The best golf courses you can play in New York
In terms of which state has the most high-end private courses, New York stands alone. On our latest ranking of America’s 100 Greatest Courses, The Empire State has three courses inside the top 10 (No. 4 Shinnecock Hills, No. 7 National Golf Links of America and No. 9 Fishers Island) and 15 inside our top 100, both more than any other state.
Aside from Bethpage Black, though, all those courses inside the top 100 are private. When looking at public courses, New York is not as strong, with just two courses on our latest 100 Greatest Public list. Still, there is plenty of quality golf spread across the state. From the easternmost point on Long Island to Niagara Falls on the Canadian border, this collection of the best courses you can play in New York covers all corners of the state.
Scroll down for the complete list of the best public courses in New York. We urge you to click through to each individual course page for bonus photography, drone footage and reviews from our course panelists. Plus, you can now leave your own ratings on the courses you’ve played.
Here are the best golf courses you can play in New York:
Saratoga Springs, NY
Pound Ridge, NY
Bolton Landing, NY
Port Washington, NY
Stony Point, NY
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