Description - New York's 27 state-operated golf courses are found throughout the state immersed in the beautiful rolling green hills, along major rivers, bordering great lakes and even in the populated urban areas. Facilities range from simple pitch-putt courses to world-class championship courses. Reservations may be made by calling the local state park golf course.
- Yardage at New York's courses range from 1,039 at the Jones Beach pitch-putt course to 7,295 at the home of the 2002 U.S. Open course, Bethpage. The courses' amenities around the state include a wide range of facilities from swimming pools, championship tennis courts, historic sites to hiking trails and cross-country ski paths. The scenic views are always a bonus.
Recreation - Clubhouses, pro shops, snack bars and / or restaurants, cart rental, practice greens and driving ranges may be found at the majority of courses throughout the state. For reservations call the local state park golf course.
Climate - New York experiences four distinct seasons, with spring and fall being the most pleasant times to travel through the region. Humidity in the southeastern areas of the state can make summer travel uncomfortable, although many festivals and special events occur during that season. Summer highs in the lower elevations of New York usually don't surpass 90 degrees F. Thunderstorms occur a few times a week and can bring needed relief from the heat.
During the fall and spring humidity levels drop with temperatures and make for pleasantly mild traveling weather. Fall brings brilliant color changes in the leaves and spring bring blooming flowers to all regions of the state.
Winter travel can be hazardous as the western portion of the state receives extreme amounts of snow. Debilitating ice storms hit the southeastern portion of the state as often as snow. Although the major highways are usually clear soon after snow, in time to reach the ski resorts in northern New York.
State-operated golf courses in New York are found in every travel region. Maps are available on the individual descriptive pages.