Best of 2016: Top 20 golf courses in New York

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.

Don't see your favorite New York golf course? You can make your voice heard by writing a review here .

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

Riverhead


Pound Ridge


Liberty


West Point


Carmel


Poughkeepsie


Apalachin


Mount Sinai


Elmira Heights


Lewiston


Riverhead


Victor


Highland


Hamilton


Canandaigua


Cooperstown


Bronx


Verona


Farmingdale


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


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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