Answer: Van Cortlandt Golf Course

The Van Cortlandt Golf Course, now 123 years old, is America’s first public golf course. While the course opened in 1895, the artificial ski slopes (of which there are actually three) on the back of the course didn’t open to the public until the winter of 1961, according to NYC Parks. These only lasted a few years, “before winter golfers reclaimed the course.” Since 1992, the Van Cortlandt Golf Course has been operated by private company The American Golf Corporation.