New York State, with the Big Apple at its heart, requires no introduction. Everybody knows about the shopping, Broadway and a host of other world famous sights that can be found in and around the USA’s most populous city.
Some golfers may therefore be surprised to hear that New York State offers more world-class golf courses than any other urban area in the world.
Downstate, Long Island to the east is a veritable hotbed and it’s not only home to numerous world ranked golf courses, it also has its own golf association (formed in 1922) that currently comprises of 81 affiliated golf clubs, including Shinnecock Hills, National Golf Links of America and Bethpage State Park.
Upstate, the quantity thins out, but you’ll still find Golden Age greats from Donald Ross at Whippoorwill and Oak Hill. Further west in New York State you’ll find another classic from Dornoch’s most famous son at the Country Club of Buffalo.
With close to 1,000 golf courses across the State, make sure you have your clubs in the car and enjoy the Big Apple’s golfing extravaganza.
Our New York Best In State Rankings were last updated in August 2018. Click the link to read the story.