Golf News for Friday, August 23, 2013 | Travel

New York's Pound Ridge Golf Club, Delamar Greenwich Harbor offer Autumn stay-and-play package

POUND RIDGE, N.Y. -- Pound Ridge Golf Club -- the Pete Dye-designed daily fee course 40 miles north of New York City – and the luxurious Delamar Greenwich Harbor, just minutes from the course, announce the return of their popular autumn Stay-and-Play Package.

Perfect for a late summer or early fall getaway, the experience is designed for discerning leisure and business travelers who “collect” the world’s most compelling golf courses and boutique hotels. Rates start at $515 (single-occupancy) and $710 (double-occupancy) and include one round per person. Guests also receive:

• A $20 food and beverage credit at Pound Ridge
• 10 percent off golf merchandise and apparel in the pro shop
• Continental breakfast in the hotel lobby
• A bottle of wine or champagne delivered to the room
• A wine and cheese reception for weekend stays

“Westchester County comes into its own in September and October with highs in the 60s and 70s and the brilliant fall foliage of the Hudson Valley,” says Pound Ridge Golf Club general manager Todd Leavenworth. “Golf course conditions are optimal, and there’s no better time to play Pound Ridge and enjoy the Delamar Greenwich’s maritime setting.”

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.”

Guests enjoy tee time booking via concierge or hotel staff, and transportation can be easily arranged from the hotel to the golf course (via shuttle or limo). For reservations, call the hotel directly at (866) 335-2627 or (203) 661-9800.

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