POUND RIDGE, N.Y. – Adding to its growing canon of accolades, Pound Ridge Golf Club has been ranked No. 6 on GOLF Magazine's list of Best Public Courses in New York state.
It’s the course’s second Top 10 ranking among major golf publications and it places Pound Ridge in the upper echelon of the state’s almost 600 public golf facilities. The magazine also recognized Pound Ridge as the No. 2 New York City-area course, behind only the vaunted Bethpage Black, host venue for the 2009 U.S. Open. GOLF Magazine’s ratings panel included editorial staff and well-traveled golf industry sources.
“We are honored to be recognized by GOLF Magazine, which places a premium on its golf travel and architecture reporting,” said Ken Wang, Pound Ridge Golf Club’s owner. “This speaks to the course’s maturation, and the premier service and conditioning golfers can expect when playing here.”
Opened in 2008, Pound Ridge Golf Club is the only course in New York designed by the renowned golf course architect Pete Dye. Crafted by Dye, his son Perry, and longtime Dye construction manager/lead shaper Michael Langkau, the club is a full bentgrass facility, hewn from 172 acres of cliffs, streams and wooded hills with an array of rock formations and boulders that were left on-site. The course plays to a par-72 and houses five sets of tees and measures 7,165 yards. It features a practice range, short-game area and putting green.
The course’s 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
- “No. 1 New York City Area Golf Course, 2010” – AskMen.com
- “America’s Best New Courses, 2009” – Golf Digest
- “Top 10 You Can Play, No. 2, 2008” – GOLF Magazine
- “Best New Courses, 2008” – LINKS Magazine
- “America’s Best New Courses, 2008” – Golfweek
For more information about the club, visit www.PoundRidgeGolf.com, or call 914-764-5771.