynn, but remains much as it was when the latter architect renovated the links in 1931.
The most notable change since those days saw many of the trees that had once framed some holes taken out while Coore-Crenshaw tweaked some greens before the 2018 US Open.
Otherwise, you can expect the same undulating, firm fairways and charming green complexes as it has had for nearly 100 years.
NCG’s best golf courses in New York list continues on the next page…