If you're coming to New York for a golf vacation, you probably got on the wrong plane. Unless you've got an in at the private clubs (the New York area probably has more great private courses than any place in the country), it's not a great area for golf. But if you must play while you're here and don't know any members of Winged Foot or Shinnecock, here's some suggestions:
Best Upscale Public
Centennial Golf Club
Centennial is a 27-hole semi private facility in Carmel, NY - about an hour drive from Manhattan in light traffic. It may sound far, but it's hard to find a decent public course without driving at least 30-45 minutes; at that point, the extra 20 minutes is worth it for a good course. Centennial is a great layout with good conditions and good management. With 3 nines and a location far enough from the city, it's ... [more]
Golf, Jay Weiss
Need a snack?
When your blood sugar drops precipitously between scouring
MOMA's many floors and a rousing skate at Wolman Rink, you
might stop by a Korean deli for a pick-me-up. Don't overlook
the city's other ubiquitous font of snacks: health food stores.
No longer do these stores' foods taste indistinguishable from
their packaging. Along most of the avenues you'll find these
often yellow-awning'd stores packed with snackables, from
dried nuts and fruits to actually tasty soy sandwiches, bento
boxes, and usually fresh-squeezed vegetable and fruit juices.