Golf News for Tuesday, June 28, 2011 | Daily Golf Blogs

Mike Bailey: New York's Pound Ridge Golf Club adds new premium hotel partner

There's a new stay-and-play option for golfers who would like to play the Pete Dye-designed Pound Ridge Golf Club, just 40 minutes north of New York City.

The club just announced a hotel partnership with Delamar Greenwich Harbor in Fairfield County, Conn., which is about 25 minutes from the course. The new partnership means guests at Delamar Greenwich Harbor can get extensive concierge services with Pound Ridge Golf Club, including complimentary golf club and shoe rentals (value of $150), preferred golf rates, tee time booking via hotel staff and transportation options (from shuttles to rental cars and limousines).

Delamar Greenwich Harbor is an elegant boutique hotel, offering 82 rooms and suites, all designed to evoke an ambiance of old world charm and modern technology. The hotel also features a full service spa by Elemis, 500 feet of private dock and an award-winning restaurant and bar, L'escale.

Pound Ridge announced earlier this year it had similar partnerships with the Mandarin Oriental and the Marriott Marquis in New York City; Castle on the Hudson and The Ritz-Carlton in Westchester County; and Hyatt Regency Greenwich and the Stamford Marriott Hotel and Spa in Connecticut.

"We are excited and honored to team with Delamar Greenwich Harbor to offer guests a seamless and unforgettable golf experience," said Pound Ridge owner Ken Wang. "Pound Ridge's location sets up perfectly for golfers who want to play 18 holes of Pete Dye-designed golf, and return to Greenwich for dining and entertainment."

The par-72 Pound Ridge Golf Club, which opened in 2008, 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.

Cristina Kelleher, director of sales at Delamar Greenwich Harbor, said guests have been increasingly interested in playing golf during their stay. "By establishing a partnership with Pound Ridge Golf Club, we can now offer a high-end golf experience just minutes from our hotel," she said.

For more information or to book a package, visit delamargreenwich.com or poundridgegolf.com.

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