Golf Courses Near New York


Bethpage Black pic

Bethpage Black

Susanne Lieu is the managing director of Ruben Companies in New York, New York, a position she has held the position since 2001. In her free time, Susanne Lieu enjoys playing golf.

For many, golf courses are not the first things that come to mind when considering New York City, but the Big Apple has its fair share of great courses and is a great destination for golfers.

The best of the courses is Bethpage Black, found in nearby Bethpage State Park. It was designed in 1936 and has hosted two US Opens and will be hosting the 2019 PGA Championship. Needless to say, it is a serious course for serious golfers, and the very first tee includes a warning that it is for highly skilled golfers.

Another great course option is the Neshanic Valley Golf Course, found an hour outside of Manhattan. The course is set among beautiful farmland and includes three sets of nine holes. Be forewarned, non-residents are allowed to book only one week in advance and spots can be hard to find, but the course is worth the extra effort.

A third course, about 70 minutes outside of the city, Pound Ridge is a notoriously difficult course designed by Pete Dye. The level of difficulty can be challenging and fun, and the course is set among the beautiful Westchester Woods.