Best of 2016: Top 20 golf courses in New York



Bethpage Black, while infamously difficult, remains a must-play in New York. (Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor)
The Atunyote Course at Turning Stone Resort is designer Tom Fazio at his finest. (Courtesy of Turning Stone Resort)
Like Bethpage, Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point is a very good walking course. (Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor)
The par-4 16th hole at Leatherstocking Golf Club plays downhill toward Lake Otsego. (Courtesy of New York Golf Trail)
Seven Oaks Golf Club, located in remote central New York, hosted the 1990 Ben Hogan Central New York Classic. (Courtesy of Seven Oaks G.C.)
From the first hole, golfers know they're in for a memorable and very challenging experience at Pound Ridge Golf Club. (Courtesy of Jim Krajicek/Pound Ridge G.C.)

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

20. The Woods Course at Cherry Creek

Riverhead

19. Pound Ridge Golf Club

Pound Ridge

18. Big G at Grossingers Country Club

Liberty

17. West Point Golf Course

West Point

16. Centennial Golf Club

Carmel

15. Casperkill Golf Club

Poughkeepsie

14. The Links at Hiawatha Landing

Apalachin

13. Willow Creek Golf and Country Club

Mount Sinai

12. Mark Twain Golf Course

Elmira Heights

11. Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Club

Lewiston

10. The Vineyards Golf Club

Riverhead

9. Ravenwood Golf Club

Victor

8. Apple Greens Golf Course

Highland

7. Seven Oaks Golf Club

Hamilton

6. Bristol Harbour Golf Club

Canandaigua

5. Leatherstocking Golf Course

Cooperstown

4. Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point

Bronx

3. Atunyote Course at Turning Stone Resort

Verona

2. Black Course at Bethpage State Park

Farmingdale

1. Hiland Park Country Club

Queensbury
No. 28 in the U.S. in 2016

Mar 02, 2017

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Brandon Tucker

Managing Editor

Brandon Tucker is the Managing Editor for Golf Advisor. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and over 500 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @BrandonTucker and on Instagram at BrandonTuckerGC.


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