From upstate and western New York to the Big Apple, golfers were busy rating golf courses all over the Empire State in 2016. This is a destination that has become well known for its legendary municipal golf, thanks to Bethpage State Park and more recently Trump Golf Links Ferry Point in the Bronx. And while prestigious privates are mostly off limits to the legions of New Yorkers, there are some great semi-private and resort courses that have earned strong ratings in 2016.
To compile our state lists, we used a similar method to that of our our national Top 50 ranking. A course's score is based on their overall (50%) rating and subcategory average (50%). Reviews are weighted based on how prolific that reviewer is on Golf Advisor, and a course receives a bump in their rating if their score is better than that reviewer's average score.
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Top courses by subcategory in New York in 2016
Course layout: Hiland Park Country Club
Course conditions: Ravenwood Golf Club
Value: Hiland Park Country Club
Off-course amenities: Centennial Golf Club
Pace of play: The Vineyards Golf Club
Staff friendliness: Hiland Park Country Club
Top 20 golf courses in New York in 2016
No. 28 in the U.S. in 2016