(POUND RIDGE, N.Y.) – Pound Ridge Golf Club – legendary Pete Dye’s modern marvel in Westchester County – announces a strong ranking of No. 7 in Golf Advisor’s 2020 “Top 50 Toughest Golf Courses in the U.S.”
To arrive at its top 50 toughest layouts, Golf Channel’s Golf Advisor used over 350,000 ratings from their avid reviewer community. Pound Ridge joins additional prestigious and challenging courses on the list including Pebble Beach Golf Links, Black Course at Bethpage State Park, Erin Hills Golf Course, Chambers Bay Golf Course, and the Bluffs Course at Arcadia Bluffs.
In addition to Pound Ridge, the only Pete Dye design in New York State, the coveted list also highlights several other acclaimed Dye creations including the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Resort, Straits Course at Whistling Straits, The Stadium at PGA West, Harbour Town Golf Links and The Players Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass.
The bucolic public layout less than an hour north of New York City and minutes from White Plains, Greenwich, Stamford and Norwalk (Conn.) showcases Mr. Dye’s genius for creating exceptional shot values and a pure golf experience for guests. Pound Ridge is also ranked No. 6 in Golfweek’s “Best Courses You Can Play in New York” for 2020.
Pound Ridge will host the 2021 Metropolitan Golf Association (MGA) Public Links Championship. To be played next summer, the tournament will mark the 73rd rendition of the prestigious MGA event which is the oldest public golf course championship in the U.S.
“Pound Ridge continues the undeniable legacy of the genius of Pete Dye to test all the clubs in a golfer’s bag while also enjoying the legacy of his wonderous designs,” says Darren Wang, managing partner of Pound Ridge Golf Club. “While our course is a formidable challenge from the back tees, we feature five additional tee box options for players of all abilities to have a great time away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.”
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. Depending on the tees, the course plays from 5,151 to 7,165 yards while 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.
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.
Accolades for Pound Ridge Golf Club include:
- “A modern masterpiece” – Men’s Journal
- “Best in State, No. 6, 2019 / 2020” – 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