New York Voted "Best Golf City in U.S."
ELMSFORD, N.Y. (September 14, 2012) - New York is the best city in America when it comes golf, according to the writers at The A Position, a site devoted to golf and travel. With world-renowned private clubs like Winged Foot, Piping Rock, Sleepy Hollow and public facilities like Bethpage State Park, it's tough to argue.
The A Position polled their writers, who ranked cities based on numerous factors, from the number of local courses to the local golf history and tradition. New York beat out warm-weather golf rich cities like Orlando (No. 3), San Diego (No. 5), and Scottsdale (No. 6). San Francisco, home to several classic courses including San Francisco Golf Club and Olympic Club, was named No. 2 and Chicago was No. 4.
According to A Position writer Brian McCallen, New York facilities reign supreme:
"Think there’s a better city for golf in America than New York? FUGGETABOUTIT! I’m not talking about the city’s 13 public courses, which I’ve taken ferries, subways, and buses to (and except for La Tourette on Staten Island aren’t much). I’m talking about the exceptional private clubs within an hour’s drive of midtown—Winged Foot, Quaker Ridge, Westchester CC, etc.—plus Bethpage State Park on Long Island, the nation’s greatest public golf complex."
New York is certainly deserving of the title given by The A Position, with the history and track record of major championships the area has hosted. Winged Foot and Bethpage have combined to host seven U.S. Opens in their own right.
Next summer, New York will again host two enormous championships, though they're located approximately 80 miles outside of Manhattan. First, Sebonack Golf Club, located in Southampton, will host the U.S. Women's Open in 2013 and in August, National Golf Links will host the Walker Cup in 2013. National was the site of the inaugural Walker Cup in 1922.
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