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4.7
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.5
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4.7
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Layout
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Pace
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Links
Par 72
Length 6954 yards
Slope 137
Rating 73.3
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The Links at Union Vale
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 6954 yards 73.3 137
Blue 72 6646 yards 72.1 132
White 72 6216 yards 70.0 125
White (W) 72 6216 yards 75.8 136
Gold 72 5740 yards 67.8 121
Gold (W) 72 5740 yards 72.9 134
Red 72 5257 yards 65.8 116
Red (W) 72 5257 yards 69.9 125
Scorecard for The Links At Union Vale
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Championship M: 73.3/137 421 504 221 385 381 375 198 507 364 3356 170 400 169 307 603 460 451 428 610 3598 6954
Blue M: 72.1/132 407 491 202 373 367 364 180 472 351 3207 150 386 159 295 587 448 440 401 573 3439 6646
White M: 70.0/125 W: 75.8/136 387 465 171 347 321 342 156 446 331 2966 133 365 153 278 572 416 402 379 552 3250 6216
Gold M: 67.8/121 W: 72.9/134 376 455 163 332 310 312 144 432 321 2845 130 355 128 264 451 330 345 370 522 2895 5740
Red M: 65.8/116 W: 69.9/125 338 413 137 290 260 260 144 432 287 2561 115 301 121 245 451 326 341 325 471 2696 5257
Handicap 2 4 18 16 8 14 12 6 10 15 9 13 17 1 11 5 7 3
Par 4 5 3 4 4 4 3 5 4 36 3 4 3 4 5 4 4 4 5 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 2000
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Architect Doug Smith (2000) Stephen Kay (2000)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Casual/dress trousers, skirts. Shirts must have collars&sleeves. Shorts must be of Bermuda length. No tank tops, tee shirts/cut-offs.

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Reviews

4.7
55 Reviews (55)
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Handicap 5-9
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
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5.0
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Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Best course in the area.

The Links is an outstanding course, particularly if you enjoy links style golf. The course is in great shape, the holes are in great variety, and the staff and facilities are first rate.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Great friendly staff course a good links layout and a very good club house for food and drink I’ve played there a number of times

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great round of golf

Course in fantastic condition considering the amount of rain we have had. Would have preferred it wasn’t cart path only though. 90 degrees could have passed. Greens really fast. All in all a great late October round of golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

always a pleasure.....

This is my favorite course to play within a 100 mile radius of my home.....
Course is always well maintained and the staff couldn't be better....
It is always a pleasure to visit The Links....

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

AMAZING GOLF DAY

Played there before. Decided to use the Holiday to play golf. It was cool and rainy but course was in great shape Greens were fantastic. Fairways were perfect. Best part we had course to ourselves and finished in 3 hrs

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Beautiful course

The course truly feels like it's in Ireland. Very green hills surround the course with beautiful views and the course layout incorporates rolling, but subtle hills. It was well-manicured and the staff were very friendly. Rangers patrolled to keep the pace but we had no problems. We finished our round in 4 hours on a Friday morning. The only advisory is that the greens were lightning fast - a slight tap and the ball rolled 20 yards. And the greens had a fair number of bare spots, too. It was disappointing that the golf carts did not have GPS - but I was happy that my little GolfBuddy GPS recognized it so we weren't completely blind.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Value

Great course nice people great facilities
Love this place must play every year!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Well maintained

Given all the rain we’ve had recently, the course was playing extremely well. It’s a challenging tract, and the fact that all the greens were aerated made them largely unputtable. I would have appreciated knowing in advance that all the greens had recently been aerated.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

You’ll never find a public golf course that comes close.

I dare you to find a public golf course that can compare with The Links at Union Vale. And please don’t say Centennial because it’s not even close.

Most true seasoned golfers prioritize greatness in a golf course by its design and layout, and how the designers are able to use the land naturally to accomplish their goals set down in writing by architects. The Links is truly a Great golf course design and the crew has continuously outdone themselves by improving conditions every year. The golf course is in championship shape and with impeccably true greens rolling at around 12 on the stimpmeter, they could easily meet the standards set by many of Westchester and the Husdon Valley’s exclusive private country clubs. Oh, and did I mention my prime time early morning round cost 60 dollars? Yea. . .

So if you’re looking for a truly marvelous golf experience that won’t break the bank, look no further and take a ride over to the Links at Union Vale and see for yourself.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The Links holds up!

Considering the heavy rains of the last week or so the course was in great shape. A few spots were soggy but the ‘carts path only’ rule prevented any damage. Always a treat to play. The staff was very friendly and professional. The food was very good as well. Great atmosphere.
As always cart path only will slow the pace of play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging links courde

Pleasantly challenging links course despite the torrential rains of the previous days. Excellent condition, friendly staff, excellent restaurant with a feel for the Irish pub experience

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Don't play here on the weekend

Don't play this course on the weekend. The pace of play is torture!!! 5 1/2 hours to play 15 holes and we quit! Ranger was out on the course but did nothing to speed up play. At one point there were 5 foursomes waiting on 1 hole. Numerous calls to clubhouse by several groups to no avail.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow play and no marshals.

I have played this course many times but I’m not sure I will hurry back. When it’s 95 degrees and you have no shade on the course one would think they would be interested in keeping the pace of play up. Well there was no marshals at all and when I called to complain the pro shop said they were short staffed and weren’t sure they could get someone out. I’m sorry but for the price they charge this is not an acceptable excuse. It’s a beautiful course and it’s in nice condition but pace of play makes it hard to recommend it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful Course in Dutchess County

I play this course every time I’m in the area, the conditions were outstanding this year. The views are awesome, the staff are friendly and the new carts are quite comfortable. Would highly recommend !

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course layout and conditions

Great layout w a mix of easy and challenging holes. Greens were great and fast

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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