2022 golf season underway at Pound Ridge Golf Club
POUND RIDGE, NY – April 14, 2022 — Pound Ridge Golf Club – featuring the legendary Pete Dye’s modern marvel in Westchester County – opened the 2022 golf season on April 1 while showcasing new upgrades to its famous layout and first-class facilities.
Ranked #6 in Golfweek’s “Best Courses You Can Play in New York,” Pound Ridge is Pete Dye’s only Empire State design. Less than an hour’s drive from New York City, half an hour from White Plains, and less than 15 minutes from Stamford and Greenwich, CT, the famed architect’s acclaimed layout exemplifies his genius for creating shooting values. exceptional as well as a pure golf experience. few public facilities can match.
Golfers will enjoy numerous course and facility updates to kick off the 2022 season. Highlights include a new starter check-in shed, driving range equipment and state-of-the-art GPS technology for its golf carts. Most notably, players will experience the redesign and removal of bunkers on the par-4 17th hole led by golf course architect Cynthia Dye, Pete Dye’s niece.
“We are excited to continue to expand our golf club offerings as we head into another highly anticipated season at Pound Ridge,” said Darren Wang, Managing Partner. “We look forward to welcoming players of all abilities to not only test their game on the demanding Pete Dye layout, but also enjoy the serenity of our natural setting in the scenic countryside of Westchester County.”
Pound Ridge Golf Club – Hole 15
Pound Ridge also features top-notch instruction with its Director of Golf Operations, PGA Professional Brad Worthington. Worthington has long been recognized as one of the premier golf instructors in the Northeastern United States. In 2016 he was named “Metropolitan Section PGA Professional of the Year”. Lessons with Worthington are available for players of all skill levels wishing to improve their game under his tutelage.
Pound Ridge sits majestically on 172 acres of pastoral land with dramatic rock outcrops, 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 spectacular 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 reserve 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 New York’s only course 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. The Pound Ridge Golf Club is the New York metropolitan area’s premier public course.
The Pound Ridge Golf Club is a comprehensive bentgrass facility, carved out of 172 acres of magnificent cliffs, streams and forested hills. Dramatic rock formations and boulders have been left behind, creating one of the most breathtaking golf settings in the United States. Over 14,000 linear feet of rock face surrounds trees, wetlands and water hazards. These streamlined fairways meander through hardwood forests and mounds of fescue leading to open meadows with scenic green complexes.
Dye fans will find all of the legendary designer’s renowned touches on display: dramatic mounding, rhythmic routing and a subtle fusion of deception to create a hugely challenging and fair golfing experience. Pound Ridge Golf Club reflects the best in contemporary course design and is unique in an area filled with classic courses.
The par-72 layout measures 7,165 yards and houses five sets of tees ideal for players of all skill levels. The facility has a driving range, short game area and practice green. The property features some of the highest points in Westchester County with several tee boxes offering stunning views of the surrounding countryside.
Notable holes include the par-5, 13and – home to “Pete’s Rock”, a giant boulder that rests in the middle of the fairway – and the par-3 15and – nicknamed “Headstone” – which is flanked on the right by a large rocky outcrop that juts into the elongated 9,000 square foot green.
Recent accolades from Pound Ridge Golf Club include:
- #7 in GOLF Channel Golf Advisor’s 2020 “Toughest Courses in the USA”
- “A Modern Masterpiece” – Men’s Journal
- “Best in State, No. 6, 2018/2019/2020/2021” – Golfweek
- “Best Courses Near You, #4, 2016/2017” – GOLF Magazine
- “No. 1 US Open Worthy Public Course, 2012” – GOLF Magazine
- “No. 1 New York 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
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SOURCE: David Wood and Dan Wooters