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4.7
Value
4.7
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.7
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4.4
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4.7
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Links
Par 72
Length 6954 yards
Slope 137
Rating 73.3
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The Links at Union Vale
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Course Details

Year Built 2000
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Architect Doug Smith (2000) Stephen Kay (2000)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Casual/dress trousers, skirts. Shirts must have collars&sleeves. Shorts must be of Bermuda length. No tank tops, tee shirts/cut-offs.

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  • Golf Advisor: Best of Golf Advisor (2018 #34)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Course Conditions in the U.S. (2018 #21)
  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in New York (2018 #2) (2017 #9)

Reviews

4.7
71 Reviews (71)
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fabulous course!

The Links at UnionVale is a fabulous course for an avid or weekend golfer. This is a Links style course, always in great condition, and very challenging. The staff is super friendly and accommodating. The pub is friendly and has great food. Highly recommended!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

This is it!

A public course with a country club feeling. Challenging holes that are each different.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Gorgeous golf course

It was our first time playing at the Links. We played with friends, 4 of us. It’s a challenging course with a lot of sand trap and many holes where you don’t really see where you go but there are markers and that’s very helpful. The course is really well maintained.
We will be back for sure.

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

Great course

Love this course! Great layout, lots of different types of holes, lots of different challenges, plenty of risk/reward decisions and creative shotmaking opportunities. Decent warm-up area, and nice bar/restaurant. Staff is always friendly and helpful. Play can be slow on weekends. Somehow, it always seems to rain on the 12th hole, and then clear up.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

The Links

Even though the course had been recently aerated it was still in great shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great deal

Great day and great course , greens were air raided and lil slow , pace was slow on back nine but this place is special , thx

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Bees?! Beads. Bees|! Beads.

Tee Boxes - 5/5
Fairways - 4/5
Greens - 4/5
Bunkers -4/5 - See below

This place is awesome. Not my first time playing it, and I try to get back here at least once a year. Always in fantastic condition. Greens are fast and roll extremely true and smooth. Awesome locker room where I was able to take a shower after the round (It was about 95 degrees out when I played.) Absolutely amazing to not have to drive an hour in stinky sweaty clothes and smelling like the worst BO I've ever had.

I have only one complaint and it's something I've never experienced before when playing the Links. The bunkers.... They are in fantastic condition, but I couldn't go in a few of them because there were swarms of bees in them. I literally just left two brand new Pro V1's in two of them because of the amount of bees. https://i.pinimg.com/originals/d4/cb/c8/d4cbc83b03ed9b1fd7f67a72cd18c0a6.jpg

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Wonderful golf course in NY with great facilities: a must try!

We had great time and enjoyed the great pace of play for NY standard. Still finished in 4:40 though. As the foursome in front of us (twosome) was a little slower and then had someone slow in front of them. Would have been nice if they let us pass though so we could have finished under 4h.

Wonderful course lay out and great organization, they do care about pace of play to ensure everyone has a great time. Signs are guiding to estimate how much time has passed at different stage of play.

The driving range and practice area are really great and worth spending some time at.

The clubhouse with Irish food is worth it too.

We loved it and will come back. I wish all club in NY would be as well organized and maintained as this club. Kudos to the Irishmen! :-)

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This course is beautiful!!

Beautiful course! Great condition, fast greens. Friendly staff, a must play!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

The Links at unionvale

The course was in great shape. The geens were fast but true. The only problem I had was the course did not have my reservation. After showing them my confirmation they called golf now to confirm.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Awesome

Course played awesome. Well maintained. Greens roll true.

No hackers here. Pace of play was excellent.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Course

The course is in great shape from fairways to greens, but stay out of the rough.

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

Best course in the area.

The Links is an outstanding course, particularly if you enjoy links style golf. The course is in great shape, the holes are in great variety, and the staff and facilities are first rate.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great friendly staff course a good links layout and a very good club house for food and drink I’ve played there a number of times

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

Great round of golf

Course in fantastic condition considering the amount of rain we have had. Would have preferred it wasn’t cart path only though. 90 degrees could have passed. Greens really fast. All in all a great late October round of golf.

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