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3.2
239 Reviews (239)
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
3.1
Value
3.4
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
3.6
Pace
3.2
Amenities
3.2
63.1%
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165 out of 239 reviews
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2.9
8 Reviews (8)
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Conditions
3.0
Value
3.4
Layout
3.4
Pace
3.7
Amenities
2.8
StaffFriendliness
3.4
62.5%
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3.0
40 Reviews (40)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
3.0
Value
3.2
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
3.5
55.0%
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About

Holes 18
Type Municipal
Style Links
Par 71
Length 6480 yards
Slope 117
Rating 70.3
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Pelham Bay & Split Rock Golf Courses
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6480 yards 70.3 117
White 71 6216 yards 69.0 113
Red (W) 73 5418 yards 70.4 112
Scorecard for Pelham Bay
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 70.7/123 409 475 190 373 432 290 393 154 472 3188 454 374 156 441 542 331 217 338 439 3292 6480
White M: 69.6/120 W: 75.3/130 390 459 180 355 422 280 383 147 460 3076 432 363 148 430 521 291 210 326 419 3140 6216
Gray W: 65.8/109 346 398 161 329 291 270 373 144 412 2724 411 341 137 408 308 211 205 313 360 2694 5418
Handicap 3 9 13 7 1 17 5 15 11 2 12 14 8 10 16 6 18 4
Par 4 5 3 4 4 4 4 3 5 36 4 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 4 35 71
Handicap (W) 9 5 15 11 3 13 7 17 1 8 6 18 4 10 14 16 12 2

Course Details

Year Built 1901
Fairways Rye/Blue Grass
Greens Poa Annua Grass
Architect John Van Kleek (1937)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Reviews

3.2
239 Reviews (239)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 9
Course Challenges Include:
Undulating Greens 16
Bunkers 12
Plays Long 8
This course/club is great for:
Locals 19
Walkers 12
Advanced Golfers 11
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 29

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Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Good value for the price.

A very good value and a nice day with new acquantainces .

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good Round

Only the rain still not letting the staff fix a few Fairways.
But other than that, the greens are in pretty good shape

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 100 Contributor
N Y N J Advisor

Classic course in an NYC muni

Following up on my recent review with more pictures. I'll add that the old classic features that you see on this course, like top-shot bunkers and great mounding in the greens, makes it a gem. I agree the conditioning, especially the tee boxes, is not pristine but it is pretty decent all things considered. The course definitely needs some cutting of tree branches in certain spots, such as the trees on the left side blocking the corner on the dogleg 8th, and the trees on the left of the 10th. But this is still the best traditional NYC muni.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Business owner

Pelham Bay is the worst golf course that we have played so far.Terrible and wet fairway, bumping green.and messing tee box. We will never come back to play again unless course get improved.For $75 green fee we can play in much better golf course .

Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 100 Contributor
N Y N J Advisor

Follow-up to earlier review

Split Rock and Pelham Bay are my favorite of the traditional NYC muni courses (i.e., not counting Ferry Point). Split Rock is the better course for the better golfer and Pelham Bay is more fun, with wider fairways. It has some great greens and makes very good use of the features of the property. Holes 12-18 are particularly good. Don't expect top resort-level conditioning but overall it is usually in good shape (except after a lot of rain- it doesn't drain well).

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pelham golf course

Played Pelham today. Teed off 15 minutes earlier that our booked tee time. The course is in decent shape, given it’s February. Pace was exceptional. Played 18 holes in 3 hrs 45 minutes.
Pretty damm good roind of winter golf.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

They don’t open on time and don’t have winter rates

MI had a 6:48 am tee time. I arrived at 6:15 and had to wait until 7:20 for someone to open up. His advice to me was don’t show up early. They never open early. I complained that they shouldn’t sell early tee times if they don’t intend to honor them.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Never again

What a horrible way to start the New Year.
I booked for Split Rock and when I got there we were told to play Pelham. We spent an average of 15 minutes waiting at every hole to tee off! The groups ahead had wide open greens but because the ranger decided to take the day off (never been a ranger present) our group had the privilege to watch the guys ahead tee up multiple shots, and practice putt on the green! Horrible experience and would have had more fun at putt putt golf.... 6hr round today and that's with us skipping two holes.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

how dry I am

Actually, although no drinking water on the course, the 2 free drinks & chow were worth the price.!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Arguable best all inclusive muni in NYC

Pelham/split rock still offers the best all inclusive in all of NYC. I wouldn't book through golf now, though, as the pro shop doesn't honor the all inclusive prices. Use golfzing instead. Course now has temp green on hole #3 at Pelham, and punched tee boxes, but fairways and greens still in decent shape. Still the best pro shop burger in NYC.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Top 100 Contributor
N Y N J Advisor
Previously Played

Average

The course conditions are above average but the bugs are a bit annoying. Previous posts suggested an extremely bad mosquito problem so we came well prepared with bug spray. But, there weren’t any noticeable mosquitoes but there are a ton of nats and bees. Pace of play was surprisingly ok (4.5 hours) given a Saturday morning tee time. Greens are in good condition but teeboxes and bunkers need some work.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Must have bug spray

Both courses split rock and Pelham are so bad with bugs that you can’t focus on your game is not worth the money if you can’t enjoy the course

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rained all sat morning and ruined my 8:23am tee time

Pouring rain all morning. They weren’t sure they weren’t going to charge me. I wasn’t waitong hrs to tee off later . I’ll be very upset if I do. If this is handled correctly I’ll sign up for the VIP access!!

Thanks Chris

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather

I have never experienced more mosquitoes in one place

There is a CRAZY! amount of bugs and it impacts your golf game a lot. When I arrived to the golf course I was completely swarmed by the mosquitoes and a ver nice woman who worked there was literally spraying clumps of bugs off of me with bug spray. If you do decide to play there BRING BUG SPRAY!!! They charge a crazy amount of money for bug spray on the course. If the bugs weren't such a big problem the course would be very nice. I liked the layout and the bunker placement was very challenging. However I am not coming back until the bug problem is fixed (if ever) I have 30 mosquito bites from 2 hours of golf. Awful SMH

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Mosquito Heaven

Couldn’t believe how bad the mosquitoes were. They were everywhere. All over everything and made the day miserable. They should have some control over that, it’s not a swampy area. Anyway awful day to play because of that.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Mosquito Infested

I have now played both Pelham and Split Rock this summer. Both courses are covered in mosquitos. It makes for a miserable round. Absolutely ruined a beautiful day.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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