Pound Ridge Golf Club Beckons with Peak Conditions, Mature Layout, New Website and Clubhouse
(POUND RIDGE, N.Y.) Golf season is underway at Pound Ridge Golf Club — New York’s only Pete Dye design and Westchester Countys premier public course — and the course is in peak condition as summer approaches.
Ample rain, sunshine and cool nights have created ideal growing conditions for Pound Ridge’s bentgrass tees, fairways and greens. A “core course,” it offers players a secluded, 172-acre golf sanctuary devoid of residential and commercial encroachment. Now in its eighth year, the Dye masterpiece is maturing in the mold of many of the great courses of Westchester County.
“The course is as playable as it has ever been and has evolved into the test of golf Mr. Dye always envisioned,” says Pound Ridge owner Ken Wang. “Advanced players will relish the variety of shots required to play to their handicaps, while average golfers will find a fair test from the proper tees.”
New for 2015, tee times can be reserved using the courses new feature-rich, easy to navigate website optimized for mobile and tablet use. Peak season rates (through November 1) range from $120 on weekdays after 2 p.m. to $210 on weekend mornings before 2 p.m. Golfers can preview the challenge ahead with the new drone flyover of the entire layout.
Post-round, guests can relax in the refreshed interior of the recently expanded clubhouse, offering a full-service kitchen with new equipment, and mens and womens showers and small locker rooms.
Conveniently situated an hour from New York City and less than a half hour from White Plains, N.Y., and Stamford and Greenwich, Conn., Pound Ridge is easily accessible from the regions population centers. For business and leisure travelers, a stay-and-play experience is offered in tandem with the luxurious Delamar Greenwich Harbor.
More information: www.poundridgegolf.com, 914.764.5771.
About Pound Ridge Golf Club
Opened in 2008, Pound Ridge Golf Club is the only course in New York designed by the legendary Pete Dye. Located in Westchester County, it is less than an hour north of New York City and less than 15 minutes from Stamford and Greenwich, Connecticut. Pound Ridge Golf Club is the premier high-end, public course in the metropolitan New York area.
Crafted by Dye, his son Perry and long-time Dye construction manager/lead shaper Michael Langkau, Pound Ridge Golf Club is a full bentgrass facility, hewn from 172 acres of magnificent cliffs, streams and wooded hills. Dramatic rock formations and boulders were left onsite, creating one of the most visually stunning settings for golf in the United States. More than 14,000-linear-feet of rock wall surrounds trees, wetlands and water hazards. These frame contoured fairways wind through hardwood forests and fescue mounds leading to open meadows with picturesque green complexes.
Fans of Dye will find all the legendary designers renowned touches on display: dramatic mounding, rhythmic routing and subtle deception meld to create an imminently challenging and fair golf experience. Pound Ridge Golf Club reflects the best in contemporary course design and is unique in a region filled with classic courses.
The par-72 Pound Ridge Golf Club measures 7,165 yards and houses five sets of tees. It boasts a practice range, short game area and putting green. The property features some of the highest points in Westchester County, with a number of tee boxes offering expansive vistas of the surrounding countryside. Notable holes include the par-5, 13th — home to “Pete’s Rock,” a giant boulder that rests in the middle of the fairway — and the par-3 15th — dubbed “Headstone” — which is flanked on the right by a large rock outcropping that protrudes into the elongated, 9,000-square-foot green.
In a region filled with classic layouts, Pound Ridge provides golfers with a refreshing and modern course design option. Dyes signature design elements — dramatic mounding, rhythmic routing and subtle deception — are wonderfully displayed throughout the par-72, 7,165-yard layout, creating a compelling and fair test of golf.
Recent accolades for Pound Ridge Golf Club include:
- The most rewarding course in the Northeast Maxim
- A modern masterpiece Mens Journal
- Best in State, No. 6, 2014 Golfweek
- Best Courses Near You, No. 3, 2014 GOLF Magazine
- No. 1 U.S. Open Worthy Public Course, 2012 GOLF Magazine
- No. 1 New York City Area Golf Course, 2010 AskMen.com
- Americas Best New Courses, 2009 Golf Digest
- New Golf Development of the Year, 2009 ABTA Golf
- Top Ten You Can Play, No. 2, 2008 GOLF Magazine
- Best New Courses, 2008 LINKS Magazine