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Van Cortlandt Park Golf Course

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115 Van Cortlandt Park S
Bronx, NY 10463, United States

"Vanny," as it is known by locals, is located in the North Bronx off Major Deegan Expressway, not terribly far from Manhattan. The course has two noteworthy claims:

• The first public course in the U.S. (1895)
• One of few courses accessible by subway (No. 1 train to Van Cortlandt Park Station)

Course Details
GPS Mapped:Yes what is this?
Greens Fees (including cart):
   Weekday:$60 - $74
   Weekend:$75 - $99
   9-hole fees evenings only
General Manager:William Larkin
Superintendent:Peter Dirollo
Guest Policy:open
Dress Code:No Tanktops or Cuttoffs
Reserved Tee Times:Online & Phone
Pro Shop :yes
Driving Range:none
Short Game Practice:none
Water Hazards:Scarce
Sand Bunkers:Moderate

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  The Ghost - 8/6/11
i was pleasantly suprised
  kevinmcfl - 6/11/11
Very boring course that you need a week's vacation to play all 18 holes. Must play though just to say you played the oldest course in the U.S.
  birdie pancake - 8/25/09
this course isn't all that great. kinda cool that VC is the oldest public course in the nation (or so they say). however, that's probably the only cool thing about it. i played in aug09; the greens were in terrible shape, either from overuse or just bad maintenance. the fairways have a few bare spots while being somewhat soft.

a couple of the par 3s are nice and the 2nd hole is a nice long par 5. other than that, VC is nothing special.

I think it's safe to say i won't be going back, mainly because split rock and pelham is close by, much more challenging, and the same price as VC.
  xrayg1971 - 7/8/09
great course ... slow play sometimes ... paul sliva the pga pro is very nice and smart... good teacher. course is always in good shape.
  danivigo22 - 7/19/08
Played there July 18 7am tee time, I think the course is very nice, only a few greens were not perfect the rest were, and what I like the most is that for a begginer as I am the fairways are not as tight as I had read, I did not hit any tee shot into the woods. The only thing is that if you are not fit you need a cart on this course, because there is a lot of walking in beetwen 5 holes.
  tomikey1 - 7/12/08
played yestarday new greens in horible shape ..pace of play ridiculous..6 hours plus..and course isnt even 6000 yrds,,so its not regelation...wont be back
  TimmyBede - 4/21/08
Despite being located in The Bogie-Down, Van Cortlandt Golf Course has a great layout and can be a really challenging course. At the time of this review, the greens crew at VC have 7 temporary greens in play. The word around the pro-shop is the recently re-built greens will be back in play around May 1st. Until then you can easily get a weekend tee time at the discounted rate of $44 (cart included). Do yourself a favor and take a cart, when the Major Deegan plowed thru this golf course several of the holes got moved around. As a result there are 6 or 7 long walks between holes. The signature hole at VC is the 608 Yard Par-5 2nd hole. With a new green in place for this year, I expected it to be as difficult as ever. (Correction from the above review, VC is located in the North Bronx, not the South Bronx.)
  Brusso11 - 9/6/14
  Tonysemar - 5/13/13
  Nuno $BMP$ - 7/19/12
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Best Score: 65

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Score Golfer Date
35* ali786 7/1/09
34* cstoudt 7/23/13
71 jhopper471 7/25/15
71 acecrackyo1 7/26/12
76 xrayg1971 11/8/09
76 houmbus 9/5/15
76 jlnovosad 7/26/08
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