Golf Courses in Queens, New York

Douglaston Park Golf Course.
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Golf in Queens has grown in popularity since the four local golf courses were refurbished in the early 2000s. Forest Park, Clearview Park, Douglaston, and Kissena Park are all public golf courses owned by New York City and managed by the American Golf Corporation. Find directions and guides to these courses below on this page.

There is also a driving range in Alley Pond Park (Douglaston), a pitch-and-putt course at Breezy Point, and a pitch-and-putt plus mini-golf in Flushing Meadows Park.

Forest Park Golf Course

The Forest Park Golf Course is on the western edge of Forest Park, just off the Jackie Robinson Parkway. The 18-hole, 6,000-yard course is considered one of the best NYC golf courses.

Directions to Forest Park Golf Course:
101 Forest Park Drive, Woodhaven, NY, 

By Car: Jackie Robinson Pkwy to exit 4, Forest Park Drive.

By Subway:

  • J train to Forest Park > walk north on Forest Parkway half-mile to course.
  • R or G train to Woodhaven Blvd > Q29 bus to Myrtle Ave > walk south half-mile on Forest Park Dr to course.

By Bus:

  • B56 bus to Forest Pkwy > walk half-mile north to course.
  • B55 bus to 79th St > walk south half-mile on Forest Park Dr to course.

Clearview Golf Course

The Clearview Golf Course is mostly flat with straight fairways. It's a great location, just south of the Throgs Neck Bridge.

  • Par: 70
  • Open: Year-round, dawn to dusk

Directions to Clearview Golf Course:

202-12 Willets Point Blvd., Bayside, NY

By Car:

  • Clearview Expressway to exit 7, Willets Point Blvd > left onto Willet Point Blvd > left into parking lot.
  • Cross Island (south) to exit 33 > right into parking lot.
  • Cross Island (north) to exit 32 > left under highway > right on Bell/Willets Point > continue under Clearview > left into parking lot.
  • Parking: Small free lot at course (closer to Willets Point Blvd). Larger lot for $2 or more. Some free street parking on 202nd Street.

By Subway: 7 train to Main St > Q16 bus to course.

By Train: LIRR to Bayside > Q13 bus > Q16 bus to course.

By Bus: Q16

Douglaston Golf Course

A par 67, the Douglaston Golf Course has five challenging 3-par holes. It's located in eastern Queens, right where the Cross Island, LIE, and Grand Central converge. Formerly the North Hills Country Club, the Douglaston Golf Course is on the highest ground in Queens, giving views of the Manhattan skyline on a clear day. The course was renovated in 2004.

Directions to Douglaston Golf Course:
6320 Marathon Parkway, Douglaston, NY

By Car:

  • Grand Central Pkwy > exit 24, Little Neck Pkwy > go north onto Little Neck Pkwy > left on 61st Ave > left on Marathon Parkway > bear right at fork > parking lot on immediately right.
  • LIE > exit 32, Little Neck Pkwy > go westbound on LIE access road (Horace Harding) > left onto Marathon Parkway > bear right at fork > parking lot on immediately right.
  • Parking: At golf course

By Bus: Q30

Kissena Golf Course

The Kissena Golf Course is on the eastern side of Kissena Park. The short, hilly course is good for beginners and intermediate golfers.

Directions to Kissena Golf Course:
Kissena Golf Course, 164-15 Booth Memorial Ave, Flushing, NY

By Car: Long Island Expressway to Utopia Parkway, exit 25 > from Horace Harding access road, turn north on Utopia > left on Booth Memorial Ave (first light) > continue one and a half blocks > golf course parking lot on right.

Parking: Parking in small lot for a fee. Free street parking on Booth Memorial.

By Bus: Q65 bus (connects to 7 subway at Main Street)

  • Golf Driving Range
  • Pitch-and-Putt Golf and Miniature Golf


Alley Pond Park Driving Range

The Golden Bear Driving Range and mini-golf at Alley Pond is at the base of Little Neck Bay, right off of Northern Boulevard. The driving range is very popula, and you'll want to arrive early to avoid a wait on the weekends. The mini-golf course is a good course, though it lacks the cartoony "windmills" and such of many mini-golf courses.

Directions to Golden Bear Driving Range - Alley Pond Park:

  • Alley Pond Park, Northern Blvd. at 221st St.
  • Car: Cross Island to Northern Boulevard exit, east
  • Parking: Free lot at driving range.
  • Train: LIRR to Douglaston > walk south on 235th St > right on Northern Blvd.
  • By Bus: Q12

Flushing Meadows Park Pitch and Putt

Flushing Meadows has a par-3 pitch and putt golf course and an 18-hole miniature golf course.

Directions to Flushing Meadows Pitch and Putt:

  • Flushing Meadow - Corona Park, Passarelle Ramp at Willets Point Station, 718-271-8182
  • Car: College Point Blvd > right into Park > turn right and continue to pitch and putt. From highways, see Flushing Meadows Directions. Pitch and Putt is east of the USTA center. Closest parking is under the Van Wyck.
  • Subway: 7 to Willets Point/Shea Stadium, LIRR to Willests Point. Walk south to Park and continue to left to pitch and putt.
  • Bus: Q48 to Roosevelt Ave and walk south into Park.

Breezy Point, Jacob Riis Park

Jacob Riis Park, Breezy Point in the Rockaways, has a good 18-hole, par-3 pitch and putt course. It's open all day, seven days a week.

Directions to Breezy Point Pitch and Putt:

  • Jacob Riis Park, 155 Street and the Broadwalk, Far Rockaway, NY 11694
  • Car: Beach Channel Drive or Flatbush Ave to Jacob Riis Park > follow signs to Jacob Riis parking > take first left to parking lot > go toward smokestack > park and walk toward promenade > turn right > continue past bathrooms and golf course is on right. No need to pay the tolls for the park.