Casperkill Golf Club

4.1152235294 4.1 stars from 5 (116)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6690 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 72.4
  • Layout

  • 2320 South Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601,
  • (845) 463-0900
  • (845) 463-3620
  • casperkillgolf.com

Year built: 1944
Architect(s): Robert Trent Jones, Sr. (1944), Robert Trent Jones, Sr. (1985), Stephen Kay (1988)
Type: Public
Golf Season: Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/30

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirts are required. No denim pants/shorts.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6690 yards 72.4 130
White 72 6153 yards 69.9 125
Gold (W) 72 5423 yards N/A N/A
Red (W) 72 4873 yards 67.9 117

Casperkill Golf Club in Poughkeepsie is situated in the heart of the Hudson River Highlands, surrounded by acres of lush, rolling countryside. The course wanders through stands of towering oak trees and circles a few tranquil ponds before moving along the banks of its namesake creek. The gently rolling hills provide the course with elevated tees and terraced greens. Robert Trent Jones designed the golf course in 1944. He created a traditional layout that fully utilizes all of the features of the scenic terrain. The course finishes with a player-friendly hole that offers a great opportunity for a birdie. There is a bunker in front of the green but if played smartly as a three-shot hole, golfers will be generously rewarded. In addition to the golf course, Casperkill also offers a driving range with multiple target greens and a large practice putting green with a chipping and bunker area.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 116 Reviews
5 stars:
36
4 stars:
65
3 stars:
9
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

106 out of 114 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers locals wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers water hazards   Great for drinks patio dining  

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"Casperkill Golf Course"


Jmagpa's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in reasonable condition, however the greens had been aerated about a week before.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Casperkill Golf Club on 12/06/2017:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Casperkill Golf Club, and for the 3-stars. We hope that you enjoyed playing our golf course and we hope you will see improvements in the course conditions the next time you are with us. It looks like you had a smooth round and a friendly experience with our staff, so we are glad to see that. Thank you for recommending our golf course, in the New York area, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

"Old School"


BethpageBlack1's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Great RTJ Sr. layout, beautifully maintained. Greens were in pristine mid season form on the last weekend of October - outstanding. Tees and fairways neatly clipped, and the falling leaves were manageable. Kudo's to grounds keeping staff. Pace of play was 4 hours on a busy and perfect Saturday afternoon. Only hiccup was that the golf cart didn't make it past hole #1. We pushed it to the side, placed a quick phone call to the pro shop and strapped on the bags. Amazingly the staff had the replacement cart on the 2nd tee box for us before we finished sinking our putts on #1. What responsive and excellent service! Our group would love to play this course again and again. Thank you to Casperkill!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Second class treatment"


smalits's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/27/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Because we used a discount site to make/pay for round golf etiquette by course manager non existent. We were 40 minuets early and only another group went out to play we had to wait 30 minuets to tee off and told due to paying golf now discounted price. No other golfers showed within the 30min.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from Casperkill Golf Club on 11/15/2017:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review us, Casperkill Golf Club in New York. We're very sorry to hear you may have had a poor customer experience in regards to your interaction with our staff, and your feedback is greatly appreciated so we can improve your experience with us in the future. We hope you were still able to enjoy your round, and thank you for golfing with us. We hope to see you again soon.

Commented on 11/19/2017

If this course is run by Billy Casper Golf Inc then I'm not surprised to hear about the rude treatment. That company manages Hudson Hills in Westchester where after being a regular player like 3x per week staff stole my golf clubs & bag and then perjured themselves in court as well.They even offered to sell me a new replacement set at a :"discount"



u000002408650's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Traditional Course"


eman26's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Casperkill is in Old Time traditional Northeastern course with elevation changes tight Fairways and a nice variation of holes The the course was in great condition which it usually is, quick greens and tough pin placements. A challenge overall for any golfer but a worthwhile challenge to attempt. A nice course and a good test for any skill level


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Carts"


u000002408650's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/06/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Carts are old and not responsive when stepping on gas pedal. They should be replaced.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/19/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Worth it!"


u654556965's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

T Jones Sr. track, former IBM executive course. Course in fine shape.

Good test of golf. Happy to say I passed!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Never disappoints"


pplmvr's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Always in good condition . Great for every skill level.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Casperkill:More You Play, Improves Your Game"


rushdisiddiqui's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2017
Previously played Walked

Reviewed on

Having played Golf in a number of countries, found Casperkill to be challenging, esp back 9, and the more I play there, it actually improves my game. For those thinking about taking up Golf, suggest start at Casperkill. One request is to have awing on the driving range as afternoon/evening sun takes a toll with a large bucket of balls and difficult to see where shots going (esp after 5)!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great layout for golfers"


al52's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always liked this course, but on a day after a storm the course should let you know along with Golfnow that it is cart path only. I have trouble with my legs so knowing that before hand would have been a help in deciding to play this course. Also the last five holes had NO water and on an 85 degree day that needs to be available. Also it is too bad that off course amenities are poorly lacking. The clubhouse could have spectacular potential with the outside deck with a great view but seems like the whole thing is an after thought


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u000003526451's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Perfect conditions"


jets6958's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape, the weather was perfect. The staff was friendly and the pace of golf was good.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



JWeill's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Casperkill Golf Club on 09/05/2017:

Hello Justin, thank you for giving our course, Casperkill Golf Club, in the New York area, a three-star review. We are sorry to see that the pace of play when you played was slower than normal. But, we are happy to see that you found our course in great condition and that you enjoyed the course layout. Thank you for playing with us, and we hope to see you again soon.

"well kept."


jbf99's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Over all very well taken care of . The sand traps ? . The course has always been nice.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Paul8521441's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



u000007399335's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Will Play Again"


hacker04's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Casperkill is about an hour and a quarter away with the trip mostly highway. It is worth the occasional trip.

The course is hilly but riding helps. We appeared to be the only players on the course. No one ahead and no one behind. The weather was glorious; low humidity and 70s.

The layout is good. The course twists about with more than a few hills. All of the greens (except the putting green) were in excellent shape. A tad slow but the rolls were true. The fairways were neat and clean with most divots filled. Bunkers were in good shape.

We played in about 3.75 hours but that included a change in carts (gas). Both the carts we got were a tad balky and one seemed to die. I think there's a secret code to get them going.

We had lunch after the round. Service was prompt. The menu is limited (usual golf course items) but tasty.

The staff was accommodating and friendly. They helped with the golf cart transfer.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Worth every penny."


rockyback2ny's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Terrific layout, fun and challenging to play. If you get a golfnow hotdeal, GET IT!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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