Putnam County Golf Course

3.9951411765 4.0 stars from 5 (163)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6804 yards
  • Slope: 129
  • Rating: 73.3
  • Layout

  • 187 Hill Street , Mahopac, NY 10541, Putnam County
  • (845) 808-1880, (845) 628-4200
  • (845) 628-3491
  • www.putnamcountygc.com

Year built: 1959
Type: Public
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Rye Grass
Golf Season: Open: 3/15 Closed: 12/15

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

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: Soft spikes only
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6804 yards 73.3 129
White 71 6365 yards 71.2 127
Gold 71 5913 yards 69.3 121
Red (W) 72 5789 yards 72.6 122

Nestled in the Lower Hudson Valley, Putnam County Golf Course enjoys a scenic location amid rolling hills yet it’s not too far from the city. Formerly known as Putnam National, the club was originally opened as a private club in 1959, it opened to the public when it was bought by the county in 2004 but it continues to offer the quality and amenities of a private country club. The golf course has front and back nines that are completely different from one another so be prepared to use all the clubs in your bag. Water hazards only come into play on two holes but don’t let that fool you, this course is formidable even for avid golfers. Putnam County Golf Course's final four holes are an especially challenging stretch that will test you with everything from uphill lies to a slew of strategically placed bunkers.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 163 Reviews
5 stars:
30
4 stars:
101
3 stars:
18
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
7

recommend this course

141 out of 160 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs worth the drive   Great for locals advanced golfers walkers   Challenges include undulating greens elevation changes plays long   Great for drinks patio dining  

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"My 'HOME' course..."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I worked here as a teenager. It's in great shape. Weekend rounds can be marathons, but if you catch the right day, it's a great layout. Interesting mix of long and short - especially if you choose the longer tees - elevation changes and modest hazards. Contoured greens that are well established will challenge you after a fresh cut.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Sunny Day"


Joe4666223's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2018
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Reviewed on

Nice day. Not crowded for a sunny day. Keep that pace of play Mr. Ranger. Greens were rolling nice, and were holding.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good test of every club you carry"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2018
Previously played Walked Windy weather

Reviewed on

Played here many, many times a year. A good course for walkers, except for the par three uphill sixteenth. After walking the first fifteen holes, that uphill trek takes a bit of doing.

The course is in very good condition. Greens roll true. It's important to take a bit of time and get a good read. Good test of putting skills. Subtle [and some not so subtle] breaks can give for a three putt real easy if you don't pay attention . And the greens are faster than they appear to be.

Eighteen holes that require eighteen different strategies.

Everyone you'll come in contact with there is great.

Pace of play last round was very slow, but that round was the exception rather than the rule. Our two preceding foursomes were nice guys who may have just started playing recently so......they appreciated our patience.

All in all, this course makes for an enjoyable golf day.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Dutch038's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2018
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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



u1698190's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Good Muni"


trek3129's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

a very good mjuni. has both a challenging yet straight forward course. Well worth it. always go back several times a year.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great head start to opting season"


Slicer4771's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape first week open, it's a fun course to play. I'll be playing there many more times over the summer


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000002508228's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/07/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 11/10/2017

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave a four star review of Putnam County Golf Course. We hope to see you again soon! - Alexa of appliedgolf management at Putnam County Golf Course



Robert9553602's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2017
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Reviewed on

The course was in excellent condition. The greens were immaculate and well maintained.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 11/07/2017

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave a four star review of Putnam County Golf Course. We're happy that you enjoyed our excellent course conditions. We hope to see you again soon! - Alexa of appliedgolf management at Putnam County Golf Course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2017
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/30/2017

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave a FIVE star review of Putnam County Golf Course. We hope to see you again soon! - Alexa of appliedgolf management at Putnam County Golf Course



u000002930053's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2017
Previously played 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: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/30/2017

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave a FIVE star review of Putnam County Golf Course. We hope to see you again soon! - Alexa of appliedgolf management at Putnam County Golf Course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2017
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Reviewed on


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/16/2017

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave a four star review of Putnam County Golf Course. We hope to see you again soon! - Alexa of appliedgolf management at Putnam County Golf Course


"Course is challenging for all levels"


u000005081936's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2017
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Reviewed on

Last time I played course was 5 years ago. I was not disappointed. Tee boxes, fairways and greens were in great shape. Finished in just over 4 hours. No GPS but each tee box features a stone-like layout of the hole with suggestions on how best to play hole. I'll be back and won't wait 5 years to play it again!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/04/2017

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave a four star review of Putnam County Golf Course. We are glad to hear you had a good time and enjoyed the great shape of the course! We hope to see you again soon! - Alexa of appliedgolf management at Putnam County Golf Course



malaguit's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Twice a year
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2017
First time playing Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

love the course for a beginner I'm not an experience golfer but all I can say is that the place is beautiful


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


Commented on 10/04/2017

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave a four star review of Putnam County Golf Course. We are glad to hear you had a good time and enjoyed Putnam! We hope to see you again soon! - Alexa of appliedgolf management at Putnam County Golf Course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
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Reviewed on

Played early so pace was very good, course tends to play slow, conditions were very good except for water in a few traps, on the expensive side for a public course


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/07/2017

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave a four star review of Putnam County Golf Course. We are glad to hear you had a good time and enjoyed the conditions of the course! We hope to see you again soon! - Alexa of appliedgolf management at Putnam County Golf Course



u1698190's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

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


Commented on 09/05/2017

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave a FIVE star review of Putnam County Golf Course. We hope to see you again soon! - Alexa of appliedgolf management at Putnam County Golf Course



Mark1666019's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/05/2017

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave a FIVE star review of Putnam County Golf Course. We hope to see you again soon! - Alexa of appliedgolf management at Putnam County Golf Course


"Course i great shape"


jpurcel347's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Second time playing round with my Son. Fairways, greens are in great shape. Short rough makes it easy to find errant shots. Greens very challenging. will definitely play there again.


Pace of Play: Average

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


Commented on 08/16/2017

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave a four star review of Putnam County Golf Course. We are glad to hear you had a great time with your son and that our greens condition pleased you! We hope to see you again soon! - Alexa of appliedgolf management at Putnam County Golf Course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/07/2017

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave a four star review of Putnam County Golf Course. We hope to see you again soon! - Alexa of appliedgolf management at Putnam County Golf Course


"Expensive for the experience"


Rpalmer23's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
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Reviewed on

I've played here many times because it's so close. It's fairly pricy for what you get. For non residents it's almost $70 per round.

Generally the pace of play is very slow regardless of your tee time, your almost always waiting for a group ahead of your to shoot, and I have yet to see the rangers tell anyone they need to increase their pace. They just cream as many people as they can onto the course. Many people lack general golf etiquette, I've had people drive right out onto my fairway while my group is in the middle of teeing off, and take far too long to pick up or choose a club and shoot, with no regard for our group. Also pay attention because balls we'll get very close to you without warning, because the course is tight. And you may as well cover when you hear FORE because it can cine from anywhere.

The conditions are usually very nice and well groomed.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/08/2017

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of Putnam County Golf Course. We are glad that enjoy the course conditions as we dedicate tremendous resources to maintaining the golf course. However, we are sorry to hear you felt that way about your round and apologize for the unusual circumstance with waiting and the rangers. As we care deeply about our guests, we hope that you will give us another try. We will be addressing your comments with our staff so we believe you will notice improved conditions. - Alexa C. - appliedgolf management of Putnam County Golf Course



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