Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Press Release

May 24, 2007

For Release: Immediate
Press Contact:
Eileen Larrabee
Catherine Jimenez

New York State Golf Courses Open

Agency Introduces Golf Gift Card in Time for Father's Day

(May 24, 2007, Albany, NY...) According to the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) Commissioner Carol Ash, New York State Park golf courses are open for the season. State Parks operates 29 golf courses in 21 facilities across the New York.

"Come out and swing at a State Park golf course! Our public courses offer great value and some of the most challenging play in the country," Ash said. "As the weather improves here in New York, it is the perfect time to go out enjoy these beautiful courses."

Among the 28 State Park golf courses in New York is the newly acquired course at Indian Hills in Steuben County. The property, purchased from Chemung Canal Trust Company, contains approximately 2,400 feet of frontage along the Tioga River and has panoramic views of the surrounding Southern Tier hill country. The course offers challenging play at an affordable price.

"And for those still searching for the perfect Father's Day present, consider our new Golf Gift Card and share our spectacular courses with Dad this season!" Ash continued.

OPRHP now offers gift cards for golf at most of the 28 state-operated courses. The Golf Gift Card can be purchased by credit card, check or cash in person at any of the golf courses at which it is accepted and, in most areas, at the State Park regional offices. It can be purchased for any amount and, while it does not guarantee availability at a particular course or tee time, it has no expiration date and is usable for any golf service except those operated by a private concern under contract with New York State Parks.

While most courses have already opened, changes in weather may impact operating schedules. Golfers are advised to call ahead if there is a question about course conditions. Greens fees vary, so parks officials recommend golfers contact each course for current fees and reservations.

A list of golf courses and telephone numbers follows, arranged alphabetically, according to region:


Battle Island State Park, Fulton - (315) 593-3408
Chenango Valley State Park, Chenango Forks - (607) 648-5251
Green Lakes State Park, Fayetteville - (315) 637-0258

Finger Lakes

Bonavista State Golf Course, Ovid - (607) 869-5482
Indian Hills Golf Course, Painted Post - (607) 523-8060
Pinnacle State Park, Addison - (607) 359-2767
Soaring Eagles Golf Course at Mark Twain State Park, Horseheads - (607) 739-0034
Springbrook Greens State Golf Course, Sterling - (315) 947-6115

Long Island

Bethpage State Park , Farmingdale - (516) 249-0700
Jones Beach State Park, Wantaugh - (516) 785-1600
Montauk Downs State Park, Montauk - (631) 668-5000
Robert Moses State Park, Babylon - (631) 669-0470
Sag Harbor State Park, Southhampton - (631) 725-2503 *
Sunken Meadow State Park, Kings Park - (631) 269-5351


Beaver Island State Park, Grand Island - (716) 773-3271


Rockland Lake State Park, Congers - (845) 268-7275


Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs - (518) 584-2006 *


Dinsmore Golf Course Staatsburg (845) 452-1489
James Baird State Park, Pleasant Valley - (845) 889-4071

Thousand Islands

St. Lawrence State Park, Ogdensburg - (315) 393-2286
Wellesley Island State Park, Fineview - (315) 482-9622

*Golf Gift Card not accepted

NOTE: Golfers playing any of the New York State Parks-operated golf courses are reminded that they must wear non-penetrating or alternative footwear (no spikes).