POUND RIDGE, N.Y. -- Pound Ridge Golf Club - the Pete Dye-design an hour north of Manhattan - moves up to No. 6 in New York in GOLF Magazine's 2012 rankings of the "Best Public Courses."
The rating - the course's second top ten among major golf publications -- places Pound Ridge in the upper echelon of the Empire State's almost 600 public golf facilities. It recognizes Pound Ridge as the No. 2 New York City-area course behind only vaunted Bethpage Black, host venue for the 2009 U.S. Open. GOLF Magazine's ratings panel included editorial staff and well-traveled golf industry sources.
"We are honored to be recognized by GOLF Magazine, which places a premium on its golf travel and architecture reporting," says Ken Wang, Pound Ridge's owner. "This speaks to the course's maturation, and the premier service and conditioning golfers can expect when playing here."
Since opening in 2008, Pound Ridge has garnered a list of world-class accolades from Golf Digest, Golfweek, AskMen.com, Rolex and LINKS Magazine.
Its strategic blend of challenging driving holes and intriguing risk/reward approach shots have earned Pound Ridge a spot alongside TPC Sawgrass, The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, Whistling Straits and Harbour Town in Dye's pantheon of legendary courses.
More information: www.PoundRidgeGolf.com, 914.764.5771.
About Pound Ridge Golf Club
Opened in 2008, Pound Ridge Golf Club is the only course in New York designed by the legendary Pete Dye. Located in Westchester County, it is less than an hour north of New York City and less than 15 minutes from Stamford and Greenwich, Connecticut. Pound Ridge Golf Club is the premier high-end, public course in the metropolitan New York area.
Crafted by Dye, his son Perry and long-time Dye construction manager/lead shaper Michael Langkau, Pound Ridge Golf Club is a full bentgrass facility, hewn from 172 acres of magnificent cliffs, streams and wooded hills. Dramatic rock formations and boulders were left on-site, creating one of the most visually stunning settings for golf in the U.S. More than 14,000-linear-feet of rock wall surrounds trees, wetlands and water hazards. These frame contoured fairways which wind through hardwood forests and fescue mounds leading to open meadows with picturesque green complexes.
Pound Ridge Golf Club plays to a par-72 and houses five sets of tees and measures 7,165 yards. It boasts a practice range, short game area and putting green. 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
• "No. 1 New York City Area Golf Course, 2010" - AskMen.com
• "America's Best New Courses, 2009" - Golf Digest
• "Top Ten You Can Play, No. 2, 2008" - GOLF Magazine
• "Best New Courses, 2008" - LINKS Magazine
• "America's Best New Courses, 2008" - Golfweek