Van Cortlandt Park Golf Course in Bronx, New York, USA | GolfPass
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3.7
707 Reviews (707)
5 Stars
152
4 Stars
305
3 Stars
149
2 Stars
45
1 Stars
56
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.7
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.1
78.7%
Recommend this course
568 out of 707 reviews
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3.7
114 Reviews (114)
5 Stars
30
4 Stars
44
3 Stars
21
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
10
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.7
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.3
76.3%
Recommend this course
87 out of 114 reviews
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3.6
176 Reviews (176)
5 Stars
46
4 Stars
61
3 Stars
33
2 Stars
18
1 Stars
18
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.6
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.1
75.6%
Recommend this course
133 out of 176 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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Van Cortlandt Golf Course
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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
707 Reviews (707)

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
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked

Really poor course conditions

The fairways are barely grass. The tee boxes are basically just dirt with a few blotches of grass her and there. The greens are really bad too. The halfway house was closed on the hottest day of the year. I only played because the Hot Deal made it less than $20 (I think I paid $13 after a coupon too). It is normally around $70 with a cart which is insane. The course and facility has a lot of history (oldest public course in America), but I will not be returning after what appears to be lackluster management and grounds crew.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 66
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great day poor play

I see the first tee box finally being repaired so the ladies tee box is in play for all. The greens usual some run fast some slower. Fairways ok. I just did not have it today.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 90
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
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Previously Played

Course could be much better

Played VC many times over the years and probably won't play again for some time. Course is in horrible shape and looks like it's getting worse. The carts are outdated with no GPS yet still being charged way more than we should for 18 plus a cart.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good Bang for Your Buck

I've been playing Vanny since 1982, and I've always enjoyed playing here, even back in those early rounds when the course had fallen into disrepair. In the last 20 years with more money poured in to the course and with better management it's a fun track providing enough challenges for the average duffer. My biggest beef is with the condition of the tee boxes, although the course does get an overload of play and gets beat up. The fairways and greens are still in pretty good shape for the middle of the summer.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Hidden Gem in NYC

Course was short in spots but very challenging. Fairways and greens in excellent shape for public course. Pace of play was hard to take at times. Definitely need Marshals on the course moving people along. But overall a very Enjoyable Day!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 31
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Back in great shape

This used to be the best and prettiest course in NYC, then for YEARS it was minimally maintained by management. It’s clear that they’ve gotten their act together, as with the exception of a few chewed up tee boxes (which is standard at any course at this point in the season) the track is in fantastic shape.
It’s a tough but fair track, the last 4 holes are not to be missed. Play here when you can.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 50
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Change is required

I love VCPGC, I learned and improved my game there. While I know it is a public course the pace of the place has reverted to an all-time worse. Being beginner-friendly should not also mean that those beginners don't have to adhere and conform to the etiquette of the muni-golf. Furthermore, the tee boxes also seem to have worsened, in particular on 2 & 7. All in all, I love VCPGC but I can not enjoy myself there even when attempting a low-key round with beginner friends.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 07/24/2022

VCPGC happens to be moving in the right direction. They have made many new changes this season. You made a complaint about 2 and 7 tee box. 7 it looks like they fix two of the tees and they built and fixed the tee on 1. It’s a public course with probably a low budget and a skeleton crew. And they probably put out 2000 plus rounds a week!

Played On
Reviews 90
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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