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Public Courses – Mid-Atlantic

Leatherstocking Golf Club – Cooperstown, NY

LEATHERSTOCKING GOLF COURSE Route 80/Lake Road Cooperstown, NY 607.547.5275 www.otesaga.com/LGC/ Architect – Devereux Emmet Par 35-37=72 Excitement Level – 10/12 Difficulty – 7/12 Design – 6 to 6-½ stars Natural Setting – 6-½ stars Conditioning – 5-½ stars Cost – $95, $120 with cart, $10 off Hotel Guests, $40 replays, $70 twilight Yearly Memberships – Yes...

Eisenhower Park Red Course – East Meadow, NY

Though much of Devereux Emmet’s design has been altered so that the course would be a challenge to touring professional golfers, the course is still a solidly designed, affordable option for public golfers in greater New York City. Born Salisbury Country Club in 1916, the red – nee the no. 4 course – was one of five Devereux Emmet layouts.  it...

Just Like Old Times at Eisenhower Park, Champions Tour

EAST MEADOW, NY – Golf’s greatest gift is that if you look with the right kind of eyes, you can still see the game’s ghosts flitting about, still savor the ethos of altruistic sportsmanship, and not only walk in the footsteps of the greats, but emulate their virtue as well. That’s why spirits of fans and players alike are soaring at the Red Course at Eisenhower Park...

Ferry Point moving forward, PGA TOUR in mess over Barclays move

First, New York City finally approved RFPs for the Ferry Point project, a planned 18 hole public golf course located in the Bronx on a site not unlike Bayonne across the river in New Jersey.  Don’t get your hopes up, though.  Between the Parks Department wasting money on improvements at city public courses and the massive amounts of money and time wasted at...

More on The Knoll Club (West Course), Parsippany, NJ

You’ll remember The Knoll Club won a Jazzy for Best Public Course this year.  The stats and overview are here. Here’s a deeper analysis of some of the great holes designed by Charles Banks, many of which are also featured at such classics as National Golf Links of America and Yale: Lets get something straight from the start; The Knoll will eat you alive...

Jazzy Awards – Best Classic Public Course – The Knoll Club (West), Parsippany, NJ

THE KNOLL COUNTRY CLUB – WEST COURSE Knoll and Greenbank Roads Parsippany, NJ 973.263.7110 www.knollcc.com Architect – Charles Banks, Restored by George Bahto Par 70 Excitement Level – 10/12 Difficulty – 11/12 Design – Seven stars Natural Setting – Four stars Conditioning – Five and 1/2 stars Cost – $65 peak Yearly Memberships – Yes, and dirt cheap! Value...

Atlantic City Country Club – The best casino course in the country

With the names of Tom Doak and William Flynn involved in the design of this course, which dates back to 1897, it can’t help but be good. From Golf.com: Not many new public courses can claim a champions’ roster that includes Walter Travis, Babe Zaharias and Don January or claim the first American to win the U.S. Open as its former head pro (John J...