Golf News for Monday, October 1, 2012 | Travel

New York's Pound Ridge Golf Club announces fall golf package

POUND RIDGE, N.Y. -- Pound Ridge Golf Club - the Pete Dye-designed daily fee course 40 miles north of New York City - is offering a fall golf package with The Delamar Greenwich Harbor starting at $550 per person.

Appealing to discerning golfers and business travelers who "collect" the world's most unique and compelling golf courses, the weekend stay-and-play deal is perfect for an autumn golf getaway. Peak fall foliage typically hits Westchester County between mid-October and early November.

"This is a spectacular season for golf in this region, and The Delamar Greenwich Harbor provides convenient access to the course and an unforgettable luxury experience," says Pound Ridge Golf Club general manager Todd Leavenworth.

The Delamar Greenwich Harbor features 82 deluxe rooms and suites on the Harbor. Designed to evoke old world charm, it houses a full service spa by Elemis, 500 feet of private dock and an award-winning restaurant and bar, L'escale.

The package includes a Friday or Saturday night stay at the hotel and one round of golf. Rates start at $550 (single-occupancy) and $729 (double-occupancy). Guests also receive a $20 food and beverage credit, 10% off golf merchandise, breakfast, a bottle of champagne, and a private wine and cheese reception. For reservations: www.delamargreenwich.com, 866.335.2627.

Guests enjoy tee time booking via concierge or hotel staff and transportation options (from shuttles to rental cars and limousines).

For more information about Pound Ridge Golf Club: visit www.poundridgegolf.com, call 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 onsite, 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 New York City Area Golf Course, 2010" - AskMen.com
• "America's Best New Courses, 2009" - Golf Digest
• "New Golf Development of the Year, 2009" - ABTA Golf
• "Top Ten You Can Play, No. 2, 2008" - GOLF Magazine
• "Best New Courses, 2008" - LINKS Magazine
• "America's Best New Courses, 2008" - Golfweek

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Shane Sharp (704.519.8381)
Buffalo Communications
ssharp@buffalocommunications.com

Jane Milbrandt (786.459.7794)
Buffalo Communications
jmilbrandt@buffalocommunications.com