Pete Dye Chooses Pound Ridge For First New York Project
Pound Ridge Golf Club is legendary golf course architect Pete Dye’s first design project in New York. Situated in affluent Westchester County, with such prestigious golf neighbors as Winged Foot Golf Club, Westchester Country Club and Stanwich, the new Pound Ridge Golf Club has been carved out of 172 acres of magnificent rocky cliffs, streams and wooded hills. According to Pete, Pound Ridge is one of his best course designs.
Pound Ridge Golf Club, an 18-hole daily fee public golf course that plays to a par 72 and measures 7,171 yards from the back tees, is a spellbinding layout that winds its way through hardwood forest and opens to rolling meadows. The dramatic rock outcroppings are truly unique and a stirring visual feature of the design. Fourteen thousand feet of rock walls surround trees, wetlands and water hazards. The course’s five sets of tees are classified by handicap ability, allowing players of all caliber to best enjoy the strategic layout and wide variety of shot-making situations. A generous practice area is also available to golfers. The Club plans on building an attractive modern clubhouse in the near future.
During one of his visits to the spectacular site, Pete Dye enthusiastically commented that “the ambience of Pound Ridge is very unusual. The rocks here actually have become an asset, and you could not afford to do what we’re doing here today if we had to go buy the rock. The things that have made it hard to build will make it beautiful.” The course offers different shot-making opportunities on all 18 holes that will satisfy every avid golfer.
Pete Dye is best known for designing the TPC at Sawgrass, PGA West’s Stadium Course, Whistling Straits, Harbour Town Golf Links, the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, and Teeth of the Dog at Casa de Campo.
Pound Ridge Golf Club is poised to take its place one day with the most acclaimed and must-play public courses in the U.S.
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