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95 Reviews (95)
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3 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.3
Value
3.5
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.5
83.3%
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75 out of 95 reviews
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4.5
12 Reviews (12)
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Conditions
4.8
Value
3.8
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.7
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4.3
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5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
3.4
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7165 yards
Slope 150
Rating 76.0
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Pound Ridge Golf Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7165 yards 76.0 150
Oak 72 6773 yards 74.2 147
Granite 72 6261 yards 71.2 142
Granite (W) 72 6261 yards 76.6 147
Sand 72 5683 yards 68.5 134
Sand (W) 72 5683 yards 73.4 137
Pine 72 5151 yards 65.8 124
Pine (W) 72 5151 yards 69.9 128
Scorecard for Pound Ridge
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 76.0/150 453 485 412 169 317 216 509 422 573 3556 404 206 412 480 426 174 570 460 477 3609 7165
Oak M: 74.2/147 415 451 398 161 309 189 501 400 548 3372 378 198 384 466 401 151 523 446 454 3401 6773
Granite M: 71.2/142 W: 76.6/147 380 413 369 139 290 162 480 374 521 3128 340 181 337 448 379 144 493 396 415 3133 6261
Sand M: 68.5/134 W: 73.4/137 354 371 319 119 263 155 429 355 513 2878 315 143 291 418 307 129 449 379 374 2805 5683
Pine M: 65.8/124 W: 69.9/128 317 338 295 108 252 127 407 324 468 2636 284 136 249 389 306 124 405 299 321 2513 5149
Handicap 7 1 5 15 17 13 11 3 9 12 8 10 16 6 18 14 4 2
Par 4 4 4 3 4 3 5 4 5 36 4 3 4 5 4 3 5 4 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 2008
Fairways Bluegrass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 12/01
Architect Pete Dye (2008) Perry Dye (2008)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire is required and must be worn at all times.

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Reviews

4.3
95 Reviews (95)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 8
Patio Dining 6
Course Challenges Include:
Forced Carries 22
Undulating Greens 21
Bunkers 20
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 16
A Weekend Splurge 15
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 12
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 12
In the 'Burbs 10
Convenient to the City 9

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

A Must Play Course

Went on afternoon of July 4 and course was wide open. Free range balls and nice putting and chipping areas. There are five tee boxes to play from, and on the first tee signage suggests which tee box based on your handicap. The course is very challenging. Fairways are tight and undulating. The rough is actually penalizing. The biggest challenge, by far, are the rolling, lightning fast greens. The back nine features at least three holes where you need to carry drives over waste areas ending in rock walls. Even more intimidating is a par 5 on the back with a monolithic rock dead center. Near the end is a tricky par 3 with a long narrow putting green protected by waste areas in front and rocks behind the green. Lots of water coming into play. A great experience and looking forward to another shot at it. Staff is very friendly. My one suggestion would be to differentiate the tee markers with brighter colors.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

First time at Pound ridge

Beautiful golf course. Well maintained. Staff was helpful.

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

Best in the area...but!

This was my third round at Pound Ridge. The first time I have played it with my 15 year old son. His jaw hit the ground when we pulled up just seeing the beautifully manicured grounds.

Pound Ridge is unique as it is the only public course in this area that could easily be confused with a private club. I would have given it 5 stars if not for 2 items that I find consistently annoying:

1. Beware of going out without a foresome. I don’t know what it is about this course that attracts rude and inconsiderate players.

2. I booked a hot time. Despite the fact that it was wide open (literally 20 straight open tee times), the GM made us wait for our time. Who’s it going to hurt Mr GM?

All in all, I highly recommend this course for anyone who can afford the fees. Just try and fill your group to avoid the inevitable single (20 handicapper) who wants to experience the course from well back!

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

A Special Value and Course

Fantastic conditions and course. Expensive but worth the splurge. New equipment this year for their greens (they had just used when I played) which makes them immediately firmer and faster.
Also removed a lot of trees to get more air circulation and sun in. I know conditions were hard for everyone in the northeast last year with the rain. This will help a lot. They’re rolling great unlike some others that are still wet and soft all the time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Home of the 5 hour round

Do waste your going in the afternoon. There was a group on the tee on almost every hole. Staff leaves at 4 pm. Not worth the hour ride and 150 dollars.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Championship course with slow greens

I could not say anything bad about the course but the greens were extremely slow for a course what reminded me over some of the nicest country clubs I have had the honor to play! Staff was amazing, very busy so was held up on a few holes but still got it in around 4 hours!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

A very enjoyable round on a challenging course

Earlier comments about course condition and staff friendliness had me thinking about my choice, but I was very happy to see a course in fantastic shape and the staff absolutely professional, attentive and welcoming. I struggled with some brutal thick rough on some holes (even losing a couple of balls in the rough) but was told it will be cut back a bit. The layout demands target golf on some holes and very rewarding if successfully navigated.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Conditions could have been better

It could have been because of all the rain but the greens were bumpy, slow and not in their usual condition. Many of the t-boxes were in poor condition. Again all of this could be because of all the rain we have had but the course was not in its usual good condition. Hopefully this will improve into the fall. I will play here again.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Great layout. Some greens have mud. HORRIBLE STAFF

Course itself was great. Challenging, beautiful, risk reward golf at its finest. Gotta keep it straight or bring a lot of balls. I hope management sees this please fire your whole staff working outside. Kindness goes a long way we are customers and get some real range balls. I will not be back solely because of how the larger older man treated me while I was there. Absolutely unacceptable

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Perfect except the greens

Pound Ridge is about an hour north of the city and is the only Pete Dye course available in the area; it's easily a top 5 NY public course.

It truly lives up to the difficulty hype w/ Dye's signature undulation and meticulously planned challenges. Heck, even distance becomes a factor at times where a handful of holes require carrying 210+ (when hitting from 6700yd Oak tees... ) which is arguably too penal for amateurs . Most holes are narrow and many holes are stacked right next to each other. Facilities are top notch and you truly get what you pay for. The only blemish is that their greens are in terrible condition... some worse than your local munis. Some greens arguably need to be completely redone.

Overall, Pound Ridge is a wonderful course that I'd return to for a special occasion. However, due to the higher cost and bad green conditions, it's hard to recommend as a regular weekend course.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Great layout Poor conditions

Love the layout every hole is unique but greens were very chewed up and bumpy. In there defense there has been a lot of rain and course was very wet . payed $120 with a hot deal but if i paid there regular price i would have been very upset.I will play course again but not for$ 240.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
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Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Diamond in the rough

It is well off the beaten path but worth the drive. The course is quintessential Pete Dye design which I adore. The staff needs work on customer service. I mean when a bag drop guy steals your pro v1 and laughs about it when you confront him and doesn’t return it then the round starts off sour. Also not accommodating in any fashion with the attitude that he didn’t want to be there in the heat. The course nevertheless is a fun and interesting layout that I enjoyed.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented On 08/13/2018

Do you know how many new golf balls the outside staff comes across from balls being left in carts at the end of a round and otherwise?

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Fast green

Excellent course conditions. Very fast green n very friendly staffs

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
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

Great course

Excellent course in top condition. The views and setup of the holes are excellent, and it is a good challenge throughout.
The only negative is that the cost is high - $150 per and $230 per on weekend mornings. The deal on GolfNow was a bit better. This course is very worth playing, but selectively relative to the cost structure.

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