As Bloomberg sportswriter Erik Matuszewski points out, this is NYC’s first new golf course since our Golfer-in-Chief was JFK. The online tee time reservations mechanism was turned on this morning for the $269 million facility in the Throgs Neck area of the Bronx:
The most expensive public golf facility ever built in the U.S., Ferry Point has been almost two decades in the making. The original plan was for the course to open in 2001, yet the project was pushed back significantly by cost overruns and construction, legal and environmental delays.
“We’re incredibly excited about what’s about to happen for golf in the New York area,” Ron Lieberman, who oversees Ferry Point as vice president of special projects for the Trump Organization, said in a telephone interview.
Green fees range from $141 to $215. A $10 million clubhouse will be added in 2016.