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In the New York Hills

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Pros: Close to the City, Easier to get tee times, Scenic, Cheap, Good 19th hole at Nyack

Cons: Greens and Fairways not that great, slow play, dilapidated range

I can zoom to this course in 35 minutes, no traffic and that's pretty good for NYC and tee times are much easier to get than say Bethpage. Layout is interesting, lots of elevation changes, beautiful scenery. If only the greens and fairways were in better shape. Good food and drink choices after the round at Nyack.

It's an Irish Thing

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Pros: Layout, Value, Pace of Play, Walking,

Cons: Location (Far from NYC)

There's a hard to miss sign in front of the entrance written in Irish Gaelic I presume - I forget the exact spelling unfortunately, but according to those I asked, it means many thousand welcomes and usually courses in this area, to me, feel corporate and/or a bit stiff, that is to say, not welcome, unless I spend a whole lot of money, but here, I do feel welcome and the atmosphere is casual and cordial and the golf is pretty darn good to boot. TL@UV feels like it's on top of a small knoll and affords some scenic country views. Golfers I played with from across the pond say it reminds them of home and I agree - it doesn't feel completely American and that's a good thing. One thing I...
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Five courses Five Boroughs

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Pros: 1 US Open course + 4 courses = variety, value, accessible by public transit, walkers abound

Cons: Slow play, hard to get tee times, 1 hour pre-arrival policy, did I say slow play?

New York City is made up of 5 boroughs, think 5 large arrondissements and Bethpage resembles NYC in so many other ways. The CostCo of golf course complexes, but the quality and condition of the courses belie the CostCo moniker. Thank you AW Tillinghast and FDR (I think the New Deal policies were partly responsible for the building of these courses.) As has been said, for the amount of play these courses get, the conditioning is very good although many people don't clean the traps or fix their divots. Overall, more holes favor a draw than a fade, but the ones that need a fade really turn right. Black: Everything that has been written about Black has been written, so I can't...
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