Putnam County Golf Course

4.1620235294 4.2 stars from 5 (176)
  • 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 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 176 Reviews
5 stars:
38
4 stars:
106
3 stars:
18
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
7

recommend this course

154 out of 173 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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Reviews


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robbstarr's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Putnam"


gm320's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2018
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Reviewed on

Good layout with plenty of challenging holes.

Friendly staff.

I am a 18 handicap player


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



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/01/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"This course is challenging with tricky greens"


u000005081936's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/27/2018
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You can’t beat the value of Golf Now’s rate. Unfortunately the greens had recently been aerated and sanded so putting was a difficult task. The fairways were well maintained although the pollen was rampant which made it difficult to find the ball in the rough. One of the few courses that does not have carts equipped with GPS. I have played this course several times and will continue to play it as overalll I have enjoyed the course layout.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/27/2018
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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



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/27/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Putnam county golf course"


u6101773's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/22/2018
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Putnam county golf course Course was in good shape pace of play was horrible three hours to complete the front nine would not recommend playing on Friday took five hours to complete


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A classic"


bej7013's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2018
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Course is in great shape, greens are fast and firm.


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


"Pace yourself!"


NICKG57's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wow. This is a great course. First off just driving into the flag lined driveway you get a feeling you are someplace special. The staff that greets you are very friendly and accommodating. Nice clubhouse and pro shop. The front nine is wide open, the fairways and greens are in great condition.

You can usually play out of trouble pretty easily even if you hit into the tree line.

The back nine is a little different. You have to place your shots carefully on the sloping fairways and greens also water comes into play on the back. You will need a few rounds before you figure out the right shot to play, especially on the back nine. However with a little planning this will easily become a favorite course to play.

Looking forward to my next round.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Greens are fast and true."


Jimmy8769946's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2018
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Rough is long. Probably longer with the tain today. Fun course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000005452369's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/04/2018

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


"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


Commented on 06/04/2018

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


"Greens in great shape; Course is always fun to play; Holiday weekend pace of play slower than usual"


chuckm2003's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is always fun to play; open and somewhat forgiving. Greens and fairways in great shape; however the rough was cut deep with the odd ball "disappearing" in plain site. I play this course often and find it excellent value for money, always in good condition with a friendly and engaging staff. As far as public courses go, this one is well maintained and in good shape. Played on the Friday before Memorial Day, great weather but an unusually slow pace of play leading to an almost 5 hour round. Generally during the week, the pace of play is good to excellent. If in the area I recommend Putnam as a friendly place to play.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/04/2018

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave a four star review of Putnam County Golf Course. We are happy that you enjoyed your round and apologize for the slow pace. We hope to see you again soon! - Alexa of appliedgolf management at Putnam County Golf 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


Commented on 06/04/2018

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


"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


Commented on 06/04/2018

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave a four star review of Putnam County Golf Course. We are happy to hear that you had an enjoyable day on the greens. We hope to see you again soon! - Alexa of appliedgolf management at Putnam County Golf 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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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


Commented on 06/04/2018

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



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


Commented on 06/04/2018

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


"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


Commented on 06/04/2018

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave a four star review of Putnam County Golf Course. We are glad that you enjoyed your time and we cannot wait to see you again soon! - Alexa of appliedgolf management at Putnam County Golf 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


Commented on 06/04/2018

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



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