Golf News for Monday, January 14, 2013 | Courses

New York's Pound Ridge Golf Club unveils new 2013 season plans

POUND RIDGE, N.Y. -- Pound Ridge Golf Club in Westchester County -- the only Pete Dye design in New York -- announces its 2013 individual and corporate season plans for avid golfers searching for a home course with the culture, challenge and intrigue of the area's vaunted private golf clubs.

Season plans are a no-risk alternative to the long-term commitment of a country club membership. There are no food and beverage minimums or hidden fees, and rounds are conveniently debited from the plan holder's account.

Individual plan holders enjoy full use of the driving range and short game area after 4 p.m. Monday - Thursday, and receive a 2013 GHIN handicap. Starting at $3,000, annually, holders can use the account to pay for golf as well as for guests playing in their group (s).

Corporate plans ($16,000) offer the flexibility of listing any number of designated representatives on the account. A complimentary foursome voucher (up to a $940 value) is included along with an assortment of benefits tailored to the needs of modern executives.

"Our annual golf plans are the ideal option for area golfers who want to play frequently on a world-class public course designed to the highest private club standard," says Pound Ridge owner Ken Wang. "Pound Ridge's proximity to New York and the financial hub of Southern Connecticut provides the business professional with an unforgettable experience for client entertainment in a most convenient location."

Located under an hour from New York City and minutes from White Plains, Stamford and Greenwich, Pound Ridge is a quintessential Dye course. All the legendary designer's renowned touches are on display: rhythmic routing, dramatic mounding and subtle deception meld to create an exciting and challenging golf experience. Pound Ridge reflects the best in contemporary course design and is unique in a region filled with classic courses.

Since opening in 2008, Pound Ridge has earned world-class accolades from Golf Digest, GOLF Magazine, Golfweek,, Rolex and LINKS Magazine. It quickly emerged as a "destination golf course," sought out by serious golfers collecting the world's best golf experiences.

More information:, 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" -
• "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

Shane Sharp (704.519.8381)
Buffalo Communications

Jane Milbrandt (786.459.7794)
Buffalo Communications