Pound Ridge Golf Club

4.2455058824 4.2 stars from 5 (71)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7165 yards
  • Slope: 150
  • Rating: 76.0
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire is required and must be worn at all times.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.2 stars from 5
Value: 3.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 71 Reviews
5 stars:
30
4 stars:
26
3 stars:
7
2 stars:
6
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

55 out of 71 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs convenient to the city   Great for advanced golfers a weekend splurge wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include forced carries undulating greens bunkers   Great for drinks patio dining  

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"Top notch Daily fee course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A shot makers course. Great vistas. Can’t say enough about the overall golf experience.


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


"Good Course but Overpriced"


cmerce1986's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2018
First time playing Walked Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have been waiting to give this course a try and finally did when I saw a Hot Deal that made it somewhat reasonably priced. The staff was friendly and welcoming. Range balls are complimentary but the balls are limited flight and it was mats only. Range itself is only about 200 yards long. Yardage books are very detailed and complimentary as is the GPS in the cart.

The course itself was a very fun and challenging layout. Don't let your ego get the better of you - play from the correct tees so a good drive carries the trouble. Greens were smooth but slow for an upscale course. Also had a few spots that were patchy but the hole locations were usually away from these spots. There were a few foursomes in front of us and we played at a comfortable pace of just over four and a half hours.

Overall I had a great experience but I don't think the course is worth the sticker price - it should be priced $100-150 which is where the Hot Deals usually have it.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"One of the nicest courses in Southern New York State"


asylum92's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Thoroughly enjoyed the course and its challenges. Fortunately I played well and didn't have to deal with most of Pete Dye's difficult hazards. The staff was very friendly and helpful. If you want a treat, try this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Challenging layout and friendly staff"


tejsingh's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Fun course to play. I have played here 5 times, staff friendliness has impressed me every single time. Greens were a bit spotty. Overpriced course 150/100 is worth it not the 250/150 they charge now.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great Dye Design"


Yankeegolfer927's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/10/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Lots of Carries and blind shots off the tee. Need to trust the yardage guide and have faith in your shots. Off course amenities are sub-par for a $200 round but that should rectified in a few more years. Plenty of picturesque holes, be sure to play the proper tees otherwise the course will eat you alive.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Didn't meet expectations"


CLaw1185's avatar
Hartford Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Having heard and read great things about the course, I was excited about getting a change to play, but I left somewhat disappointed.

For the price, I was expecting top end, all the way around. The driving range disappointed, the staff friendliness wasn't the greatest and the course conditions while OK, weren't what I was expecting.

The layout is tough. There is little to no room for error on most tee and approach shots. Your tee shots are visually intimidating and present a lot of blind shots. If you are a sprayer of the ball, you will have a long and aggravating day. The greens weren't overly fast or difficult to read, but you pay a steep price if you're offline and trying to get up & down.

Overall, it was OK. I would enjoy playing the course again, but for the price, it's not worth it. I was expecting a top end experience and left disappointed. We did have lunch after the round however, and the food and service were great.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Very Difficult"


usgolfwu's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

One of the toughest courses I have played. As a 12 index and a few higher handicaps in the group we decided to play off Granite, which was certainly the right choice. This course is very tight with little room for error. There are a number of blind shots and forced carries (200+ yards). If you are a avid golfer with an index below 15 I would highly suggest playing this course if in the area. Be ready for a challenge!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Tough course"


u000005406068's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

This is an extremely difficult course with little room for error. Many blind shots and a couple of +200 yards carry. Fairways in good condition but tight. Unless you drive the ball straight and with purpose you are going to be in trouble. Almost 100 pct uneven lies. Greens were just punched but still rolled ok. A couple of them were too undulated. Scenery is magnificent. Unless you have a low hcp. Not enjoyable


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great layout. Great visual"


Stan6551940's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

Possibly the most visually stimulating golf course I've played. While it has a "temporary" club house it has all the amenities you need. Pete Dye at his best/worst. Instead of his signature rail road ties he ysed the boulders on site. Biews and unique carries. #13, a par5 has a carry of a boulder in the middle of the fairway. Some blind shots. Great place for a business meeting.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"STAFF OVERHAUL"


u000007662252's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Solid course overall. Definitely needs to be watered more and some of the holes need better signage. However, did not appreciate the staff members attitudes and hopefully soon they will be replaced by computers. Driving range is pretty sad as well. Fine to play once but see no need to play again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Not for the high handicapper"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

The course was in beautiful condition. It is a difficult. Tight fairways with no forgiveness. Mounding or hugh bunkers on either side. Some forced carries. And then you reach the green and they are very large, undulating, and fast. Bring extra balls and some nourishment, no restaurant. Very pricey too.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Not a Pete Dye Fan"


GolfTruther's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I don't like courses that penalize good golf shots. Pete Dye has his good moments, but this was not one of them. The greens were a mess, both from disease and the apparent inability for members to fix their ball marks on the green, replace divots, etc. the greens looks like people were tap dancing on them in their golf spikes. The price is absurd as well.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Are you kidding me?! Not worth $$$"


KJB490's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2015
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Summary: Course conditions no longer justify the exorbitant greens fees. Save your money.

Greens fees at $210 are nearly double the highest competitor within a 100 mile radius, which led me to expect exceptional course conditions, but I was highly disappointed after my round this past weekend. (For comparison, Ballyowen charges $140 peak but you can usually get a discount, and the turf is always in at least above average condition.) Pound Ridge's fairways were dried out in most places, and unevenly cut in many others. First cut of rough in many areas didn't look to be mowed for a few days and was highly inconsistent; tee boxes were torn up and evidenced either significant play volume or lack of basic maintenance. Most greens were in decent shape but had damage from ball marks which were either not repaired or not repaired properly. Some greens had large patches where turf was just in bad shape. The only upside is that the high fees price out most people, so you can get around very quickly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Extremely difficult, but very scenic"


MikeBaileyGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2015
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

The beauty and conditioning of this golf course make it a four-star performer, but unless you've got some serious golf skills, throw your expectations of scoring out the window. Quite frankly, there are very few bailout areas, and many misses aren't just penalized, they're either a wet or lost ball or impossible lie. The rock outcroppings are certainly another aspect of this course that's beautiful - until you hit one in the middle of the fairway and the ball bounces into oblivion. And the bunkers, of which there are many, are certainly true hazards, with many of them requiring you to take your medicine. While I agree this would be an interesting course for a major championship, mortal golfers are going to struggle here . And I'm not just talking double-digit handicaps. High singles, too. But if you feel like you're game is in shape, give it a whirl; it's a great test.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 11/27/2016

Did you accidentally say don't reccomend


"Pound ridge. Too tough"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/05/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice. But too tricky. Shot 86 w 42 putts. The pros couldn't break par from the tips


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Worth splurge at $100!"


jeffsr's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/30/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Challenging course. Greens were very good but not great. Good value at $100 !


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Dyabolical"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/27/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For fans of Pete Dye, Pound Ridge does not disappoint, but be prepared to scramble . . . it's a tough course. Given the time of year, playing conditions were better than I expected. One word of caution: To give yourself any chance of reasonable scoring, IGNORE the posted recommendations on the 1st Tee on what tees to play and move up one tee box from what your handicap would normally dictate. Several of the holes that appear to be reachable in regulation, really aren't. It can be amusing to play with folks who are mid-handicappers and insist in playing off the Granite Tees and then discover that they can't get to many greens in regulation. But, given the difficulty of the course and what one pays to play . . . and this is not a cheap course most of the time, what's the point in not giving yourself a chance? Do yourself a favor and move up!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"This place is a real treat"


1bigmoose's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/27/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Everything was in great shape. The greens were super fast. Don't pass up an opportunity to play here.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A must play in New York if you can afford it"


Luckyshank's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
New York Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2014
First time playing

Reviewed on

Course layout is beautiful and conditions are always kept up. For a NYC resident, it's a hike to play this course often. Being the only Pete Dye design course in the NYC area, this course is a must play for avid golf lovers. Price is a bit high but totally worth playing especially if played once. For me Bethpage is a lot closer and less than half the price. I also reside near the Trump course as well so I wouldn't frequent Pound Ridge often.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Challenging Round"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played on Columbus Day, 2014. Overcast skies didn't hamper the fun. This course is extremely challenging for the average recreational golfer. As it is late in the year the greens are a bit spotty with marks and lack of growth. No reflection on the overall course quality. This is a must play for those serious about their game and wanting to try different Westchester courses. A few very hard forced carries, and narrow shots. The greens' profiles are very challenging.

The staff was great from the bag handlers to the starter to the waitress in the grill room. My hats off to them.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course




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