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Natural Resources

The Greenbelt’s natural and “Forever Wild” areas support rare habitats such as wetlands, forests, woodlands, meadows, and native rare plant species.  They are accessible through our extensive trail system located in an urban setting. Read more about how this precious resource is managed and cared for.

 

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LaTourette Public Golf Course

The David LaTourette House serves at the clubhouse for the LaTourette 18-hole public course.

La Tourette Golf Course is an 18-hole par 72 public course that sets a high standard for city-owned courses. It features rolling fairways and sweeping views. The course sits on the grounds of the former David LaTourette farm (established in 1830). LaTourette was designed in 1920 by David L. Reese; John Van Kleek designed nine new holes and redesigned the others in 1935. Frank Duane remodeled four holes in 1964. From the time you enter the restored 170-year old Greek revival manor house that serves as the clubhouse, you know that his course is special. Rolling across the hills and valleys overlooking historic Richmond Town, the 6,692- yard layout is championship caliber golf at its finest.

The full-size driving range is an excellent place to warm up before your round or to enjoy some time perfecting your swing with the course pro. LaTourette is challenging for experienced golfers while it offers a friendly learning environment for those who are new to the game.  LaTourette is owned by the City of New York Parks and Recreation; the facility is managed by American Golf Corporation and it open throughout the year. The Greenbelt’s Cold Feat 10K trail race takes place at LaTourette in February when the links are often covered in snow. Many Greenbelt trails, including the Greenbelt multi-use trail, which skirts parts of the course, are accessible from LaTourette.

Directions: From Verrazano-Narrows Bridge take Staten Island Expressway (278) to Bradley Ave. (Exit 11); Ride service road for two lights to Woolley Ave., make left (Woolley becomes Forest Hill Road) take to Richmond Hill Road make left, clubhouse is on top of the hill on the left. From New Jersey: Goethals Bridge onto Staten Island Expressway (278) to Victory Blvd. (Exit 10). Make left at light go two blocks two lights to Gannon Ave. Make Right (you will be on the 278 service road) to Woolley Ave. follow


LaTourette Public Golf Course
1001 Richmond Hill Road
Staten Island, NY 10306
(718) 351-1889
www.americangolf.com

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