The American-Scottish Foundation® - Events

The 14th Annual John Muir Golf Tournament
supporting the John Muir Nature Trail In Van Cortlandt Park

Download a registration form


The 14th Annual John Muir Golf Tournament, will be a “scramble,” using the Callaway system of scoring to decide eligibility for individual and team prizes. 

The Van Cortlandt Park Golf Course is the oldest municipal course in the United States.  Designed by a Scottish Architect, it has recently undergone a complete restoration with challenging improvements and demands your best shot making.

Registration for golfers will be between 11:00 – 12pm - for a 12:15pm tee off.

The Awards BBQ to follow will start at 5:30pm. Additional Guest tickets are available.

The tournament is hosted by the American-Scottish Foundation® in association with the Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy and NYC Department of Parks & Recreation.

Proceeds will benefit the upkeep of the 1.7 mile John Muir Nature Trail, an important aspect of Van Cortlandt Park and community life.

The Trail, established in 1997 as the first east-west connecting trail in the park, was named for the renowned Scottish-born naturalist, John Muir, who is considered the “Father of American Conservation”.

John Muir was born in Dunbar, Scotland, on April 21, 1838, immigrating to Wisconsin as a child. He was Founding President of the Sierra Club, and instrumental in establishing the National Park System. Van Cortlandt Park has 1,146 acres of forest, wetlands and meadows with 13 miles of trails.

Registration Fee includes :
Pre match box lunch with Sponsor gift bag, Highland Awards BBQ (Haggis optional!), Celtic music - Raffle and Silent Auction

Patron Team
4 players


4 players

Highland Awards
BBQ only


Alternatively, follow these links to download files (in PDF format) that enable you to:

Register a team or as an individual player

Learn of sponsorship opportunities for the event

There are additional ways to be part of the Golf Tournament.

Join us for the BBQ Awards Dinner and be part of the
John Muir Trail Golf Raffle

Prizes and other details will be announced presently. This is the news of this event from the Parks Department:

Directions to Van Cortlandt Golf Course

Driving Directions from Manhattan:

Take the Major Deegan Expressway Northbound to Exit 10 at 230th St., make right at light and quick left onto Bailey Ave. Take Bailey Avenue to its end at Van Cortlandt South; then follow signs to towards the Deegan Northbound ramp, BUT stay left and go under the highway to the Van Cortlandt Golf Course.

Driving From Westchester:

Take Major Deegan Expressway Southbound to Van Cortlandt South Exit 10; make left at light at Van Cortlandt South, then then first left onto Deegan Northbound ramp, BUT stay left and go under the highway to the Van Cortlandt Golf Course.

By Public Transportation:

The Broadway side of the park is serviced by the last stop on the IRT No.1 or 9 train at 242nd Street. The Bx9 bus, Manhattan Express/Liberty Lines BxM3, and Westchester bus lines Nos. 1,2, and 3 also stop here. Exit on the park side and take the path through the park. (The pool should be on your left and the stadium track, tennis courts and fields should be on your right. Walk straight and then bear left and under the railroad underpass. Walk to the left toward the golf course and lake.