Address: Pelham Bay Golf Course, 870 Shore Road, Bronx, NY 10464 Map and Directions
Reservations: 718-225-4653 or www.nycteetimes.com
Rating/ Slope: 70.7/119; 68.6/117; 70.9/117
Architect: Lawrence Von Etten (1901) Redesign: John Van Kleek (1936)
Management: American Golf Corp.
Manager: David Laverent
Teaching Professional: Vacant
Superintendent: Anthony Hooks
Description: Pelham Bay Golf Course located just off the Hutchinson River Parkway near City Island, Pelham Bay Gold Course is a great Scottish links style golf course with tricky putting greens. It originally opened in 1901 as the 9-hole Pell Golf Links the course was expanded to 18-holes in 1914. It was the first golf course to use dynamite as a means to change the topography work which is readily apparent by looking at the rock outcroppings on the 18th hole. Pell Golf Links was so popular that it used America’s first reservation system. The name was changed to Pelham in 1936 the same year Split Rock Golf Course and the clubhouse was built. Pelham Bay remains a very popular golfing venue. You’ll find plenty of open fairways, undulating and tiered putting greens, beautiful vistas, and wonderful trees. It is underrated because it is adjacent to the championship layout of the Split Rock Golf Course.
Directions: New England Thruway (95) to City Island / Orchard Beach (Exit 8B) to traffic circle. Drive around circle to Shore Road North. Entrance to the course is on your left.
Our Favorite Hole: Number 9, a long (433-yards) Par 4: A wide driving area allows you to swing away but it’s extremely difficult to reach the elevated green in two shots. The undulating and usually fast green is guarded by fierce bunkers on the right and left. Even if you get there your troubles are not over.