Van Cortlandt Park Golf Course
|Back (W)||70||6002 yards||73.7||121|
|Middle (W)||70||5558 yards||71.2||121|
|Front (W)||70||4799 yards||66.6||115|
|Black M: 68.5/120||370||619||172||364||345||295||222||318||391||3096||475||174||572||172||391||302||292||190||338||2906||6002|
|Blue M: 66.7/118 W: 72.3/119||354||559||156||350||325||279||204||304||375||2906||452||153||550||156||353||254||282||172||280||2652||5558|
|Red W: 66.8/113||329||454||134||320||285||236||178||257||302||2495||428||125||453||141||282||207||264||132||272||2304||4799|
Best City course
Best NYC course Ive played at. Greens are immaculate. Never seen greens this good in the city. Pace of play was perfect too. Definitely playing here again. Such a beautiful sunny day too. Makes me feel like im playing back in the early 1900s. Definitely would suggest watching Skratch YouTube video about van cortland if youre going for your first time!
Much better conditions than expected
The first tee box aside, which is in such disrepair that you hit off of a mat, the course looked great. Greens rolled very smoothly albeit very slow, but I’ll take slow over beat up any day. Finished in 4 hours midday Friday tee time. Was super cheap and is very walkable. Would definitely play here again considering how close it is to Manhattan.
Best public course in NY. Staff does a great job maintaining this course.
Home Course - But Still Nice for NYC!
This is my home course, so I'm a bit biased, but I still think they are doing a great job with it. I know that staff is short there, but the greens are in good shape for the most part and the course is well maintained. It gets a TON of play, so I think they leave the grass on the greens a bit longer, which usually makes them roll a bit slower. That being said, I'd rather have slow greens with grass than barren greens with dirt patches! Definitely worth the trip up on the 1 train to check it out, especially since it is the oldest public golf course in the country. Note that they haven't put the black tees out yet, but I'm told they will later this Summer.
As the oldest public golf course in America this is a treasure for the city of New York. I wish they would put a little more money into maintaining it it would spread out the foursomes so the pace of play could be a little brisker.