Van Cortlandt Park Golf Course

3.6099000000 3.6 stars from 5 (181)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6002 yards
  • Slope: 119
  • Rating: 68.5
  • Layout


Year built: 1895
Architect(s): Stephen Kay (2008), Tom Bendelow (1898)
Type: Municipal

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.2 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 181 Reviews
5 stars:
20
4 stars:
79
3 stars:
51
2 stars:
11
1 stars:
20

recommend this course

140 out of 179 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city   Great for locals walkers beginners   Challenges include elevation changes narrow fairways thick rough   Great for drinks  

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u063626061's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Fuuko's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"My round"


raycubano59's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2018
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Reviewed on

No cart services on course. No rangers out on course to help with oace of play


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Great course"


seancarroll1's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2018
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Outstanding g day today. Tees off at 4 did 18 no rush.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Value"


Knocknagin's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2018
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Reviewed on

This is a decent course for the money. It's not a long course but can be unforgiving at times. Definitely worth the time and money.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Old Classic"


NZIENTARSKI's avatar
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Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2018
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Reviewed on

Love this classic layout and it's hard to believe you're playing golf in the Bronx! Such lush greenery and beauty. Course was a in great shape, but the greens were a bit slow and furry. Otherwise no complaints. Beautiful day and always enjoy playing "Vanny".


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Knocknagin's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Ok course, accessible by subway"


u548097602's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2018
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Reviewed on

Really need ranger to keep pushing the pace of play because pace of play was really poor


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"STAY AWAY!!!!"


John4828335's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2018
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This was the absolute worst round of my life. Started off horrible. The first tee box was backed up over 30 mins... I don’t even want to re call this horrible day. Needless to say it was a 6 hr and 13 min round!!!! 72.00... you have got to be kidding me! The rangers did nothing about it either. Just a bunch of dopes! Place is a joke!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



raycubano59's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Playing nice in early season"


Devin7991090's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

I played Van Cortlandt on Saturday and the course is in about as good of condition as I’ve played it. Greens were rolling true and fairways were nice. A few areas still recovering from winter. The biggest problem is always pace of play because there is no one who maintains it. While the round was only about 4.75 hours, many people were playing the same holes multiple times due to the wait time. This obviously made the wait even longer so while some people played the same same 4 holes three times and didn’t have to wait, everyone else was backed up and the round dragged on.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Oldest public course in USA"


Simp777's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2018
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My local course in great shape considering the bad winter that never ended ,I know a lot of the guys there so it’s a fun round ,greens were quick despite rain in the early hours


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



WPMALONEY's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
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Reviewed on

Decent condition for early spring. Pace of play on a lovely spring day was quite good.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Where’s the ranger?"


Albert8779715's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
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Very slow play. Group ahead of us were very slow. There was at least a two hole gap developed between them and the group in front of them by their slow play. No ranger came along to get them to speed things up.

Mosquitoes (gnats?) were all over, especially the last three holes. (This was the Joba Chamberlain experience I never wanted to have). Hopefully they will spray there to get rid of them.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Reliable"


uIPBY3897IP's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2018
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Reviewed on

As a single player I am interested in super low Hot Deals when they become available as I am not usually up to playing a full 18 holes alone.That's why I opt for playing at quiet mid afternoon times during the week.

Van Cortlandt is close by and I know the course well so I play there whenever possible if I see a low price deal. This week I played there twice.

It is divided into 4 distinct sections so riding only is recommended or you'll walk extra to the next set of holes.Most holes are wide open enough with only a couple of narrow fairways.

The course was in good shape for early spring.

The weather was chilly and cool.

The staff with the exception of one guy are very friendly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Not a bad course"


Kam7041667's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2018
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Reviewed on

First time to play there. It was cold on the day of play at 42 F highest. May be that why it was not crowded. Unfortunately, we had 4 snow storm in March and holes 14-18 was closed. We have to play hole 1-4 to make up for those holes. The course is not very long. Layout was interesting. Good for beginner. I am sure this course will be very crowded in good weather since it is so close to the city.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great Muni"


trek3129's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

great muni, easily located off highway. great condition

for an older course. well worth the trip.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"For a Muni, well worth it."


trek3129's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

played this many times during off season as well as during. open all winter weather permitting and in excellent condition. well worth it.....


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Muni"


trek3129's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

Oldest muni course in the US. You will not believe the great conditions.Open all year weather permitting. Can be walked but has a few long streches in between holes. Well worth a try and you will come back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"For a Muni, well worth it."


trek3129's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

played again this winter here. well worth the time. for the oldest muni in America in great shape and if you like challenging greens you will love this. very wide open layout and walkable, if you are anywhere near NYC have to try it.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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