U.S. Open Comes to New York

Pine Ridge Golf Club

Happy U.S. Open Week! Did you know there are nearly 800 golf courses in the great state of New York? If you're in town for this week's event -- or are just looking for a great place to tee it up in the Empire State -- we've got a few course suggestions: 

1. Pine Ridge Golf Club -- Located on Long Island less than 40 miles from U.S. Open host Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, Pine Ridge offers 18 stunning holes. 

Pine Ridge Golf Club
Pine Ridge Golf Club

2. Hudson Hills Golf Course -- Opened in 2004, this Mark A Mungeam design is a 7,000 yard, par 71 championship golf course that takes full advantage of its setting in the Hudson River Valley. Perched atop the first tee, golfers are treated to a beautiful vista, with nearly one third of the golf course in view.  

Golfers can choose to play from any of the four sets of tees, in order to create a golf experience that matches their unique skill level and playing style. 

Hudson Hills

3. Wallkill Golf Club -- 

Built in 1991, Wallkill’s popular 18-hole, par 72, 6,740-yard golf course was designed by esteemed landscape architect Steve Esposito.  Rated four stars by Golf Digest, it has hosted several Metropolitan Golf Association qualifying tournaments in addition to its own annual Club Championship.  Stretching over endless serene, rural land, the layout is full of twists and turns, utilizing rolling terrain, water expanses and innumerable trees to create fun and challenging golf experiences for all handicappers.  A gorgeous lagoon and lush wooded ridges with hemlock, oak and shagbark hickory make golfers feel stress-free in isolation on most holes.

Wallkill Golf Club
Wallkill Golf Club

4. Seven Oaks Golf Club -- Located in Hamilton, N.Y., Seven Oaks is home to Colgate University's golf teams. The par-72 course was designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones Sr. 

Seven Oaks Green View

Keep reading for some more fun facts about golf in New York! 

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