A Tour of NYC's Premier Public Links Course

Discover 18 holes of championship golf accompanied by New York City skyline views. Designed by the famed Jack Nicklaus, this award-winning links course provides five different teeing ground options to challenge players of all skill levels. The rolling hills of fescue boast unique views at every turn, painting the way for a classically Scottish style course. Play Bally's Golf Links at Ferry Point and enjoy a world-class golf experience.

  • 1
  • Hole 1

    Hole 1

    PAR 4 | YARDS: 444 | HANDICAP: 7

    The opening hole is a stout par 4 that requires a long, well-positioned drive between three fairway bunkers. The approach shot is slightly uphill to a multi-tiered green nestled among surrounding slopes of fescue. Three greenside bunkers add to the challenge. Par will be a good, solid score on the first hole.

    Black: 444
    Gold: 409
    Blue: 376
    White: 363
    Green: 319

  • 2
  • Hole 2

    Hole 2

    PAR 4/5 | YARDS: 518 | HANDICAP: 5

    The second hole is the longest par 4 on the course and starts with a downhill, typically downwind tee shot. The generous fairway is guarded by bunkers on both sides. A drive down the right center will set up the best angle into a long, narrow green surrounded by sand. Pars here at the second hole will be well-earned.

    Black: 518
    Gold: 466
    Blue: 439
    White: 416
    Green: 374

  • 3
  • Hole 3

    Hole 3

    PAR 3 | YARDS: 243 | HANDICAP: 17

    This is another very demanding test. Hole number 3 is the longest par 3 on the course and requires a long iron or hybrid approach to a large green. Although this hole usually plays downwind, the putting surface slopes away from the play, adding a degree of difficulty. This hole allows for a running approach shot, but players need to avoid a trio of deep bunkers to find the green.

    Black: 243
    Gold: 226
    Blue: 210
    White: 180
    Green: 130

  • 4
  • Hole 4

    Hole 4

    PAR 5 | YARDS: 561 | HANDICAP: 1

    The first par 5 on the course gives the player a little slack, provided they avoid the sand and native grasses that line the left side. Although this hole can stretch to 561 yards, it is reachable for the longer hitters, but the green is well-protected. Saving par from locations surrounding this green is a tall order and requires excellent pitching skill. A sound, short game equals a chance for birdie.

    Black: 561
    Gold: 523
    Blue: 490
    White: 467
    Green: 414

  • 5
  • Hole 5

    Hole 5

    PAR 4 | YARDS: 458 | HANDICAP: 9

    Hole number 5 is a solid par 4 with a slight dogleg to the right. A big drive that stays just right of a fairway bunker on the left sets up the best approach angle. Drives to the right lead to a blind approach. From left of center, players have a great view of an angled green behind a deep fronting bunker. A well-placed drive and a solid approach are both required for par or better.

    Black: 458
    Gold: 436
    Blue: 406
    White: 374
    Green: 290

  • 6
  • Hole 6

    Hole 6

    PAR 4 | YARDS: 468 | HANDICAP: 3

    The 6th hole is a long, slightly uphill par 4 that generally plays back into the prevailing wind. The fairway is wide, but don't get careless. Longer hitters need to avoid a devilish center-cut bunker that guards the perfect approach shot position. The green is canted slightly left to right with a bailout hollow on the left side. A deep, yawning bunker protects back right hole locations. Par is a great score here.

    Black: 468
    Gold: 435
    Blue: 400
    White: 377
    Green: 333

  • 7
  • Hole 7

    Hole 7

    PAR 4 | YARDS: 334 | HANDICAP: 13

    This is a scenic and tempting par 4. A safe iron off the tee to a wide fairway is one option. For long hitters, this hole is actually drivable in the right conditions, but any miss to the right will find a large pond. A more aggressive tee shot demands a very precise line toward a well-protected green. This is a classic risk-reward design from Jack Nicklaus, and an excellent opportunity for birdie.

    Black: 334
    Gold: 298
    Blue: 279
    White: 269
    Green: 219

  • 8
  • Hole 8

    Hole 8

    PAR 3 | YARDS: 214 | HANDICAP: 15

    This is a gorgeous par 3 that can measure up to 211 yards. The large, undulating green is nestled into a large dune formation and is protected by bunkers flanking both sides. Distance control from the tee is a must, but a solid mid to long iron will yield a birdie possibility.

    Black: 214
    Gold: 182
    Blue: 170
    White: 147
    Green: 122

  • 9
  • Hole 9

    Hole 9

    PAR 4 | YARDS: 425 | HANDICAP: 11

    This par 4 requires a long, accurate tee shot to avoid a gauntlet of bunkers that create two driving lanes. A tee shot down the left side leaves a slightly shorter but semi-blind approach over a large fronting bunker. Choose the right side, and players have a better angle to attack the flag. Shots missing long and right will roll down into a tightly mown collection area. Without two solid shots, it is a struggle for a par at the 9th hole.

    Black: 425
    Gold: 401
    Blue: 372
    White: 372
    Green: 352

  • 10
  • Hole 10

    Hole 10

    PAR 4 | YARDS: 460 | HANDICAP: 4

    The back nine starts with strength. This long par 4 bends to the left and requires a solid tee shot. A big drive over dunes on the left adds some risk, but could yield a much shorter approach. The elevated green complex features a deep bunker to the right. The best miss is to the left side where a ball will roll into a grass hollow. A deft pitch and putt can turn a missed green into a par saved.

    Black: 460
    Gold: 434
    Blue: 404
    White: 380
    Green: 335

  • 11
  • Hole 11

    Hole 11

    PAR 4 | YARDS: 352 | HANDICAP: 6

    Number 11 is a short and thrilling par 4 that demands players to make a choice from the tee. The fairway features a minefield of bunkers but has generous landing areas if the right club is chosen. A safe tee shot will leave a mid-iron approach, but a big drive that clears the fairway can roll up next to the green. A crisp approach over the deep fronting bunker will offer a good look at birdie.

    Black: 352
    Gold: 335
    Blue: 302
    White: 292
    Green: 247

  • 12
  • Hole 12

    Hole 12

    PAR 3 | YARDS: 166 | HANDICAP: 18

    This is the shortest par 3 on the course but it’s far from a pushover. Navigating the crosswinds into this long, narrow green makes both club selection and pure contact critical. A successful tee shot needs to avoid a deep, right-side bunker and find a green that slopes from back to front. Misses left and right will roll into grass hollows that demand a skilled pitch for recovery. Hole number 12 is a beauty, but it can also be a beast.

    Black: 166
    Gold: 147
    Blue: 139
    White: 108
    Green: 76

  • 13
  • Hole 13

    Hole 13

    PAR 4 | YARDS: 441 | HANDICAP: 10

    This uphill par 4 plays longer than it’s yardage, but it begins with a nice, wide fairway and a stunning view of the Manhattan skyline. Players who successfully find the short grass off the tee are then faced with a mid to long-iron approach. This elevated putting surface is partially obscured by a large dune bunker that stands directly in front of the green. Approach shots can feed down to hole locations left and right, but it takes a great shot to hold the center of the green. Par is an excellent score here.

    Black: 441
    Gold: 418
    Blue: 391
    White: 368
    Green: 313

  • 14
  • Hole 14

    Hole 14

    PAR 4 | YARDS: 471 | HANDICAP: 14

    The 14th hole is a strong par 4 that can stretch to nearly 470 yards. The elevated teeing ground looks down on a wide landing area between two flanking fairway bunkers. Once the drive finds the fairway, players face a long approach toward a centerline bunker fronting the green. Low, running shots to the left side can feed down the slope to a large, undulating putting surface. A miss to the right will find a small bunker or a collection area that will challenge your short game skills.

    Black: 471
    Gold: 433
    Blue: 403
    White: 384
    Green: 331

  • 15
  • Hole 15

    Hole 15

    PAR 5 | YARDS: 596 | HANDICAP: 2

    At nearly 600 yards from the tips, this big par 5 is a serious test. It is long, plays uphill, and usually plays back into a prevailing wind. The fairway has ample width for the first two shots, but narrows into an upper and lower landing area as players approach a long, narrow green. Be sure to lay up at a comfortable distance for your third. Dramatic bunkering protects the front right side of this gently-contoured surface. Hole 15 gives a lot of ground to cover, but three great swings and this par 5 offers a roll at birdie!

    Black: 596
    Gold: 570
    Blue: 545
    White: 529
    Green: 434

  • 16
  • Hole 16

    Hole 16

    PAR 4 | YARDS: 487 | HANDICAP: 8

    Extra speed on the tee will be helpful at hole 16. This is a strong par 4, but the hole can be shortened with a big drive over the dune on the left side. A downslope behind the dune will kick tee shots forward and shorten the approach. Misses to the right side face serious consequences. The second half of this hole is protected with a vast water hazard to the right. Second shots need to clear a fronting bunker to find this green, and stunning view of the East River.

    Black: 487
    Gold: 432
    Blue: 437
    White: 406
    Green: 406

  • 17
  • Hole 17

    Hole 17

    PAR 3 | YARDS: 193 | HANDICAP: 16

    This gorgeous par 3 sits at the base of one of the largest dunes on the property. The elevated green is protected by deep, punishing bunkers to the left and right. Misses from the tee lead to very difficult recovery shots, but a good swing with the right club offers an opportunity here. If your shot stays on the proper section of this multi-tiered green, there is a good chance for a circle on the scorecard.

    Black: 193
    Gold: 165
    Blue: 142
    White: 123
    Green: 107

  • 18
  • Hole 18

    Hole 18

    PAR 5 | YARDS: 576 | HANDICAP: 12

    At 581 yards, the 18th is a three shot hole from the tips. Longer drives can clear the center bunker, but shorter hitters may need to stay to the left or right side of the fairway. This par 5 is a double dogleg, so positioning the second shot is critical. Dunes and fescue line the right side while a miss to the left will find a lateral water hazard. The approach is framed by the Whitestone Bridge and demands both accuracy and distance control. Avoid the greenside bunkers and you'll have a chance to cap off your round with a birdie!

    Black: 576
    Gold: 527
    Blue: 499
    White: 481
    Green: 425



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