Golf News for Wednesday, September 11, 2013 | Travel

Stay and play at Pete Dye's Pound Ridge Golf Club in New York

POUND RIDGE, N.Y. -- Conceived in the late '90s and more than a decade in the planning and execution, Pound Ridge Golf Club has already taken its place in the pantheon of great metropolitan golf courses. The signature wit of Pete Dye’s designs, his enduring challenge for golfers to bring their best game and his sometimes maddening, more often inspiring, mathematical genius make Pound Ridge one of his most memorable courses.

Crafted by Dye, his son Perry and long-time Dye construction manager/lead shaper Michael Langkau, Pound Ridge Golf Club is a unique and thoroughly modern, full bentgrass facility, hewn from 172 acres of magnificent cliffs, streams and wooded hills in Westchester County.

Dramatic rock formations have been 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 surround trees, wetlands and water hazards. Contoured fairways winding through hardwood forests and fescue mounds lead to open meadows with picturesque green complexes. The property features some of the highest points in the region, with a number of tee boxes offering expansive vistas of the surrounding countryside.

Dye disciples who have sampled such masterpieces as Whistling Straits, Casa de Campo, the Ocean Course at Kiawah, TPC Sawgrass and Harbor Town take notice: Pound Ridge is an essential part of any golfer’s collection of Pete Dye-designed golf courses, and even more accessible than the aforementioned shrines due to its location just minutes outside of New York City.

Dates: Good throughout 2013.

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