Course Review and Comments
As a public course golfer who lives very close to Pound Ridge, I wanted so badly to like this exciting new offering from Pete Dye. At $235 a pop, I expected it to deliver an experience comparable to other Dye icons - PGA West, Kiawah, and Sawgrass - all of which I've played. This is not a course you will ever be able to comfortably include in that group. The course is squeezed into an area that's a bit too small for its muscular ambitions. The result is a number of holes whose shot values fall far short of what this designer usually delivers. One frequent feature is a plethora of forced carries - over sand, water, or both - that, even if capably negotiated, still penalize. Some fairways (e.g. #9 and #16) have severe slopes that send even well-placed shots careening into hazards. The course is still very young and both the fairways and greens, while well tended, are extremely hard. High, soft shots are likely to bound unpredictably off the putting surfaces. This is a problem that only time will mitigate. At most Dye courses, the mounding serves to define targets and camouflage trouble. Here, the vigorous use of mounds serves more to separate the many adjoining fairways. It seems all rather contrived. The par 3 holes are great - the shorter ones offer challenging pin placement options while the longer ones have green sizes that are commensurate with the club selection required to hit them. As for other amenities, the staff is great and the putting and chipping facilities are good. The range is artificial turf and nothing special. It is an interesting course, but I think PRGC had better pray for a lot of corporate outings. I doubt that many work-a-day golfers are going to find the stout price tag for this disappointing track worth paying - at least not more than once.
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October 05th, 2013 07:49
outstanding course, great shape, fine service
July 16th, 2012 19:17
I think golfers that judge playability on distance don't get it or don't play a ton. Distance is only a piece of the equation of difficulty, and arguably the smallest piece for recreational golfers. I
December 07th, 2011 17:21
until 2008, living in the north east meant we had no chance to play a Pete Dye designed golf course on a regular basis. Yes at first the price seemed a bit much but after I did the math e.g. All the f
November 17th, 2011 15:02
Fantastic golf course, amazing conditions, unbelievable draining. Every hole is creative and interesting. Great for any level golfer with 5 different tee boxes.
November 17th, 2011 08:23
Great course, what a challenge! Wouldn't pay $235 to play it but with the advance rate which includes all the range balls you want to hit and the cart not a bad deal.
October 28th, 2011 05:25
The course itself was nice. Certainly not worth the price. The General manager was inflexible, not polite, and treated us poorly. He made what could have been a fun time, miserable. If he were fire
October 26th, 2011 20:38
The staff, especially the manager, are incredibly rude. They do not care about the golfers at all. The manager actually came out on the course to argue with us, on a day when we were the only ones o
August 17th, 2011 17:43
don't play much near nyc so have no idea if the price is reasonable, but the course is very forgiving, even with Pete Dye's reputation. It was a joy to play for someone who is not very good, as the hi
July 16th, 2008 19:21
5 tee boxes make the course great for all standards. If you pick the correct tee box for your standard of golf you will have a lot of fun. If you pick a tee box that is above your standard, you prob
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