Get a Sprinter Van Rental in New York City and Visit the Best Golf Courses in the Area (Part 1)

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When you think of New York City, you ultimately think of Broadway shows, the Statue of Liberty, the art museums, Central Park, the shopping, and the food. But did you know that you can also enjoy a relaxing or challenging round of golf in the Big Apple? Get your friends on a sprinter van rental in New York City and be amazed at the beauty of these golf courses.


A sprinter van rental in New York City can accommodate up to ten friends for an afternoon at the fairways.


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Now where should you go? First up is the Bethpage State Park Golf Course.


In 2005, Golf Digest Magazine named the course as one of the country’s 100 Greatest Public and Private Golf Courses, one of 100 Greatest Public-Access Golf Courses, and one of the Top Rated Golf Courses for New York. It was also named as one of the top 100 courses in the country for 2003 and 2005 by Golf Magazine, which also named it as one of the top 100 holes in the world in 2000, top 100 public access courses in 2004, 2002 and 2000. Further, Golfweek Magazine also cited it as one of America's Best Public-Access Courses for New York in 2005 and 2006, as well as one of the country’s top 100 classic courses in 2005 and 2006. Lastly, Travel + Leisure Golf Magazine named it as one of the country's best courses where you could play for $100 or less in 2002.


The golf course has hosted the US Open twice in the first decade of the millennia and residents can play for only $75. That makes it a budget conscious choice for people who want to play a challenging game with friends.


At a glance:

Par: 71
Course Rating: 75.4
Slope Rating: 144
Designer: AW Tillinghast
Manager: Confer BethPage


It is no secret that New York City is an all-around destination, even for golfers. And this is why we are recommending that you hire a sprinter van rental in New York City and invite your friends for a game in some of the best golf courses in the city.


New York City has several award winning golf courses that you can play on. You can just go to these courses and have a relaxing game while also getting away from the chaos and the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple.


Custom Coach & Limo recommends Spook Rock Golf Course.


Spook Rock Golf Course was first opened in the 1960s and is regarded as a no-hassle course. It has 150 acres of space and has hosted several tournaments, including Metropolitan Golf Association Men’s and Women’s Public Links Championships, a PGA qualifying round, and Rockland County Amateur Cup. The course gives you a unique layout as well as water hazards in close to half of its holes, but that does not mean that you should shy away if you are a beginner because this is where you should sharpen your skills.


On top of the golf course, you also have the driving range and practice greens. You can also borrow practice equipment on site. There is also a Pro Shop and the Chalet, a full-service restaurant that allows you to have a breathtaking view of the entire golf course.


At a glance:

Par: 72
Course Rating: 72.7
Slope Rating: 127
Designer: Francis J. Duane and Steven Kay
Manager: Randall Vilord


You can get away from the Big Apple and just have a quiet time outdoors. It helps that there are a lot of wonderful golf courses nearby.


One of them is the Smithtown Landing Country Club.


Smithtown Landing Country Club gives you the chance to have a day out in the greens or learn from Michael Hebron, a PGA of America Teacher of the Year, and named as top instructor by Golf Magazine. The course also has putting greens, a video review room, and the most extensive video library and reference posters in the area.


At a glance:

Par: 72
Course Rating: 69.4
Slope Rating: 129
Manager: Valerie Flora


Or you could also play at the Fishers Island Club.


The Fishers Island Club allows you to get away from it all and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. You can play or learn from the professionals when they hold clinics. The golf course is a private tennis, golf and beach club on Fishers Island. That means that you can have a quick weekend getaway to the island, play golf and then have a competitive tennis game. And if you are coming with family, they will enjoy the waters of the Long Island Sound.


The multi-awarded golf course was named by Golf Digest Magazine as one of the 100 greatest public and private golf courses in the country and one of the top rated golf courses in the state for 2005 through 2006. Golf Magazine also named it as one of the country's top 100 courses in 2005, 2003, and 2000. Further, Golfweek Magazine named it as America's top 100 classic courses in both 2005 and 2006.


At a glance:

Par: 72
Course Rating: 72.9
Slope Rating: 134
Designer: Seth Raynor
Manager: Pat Downey Schiestl


Shinnecock Hills Golf Club was founded in the 1890s and is one of the historic institutions in the country. It is also the oldest incorporated golf club and is one of the five clubs that founded the USGA. The golf club was the recipient of several awards from several publications, including:


  • Golf Digest Magazine: (100 Greatest Public and Private Golf Courses and Top Rated Golf Courses for New York in 2005-2006)
  • Golf Magazine (Top 100 Courses in the U.S. in 2005, Top 18, 100 and 500 Holes in the World in 2000)
  • Golfweek Magazine (America's Best Top 100 Classic Courses 2005 and 2006)


At a glance:

Par: 70
Course Rating: 74.5
Slope Rating: 140
Designer: Willie Dunn, Jr. and Dick Wilson
Manager: Nicholas Conlin


You can also play at Pine Hills Country Club.


Pine Hills Country Club is one of the hidden gems in Long Island. Green fairways and pine trees will regale you every step of the way. The Manorville course has more than 7,100 yards from the longest tees and includes a pro shop where you can buy the finest brands in golf equipment and sports fashion.


At a glance:

Par: 73
Course Rating: 74.0
Slope Rating: 129
Designer: Roger Tooker
Manager: Jimmi Conway


A sprinter van rental in New York City can also take you to the Mosholu Golf Course.


The Mosholu Golf Course has four different courses. The Blue Course has 2,312 yards at the longest tees and has a rating of 62.4 and a slope rating of 101.0. The Red Course has close to 1,900 yards, slope of 109.0 and a rating of 65.8, while the White Course has close to 2,200 yards with a 61.6 rating and 98.0 slope rating. And, lastly, you have the Junior Course. The course also features a pro shop, a restaurant and golf instruction.


At a glance:

Par: 64
Manager: Barry McLaughlin


Or you might want to go to the Westchester Country Club.


The West Course of the Westchester Country Club is among the best golf courses in the country. PGA Tour aficionados will be familiar with the golf course with its hilly terrain and woodlands. It has close to 7,000 yards and is a very challenging course to play on.


You could also play at the South Course or check out the John Kennedy Golf Shop. And if you come with your family, they can enjoy the fitness center, tennis and squash courts, or just enjoy the beach. There are also four different restaurants here: The Main Grill, the Sports Grill, Sports House and the Gun Club Grille. The KPMG Women's PGA Championship was held here.


At a glance:

Par: 72
Course Rating: 73.2
Slope Rating: 136
Designer: Walter Travis
Manager: robert James


These are just some of the golf courses you can go to. Be sure to get a sprinter van rental in New York City from Custom Coach & Limo just by calling +1 866 952 8737.


And if you are planning your vacation with friends and family, be sure to start getting a free online quote for a sprinter van rental in New York City by filling out a short form on our Web site. You can expect a professional and knowledgeable customer service representative in the next 24 hours to contact you with an accurate quote.


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