Saxon Woods Golf Course in Scarsdale, New York is one of six very popular golf courses run by the Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation. Conveniently located off of exit 22 of the Hutchinson River Parkway, this busy facility typically entertains more golfers than any other course in the county. Saxon Woods Golf Course, which is just a couple of miles from storied, private Winged Foot Country Club, entices players back again and again with its attractive playing field, fine course conditioning, and attractively placed tee times. As the course name suggests, the playing corridors of Saxon Woods Golf Course have been carved out of a forest. The layout, created by Tom Winton in 1931, bears some resemblance to Winged Foot, so tales have also long persisted that A.W Tillinghast worked on the course at some point. Saxon Woods Golf Course exudes a vintage parkland aura with narrow fairways and elevated greens. The layout rambles on rolling terrain that is very walkable. With three sets of tee markers, Saxon Woods Golf Course can be played at 5,375 yards, 6,038 yards, and 6,293 yards. Trees, rough, and out of bounds represent the main defenses of this par-72 playing field. Water, mostly in the form of a creek, factors into play on a handful of holes. The bunkers are shallow and not overly penalizing. For a course that is so heavily played, Saxon Woods Golf Course earns plaudits for its greens and overall conditions. Renowned course architect Stephen Kay renovated the tee boxes and several greens. Marshalls try to keep groups moving throughout the round, but the pace of play can bog down. At the end of the season, Westchester County keeps the course open until the first significant snowfall or early January, whichever comes first. Practice facilities at Saxon Woods Golf Course include a driving range and putting green. The clubhouse is home to a pleasantly run pro shop and a separately operated restaurant. In the New York City Metropolitan realm, where there s shortage of fine public courses, Saxon Woods Golf Course is a coveted tee time that consistently delivers excellent value.