For a non-resident of the greater course area 9 holes on the executive course was 27 bucks, which I think is a little expensive for that many holes on a public golf course.
The distances were as expected for a links course. The fairways and greens were well-maintained with not too many opportunities to lose balls. Left me wanting to play even more-in a good way.
Great golf course, reminds me of the Bethpage Red in terms of difficulty, elevation changes, and manicuring. Pretty open fairways with not a lot of trees (links), however if off the fairway the first cut can be difficult to hit out of. The greens are in great shape, not too difficult. There is a good mix of difficult and not so difficult holes. Carts are well-equipped with GPS and many other functions.
The problem? Pace of play. Took 5hrs yesterday, although in fairness they were running a tee-time special so the place was packed. There are certainly some hackers (not that I'm much better). Lastly, not that I care much, but the chicken salad sandwich was horrible.
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Slowwwww. Four of us played last Friday and you know what, I think we're still waiting to tee off on 18.
But really, 5 hours at a course like that is ridiculous.
The course was in pretty good shape, and each hole was unique with a different challenge. If you can get the resident rate it's definitely worth a play, if you can't, just go play the Black Course.
The 18 hole golf course is 5 stars for conditions and pace of play. Minus one simply for the prohibitive cost of playing there. That being said it is beautiful, challenging, and very well maintained.
Also at the same facility (down the road) is an equally beautiful 9 hole executive that is kept in immaculate shape.
Mini golf is a fun family activity there as well.
I've found the staff on the courses to be very pleasant.
The 19 hole has a great menu and decent tap beer selection, nice place after a round or just to pop in on a summer day to sit on the deck.
You will find a better caliber of golfers at Harbor Links than most courses open to the public in and around NYC. Players dress the part and there's little drinking goin on here. These people are serious. Some may spend too long scouting for errant balls, which contributed to a 5 hr. round Sun., but it's still a four star course based on the beauty of this links style course, friendly atmosphere and nice club house. The greens aren't fast but some are quite the challenge.