Address: Mosholu Golf Course, 3700 Jerome Ave., Bronx, NY 10467 Map and Directions
Yardage: 6382/5382 (9-hole double tee)
Rating/ Slope: 70.5/124; 76.2/133
Architect: John Van Kleek (1914) Redesign: Stephen Kaye (1990). Architect Stephen Kay has recently completed a beautiful renovation of this little gem. It has just been named for the second year in a row one of the Top Short Courses in America by Golf Range Magazine
Management: The First Tee
Manager: Barry McLaughlin
Teaching Professional : Todd Bordonaro, PGA Director of Instruction & Paul Giordano, PGA Head Professional
Superintendent: Eric Feldman
Description: With the help of a $1 million donation by the late Lew Rudin, Mosholu Golf Course is now the New York address for the First Tee program.
Rudin’s generous donation combined with a settlement with New York City Department of Environmental Protection permitting the construction of a water filtration plant under the golf course (awaiting for the completion ) has resulted in a major upgrades and renovations on the course as well as the construction of a new clubhouse and new entrance on Jerome Ave which are now complete.
Mosholu Golf Course is a difficult course because the tree-lined fairways are narrow, and the medium-sized greens are fast. There are several blind fairways in the design, and the rolling terrain can produce hilly lies. There's virtually no water on the course and very few sand bunkers. This course plays very long for a beginner and can be an intimidating place to learn the sport. There are an additional set of men's tees that can be used when playing an eighteen-hole round.
The new 9th hole at Mosholu Golf Course. The golf course is in magnificent shape and is a must visit for any Bronx or Manhattan golfer as t is easily accessible by MTA subway. The Stephen Kay redesign is fantastic - great for someone looking to play 9 holes after work - Let us know your thoughts on Mosholu.
Directions: Major Deegan Expressway to 233d St. (Exit 13); Right onto Jerome Avenue and Right at first light into course.
Mass Transit: The No. 4 train to Woodlawn (last stop). You're there.
Our Favorite Hole: Number 1. Long narrow par 4 that is very hard to reach in two. The second shot is down hill to a small, blind green. A creek to the right side of the green catches a lot of balls. A very hard hole, especially when it is the first of the day!