Pound Ridge, New York
Pound Ridge Golf Club
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18 High Ridge Rd
Pound Ridge, NY 10576-1604, United States
Notable architect Pete Dye and his son Perry Dye designed this daily-fee course, which swirls and tumbles over 172 acres in Westchester County. Of special note is the par-5 13th, which features a monstrous, immovable boulder in the fairway, and the par-3 15th called "Headstone" that features a sheer rock wall backing the shallow, 9,000 square-foot green.
The peak-season rates (with cart) are $165 on Mondays through Thursdays, then $195 on Fridays, weekends, and holidays. Twilight, 9-hole, and off-season rates are also available, as are season-long individual and corporate packages.
Various stay-and-play packages are available.
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TriggerGolf - 10/24/15
Good to go at least once per year. Difficult course, good test, you'll enjoy.
Reesh33 - 7/28/11
course was well maintained, but a number of fairways felt a bit too tight.
wantes - 6/30/11
Best public course in NY. Blind shots in almost all tees (you are never sure where the ball is going to be landing), an abundace of bunkers, ondulated fairways and greens, you have to think every shot. The scenery is just beautiful. It is pricey but worth the visit.
45Auto - 8/30/10
One of the most beautiful courses I've ever seen, very well maintained. Greens weren't country club fast but were in great shape. Course difficulty lives up to what Pete Dye is known for. Only down side was the trailer clubhouse and small rocks in some of the bunkers.
macsalad808 - 4/3/10
Probably the best public course within the driving distance from Manhattan. A classic Dye course... bring extra balls...
Bobby4400 - 5/26/09
Pound Ridge is definitely a Dye course. It's a beast of a course that wants to defeat you on each hole. There are lots of forced carries (played the Oak tees) and lots of blind shots - both tee shots and approach shots. From most tee boxes, it appears that there is nowhere to hit the ball safely. All you see is bunkers, trees or water. Even on the more straightforward holes, any visible fairway runs 15 yards up to the horizon then looks like it drops off the face of the earth. Using your yardage book is key. Some fairways are very narrow and are surrounded by about 10 yards of rough, then a cart path, then these big mounds of the thickest grass which separate the holes and just eat golf balls. Pure evil. Even if you watch the ball land in this stuff, you pretty much have to step on it to find it. There are several holes that pretty much require a 260 yard shot around a corner or you're blocked out by something or in the thick stuff and looking at bogey at best. There are ZERO easy holes on this course. Oh, and the course is on the side of huge hills so it's often windy.
You have to hit the greens or you may find one of the many deep collection areas or a bunker and looking at a bogey. The greens are icy - fast and well maintained, but not overly undulating. A decent putter should be able to make up a few strokes here.
Tons of rocks, stone walls and small cliffs are scattered throughout the course. Then there's the Shelter Rock - this GIGANTIC rock is right in the middle of the fairway and blocks your view of the landing area on a par 5. This thing couldn't be more in the way, which I thought was hilarious because at that point in the round, you get the feeling that it's only there to torment you and it does a good job of that.
It's very picturesque (the view from the 6th tee box is amazing - looking out over a golf fantasy land - scattered tee boxes, greens, fairways, tall grass, and water) and a very difficult course, but a great test of skill that forces you to make choices on every tee box. Playing well at this course is far more than hitting the ball straight. I feel like I stole something after I added up my score - very happy to shoot an 85 there. Personally, I think it's worth the $175 twilight rate to check this place out, but too pricey for me to play there often.
p_visconti20 - 5/8/16
stso0000 - 6/25/14
strausjo - 7/22/13
lsgolf - 8/26/12
Best Score: 75