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3.8
487 Reviews (487)
5 Stars
92
4 Stars
226
3 Stars
110
2 Stars
24
1 Stars
35
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.9
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.2
83.1%
Recommend this course
401 out of 487 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.0
106 Reviews (106)
5 Stars
29
4 Stars
54
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.0
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.0
87.7%
Recommend this course
93 out of 106 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.9
226 Reviews (226)
5 Stars
59
4 Stars
109
3 Stars
37
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
12
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.9
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.0
85.4%
Recommend this course
193 out of 226 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

3.8
487 Reviews (487)

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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Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

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!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Gem

Best public course in NY. Staff does a great job maintaining this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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First Time Playing
Hot weather
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 28
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Van C

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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