Van Cortlandt Park Golf Course

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3.6
204
5 Stars
24
4 Stars
90
3 Stars
57
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
22
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.9
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.1
86.5%
Recommend this course
160 out of 202 reviews
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Average Rating
3.7
23
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.9
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.4
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
3.9
87.0%
Recommend this course
20 out of 23 reviews
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Average Rating
3.7
53
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
24
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.9
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.1
90.6%
Recommend this course
48 out of 53 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 70
Length 6002
Slope 119
Rating 68.5
Type Municipal
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Van Cortlandt Golf Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Back 70 6002 yards 68.5 119
Back (W) 70 6002 yards 73.7 121
Middle 70 5558 yards 66.7 117
Middle (W) 70 5558 yards 71.2 121
Front (W) 70 4799 yards 66.6 115
Scorecard for Van Cortlandt Park Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 69.8/120 370 619 172 364 345 295 222 318 391 3096 475 174 572 172 391 302 292 190 338 2906 6002
Blue M: 67.3/118 354 559 156 350 325 279 204 304 375 2906 452 153 550 156 353 254 282 172 280 2652 5558
Red W: 68.9/113 329 454 134 320 285 236 178 257 302 2495 428 125 453 141 282 207 264 132 272 2304 4799
Handicap 11 1 17 5 9 13 3 15 7 6 18 2 12 4 14 16 8 10
Par 4 5 3 4 4 4 3 4 4 35 5 3 5 3 4 4 4 3 4 35 70

Course Details

Year Built 1895
Architect Stephen Kay (2008) Tom Bendelow (1898)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.6
204

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 9
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 10
Narrow Fairways 9
Thick Rough 8
This course/club is great for:
Locals 18
Walkers 8
Beginners 6
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 23

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Must Play Muni

As far as winter golf goes in NY, this course always open unless snow. Good overall layout, can be walked as flat but some long stretches between a few holes and one uphill climb.i highly recommend it and you will come back. Easy off from highway also.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Great Muni

Good course to play anytime, easy access in the Bronx. Open all winter if weather permitting. good value for money also, Open layout and well kept. Highly recommend.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

inconsistent greens

I play at this course from time to time. I have to say there were some positives. First the pace of play got better. I think this in part is playing at earlier in the morning, and the staff are pretty friendly. The starter is a good guy, though he was bit frustrated with rangers. I think this course has potential, and it has history.

Some negatives were the green and tee box. I get we are at tail end of the season, but if greens were being aerated, it would have been nice to be notified or adjust the price accordingly. Definitely could use more work as greens are bit slower and not consistent.

But it is NYC muni course so I had my expectation set appropriately. Long par 3 and par 5 for those on back tee, but definitely playable. Take advantage of short par 4s.

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

Love the 16th hole

I don't get to play this course enough, but I always enjoy it when I come back to play. This weekend we had a good foursome. Some where here for the first time and they loved the course. The back nine is my favorite some holes gives an upstate feeling.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

16 people at the first hole

Nothing like a 6 hour and 15 minute round on a Saturday. Should have known we were in for a rough day when there were 16 people (not including our four) at the first tee box with no starter to be found. It was the wild Wild West. Absolute chaos. When the starter finally arrived he allowed three groups with later tee times to go ahead of us and others with earlier tee times. When I asked why he was doing that, he got arrogant and asked for a logical solution to the problem that I had. Last I checked, checking tee times and receipts didn’t seem to be something that required logical brainstorming. There was one ranger for the whole course and average time waiting at each tee box was 19 minutes. By noon, the ranger had said that 240 people had already gone through the course. Just about double the normal reservations. Poor outing.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Tetsundot

For those golfers living in Manhattan have not many options to play golf within reasonable traffic time. Probably Van Courtland is the most convenient golf course. This golf course is certainly just like a restaurant you go with jeans, not with a jacket. The first nine holes are a litter longer than miniature golf courses and I can reach at the greens with one shot. But scores are not the subject. The subject is you can find an oasis within 30 minutes from the Manhattan just like the Central Park.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Bate and switch

Reserved tee time through Golfnow, which was advertised at $45 per person with cart and lunch included. When I got to the pro shop, I was charged $72 with no lunch included. The person at the register said they no longer honor Golfnow prices. Course condition is not worth $72, so this was a total waste of money.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always enjoyable.

Play early on the weekends so you finish in under 4.5 hours. Greens are in great shape but they keep them slow so they survive the many rounds every week. You don’t need to be a long hitter. A good short game will keep your scores low.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Worth it.

This is a nice course. If you are an average golfer this course you’ll find this course enjoyable with a level of difficulty that keeps play interesting.

Everyone from staff to other golfers were very pleasant.

Be sure to check out the Locker room. They filmed a scene from the movie Wall Street there.

My advice is to give this course a try, you’ll like it.

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

Great Day

During the week good pace...decent greens and fairways. Many tee boxes improved.

Rough short enough not to lose a ball

Overall very good

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

been awhile

Been awhile since I played here. #1 tee box was fixed, but overall my biggest concerns were the conditions of tee box. Being a public course, I do temper my expectations, but biggest issues I saw was the un-evenness of tee box while trying to take shot.

Overall, always nice to see 600+ par five. I only know of Marine Park for NYC muni to have a hole of that distance.

Definitely need rangers to keep the pace moving. greens were slow. definitely need work there.

Overall, it could use bit more work.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Classic course

I love everything about this layout. It’s historic and a true honor to play. A true gem.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

great place to play

The first public golf course is a joy to play. We were finished in 4.5 hours. Lovely setting right in the bronx.

Love this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Course

Great condition considering the amount of people that it plays. Great club house and water is stationed at the shack and at the turn to the last 4 holes. Place of play can get a little slow but that’s the cost of having a golf course near the city. As a female golfer, my only complaint is to have another bathroom facility on the course for easy access.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

nice day

Van Cortland is a really fun course to play. It's in amazingingly good shape for the amount of play it gets. This round was fast however the course can sometimes play really slow. The staff is very nice and accommodating.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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