Beekman Country Club - Valley/Taconic
The 27 holes at Beekman Country Club enjoy a serene mountain setting nestled within the foothills of the Berkshires, just as they rise from the Hudson Valley. The golf course is divided into three nines: the Valley, Taconic, and Highland; that are played in three different 18-hole combinations. The Valley/Taconic course offers both scenery and challenges. The Valley nine tumbles across rolling terrain and its sixth hole is home to one of the country's largest oak trees. The Taconic nine is the most difficult of the three. It is just as scenic as the other two nines but you can't let that distract you. Accuracy is needed to maneuver the tight fairways. There are also several tricky water hazards throughout the golf course, most notably protecting the front of the green on Taconic's sixth hole.
|White (W)||71||6092 yards||74.1||128|
|Red (W)||71||5168 yards||69.4||118|
|Blue M: 71.8/124||395||480||350||205||460||499||200||440||195||3224||168||454||413||165||430||530||340||380||391||3271||6495|
|White M: 69.9/121 W: 74.9/125||365||465||330||180||450||460||175||415||173||3013||161||446||384||160||421||465||313||348||381||3079||6092|
|Gold M: 65.8/115||300||405||236||155||409||444||145||325||149||2568||160||410||365||155||386||399||285||330||275||2765||5333|
|Red M: 64.8/110 W: 69.9/117||300||399||229||140||405||439||140||294||139||2485||154||399||356||155||366||387||275||322||269||2683||5168|
|Junior M: 54.9/99 W: 55.7/106||165||155||229||135||265||243||140||164||98||1594||154||145||245||150||235||75||155||185||174||1518||3112|
Incompetent golf course management. This course has always had issues with how they manage tee times, pace of play and how they send groups out at the turn. I figured I would give them another chance. Huge mistake!!! I will never play here again. The starter sends us out on the Valley 9 and I look up there and see three groups backed up on the tee box. I look over at Highland and it’s wide open. I ask the starter if we can go out on Highland and he says, “absolutely not”, kind of rudely I might add. So we go to the Valley and it’s a stop and go nightmare the entire nine. The group in front of us were holding up the entire course and there were 2 1/2 holes open in front of them. Of course we didn’t see a Ranger out there once, so it was just further confirmation that the course could not care less about pace of play. We stopped at the clubhouse at the turn to grab something quick, but it took 40 minutes to get out of there. When we went back to the starter (different starter than morning) to play the back nine, we were paired up with another group and sent up to the Taconic nine. Highland was wide open again. We drive up to the Taconic and it was backed up with 3 groups, all of whom were complaining about the backup. We decided to return the cart and go home. It really is unbelievable that Beekman can’t figure out how to send groups out and make the turn without a huge bottleneck. It’s not rocket science guys. Go to some seminars and learn how to do it.
Good round, courses in very good shape!
Beekman is a nice place to play. The courses are in good condition and it’s just challenging enough for an intermediate golfer like myself.
Staff is helpful. Course is maintained well. Pace of play is slow unfortunately.
A Pleasant day on the golf course.
Registration was seamless and teed off a bit early. Course was in good shape and the round moved along at a good pace. Overall a nice experience.
Course conditions were great
I was surprised at how good the course conditions were today. The greens were in excellent shape. Ball rolled nicely. It rained hard, but the course drained quickly.
Short but challenging
Was surprised that the length from the tips are just under 6500 yards, but don't let that fool you. Definitely requires shot- making skills on many holes. The length may be short, but the greens are very challenging. Miss the green and you will test your short game skills. Heavy rough in and around these small greens with undulations. Many of the greens will fool you if you're not familiar. Hitting it past the pins coming in on approach will ruin you on many holes. Best advice: play smart, get your yardage correct and don't underestimate the course due to length; the greens make up for lack of length- especially on the par 5's which are short for the most part. Greens are true. Don't bounce the balls close to pin. Requires more finesse than going right at on short shots. Ball doesn't spin as much and greens are super tricky. These small greens will challenge you. Great place overall!
Course in good condition
Greens were in great shape, as was the entire course.
COURSE IS IN GREAT SHAPE, BIG DIFFERENT FROM A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO. WOULD PLAY IT AGAIN. ML
Overall great place to go staff is friendly carts are very nice love the 3 9hole courses I suggest the highlands definitely my favorite
All the area Golf courses are saturated, they have been like this since October and it's only getting worse.
Beekman had a strict cart path only policy when we played. With the soaking conditions, the course played at a good rate. The starter was managing the players going out on 1 and which nine the players coming in for their second nine, he was doing a really good job.
Even with the wet conditions we enjoyed our round.
Great value for the $$
Course was decent. We've had a lot of rain lately, so it was cart path's only. It was wet in spots, but to be expected. I always enjoy playing golf at Beekman. Nice views of the mountains too.
If you like 5hr rounds...this is for you!
I’m a local, been playing Beekman for years. Pace of play was always a little slow on the weekends but since their new “membership” deal which they ran for months, the place is PACKED even mid week. Played 18, mid week, at 11am and played the first 9 in 2h45, back 9 wasn’t much better at 2h30...other than that the course was in decent shape, staff is great.
Good course for beginner to amateurs. Need to maintenance tee boxes and greens. Cam be a good value for the area when hot deal. Fairways are a little rough as well as the tee boxes on most holes.
Great course and conditions. Always maintained well, and a great value.
Nice Day On The Course
Our round went off at scheduled T Time. Staff is friendly and helpful. Course conditions were good. Only complaint is that this course has 27 holes and signage to direct you on each of the courses could be improved. A nice touch after your round is that you can drive the cart onto the parking lot and unload your clubs.
course just opened and in excellent condition for starting. Having 27 holes allows for keeping pace of play moving. Highly recommend trying it. Very close to Taconic Highway for access.