Pound Ridge Golf Club, New York’s only Pete Dye-designed course and the luxurious Delamar Greenwich Harbor hotel, are offering golfers a stay-and-play package. Located 40 miles north of Manhattan, the golf club is offering guess tee time booking via concierge or hotel staff and transportation options (from shuttles to rental cars and limousines). The stay and play golf package starts on May 1st, although the Pound Ridge Golf Club is now open to the public for the 2014 season.
“Given the winter we’ve had in the Northeast, golfers are eager to get back out on the course,” says Pound Ridge Golf Club general manager Todd Leavenworth. “This package is perfect for those on a business trip to New York City, or leisure travelers collecting world-class golf courses and hotels.”
Opened in 2008, Pound Ridge Golf Club is the only course in New York designed by the legendary Pete Dye. Located in Westchester County, the course, which GOLF Magazine ranked “No. 1 U.S. Open Worthy Public Course, 2012”, is just under an hour north of New York City and less than 15 minutes from Stamford and Greenwich, Connecticut. Pound Ridge 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 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 frames the site’s thick strands of hardwoods, wetlands and rolling terrain. Contoured fairways wind through forests, and fescue mounds lead to open meadows with picturesque green complexes.
Pound Ridge Golf Club plays to a par-72, has five sets of tees and measures 7,165 yards. It boasts a practice range, short game area and putting green. The property is home to many 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” –flanked on the right by a large rock outcropping that protrudes into the elongated, 9,000-square-foot green.
The Delamar Greenwich Harbor (see photo below) is a luxury hotel that features 82 deluxe rooms and suites with 500-feet of waterfront and private docks. Designed to evoke old world charm, it houses a full service spa with services and treatments by the luxury brands Biologique Recherche and Valmont, and an award-winning restaurant and bar, L’escale. Wrought iron balconies, marble bathrooms and working fireplaces grace the guest rooms of this Mediterranean-inspired “inn.”
Starting on May 1st, the package will be offered seven days a week and includes one round of golf. Rates start at $515 (single-occupancy) and $710 (double-occupancy). It is loaded with added value, including:
• Golf shoe and club rental
• 10% off all golf shop merchandise at Pound Ridge Golf Club
• Continental breakfast served in the Delamar lobby
• A bottle of champagne/wine delivered to the room
• 10% off a Sports Massage at the Spa at Delamar
Photos courtesy of Pound Ridge Golf Club and Delamar Greenwich Harbor