Van Cortlandt Park Golf Course

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First opened on July 6, 1895, the Van Cortlandt Park Golf Course holds the distinction of being the first public golf course opened in the United States. Stars from the world of sports and Hollywood used to frequent this landmark back in its heyday; icons such as Babe Ruth, Willie Mays, Joe Louis and even the Three Stooges used to make this their course of choice. A par 70, 6,096 yard course, Van Cortlandt Park Golf Course attracts a healthy mix of history enthusiasts and golf hobbyists looking for a new challenge. If you decide to give it a go, look out for hole 17, a par three, long, uphill journey.

Location:  115 Van Cortlandt Park South

Business hours:  Mo-Su 6:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.