POUND RIDGE, N.Y.– Pound Ridge Golf Club – legendary Pete Dye’s extraordinary public golf experience in Westchester County – will be hosting the Metropolitan Golf Association (MGA) Public Links Championship on June 17.
Originally scheduled for last June, but postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the tournament will mark the 73rd rendition of the prestigious MGA event which is the oldest public golf course championship in the U.S. Making its MGA debut, Pound Ridge joins a roster of highly acclaimed area layouts as previous hosts including Bethpage Black, host venue of numerous major golf championships as well as an upcoming Ryder Cup.
“Our course is in superb condition for the MGA’s Public Links Championship and it will be fun to watch many of the region’s best amateur players match wits against the brilliance of Pete Dye,” says Darren Wang, managing partner of Pound Ridge Golf Club. “The beauty of Mr. Dye’s incredible legacy of creativity allows players from low- to high-handicaps and all abilities to visit us and enjoy a pure golf experience to long savor.”
This is a banner year for Pete Dye-designed layouts holding big events with the recently completed 2021 PGA Championship won by Phil Mickelson contested on his celebrated Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort and the upcoming Ryder Cup taking place on the heralded Straits Course at Whistling Straits on the scenic shores of Lake Michigan in Wisconsin.
Ranked No. 6 in Golfweek’s recently-released “Best Courses You Can Play in New York,” Pound Ridge is Dye’s only design in the golf-rich Empire State. Less than an hour drive from New York City and minutes from White Plains, Greenwich, Stamford and Norwalk (Conn.), the World Golf Hall of Famer’s admired layout has become one of the celebrated “must-play” public courses in the region.
Pound Ridge is carved from 172 acres of beautiful countryside – including dramatic cliffs, streams and wooded, rolling hills into a fun and challenging par-72 course. The course features five sets of tees ranging from 5,151 to 7,165 yards providing challenges and fun 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.
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 layout measures 7,165 yards and houses five sets of tees ideal of players of all abilities. The facility boasts a practice range, short game area and putting green. The property features some of the highest points in Westchester County with several 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.
Accolades for Pound Ridge Golf Club include:
- No. 7 in GOLF Channel Golf Advisor’s 2020 “Toughest Courses in the U.S.”
- “A modern masterpiece” – Men’s Journal
- “Best in State, No. 6, 2018 / 2019 / 2020 / 2021” – 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