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3.6
259 Reviews (259)
5 Stars
33
4 Stars
115
3 Stars
73
2 Stars
15
1 Stars
23
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.9
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.4
Amenities
3.1
84.1%
Recommend this course
206 out of 259 reviews
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3.6
17 Reviews (17)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.8
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.1
82.4%
Recommend this course
14 out of 17 reviews
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3.6
51 Reviews (51)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
23
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.9
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.1
82.4%
Recommend this course
42 out of 51 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Municipal
Par 70
Length 6002 yards
Slope 119
Rating 68.5
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Van Cortlandt Golf Course
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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
259 Reviews (259)

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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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Not a bad course at all

The pace was slow. It took us 5 hrs to finish the round. But it was a very nice day so I guess everyone want to play a round of golf in the middle of February. The staffs are very nice and easy going. I will definitely return..

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Great muni

good course to play even in cold weather. Greens in great
condition even this time of year, always a challenge. amenities few as grill is closed for now.. definitely worth a visit.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Historic Golf course

Considering the volume of rain the day before and we were playing January 26th, I thought the was in great shape. Standard frost delay.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Good Muni

If you love golf and live in the Northeast you have to go to Van Cortland. The only muni open all year round as long as no snow on the ground.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Walked

Stars based on the time of the year

I played on a raw January day, and the course was in great shape, especially the greens. Great place to keep the rust off in the winter but on a summer weekend day it’s not worth 6 hours of your life as it is packed.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course

Excellent condition for January 11! There were a lot
Of fall leaves that couldve been blown into woods or cleared.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Course has bad Management

Had a reservation tee time for 11:47, arrives at course, 1 .5 hr delay, and thats just the delay, not talkibg about the waiting time at the first tee, backed up 45 minutes. Worst of many experience's I've encountered at this course.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

greens!!!

The greens yesterday where unbelievably good for this time of year. The tee boxes could use some sand and seed. But can’t expect perfect conditions on February first

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

good muni course

For winter golf this only course open if no snow on ground. Oldest muni in US. Good layout and pace, even on weekend. Highly recommend a try, worth it. Easy access to highways.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good day

Course played good. Condition is what you’d expect for this time of year.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
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

Great Experience

Played the course a couple of days after heavy rains but it was mostly dry. No roll on the fairways due to that and the greens were being aerated. Course still played well . First tee box was a mat which is being addressed. Van Cortlandt is the oldest public course in the US

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great condition

Fairways in good shape, greens in mostly excellent shape, very slow front 9, but expected.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

1st tee box, really?!?!?

Driving range mat for the first tee box is embarrassing, not the first impression one wants especially with a perfectly good tee box behind it for the past 2 years!! Waited for 3 groups on the AstroTurf mat, waited on every hole to tee off and waited to play on. We walked off the course after 14 and noticed they still had a 3 group backup in the first stall of the driving range, oh I mean the first tee. SMH, won’t be playing here again this year.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Don’t waste your time

Played this past Tuesday. 30 minute delay to tee off a mat on the first hole. Greens were being aerated and a bunch of holes had temp greens. The foursome in front of us were playing skins so they were super slow and could care less that they were backing the course up. I was told that one of them was the food manager at the course, he should have known better. Needless to say the round took 5 hours, ridiculous for a week day. Every green was unplayable. Paying full green fees is criminal to play here. Don’t waste your time until spring.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

How bout some grass ?

The fairways are horrible. Weeds and dirt . Hard to find a good lie.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Slow pace. Would not come back.

Almost took 6 hours and the rangers didn’t mind it at all. Hmmn.

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

Super Slow

The pace of play here was awful. The foursome in front of our twosome didn’t allow us to pass & the ranger didn’t ask them to pick up the pace. No way I’ll play here again.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The First tee box was a mat. That was my only issue. Everything else was great. Course is in awesome shape.

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