Conceived in the late 90’s and over ten years in the planning and execution, the Pound Ridge Golf Club has already taken its place in the pantheon of great metropolitan golf courses. The signature wit of Pete Dye’s designs, his enduring challenge for golfers to bring their best game and his sometimes maddening, more often inspiring, mathematical genius make Pound Ridge one of his most memorable courses. In his own words, “If you create in the mind of a golfer that he can remember some of the holes, that’s extraordinary. And then, if you make it look, and it will look, very demanding, if it’s still playable you’ve hit a home run.”
Crafted by Dye, his son Perry and long-time Dye construction manager/lead shaper Michael Langkau, Pound Ridge Golf Club is a unique and thoroughly modern, full bentgrass facility, hewn from 172 acres of magnificent cliffs, streams and wooded hills in Westchester County.
Dramatic rock formations have been 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 surround trees, wetlands and water hazards.
Contoured fairways winding through hardwood forests and fescue mounds lead to open meadows with picturesque green complexes. The property features some of the highest points in the region, with a number of tee boxes offering expansive vistas of the surrounding countryside.
Pound Ridge Golf Club requires demanding tee and approach shots to navigate the myriad rock outcroppings, boulders and wetlands. Must-see-it-to-believe-it holes include: the par-5, 13th, home to a giant boulder resting in the middle of the fairway, and the par-3, 15th, dubbed “Headstone,” which features an elongated but shallow 9,000 square-foot green with a magnificent rock face serving as an unpredictable backboard.
Playing at 7165 yards from the back tees with a par of 72 and a slope of 146, Pound Ridge features five sets of tee boxes that make it appealing to short and long hitters alike. As with all of Pete Dye’s courses, the hand of his wife Alice is evident in the providing of well-conceived teeing options for golfers lacking great length in their shots. The result is a challenging yet eminently playable course for golfers of all ability who play with intelligence, thought and self-possession.
While many classic courses do not send out messages beckoning golfers to return, Pete Dye’s layouts have the opposite effect. We believe you will find our course to be one of the most magnetic of the bunch. Play it once and you find yourself smiling at the shots made, and haunted by the opportunities missed, in the strategic puzzle that is the Pound Ridge Golf Club. Dye disciples who have sampled such masterpieces as Whistling Straits, Casa de Campo, the Ocean Course at Kiawah, TPC Sawgrass and Harbor Town take notice: Pound Ridge Golf Club is an essential part of any golfer’s collection of Dye-designed courses, and even more accessible than the aforementioned shrines due to its location just minutes outside of New York City. This proximity to New York is another reason why the Pound Ridge Golf Club has rapidly become one of the most sought after playing experiences in the country.
Unlike many golf destinations, where players spend hours in hotel rooms, waiting to play their next round, Pound Ridge’s location allows golfers to take advantage of all that New York City has to offer. Pound Ridge Golf Club has stay-and-play agreements with several hotels in the greater New York City area including the Mandarin Oriental and Marriott Marquis in Manhattan; the Ritz-Carlton, Westchester; Castle On The Hudson, Tarrytown; and the Stamford Marriott Hotel and Spa and Hyatt Regency Greenwich, and Delamar Greenwich Harbor, in Connecticut. Please feel free to call the Pound Ridge Golf Club to assist you with any questions, 914-764-5771