While this is reachable in two with a well-placed drive as long as you miss the fairway bunker, your approach to the green will be a little more demanding as there are bunkers on both sides of the three-tiered green.
Wrap up the front nine with another very reachable par 5. A tee shot in the fairway will allow you to lay-up before the fairway bunker, or if you’re feeling ambitious, you can go for the green. This is one of the few holes without a greenside bunker.
This uphill dogleg left is the longest hole on the course. Your second shot will play uphill and blind with a fairway bunker on the right. An aggressive third shot will be rewarded as you’ll be aiming at the largest green on the course.
Off the tee, you’ll hit slightly uphill and over a small pond. With only one bunker through the fairway, a solid drive will be rewarded, leaving you with a short wedge into another two-tiered green with greenside bunkers.
Your approach shot will look somewhat intimidating with a fairway bunker and fescue grass blocking your view of the green. Take dead aim at the pin on the course’s most undulating green and hope that your luck carries through this last hole.
Pelham Bay & Split Rock Golf Course is New York City's only 36 hole facility. Both courses are located in Pelham Bay Park (NYC's largest park) in the Bronx, lying east of Co-Op City and just south of Westchester County. The Pelham Bay Course was built in 1901 and is a links-style layout. With it's expansive fairways and forgiving layout, Pelham Bay Golf Course is the perfect location for the beginner and experienced golfer alike. Pelham's sister course, Split Rock Golf Course, is a championship caliber John Van Kleek classic design. A shot-makers course, it is a challenge that forces you to use every club in your bag. Whether you are looking to develop your skills or challenge your game, Pelham Bay & Split Rock Golf Course is the golf experience for you.