Golf News for Friday, October 11, 2013 | Courses

New York's Pound Ridge Golf Club announces off-season rates

POUND RIDGE, N.Y. -- Pound Ridge Golf Club - Westchester County's premier daily-fee course - announces off-season rates of $150 before 2 p.m. and $100 after, Nov. 4 through Dec. 31.

Available seven days a week, off-season rates include golf or pull cart, yardage book, bottled water, player's towel and use of the driving range, chipping area and practice green. More information on rate periods, cancelation policies and inclusions is available at

"We believe golfers appreciate the opportunity to play a nationally-ranked golf course for $150 or $100 without paying extra for range balls, yardage books and towels," says Pound Ridge owner Ken Wang. "For players who haven't experienced Pound Ridge, late autumn and early winter are ideal for sampling a quintessential Pete Dye layout."

From the back tees, Pound Ridge plays to a slope of 146, challenging scratch and plus-handicap players. Move up to any of the five other sets of tees and it becomes a course any golfer can enjoy. Rather than using gender, age or ego as the primary determinant of tee spacing, Dye uses handicap differential, matching the golfer's skill level to the difficulty of the challenge.

Located under an hour from New York City and minutes from White Plains, N.Y. and Stamford and Greenwich, Conn., Pound Ridge is an easy - and scenic - drive from the region's population centers.

Fans of Dye will find all the legendary designer's renowned touches on display: dramatic mounding, rhythmic routing and subtle deception meld to create an imminently challenging and fair 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 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" -
• "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
Buffalo Communications