Pound Ridge Golf Club Honored in Golfweek’s ‘Best Courses You Can Play’ in New York
This is Pound Ridge’s 10th consecutive year in the top 10 in the golf-rich Empire State. The bucolic layout is Dye’s only New York creation and exemplifies his genius for creating exceptional shot values and a pure golf experience for players. Pound Ridge was also ranked No. 6 on the coveted list last year.
“We’re once again thrilled to be in the upper echelon of ‘best of the best’ courses in New York,” says Darren Wang, managing partner of Pound Ridge Golf Club. “Dye created a masterpiece design here and we look forward to our guests enjoying one of the truly special golf experiences in the region.”
Golfweek raters use 10 criteria to evaluate a course, including overall land plan, variety and memorability of golf holes, conditioning and ecology, and the “walk in the park test,” which rates the sense of the course as worthy of spending four hours on it. The number of courses rated per state is based on course supply, population and level of play. The Golfweek rankings include daily-fee and resort courses.
Pound Ridge sits regally on 172 acres of pastoral Westchester County with dramatic rock outcroppings, streams and wooded, rolling hills converging to create an enjoyable and challenging par-72 course. Five sets of tees range from 5,151 to 7,165 yards providing challenges for golfers of all skill levels. Among its unforgettable holes is the dramatic par-5 13th which is home to “Pete’s Rock,” a giant boulder that rests in the middle of the fairway.
Pound Ridge recently announced it will host the 2020 Metropolitan Golf Association (MGA) Public Links Championship. To be played next summer on June 10, the tournament will mark the 73rd rendition of the prestigious MGA event which is the oldest public golf course championship in the U.S.
For more information, or to book a tee time, please call 914.764.5771 or visit www.poundridgegolf.com.
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 minutes from Stamford and Greenwich, Connecticut. Pound Ridge Golf Club is the premier high-end, public course in the metropolitan New York area.
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 designer’s 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 many 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. Dye’s 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:
- “A modern masterpiece” – Men’s Journal
- “Best in State, No. 6, 2018 / 2019” – Golfweek
- “Best Courses Near You, No. 4, 2016 / 2017” – GOLF Magazine
- “No. 1 U.S. Open Worthy Public Course, 2012” – GOLF Magazine
- “No. 1 New York City Area Golf Course, 2010” – AskMen.com
- “America’s 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