Even the concrete jungle makes room for the occasional expanse of greenery. In fact, NYC features some of the most historic golf courses and clubs in the nation.
If you’re looking for a local golf course to hold your next company group game or would like to head to a happy hour or networking event with a rolling hill backdrop without leaving NYC, you just have to know where to look.
Luckily, Arden has taken the challenge out of the search for the best golf courses in the area, so all you have to do is sharpen your golf game or revisit the state of your business card.
Check out our list of the best golf courses around the Big Apple, listed in alphabetical order below:
Bayonne Golf Club
Bayonne Golf Club, located on New York Harbor, is a golf course and club with an other-worldly landscape that emulates the look and feel of links-style courses in Scotland and Ireland. Dunes of emerald green as far as the eye can see flank the breathtaking blue of the harbor and provide intermittent peeks of the city skyline—you won’t believe it’s just minutes from Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty.
Bayonne’s club house is a close second in stunning to its exquisite in-the-game views. Floor-to-ceiling windows go around the regal dining room, and a taproom and outdoor veranda provide an abundance of indoor and outdoor space for mixing and mingling.
Piping Rock Club
One Google reviewer describes Piping Rock Club in Locust Valley, NY, as “grass courts, tasty drinks…good times.” What else could you ask for in a corporate golf outing or networking meetup?
In addition to its 18-hole golf course that’s been revered for its iconic design that has deep roots in golfing tradition, your team may also play tennis, croquet, or squash during your visit to Piping Rock. That means both golfers and non-golfers can partake in a little friendly competition.
Piping Rock also ranks high on the list of places the Great Gatsby would go, which reveals the level of refinement the course prides itself on and the exceptional service you’re in for. Be sure to check their dress code list and send it to your team to make sure that you all look the part.
Saint Andrew’s Golf Club
The nation’s oldest private club is located just 20 minutes from NYC: Saint Andrew’s Golf Club. Founded in 1888, Saint Andrew’s offers a top-notch course that draws on the rituals of the game’s earliest players.
From toasting the founder of the sport in the room that bears his name to reveling in highly engaging gameplay on the inspiring 72-par course that traverses a varied mix of terrain, your company’s golf gurus will love experiencing the rich history of Saint Andrew’s. A popular venue for weddings and dinner parties, gorgeous landscape vistas and exceptional dining service fit right in.
Van Cortlandt Golf Course
Challenge your colleagues to a golf game that’ll go down in history at the oldest public golf course in America. Open for business back in 1895, Van Cortlandt Golf Course, or Vanny as it’s called by locals, is a sprawling parkland course nestled away in the northwest Bronx’s expanse of native woodlands.
The Van Cortlandt course is well-suited for all playing levels and features good shade cover from one hole to the next. Even though it’s been around for over a century, recent renovations have made Vanny look and play even better than it did back in its heyday.
Easily accessible from the #1 train, holding your golf outing at Van Cortlandt, putting where Babe Ruth, Willie Mays, and the Three Stooges have all played, is a unique and fun opportunity for you and your team.
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