Marine Park Golf Course is an 18-hole Championship Course that is open to the public year-round. Located in southern Brooklyn, this links-style course was designed in 1964 by world renowned architect, Robert Trent Jones, Sr. It boasts panoramic water views, country club quality greens and fairways, and beautifully manicured driving range and practice areas.
Four sets of tees make for a fun yet challenging day of golf for people of all ages. The course can be played from the Red tees at just over 5,200 yards, or as far back as the Blue championship tees measuring nearly 7,000 yards. Going out, the front nine is a Par-35, while the back nine sets up as a Par-37. It is the longest of all the NYC courses, and unique in its links experience. While there are few trees, the challenges come from the unmowed berms, fast greens, and strong winds coming off of Jamaica Bay.
The Marine Park Golf Course situated in southern Brooklyn is one of our favorite public New York City (NYC) Metro Golf Courses for many reasons. Located on Jamaica Bay, the Marine Park Golf Course offers a challenge for golfers at varying skill levels. The course offers nice and wide fairways with little trouble off the tee and as a result, driving accuracy is not a major contributing factor to low scores. This allows the track to be enjoyed by the recreational golfer who need not be fearful of losing golf ball after golf ball and keeps the pace of play of the course to a comfortable level.
However, this course is not so easy. Like many links style courses, the strong winds coming off the bay, the long yardages of many of the holes especially off the back tees, and the heavily undulating greens are still going to challenge you to make a reasonably good score.