Pete Dye’s Modern Marvel in Westchester County in Elite Company
Pound Ridge Golf Club has done it again, ranking in the top 10 in “Golfweek’s Best: State-by-State Courses You Can Play” for the seventh straight year.
The Westchester County daily fee course, rated No. 8 on the magazine’s annual list, is once again in elite company alongside PGA TOUR venues and world famous courses including Bethpage Black, Turning Stone Resort and Leatherstocking at Cooperstown. Pound Ridge debuted at No. 11 in 2009, a year after opening, and has steadily evolved into a course appreciated by a wide swath of players.
“We are extremely honored by the Golfweek recognition and delighted with the way the course has matured and come into its own over the past decade,” says Ken Wang, owner of Pound Ridge. “Mr. Dye’s unwavering attention to shot values, proper tee box placement, and overall strategy, coupled with our staff’s commitment to conditioning and service has us well-positioned for the future.”
Golfweek's esteemed ranking panel consists of 675 voters from seven countries who rely on 10 criteria to rate a golf course, including overall land plan, variety and memorability of golf holes, conditioning and ecology, and the "Walk in the park test," which rates the sense of the course as worthy of spending four hours on it. The number of courses per state varies based on course supply, population and level of play; and the Golfweek rankings include daily-fee layouts and golf courses accessible via resorts.
Pound Ridge is quintessential Dye, exhibiting all the qualities for which the World Golf Hall-of-Famer is renowned: dramatic, beautiful, rhythmic, challenging, deceptive and subtle. Its strategic blend of challenging driving holes and intriguing risk/reward approach shots is set against a backdrop of rolling hills and thick strands of towering hardwood trees, dotted with dramatic boulders and rock outcroppings.
Read about Pound Ridge in WestchesterMagazine.com