|Address:||18 High Ridge Rd, Pound Ridge, NY 10576, USA|
A Private User
After hearing all the hype, I ventured 2 hours to play this "gem". What I found was a "trailer" for a club house, practice range with fake golf balls, bag attendants with their hands out and an "artificial" golf course not worthy of the $200+ price tag. Less if you book 5 days in advance? What is that all about? Shame on me for wanting to be spontaneous. The course is typical Pete Dye, including "raised bunkers" some well over 20 high and "tricked up" greens. Conditions were "ok" at best. Greens were rolling about 9 on the stimp, which is dissapointing for a high end course. Way too many blind tee shots and blind approach shots, thats just in the first 6 holes! If you are a good player, plan on adding 6-10 shots to your average score. If you are a high handicapper I cant see you having any "fun" at this course. Then tack on the $235 greens fees and chances are you wont play it a second time. I know I wont! Oh by the way greens fees drop @ 3:00pm, to $150 or so, thats when the cart girls day ends as well! Thanks for nothing on a 90* day. Major dissapointment...
Typical Pete Dye golf course. The landing areas narrow as you get closer to the hole, there arent many even lies, and there are hazards in the middle of the fairway at times. But the views are incredible. Just a stunning course visually. Lots of picturesque holes. But as I have come to expect from Pete Dye most of the visual stimuli were man-made. I didnt play the tips as the slope was a 150. I havent seen a course with a rating like that in a long time. But it makes sense because you could hit the middle of a fairway and either be in a hazard or have an awkward lie. And everyone who has mentioned it is right, the driving range is a joke. Its short and they use limited flight golf balls. Its just sad really. The putting green is a little small too. But the chipping/bunker area was great. Overall one of the toughest and most beautiful courses I have played but not at all worth what they charge here.
I can only the echo the sentiments of many-- this course is one of the absolute finest I have ever played. The maintenance of the fairways is world-class. Further, the course is quite challenging and the hole placements also force me to improve my game in a new way each round I play. I found the staff to be courteous and helpful, often going out of their way to explain hole placements, tips, follow-up advice, etc. What I love most, however, is the relaxed atmosphere. Just a short drive from the city, Pound Ridge offers a peaceful setting in which one can come and enjoy a challenging game of golf for a reasonable cost, considering the many amenities. Anytime I have the opportunity, I will return here to play a round. I am incredibly excited to have discovered this gem. In closing, the post-round meal at the cafe only further reinforced my satisfaction with Pound Ridge.
The course is built on a beautiful setting, has a very friendly and helpful staff. Pound Ridge never fails to disappoint. After your first round you most likely will wonder how you scored so high. It takes a couple of rounds to understand the best landing zones and the green complexes. Its a far cry from the usual NY public courses due to its length. Choosing the right tee box is a must, as it is definitely a shot makers course and teeing off from the correct handicap (tee boxes are assigned by handicap and is worth sticking to) means youll lose less balls. Once youve learnt the nuances of the track, it becomes very enjoyable. The final stretch of holes are monsters, especially when its windy. Pace of play is usually very good, which keeps me coming back.
A Private User
Excellent course and convenient to NYC and surrounding area! Played Pound Ridge for the first time this fall. The course is less than an hour drive from Manhattan and minutes from Stamford/Greenwich. Check-in was fast and simple. The off-season rate after 2 p.m. ($100) was very reasonable to play Pete Dyes only course in New York. The greens fee included free range balls and souvenir yardage book. As for the course, it was in great condition and pace-of-play was smooth. No doubt the course is difficult but fun, reasonable and rewarding by playing the appropriate tee. The first hole gives suggestions on which one to play based on your handicap/skill level. Would highly recommend avid golfers of all abilities to play this course!
This is an exceptional golf course. Very unusual in the NY metro region, in particular, to find a course of this quality that is public. In addition to the conditioning and maintenance, which are to high standard, the Pete Dye layout adapts well to players of different skills. Use the tees that you should, based on handicap, and avoiding ego, and this course is a great time. If it is golf you are seeking, rather than a clubhouse (still a temporary facility -- albeit a very nice one), this is hard to beat around NYC. And, the staff was very friendly and helpful. A great outing. Have returned multiple times and plan to do so many more.
A Private User
This is OK golf course, however it doesnt deserve of more than $ 200 per round. At first it looks not perfect. Even though Pete Dye tried to make a beautiful course, it really short of territory to be nice enough to be perfect. It doesnt smell the very natural comfortableness and feels like very artificial. Especially the owner looks very arrogant and never allow any consideration of their condition with their super expensive fees. With one word, it only deserving with very rich golfer who doesnt know golf itself and other competitor courses. Dont try this if you want to keep your love for golf.
A Private User
Dont go here! The staff, especially the manager, are incredibly rude. They dont care about the golfers, only about getting their exorbitant greens fees. The course is OK but the service is awful and the clubhouse is a trailer. There are plenty of better courses where the staff actually are glad to have your business, stay away from this place, you will be disappointed.
I have played probably over 1000 different golf courses over the past 50 years and without a doubt my favorite. WELL worth the extra money for greens fees. A must play. Staff is great and friendly. Course is MAGNIFICENT and well designed. 10 stars for sure again well worth the money..
A Private User
I played Pound Ridge this past weekend and had a great time. It was the most challenging course Ive ever played but also the most beautiful course Ive ever played. My favorite hole is the par 3 15th. Clubhouse staff was friendly and helpful. Try the Mahi Mahi Sandwich.
Played with my brothers, we enjoyed it greatly. Beautiful course with a lot of topography, and its fun to play the ground--not enough American courses do that. Love the green complex on #16. Bring your A game, because its a tough one!
I got to played early in the season and the golf course was in great shape despite the rough winter. Its a visually intimidating and beautiful course that demands your focus at all times. Ill definitely will be going back again.