Janina Casey earned her bachelor’s degree in finance from New York’s St. John’s University, and has more than two decades’ experience in the financial sector, specializing in equity sales and research. Since 2014 she has held the position of managing director for equities at financial services firm BTIG in New York City. When she is not attending to her clients’ interests, Janina Casey enjoys the theater, travel, hiking, and golf.
With a population density of more than 27,000 people per square mile, it might seem that there’s no place to play golf in New York City. Several golf courses lie within the city limits, however, including these municipally-operated facilities.
The Marine Park Golf Course, a par-72, 18-hole championship municipal course in south Brooklyn, is the longest of all city courses at more than 7,000 yards. Golfers enjoy sweeping views of Jamaica Bay and Rockaway from the course, which was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. Another public course in Brooklyn, the Dyker Beach Golf Course, opened in 1897. Redesigned by John van Kleek in 1935, the par-72 course measures just under 6,500 yards.
Staten Island hosts two 18-hole courses, Silver Lakes Golf Club on the island’s North Shore, and La Tourette Golf Course, situated near historic Richmond Town. Relatively short at just over 6,000 yards, Silver Lakes boasts impressive views and small greens. La Tourette’s 18 holes measure over 6,700 yards and provide the ambience of playing in this colonial oasis in the heart of the big city.
The Van Cortlandt Park Golf Course, located in the Bronx, is the nation’s oldest public golf course. Well-maintained and regularly updated, the park features an abbreviated par-70, measuring just over 6,000 yards. A short walk away, also in Van Cortlandt Park, lies a hidden gem, the 9-hole Mosholu Golf Course. The Bronx is also home to Pelham Bay and Split Rock, two 18-hole courses located on the shores of Pelham Bay.
Janina Casey, a finance professional in New York, has a unique professional background.