POUND RIDGE, N.Y. – It takes a lot to keep golfers off the course – even in the winter (as long as there’s no snow) or in even the wake of a hurricane.
Pound Ridge Golf Club has managed to survive Hurricane Sandy unscathed and has been encouraging golfers to hit the links by offering off-season rate packages.
“We are very fortunate to have only had a few tree branches on the golf course following Sandy and the course is in great shape overall,” says Pound Ridge Golf Club owner Ken Wang. “Our thoughts go out to the millions impacted by the storm, including so many here in New York and New Jersey.”
Pound Ridge Golf Club – a Pete Dye-designed course – is offering off-season rates of $150 before 2 p.m. and $100 after through Dec. 31.
Rates are offered seven days a week and include a golf cart or pull cart, yardage book, bottled water, player’s towel and complimentary use of the driving range, chipping area, and practice green.
Pound Ridge is a quintessential Dye course. All the legendary designer’s renowned touches are on display: dramatic mounding, rhythmic routing and subtle deception meld to create an imminently challenging yet fair golf experience. Pound Ridge is a contemporary course design and is unique in a region filled with classic courses.
Since opening in 2008, Pound Ridge has earned world-class accolades from Golf Digest, GOLF Magazine, Golfweek, AskMen.com, Rolex and LINKS Magazine. It has emerged as a “destination golf course,” sought out by golfers collecting the world’s best golf experiences.
The course plays to a par-72 and houses five sets of tees and measures 7,165 yards. 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.
Recent accolades for Pound Ridge Golf Club include:
- “No. 1 U.S. Open Worthy Public Course, 2012” – GOLF Magazine
- “Best in State, No. 5, 2012” – Golfweek
- “Best Courses Near Your, No. 6, 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
- “America’s Best New Courses, 2008” – Golfweek