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3.7
569 Reviews (569)
5 Stars
115
4 Stars
253
3 Stars
124
2 Stars
32
1 Stars
45
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.8
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.1
82.4%
Recommend this course
462 out of 569 reviews
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3.7
139 Reviews (139)
5 Stars
39
4 Stars
56
3 Stars
22
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
12
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.7
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.0
78.4%
Recommend this course
109 out of 139 reviews
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3.8
214 Reviews (214)
5 Stars
59
4 Stars
95
3 Stars
34
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
14
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.8
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.0
83.2%
Recommend this course
178 out of 214 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Municipal
Style Parkland
Par 70
Length 6002 yards
Slope 119
Rating 68.5
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Course Details

Year Built 1895
Architect Stephen Kay (2008) Tom Bendelow (1898) William F. Mitchell

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

3.7
569 Reviews (569)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 9
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 10
Narrow Fairways 9
Thick Rough 8
This course/club is great for:
Locals 18
Walkers 8
Beginners 6
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 23

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Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
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Worst Course I've Played in Years

I should have expected less being in the Bronx, however the experience was poor from start to finish.

First off you get surprised by some guy in a golf cart collecting $3.00 just to park. Then after we parked about 10 minutes later he rolls up to the clubhouse And screams to his friends let's get home. Certainly is a scam for sure.

Extremely rude staff during the entire process of checking in.

The first tee box literally was mud. No grass to be found. It was disgusting. The starter seemed friendly but certainly could not help matters.

The conditions of the fairway were poor with extremely thin grass obviously not well-maintained. The greens were somewhat decent but that did not make up for the overall conditions which were poor.

The pace of play was way too long at almost 6 hours.

There are too many better courses located elsewhere with far better amenities and better conditions. Skip this place.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Great course

Very pleasant surprise! Beautiful, well designed course. Makes you forget it’s surrounded by busy Bronx neighborhoods. Steady pace. Finished round in 4 hours. Excellent condition of putting greens. Frankly, just as nice as any Westchester county public course, except for the tee boxes and bunkers. Dispelled my prior reservations about driving to play here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

My home course!

Course is well kept and friendly staff. This course makes you use all of your clubs and thats something i love most about a good golf course. You wont be disappointed.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Horror show

I'll start by saying I've been playing Vannie for better than 25 years and so I've seen it in all conditions. But I've never seen it WORSE than it is now. The tee boxes are more like sand traps with tiny patches of grass but otherwise fully chewed up. Clearly no maintenance has been happening here for some time - and they'll say it's because of C19 - but other nearby courses aren't struggling anywhere near what Vannie is.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Abysmal pace of play

The rangers literally do NOTHING, what is the point!? Tee boxes are gross. Other than that, course in decent shape.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
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Previously Played

This course has been neglected badly. It was nice at the start of summer, but now unrecognizable as if it were abandoned.

The greens were like the surface of the moon with all the aerated holes.

Avoid this course you will be disappointed particularly if you play well.

And what’s up with the first tee box being non-existence ? I was told by starter that it was cursed by Babe Ruth in the 1940s.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Interesting stroll down a little golf histroy

Was intrigued by course being oldest public in the country. Layout was excellent , conditions surprisingly good for a municipal course (although tees need some attention). Played early 18 in 3 hours. Extremely enjoyable round of golf, albeit a bit pricey, but I factor in it is basically right in the city. I will play again.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course conditions are awful

Conditions were really bad. Fairway most holes was hard terrain and anything in the rough was filled with sticks and hard ground. Unless it was a bad day would never go back.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Extremely Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great historic course

Play early. I started at 7 done by 11. Muddy in some spots..but greens were true.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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