Golf News for Monday, April 29, 2013 | Travel

New York's Pound Ridge Golf Club, Delamar Greenwich Harbor offer 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 spring golf package with The Delamar Greenwich Harbor starting at $515 per person.

Designed for discerning leisure and business travelers who "collect" the world's most unique and compelling golf courses and boutique hotels, the weekend stay-and-play deal is perfect for an early season getaway.

"The combination of a luxury, waterfront hotel in maritime Greenwich and a 'core' golf experience amid the rolling hills and thick strands of hardwoods here in Westchester County makes for an original experience," says Pound Ridge Golf Club general manager Todd Leavenworth. "Pound Ridge is the only Pete Dye design in the state, and golfers who appreciate his genius will want to check us off their must-play lists."

The Delamar Greenwich Harbor features 82 deluxe rooms and suites with 500-feet of waterfront and private docks. Designed to evoke old world charm, it houses a full service spa by Elemis and an award-winning restaurant and bar, L'escale. Wrought iron balconies, marble bathrooms and working fireplaces grace the guest rooms of this Mediterranean-inspired "inn."

The package includes a Friday or Saturday night stay at the hotel and one round of golf. Rates start at $515 (single-occupancy) and $710 (double-occupancy). Guests also receive a $20 food and beverage credit at Pound Ridge, 10% off golf merchandise, breakfast, a bottle of champagne, and a 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 just under an hour north of New York City and less than 15 minutes from Stamford and Greenwich, Connecticut. Pound Ridge 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 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 frames the site's thick strands of hardwoods, wetlands and rolling terrain. Contoured fairways wind through forests, and fescue mounds lead to open meadows with picturesque green complexes.

Pound Ridge Golf Club plays to a par-72, has five sets of tees and measures 7,165 yards. It boasts a practice range, short game area and putting green. The property is home to many 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" -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
• "Best in State, No. 5, 2012" - Golfweek
• "Best Courses Near Your, No. 6, 2012" - GOLF Magazine
• "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