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GOLF ACROSS THE FIVE BOR­OUGHS

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NEW YORK CITY, NY – NYC & Com­pany, New York City’s of­fi­cial mar­ket­ing, tourism and part­ner­ship or­ga­ni­za­tion, en­cour­ages visi­tors and lo­cals to spend a day en­joy­ing a game of golf around the City’s five bor­oughs. With the re­cent de­but of Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point, the City has be­come a more rec­og­niz­able golf des­ti­na­tion.

“Golfers vis­it­ing New York City might be sur­prised to find that the City of­fers sev­eral pro­fes­sional golf cour­ses and driv­ing ranges through­out the five bor­oughs,” said Fred Dixon, pres­i­dent and CEO of NYC & Com­pany. “The newly opened, world-class Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point in the Bronx is the latest ex­am­ple of how our City is be­com­ing the next big golf des­ti­na­tion.”

With sev­eral pri­vate and public golf cour­ses and driv­ing ranges, each bor­ough of­fers dif­fer­ent op­tions when it comes to pro­grams and tee rates. The New York City Depart­ment of Parks & Recre­ation of­fers an NYC Res­i­dent Rate with proof of res­i­dency.

A list­ing of some key golf cour­ses in­clude:

The Bronx

The re­cently opened Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point has put the Bronx on the map as the next ex­cit­ing des­ti­na­tion for golfers. This public course is the long­est in all five bor­oughs at 7,407 yards and is the first built since Marine Park in 1964. The 18-hole, Jack Nick­laus Sig­na­ture De­sign, state-of-the-art course fea­tures pris­tine tees, fair­ways and greens that over­look the East River, as well as the White­stone and Throgs Neck Bridges. Also in the Bronx is Pel­ham Bay & Split Rock Golf Course, which is the only 36-hole course in the City and fea­tures a John Van Kleek clas­sic de­sign. Small but mighty, the 9-hole Mosholu Golf Course in Nor­wood fea­tures a fam­ily-friendly course that is also great for be­gin­ners and ex­perts alike. Van Cort­landt Park Golf Course, vis­ited by Babe Ruth and Wil­lie Mays, is the old­est public golf course in the coun­try and now fea­tures seven new greens among other im­prove­ments. The Tur­tle Cove Golf Cen­ter in Pel­ham Bay Park pro­vides pri­vate full-swing prac­tice sta­tions, great for golfers to pre­pare for tee time.

Brook­lyn

While Coney Is­land might be abuzz this sum­mer, Brook­lyn’s golf scene is also a great way to en­joy the bor­ough. With a view of the Ver­razano Narrows Bridge and New York Har­bor in the dis­tance, Dyker Beach Golf Course is an 18-hole cham­pi­onship course com­plete with pris­tine fair­ways and a new club­house in the heart of Dyker Heights. Marine Park Golf Course, also home to an 18-hole cham­pi­onship course, pro­vides panoramic views of Ja­maica Bay and has four sets of tees rang­ing from 5,200 yards to 7,000 yards; a new golf stu­dio is planned for later this sum­mer. Be­fore visi­tors and lo­cals yell “fore” on these cour­ses, Brook­lyn Golf Cen­ter of­fers a driv­ing range on Flat­bush Av­enue that’s per­fect for prac­tice rounds.

Man­hat­tan

In ad­di­tion to the breath­tak­ing skyline, Man­hat­tan of­fers golfers two pro­fes­sional driv­ing ranges that will make them for­get they’re in New York City. Visi­tors can take the Ran­dall’s Is­land bus from 125th Street to Ran­dall’s Is­land Golf & En­ter­tain­ment, which of­fers some­thing for ev­ery golfer in the fam­ily. Prac­tice your swing at 82 two-level hit­ting stalls, learn from the pro­fes­sion­als of NBC’s Golf Chan­nel Academy and en­joy de­li­cious food and 27 craft beers at the Com­mu­nity House Beer Gar­den and Grill. Over­look­ing New York Har­bor, The Golf Club at Chelsea Piers, on the West Side, is Man­hat­tan’s only multi-tiered, year-round out­door driv­ing range with a 200-yard fair­way. Spe­cial so­cial events, event spa­ces and a 2,000 square-foot Golf Academy at Chelsea Piers make this a must-visit for golfers.

Queens

Whether a be­gin­ner or an ex­pert, Queens of­fers sev­eral cour­ses and driv­ing ranges that are great for any skill level. Clearview Park Golf Course re­cently com­pleted ren­o­va­tions, which in­clude an 8,000 square-foot putting green for warm­ing up and newly con­structed for­ward, mid and back tees geared for any skill level. For­est Park Golf Course of­fers over 6,000 yards of tree-lined fair­ways that over­look the City’s skyline. Also of­fer­ing great views of the skyline is Dou­glas­ton Golf Club, which is lo­cated at the high­est point in Queens and is one of the City’s most pop­u­lar cour­ses. Golfers can also check out the chal­leng­ing 4,665-yard Kis­sena Park Golf Course, as well as driv­ing ranges at Al­ley Pond Park and Flush­ing Mead­ows Corona Park.

Staten Is­land

The City’s green­est bor­ough is a serene es­cape from the hus­tle and bus­tle of the other bor­oughs, com­plete with lush land­scapes and ex­pan­sive cour­ses. La Tourette Golf Course in New Springville, home to the an­nual New York City Am­a­teur Cham­pi­onship each May, of­fers 6,692 yards of cham­pi­onship golf, com­plete with a full-size driv­ing range and his­toric manor club­house over­look­ing Rich­mond Town. Golfers can en­joy a fam­ily out­ing at the 18-hole Sil­ver Lake Golf Course, which fea­tures pa­tio din­ing at its Ve­randa res­tau­rant that over­looks the beau­ti­ful course. The rolling hills and quaint sur­round­ings of Grand Oaks Coun­try Club are home to the South Shore Golf Course, a per­fect back­drop for a fun game of golf with brand-new tees, a new cater­ing hall and re­cent turf im­prove­ments that make this course a fa­vorite among lo­cals.

Be­fore head­ing out to the links, golfers can visit the pop­u­lar New York Golf Cen­ter, which of­fers cus­tom fit­tings, ex­clu­sive golf ap­parel and ma­jor brands, at three Man­hat­tan lo­ca­tions in Chelsea Piers, Her­ald Square and Grand Cen­tral. Golfers can also shop at sev­eral Modell’s Sport­ing Goods stores through­out the five bor­oughs for great deals on the latest golf equip­ment and ac­ces­sories.

Young golfers as­pir­ing to be the next PGA Pro can par­tic­i­pate in sev­eral free pro­grams through­out the sum­mer. Kids ages 7 to 17 can learn how to score that per­fect hole-in-one with free golf lessons from the Ci­tyParks Foun­da­tion at their new Ju­nior Golf fa­cil­ity on Brook­lyn’s Dyker Beach course. For those in­ter­me­di­ate-level play­ers, the Ju­nior Golf Cen­ter An­nex in Flush­ing Mead­ows, Queens, of­fers free spe­cial­ized lessons. The 2,000 square-foot Golf Academy at Chelsea Piers fea­tures ju­nior pro­gram­ming for kids ages 4 to 16, in­clud­ing an in­door putting green, two Full Swing sim­u­la­tors and PGA/LGPA cer­ti­fied in­struc­tors. Visit city­parks­foun­da­tion.org and chelseapiers.com for in­for­ma­tion on how to sign-up and other pro­grams avail­able for kids.

For more in­for­ma­tion on these and other golf cour­ses and driv­ing ranges city­wide, visit nycgo.com/golf or ny­c­gov­parks.org. Plan your sum­mer va­ca­tion with our Hello Sum­mer guide at nycgo.com/sum­mer.

About NYC & Com­pany:

NYC & Com­pany is the of­fi­cial mar­ket­ing, tourism and part­ner­ship or­ga­ni­za­tion for the City of New York, ded­i­cated to max­i­miz­ing travel and tourism op­por­tu­ni­ties through­out the five bor­oughs, build­ing eco­nomic pros­per­ity and spread­ing the pos­i­tive im­age of New York City world­wide. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit nycgo.com.

Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point in the Bronx

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