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New York State and golf go way back. The PGA was founded in New York City in 1916, and the first Championship was held that October in Bronxville, NY. The PGA is now a global phenomenon, but it often returns home, as in 2019, when Bethpage Black hosted the 101st PGA Championship, won by Brooks Koepka, and when Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester hosted the Senior PGA Championship, won by Ken Tanigawa.
Bethpage Black will also have the honor of hosting The Ryder Cup, September 26-28, 2025. The next major event to take place in New York will be the 2023 PGA Championship at the Oak Hill Country Club in Pittsford.
Beyond these special events, New York State always has a golf course for you.
Check out the New York Golf Trail for easy planning and the latest information in every region—reserve your tee times, arrange for reduced-rate lodging, and get special discounts at each of the trail's 25 courses. New York State offers many public golf courses for all levels of play. Enjoy a scenic round at Bethpage State Park, home of Bethpage Black and ranked in the top 10 for Best Golf Courses in New York by Golf Digest. Saratoga Spa, Green Lakes, and James Baird are also highly rated courses open to the public. Hit the links (the web links, that is) to book your tee time at these or other courses in New York State parks.
On the private side, Apple Greens in the Hudson Valley offers 27 holes and 20 driving range stations on a beautifully landscaped property, while the Saratoga National Golf Club has all the amenities of an upscale club without the rules and restrictions.
So, what are you waiting for? Plan your next golf outing and hit the links on New York State courses.