New York Metro!
The New York Metro area is not known for golf, therefore residents of Manhattan and nearby might want to book a tee time at the Chelsea Piers Golf Simulator, located at Pier 59 on the Hudson River at
23rd St. The golf simulator, which allows full-swings and the next best thing to a real round of golf, That facility also has a driving range where you can hit golf balls out into the river.
Assuming you want the real thing, go to Queens, Brooklyn or Staten Island and visit one of the following courses…
Clearview Park Golf Course, in the Queens is popular with locals as well as New York City tourists. The par 70, 18 hole layout is located near the Throgs Neck Bridge and is about 6,300 yards from the back tees. Golfers from beginners to low handicappers will enjoy the 8,000 square foot putting green. This facility also has a remodeled clubhouse, a big meeting room, grill and bar, and makes a great destination for enjoying a round of golf and before and after relaxing experiences.
Marine Park Golf Course, a Robert Trent Jones, Sr design, is located in Brooklyn, New York. Views of the water in many directions enhances this links course. An impressive practice facility exists here. The back tees stretch to almost 7000 yards over the 18 holes with a par of 72, while the ladies tees is a nice 5200 yards. The greens at this golf club are considered by some to be the best in the New York City area.
LaTourette Golf Course is probably the nicest choice in Staten Island. A somewhat tough 6700 yard course makes it the ideal host club for a couple of big tournaments, the March of Dimes Charity, and the New York City Amateur, the former of which draws celebrities to this renowned facility. A Nike training center and driving range is on the premises. Small greens but wide fairways make for an interesting day at the course. There is a 3-story clubhouse that is almost 2 centuries old.
South Shore Golf Course, with it’s hilly terrain, is another great Staten Island choice. Locals list this course high in priority over many of the others. Although a a bit shorter than LaTourette, at 6,300 yards from the back tees, and with nice wide fairways, it is still fun and very challenging because of the smallish greens.