NYC Accessible Practice Facilities (Short Range especially)

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BillyLikesSotaBillyLikesSota New York, NY 2WRX Points: 12Members Posts: 2 Starters
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As we look to our first weekend of back to back 60 degree weather, I am eager to get out of the city and sharpen up my short game a bit. Went to play Bethpage, and my chipping was atrocious, and the turf mats at Chelsea Piers or any of the simulator places are so forgiving I don't really get the help I need.

Whether it's in Jersey or NY, I'd love to be able to find a place (public, semi-private, anything accessible for a non-member) where I can access some decent short range facilities. I'm not opposed to paying for access to a facility, but want it to be a decent place to sharpen up my short game.

Does anything along those lines exist around here?

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  • th6252th6252  1227WRX Points: 159Members Posts: 1,227 Platinum Tees
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    Trump ferry point.

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  • HiSpeed48HiSpeed48  2109WRX Points: 117Members Posts: 2,109 Platinum Tees
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    Where in the city are you located, and do you have a car?

    Not sure how far it is from you but Marine Park always had a decent short-game area ( I haven't been there in awhile though ). A large putting green and a separate chipping green. Even a practice bunker, but it was frequently roped-off and closed. The driving range was terrible though.

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  • chrikimchrikim  124WRX Points: 59Members Posts: 124 Fairways
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    Galloping hill in Kenilworth nJ. It’s about 30-35 minutes outside the city. You can just walk up to the short game area and putt or chip and they have a range as we if you want to hit some balls. They also have a par 3 course.

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  • theboypinoytheboypinoy  2102WRX Points: 146Members Posts: 2,102 Platinum Tees
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    Galloping hill in Kenilworth nJ. It’s about 30-35 minutes outside the city. You can just walk up to the short game area and putt or chip and they have a range as we if you want to hit some balls. They also have a par 3 course.

    Galloping Hill is a solid option if you're in the area. They have a solid amount of space, and it's free to use the short game area. Always enjoyed using their area.

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  • BillyLikesSotaBillyLikesSota New York, NY 2WRX Points: 12Members Posts: 2 Starters
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    Super helpful suggestions. Came across both Ferry Point and Galloping Hill when doing some research, helpful to know Galloping Hill is free!

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  • Wander BreadWander Bread  81WRX Points: 35Handicap: 4.2Members Posts: 81 Fairways
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    Galloping Hill is also a solid course

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  • rollinhoundrollinhound  28WRX Points: 32Handicap: 23Members Posts: 28 Bunkers
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    hyatt hills is also pretty good its three exits further south of galloping hill has driving range and chipping area and solid nine hole course

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  • CrazyCoolieCrazyCoolie  48WRX Points: 18Members Posts: 48 Bunkers
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    Konnect is indoor on 48th street. It uses trackman. love the place but short game is tough

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