Garrison Golf Club

3.8372882353 3.8 stars from 5 (187)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6497 yards
  • Slope: 134
  • Rating: 72.1
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Shirts must have collars and shorts must be of Bermuda length. Tank tops, tee shirts and jeans of any style or color are not permitted at any time.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 6497 yards 72.1 134
Middle 72 6170 yards 70.7 132
Forward 70 5041 yards 69.9 124

Although it's only an hour from New York City, the Garrison's secluded location nestled in the Hudson Highlands makes it feel much further. Perched 800 feet above the Hudson River, the 18-hole Garrison golf course offers panoramic views of the river and the surrounding mountains. As beautiful as the rolling hills are, they provide a challenging topography that will keep you from being distracted by the scenery. The rolling greens are flanked with bunkers and water. In addition to the uphill, downhill, and side hill lies, you can expect a few tough carries over deep ravines and stands of mature oaks along the fairways. The elevation changes are especially dramatic on the front nine while the back nine is a bit more open and forgiving, but you'll still need accuracy throughout the entire golf course.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.0 stars from 5
Value: 3.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 187 Reviews
5 stars:
47
4 stars:
101
3 stars:
26
2 stars:
8
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

168 out of 186 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs convenient to the city   Great for wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers locals   Challenges include elevation changes narrow fairways water hazards   Great for 19th hole scenic views drinks patio dining  

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"Serious Challenge"


ozzone47's avatar
Top 10 Contributor
New York Advisor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2017
Previously played Used cart

Reviewed on

This course will test your game. You must be long and straight. And then you get to the greens and they are tough to read. This is a must play for all masochists.

Beautiful views. Front 9 is all up and down. The back 9 is a little flatter, but then there is water in play on several holes.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Needs TLC"


Golfman17's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This place has a huge catering business. Oh and apparently they also have a golf course that they spend a little time on too! Rough is not difficult or penal so much as an afterthought. Drainage is so poor that even during a dry spell, the rough especially is spongy. The 2nd green needs a stick of dynamite; so few hole locations. Other holes on front side should be tweaked. Such a beautiful setting but the regulars I know there admit that management and the staff seem to let things go. It really wouldn't take much to make this place work. However the owners are using it as a cash cow for their catering/wedding hall business.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Beautiful Views"


Jared74's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Garrison is a hilly course. The views make the trip up there worth it. Some holes are challenging and some lack imagination. The front nine uses the landscape very well and the back nine seems more put together like pieces of a puzzle. That is not to say there aren't some nice holes on the back. The par 3's are beautiful. The greens could be misleading. I putted up near the hole and it stopped briefly, before making a 90 degree turn to the left and picked up speed and rolled right off the green. Length will help you on this course. It's a fun day out.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Garrison golf"


RMCGolf33's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course, the greens are tough.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fun"


Tod1004's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/02/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

Garrison is a beautiful setting and an enjoyable routing. The conditions are a little rustic (manicured conditions are not important everywhere) but not bad. A little pricey for amenities and conditions but the golf and setting make up for it. Worth the drive for our group. Be careful as #1,2,3 greens severely slope right to left.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"I'll be back...!"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great day of golf. Everything first-rate! I will return!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Garrison"


roryb7's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great pace of play. course in good shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful scenic views at every turn"


Deborah2045907's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was a nice challenging course with beautiful scenic views at every turn. Course had recently been aerated but in good condition otherwise. Great value ... Beautiful Views . Fun course to play . We will be back


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Spectacular Views"


DanielGustav's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2016
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course in a perfect Setting, right above the Hudson River and adjacent to West Point Military Academy. Holes are challenging, but always fair. Can't wait to return.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Sunday morn"


u000004956725's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were in poor shape and inconsistent in speed.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Lovely course"


howiethek's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Liked it so much, we played again. Back nine definitely easier than the front. Spectacular views of the Hudson River, across from West Point.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Dried out and hard as a rock"


tof2749's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

We usually love this course and its challenge. However today the course has suffered from the hot dry weather. Every shot, including the fairways and around the greens, felt like you were hitting off cement. NO one fixes their balls marks - come on people it's common courtesy. We will return - next year before the summer drought. People there could not be nicer and the views are spectacular.


I don't recommend this course


"Beautiful day"


blakerpar19's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love the lay out, great views of the Hudson on the back nine, where the course changes to links-style from tight park land. Greens in good condition-always amazed at how many people don't repair their ball marks.

Look fwd to going back soon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Garrison"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I always enjoy playing this course. Iti is a cut above the public courses in westchester and at a reasonable price.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Vistas"


johnny5bench's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I like this course. It is challenging and accuracy is needed. I thought the greens and fairways were in ok shape, I've played here when its been better but I still enjoy the course, and the views are terrific and the staff very friendly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"19th hole?"


pgrayson's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Everything about the round was good with the exception of the cafe/bar.

I was overcharged for a drink at the turn and extremely disappointed to find it closed at the end of my round...7:00 PM and was told by staff member that they close at 6. ???


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Views, Views, and Views"


dpauldine's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

Scenery and views were spectacular. But the course was tough - especially the front 9 - and signage was poor. We drove around aimlessly trying to find the 2nd Ladies Tee. The greens were very difficult especially because there were just aerated. From now on, we will ask about that because no one likes 3 putts when there could have been 2. We will return but after we play many more others out there.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Two different courses in one"


Ken6614917's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Pennsylvania Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The front nine is very tight with tree-lined Fairways. Distance and Power is not what you're looking for on the front. Accuracy is key. The Back 9 opens up and has many elevation changes on the entire course. Along with beautiful views of the Hudson River. Course conditions where in good to very good conditions, and the green were rolling true and quick. Except for the divots that no one repairs. It's definitely a very fun course to play and the next time I'm in the area I will definitely go back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"One of the best courses in the region - worth the trip!"


rockyback2ny's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I had a 2pm tee time, got there early and was told to go off any time I'm ready. I played alone and finished in 3 1/2 hours! The course is gorgeous, through the woods on the first 9, and like playing in Florida (except for the Hudson River Views) on the back 9.

Also, about 5 miles south is The Stadium restaurant, with one of the foremost sports memorabilia collections on the planet. Great for a 19th hole!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great round"


Anderson6174039's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Garrison is a wonderful public course.

Challenging layout with lots of blind landing areas from the the tee box. Greens and bunkers are well kept.

The signature 2nd hole view from the tee is unforgettable.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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