Pound Ridge Golf Club Officially Opens for 2011 Golf Season
Daily Fee, Pete Dye Course Rides New York City Metro Area’s First Wave of Spring-Like Weather
(POUND RIDGE, N.Y.) – Pound Ridge Golf Club – the daily fee Pete Dye course in Westchester County – will officially open for the season on Friday, March 18, riding the New York City metro area’s first wave of Spring-like weather.
Through April 30, local golfers can experience the state’s only Dye design at its “offseason” rates of $150 and $100 after 2 p.m. Tee times can be reserved by calling the golf shop at (914) 764-5771 or booking online at www.poundridgegolf.com.
“We are excited to enter our third full year of providing Metro area golfers with an upscale, daily fee golf alternative offering design and conditioning equal to the very best private clubs,” says Todd Leavenworth, General Manager of Pound Ridge. “As our course has matured agronomically, Pound Ridge has emerged as one of the true modern marvels of Dye’s legendary portfolio.”
In 2011, Pound Ridge will present a diverse menu of price points and playing options appealing to a wide spectrum of players. Effective April 1, new nine-hole rates will go into effect that include full use of the driving range and short game area, a cart or pull-cart, bottled water, a player’s towel and a souvenir yardage book. Weekday advance rates (Mon. – Thurs.), introduced in 2010, will be continued this season, catering to golfers who are flexible in planning the day and time they wish to play.
For a full overview of rates and rate periods, visit www.poundridgegolf.com/rates-policies.
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 less than 15 minutes from Stamford and Greenwich, Connecticut. Pound Ridge Golf Club is the premier upscale daily fee course in the metropolitan New York area, considered a “must play” on any golfer’s bucket list.
Crafted by Dye, his son Perry and long-time Dye construction manager/lead shaper Michael Langkau, 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 U.S. More than 14,000-linear-feet of rock wall frames the course as it winds through hardwood forests and fescue mounds and open meadows.
Pound Ridge Golf Club plays to a par-72, has five sets of tees and measures 7,171 yards from the Black tees. It houses a practice range, short game area and putting green. The property features some of the highest points in Westchester County, with a number of 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. 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 – “America’s Best New Courses, 2008″ – Golfweek