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Golfers staying at The Peninsula New York won’t find the lush greens and open spaces they’re looking for in Manhattan, so they’ll have to head to New York’s outer boroughs to hit the greens. The Bronx offers several courses, including a 36-hole complex at Pelham Bay Park — the Pelham Bay and Split Rock Golf courses — which is about 15 miles away. The Bronx is also where you’ll find the country’s oldest public golf course, Van Cortlandt, which is just 12 miles from the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel. Van Cortlandt first opened in 1895 and recently underwent a $1.5 million makeover, creating seven new greens, adding cart paths and improving its bunkers. You could take the 1 train to Van Cortlandt, but we recommend taking a cab or a car to the Bronx if you’re carrying your golf gear. There are also several other courses in Queens, plus mini golf for the kids.