|Pound Ridge #4 photo courtesy of the course|
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 www.poundridgegolf.com.
“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 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.
Among many other books, Dave Donelson is the author of Weird Golf: 18 tales of fantastic, horrific, scientifically impossible, and morally reprehensible golf