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 All Armonk Listings10504, history, about armonk, kensico reservoir, american revolution, smiths tavern, museum, activities, attractions, things to do, places to go, parks in armonk, antique shops in armonk, outdoor activities in armonk, kids on a picnic, revolutionary war

 Armonk Golf Courses

10504, Canyon Club, Armonk, New York, private golf, country club, golf course, world-class golf, Westchester County, best golf, country clubs, world-class golf courses, golf course archictect, Albert Zikorus, Golf Course Attractions | Westchester Private Golf Course - Canyon Club

914-273-9300 
  The Canyon Club is located at 568 Bedford Road, Armonk, New York 10504. The Canyon Club, founded in 1974, is a private golf and country club nestled on 160 glorious acres overlooking the hamlet of Armonk. The 6,350 yard championship golf course with superb conditions is right at home in Westchester County - an area well known for a world-class golf experience. Westchester County is home to some of the best golf courses in the world. Private Golf Course - Canyon Club | Westchester  more . . .

10504 Charles Banks courses | Westchester Private Golf Course - Whippoorwill Club

914-273-3011 
  Whippoorwill Club is located at 150 Whippoorwill Road, Armonk, New York 10504. The heritage and tradition of the Whippoorwill Club dates back to the mid 1920’s. In 1928, the course was redesigned by Charles Banks. Whippoorwill took on its most unique characteristics when holes 4 through 9 were built on the west side of Whippoorwill Road. Steep terrain, tree lined fairways, and no parallel holes characterized this section of the course. The five most difficult holes on the course are 5, 7, 9, 12 and 14. Charles Banks is credited with the design and remodeling of more than thirty golf courses from 1921 until his death in 1931. It is said that he believed Whippoorwill to be his masterpiece. Press blue button for Course Map - hole by hole and Whippoorwill Club's website. Private Golf Course - Whippoorwill Club | Westchester  website and more . . .
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 Bedford Hills Golf Courses

10507, Glen Arbor, Golf Club, Bedford Hills, golf, Golf Course Attractions, Golf only, 18-hole regulation length course | Westchester Private Golf Course - GlenArbor Golf Club

914-241-0700 
  GlenArbor Golf Club is located at 234 Bedford Center Road, Bedford Hills, NY 10507. Press blue button for photo gallery, club information, and more about golf at the GlenArbor Golf Club. Private Golf Course - GlenArbor Golf Club | Westchester  website and more . . .

Private Golf Course - Lakeover National Golf Club

914-241-0701 
   
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 Bedford Village Golf Courses

Bedford Golf, Tennis Club, Bedford, New York, Golf Course, Attractions, Country Club | Westchester Private Golf Course - Bedford Golf & Tennis Club

914-234-3325 
  The Bedford Golf & Tennis Club facility in Bedford, New York features 6,360 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71. The course rating is 71.4 and it has a slope rating of 134 on Blue grass. Private Golf Course - Bedford Golf & Tennis Club | Westchester  more . . .
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 Briarcliff Manor Golf Courses

10510, Golf Club, Briarcliff Manor, NY,  International Star Diamond Award, golf simulators,  course overview, repairing ball marks and divots, Golf Course, Attractions, Country Club, 18-hole regulation length course | Westchester Private Golf Course - Trump National Golf Club

914-944-0900 
  Trump National Golf Club is located at 339 Pine Road in Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510. The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences has bestowed the International Star Diamond Award on Trump National Golf Club, Westchester. This recognition is given exclusively to five star establishments deemed to be of pinnacle quality by its esteemed Board of Trustees. The International Star Diamond Award is the most prestigious emblem of achievement and quality in the world. Private Golf Course - Trump National Golf Club | Westchester  website and more . . .
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 Bronxville Golf Courses

10709, recreational facility, Eastchester, NY, southern Westchester County, Eastchester, Bronxville, or Tuckahoe, affordable golfing, swimming, tennis, Water activities, Things To Do at Lake Isle, Golf Course, Swimming, pools, Tennis Courts | Westchester Lake Isle Country Club - Bronxville

914-961-3453 
  Lake Isle Country Club is a Town-owned recreational facility located at 660 White Plains Road, Eastchester, NY 10709 in southern Westchester County. Lake Isle is open to all residents and a limited number of non-residents. Town residents are defined as those people whose permanent and primary domicile is located within Eastchester, Bronxville, or Tuckahoe. Lake Isle Country Club - Bronxville | Westchester  website and more . . .

10708, Country Club, Bronxville | Westchester Private Golf Course - Siwanoy Country Club

914-337-0549? 
  Siwanoy Country Club is located at Pondfield Road in Bronxville, NY 10708. Private Golf Course - Siwanoy Country Club | Westchester  website and more . . .
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 Cortlandt Manor Golf Courses

10567, Golf Club, Hudson River Valley, history of golf, golf and country clubs, world-class golf courses, Eric Bergstol, golf courses, golfing | Westchester Private Golf Course - Hollow Brook Golf Club

914-734-1500 
  Hollow Brook Golf Club is located at 1060 Oregon Road, Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567 in the beautiful Hudson River Valley. By joining Hollow Brook Golf Club, you'll become a part of the long tradition and history of golf in Westchester County, New York. Westchester County is home to some of the nation's most esteemed golf and country clubs. Around the globe, Westchester is known for its world-class golf courses. Hollow Brook, which opened in the spring of 2005, continues this legacy. Private Golf Course - Hollow Brook Golf Club | Westchester  website and more . . .
 All Croton-on-Hudson Listings10520, village of croton-on-hudson, history, croton landing, croton and new croton dams, new croton aqueduct, croton dam, about croton-on-hudson, activities, attractions, things to do, places to go, fishing, children, kids, picnic at a croton-on-hudson

 Croton-on-Hudson Golf Courses

10520, Golf Club, Croton on Hudson, NY, Westchester County, Hudson River views, Tom Fazio, golf course, Hudson River views, Golf Course Attractions | Westchester Private Golf Course - Hudson National Golf Club

914-271-7600 
  Hudson National Golf Club is located at 40 Arrowcrest Drive, Croton on Hudson, NY 10520 in Westchester County. Hudson National Golf Club opened in June of 1996 and quickly forged a national reputation around its traditional design, supreme conditioning, and spectacular Hudson River views. Celebrated architect, Tom Fazio, utilized modern construction methods to deliver a golf course right out of golf’s Golden Era. Private Golf Course - Hudson National Golf Club | Westchester  website and more . . .
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 Eastchester Golf Courses

10709, recreational facility, Eastchester, NY, southern Westchester County, Eastchester, Bronxville, or Tuckahoe, affordable golfing, swimming, tennis, Water activities, Things To Do at Lake Isle, Golf Course, Swimming, pools, Tennis Courts | Westchester Lake Isle Country Club - Eastchester

914-961-3453 
  Lake Isle Country Club is a Town-owned recreational facility located at 660 White Plains Road, Eastchester, NY 10709 in southern Westchester County. Lake Isle is open to all residents and a limited number of non-residents. Town residents are defined as those people whose permanent and primary domicile is located within Eastchester, Bronxville, or Tuckahoe. Lake Isle Country Club - Eastchester | Westchester  website and more . . .

10709, Golf Course, Eastchester, 18-hole championship golf course, year round play, golfing activities,  golfing, Golf Course Attractions | Westchester Municipal Golf Course - Lake Isle Town Park

914-961-3453 
  Lake Isle Park Golf Course is located at 666 White Plains Road, Eastchester, NY 10709. Lake Isle is a town owned recreational facility offering a challenging 18-hole championship golf course and nearly year round play. A fleet of over 70 power golf carts is in readiness. Our capable P.G.A. Golf Pro/Director oversees golfing activities. For those who enjoy serious or purely fun filled golfing competition, Lake Isle Golf offers a host of tournaments such as the: Opening Day Scramble, Oldsmobile Scramble, " Meatball" Open, " Beat the Pro ", and others to determine Lake Isle champions. Press "blue button for more about Lake Isle. Municipal Golf Course - Lake Isle Town Park | Westchester  website and more . . .

10709, Lee wood, Golf Club, New York, Westchester County, course, Devereaux Emmet, Golf Course Attractions, Golf only facility, 18-hole regulation length course, Driving range | Westchester Private Golf Course - Leewood Golf Club

914-793-5821 
  Leewood Golf Club is located at 1 Leewood Drive, Eastchester, New York 10709 in Westchester County. The course, designed by Devereaux Emmet, opened in 1922. Call for more information about this golf course. Private Golf Course - Leewood Golf Club | Westchester  more . . .
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 Elmsford Golf Courses

10604,  Country Club, Elmsford, NY,  pro shops, Golf Course Attractions, Practice centers | Westchester Private Golf Course - Knollwood Country Club

914-592-7411 
  Knollwood Country Club is located at 200 Knollwood Extension, Elmsford, NY 10604. While the magnificent golf course and our classic clubhouse are the center pieces of the Knollwood experience, members enjoy an array of state-of-the-art facilities. A beautiful new building houses the swimming pool locker rooms, a snack bar and one of the largest and best equipped proshops in the area. Dining options range from a quick snack, to delicious lunches in the historic Grill Room, to sumptuous gourmet dinners in the main dining room. Private Golf Course - Knollwood Country Club | Westchester  website and more . . .
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 Harrison Golf Courses

10528, Harrison, NY, golf professional,18-hole facility, golf course, Country Club, Willow Ridge Course, Course Layout | Westchester Private Golf Course - Willow Ridge Country Club

914-967-6161 
  Willow Ridge Country Club is located at 123 North Street, Harrison, NY 10528. In 1917, a group of men displeased with crowded conditions at Apawamis established Green Meadow Country Club. The new Club leased, and later purchased, a 121-acre site. Maurice McCarthy, a golf professional, was hired to design and build an 18-hole facility, which is now the golf course at Willow Ridge Country Club. Private Golf Course - Willow Ridge Country Club | Westchester  website and more . . .
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 Hartsdale Golf Courses

10530, Golf Club, Hartsdale, golf course, architect, A.W. Tillinghast,  Winged Foot, playing golf, Attractions, Country Club, 18-hole regulation length course, Driving range, Lessons | Westchester Private Golf Course - Scarsdale Golf Club

914-723-2840 
  The Scarsdale Golf Club is located at Clubway, Hartsdale, NY 10530-0701. The course’s original construction coincided with a surge in golf course construction in the country at the turn of the 20th century. Scarsdale’s original nine holes were designed by Willie Dunn of Musselburgh, Scotland. In the early 1920’s, renowned golf course architect A.W. Tillinghast created Scarsdale’s back nine and redesigned the remainder of the course. This was at the same time that Tillinghast was designing such local, fabled courses as Winged Foot and Baltusrol.

Private Golf Course - Scarsdale Golf Club | Westchester  website and more . . .
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 Hastings-on-Hudson Golf Courses

10706, Golf Club, Hastings-On-Hudson, Jack Nicklaus signature golf course, Westchester County, New York City, New York, golfing, Golf Course, Attractions, Golf only facility, 18 hole regulation length course | Westchester Private Golf Course - Saint Andrew's Golf Club

914-478-3500 
  Saint Andrew's Golf Club is located at 10 Old Jackson Avenue, Hastings-On-Hudson, NY 10706 in Lower Westchester County.

From Saint Andrew's: "America's oldest golf club (1888) and founding member of the USGA, Saint Andrew's is one of golf's venerated historical venues. Only 20 miles from New York City, the Membership and their guests enjoy the game in a spectacular setting and play one of the area's best-conditioned and exciting layouts - a challenging par-71 golf course, redesigned by Jack Nicklaus in 1983. Private Golf Course - Saint Andrew's Golf Club | Westchester  website and more . . .
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 Irvington-on-Hudson Golf Courses

10503, Country Club, Ardsley-on-Hudson, train station, Hudson River Valley, Hudson River, Westchester County, Golf, Attractions, New York City, Grand Central Station, Metro North Hudson, 18-hole par 72, Driving range | Westchester Private Golf Course - Ardsley Country Club

914-591-8150 
  Ardsley Country Club is located at North Mountain Drive, Ardsley-on-Hudson, NY 10503 in the Hudson River Valley. Ardsley Country Club overlooks the majestic Hudson River. From New York City, it is a quick commute 20 miles up the Saw Mill River Parkway to the rolling hills that surround the club. A 40 minute train ride from Grand Central Station on the Metro North Hudson Line brings you to the picturesque Ardsley-on-Hudson train station; from there is is only minutes to the clubhouse. Private Golf Course - Ardsley Country Club | Westchester  website and more . . .
 All Larchmont Listings10538, history of larchmont, history, things to do, places to visit, activities, attractions, dining,  parks in larchmont, golf courses, antique stores, concerts in flint park, larchmont restaurants, buying a home in larchmont, mta larchmont train

 Larchmont Golf Courses

10538, Country Club, Larchmont, , 18-hole golf course, Devereaux Emmet,  tennis courts, swimming pool,  Westchester County golf, about golf, Golf Course, Attractions | Westchester Private Golf Course - Bonnie Briar Bonnie Briar Country Club

914- 834-0992 
  Bonnie Briar Country Club is located at 808 Weaver Street, Larchmont, NY 10538 in Westchester County. Bonnie Briar offers a championship 18-hole golf course designed by Devereaux Emmet / A.W. Tillinghast, 4 Har-Tru and 2 clay tennis courts, an Olympic sized swimming pool, one of the best pool facilities in Westchester, and a century-old Tudor mansion clubhouse. Bonnie Briar Country Club was founded in 1921, during the Golden Age of Westchester County golf. Press blue button for scorecard and more about golf at Bonnie Briar. Private Golf Course - Bonnie BriarBonnie Briar Country Club | Westchester  website and more . . .
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 Lincolndale Golf Courses

10540, Golf, Lincolndale, NY, Somers, private, golf, Robert Trent Jones, scorecard, about golf, Golf Course Attractions, Golf only club | Westchester Private Golf Course - Anglebrook Golf Club

914-245-5588 
  Anglebrook Golf Club is located at 100 Route 202, Lincolndale, NY, 10540 in the municipality of Somers. Anglebrook Golf Club is a private, non-equity club in northern Westchester created in the mold of the storied Golden Era venues of golf-rich Westchester County. It is a pure golf club in the sense that there is no swimming pool or tennis courts; just golf for golf’s sake. Unlike many private clubs in the area, membership at Anglebrook is not on an invitation-only basis. Private Golf Course - Anglebrook Golf Club | Westchester  website and more . . .
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 Mamaroneck Golf Courses

10543, Mamaroneck, New York, golf course, Devereux Emmet, Golf Course Attractions | Westchester Private Golf Course - Hampshire Country Club

914-698-4610 
  Hampshire Country Club is located at 1025 Cove Road, Mamaroneck, NY 10543 in Westchester County.

From Hampshire Country Club: "Hampshire Country Club's golf course was created by acclaimed golf course architect Devereux Emmet, and subsequently updated over the years by renowned architects Ed Ault, Frank Duane, and Stephen Kay. The18-hole layout is a true test for golfers of any ability; each hole proving distinctive, and challenging for golfers at all skill levels. Click here for a golf course tour. Private Golf Course - Hampshire Country Club | Westchester  website and more . . .

10543, Winged Foot, Golf Club, Mamaroneck, NY, greatest golf courses, golf courses, golf, slope and course ratings | Westchester Private Golf Course - Winged Foot Golf Club

914-698-8400 
  Winged Foot Golf Club is located at 851 Fenimore Road, Mamaroneck, NY 10543. "To say that Winged Foot is great would be understating. It has a sense of nobility, a majesty, if you will. It has two of the world's greatestgolf courses and a clubhouse to match, and into whose past is woven some of the greatest moments in golf." Press blue button for slope and course ratings. Private Golf Course - Winged Foot Golf Club | Westchester  website and more . . .
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 Mount Kisco Golf Courses

10549, Country Club, Mount Kisco, 18-hole regulation length, golf course, Tom Winton, golfing, About Mount the Golf Course, up-to-date information about the Mount Kisco Golf Club, Golf Course Information, 18-hole regulation length course | Westchester Private Golf Course - Mount Kisco Country Club

914-666-2116 
  Mount Kisco Country Club, a private club, is located at 10 Taylor Road, Mount Kisco, NY 10549 in Westchester County.

From Mount Kisco Country Club: "Established in 1928 Mount Kisco Country Club is located in Westchester County. The membership enjoys a traditional golf course maintained to the highest standards. The membership enjoys full country club facilities for the entire family including golf, tennis, fine dining, casual dining, and pool as well as an active summer children’s program. The Club's staff is dedicated to providing outstanding friendly and professional service. Private Golf Course - Mount Kisco Country Club | Westchester  website and more . . .
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 New Rochelle Golf Courses

10804, Country Club, New Rochelle, NY, course, championship, golf, golf course, scorecard, golf course tour | Westchester Private Golf Course - Wykagyl Country Club

914-636-8700 
  Wykagyl Country Club is located at 1195 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10804. Wykagyl, a course of championship caliber, is par 72, and over 6600 yards. The rolling slopes, the proximity of the woods, and the hazards of the willow-bordered brooks, call for every shot in golf. The par three 16th hole of 230 yards and the tree-guarded, dogleg par four eight of 449 yards are regarded by pros and amateurs as among the most exciting and interesting holes in golf. Press blue button for golf course overview, to view scorecard, and optionally take a golf course tour of each hole. Private Golf Course - Wykagyl Country Club | Westchester  website and more . . .
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 North Salem Golf Courses

10560, Golf Club, North Salem, 18-hole golf course, golf club, playing golf, Golf Course, Attractions, Golf only facility | Westchester Private Golf Course - Salem Golf Club

914-669-5551 
  Salem Golf Club is located at 18 Bloomer Road, North Salem, NY 10560. Development of the Salem Golf Club property began during the summer of 1965. Edward Ryder was engaged to design and build an 18-hole golf course. The course has undergone only subtle changes over the years – a state-of-the art irrigation system was installed in 1998 serviced by a series of ponds on the golf course. Salem Golf Club opened on May 19, 1967 with 300 members and has remained strictly a golf club. Press blue button for course bio, scorecard, and more about playing golf at the Salem Golf Club. Private Golf Course - Salem Golf Club | Westchester  website and more . . .

10560, Golf Course, Pehquenakonck Club, North Salem, New York, semi-private, 9-hole course, golf club | Westchester Semi-Private Golf Course - Pehquenakonck Country Club

914-669-6776 
  Pehquenakonck Country Club is located at 101 Bloomer Road, North Salem, New York 10560. Pehquenakonck Country Club is a semi-private 9-hole course. Semi-Private Golf Course - Pehquenakonck Country Club | Westchester  more . . .
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 Ossining Golf Courses

10562, Hudson Hills, Golf Course, Ossining, New York, championship golf course, Hudson River Valley, Golfers,  tee times, golf rates, golf tournaments, scorecard, Attractions, 18-hole, regulation length course, Audubon Sanctuary Program Golf Courses | Westchester Municipal Golf Course - Hudson Hills

914-864-3000 
  Hudson Hills Golf Course is located at 400 Croton Dam Road in Ossining, New York 10562. Hudson Hills is a 7,000 yard, par 71 championship golf course that takes full advantage of its setting in the Hudson River Valley. Perched atop the first tee, golfers are treated to a beautiful vista, with nearly one third of the golf course in view. But don’t be too distracted by the beauty of this hilly countryside, because strategically placed golf shots are paramount to mastering Hudson Hills. Municipal Golf Course - Hudson Hills | Westchester  website and more . . .
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 Pelham Golf Courses

10803, Country Club, Pelham Manor, NY, 18-hole, championship golf course, Devereux Emmet, golfing, Golf Course,  Attractions | Westchester Private Golf Course - Pelham Country Club

914-738-2730 
  Pelham Country Club is located at 940 Wynnewood Road, Pelham Manor, NY 10803. One of Pelham Country Club's premier attractions is its 18-hole par 71 championship golf course. The Devereux Emmet designed course presents a wide variety of challenging holes. It boasts a 133 slope rating for men and a 137 slope rating for women. Press blue button for more about golfing at Pelham Country Club. Private Golf Course - Pelham Country Club | Westchester  website and more . . .
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 Pleasantville Golf Courses

10570, Pleasantville, Country Club, Pleasantville NY,  A. W. Tillinghast, golf course, golfer, about golf, Golf Course, Attractions, Country Club, 9-hole length course | Westchester Private Golf Course - Pleasantville Country Club

914-769-2809 
  Pleasantville Country Club is located at 110 Nannahagan Road, Pleasantville, NY 10570 in Westchester Country. In 1926 A. W. Tillinghast designed the Pleasantville golf course featuring narrow tree-lined fairways and well-bunkered contoured greens. The fast greens are firm. Water hazards come into play on four holes. This beautiful well-manicured layout is both unique and enjoyable to players of all abilities. Private Golf Course - Pleasantville Country Club | Westchester  website and more . . .
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 Port Chester Golf Courses

Blind Brook Club, Purchase, men only, 18-hole regulation length course,  private equity golf club, Golf Course, Attractions | Westchester Private Golf Course - Blind Brook Club

914-939-1450 
  The Blind Brook Club is located at Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY 10573. This "men only", 18-hole regulation length course is a private equity golf club, opened in 1917. Private Golf Course - Blind Brook Club | Westchester  more . . .
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 Pound Ridge Golf Courses

Pound Ridge, Golf Club, golf course, Pete Dye’s, New York, Westchester County, 18-hole, daily fee public golf course, about golf, GOLF Magazine, Best New Courses You Can Play, Attractions, Golf only facility, 18-hole regulation length course | Westchester Public Golf Course - Pound Ridge Golf Club

914-764-5771 
  The Pound Ridge Golf Club is the legendary golf course architect, Pete Dye’s, first design project in New York. Situated in affluent Westchester County, with such prestigious golf neighbors as Winged Foot Golf Club, Westchester Country Club and Stanwich, the new Pound Ridge Golf Club has been carved out of 172 acres of magnificent rocky cliffs, streams and wooded hills. According to Pete, Pound Ridge is one of his best course designs. Public Golf Course - Pound Ridge Golf Club | Westchester  website and more . . .
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 Purchase Golf Courses

10577, Country Club,  Purchase, New York, 10577, Westchester County, about golf, Golf Course, Attractions, 18-hole regulation length course | Westchester Private Golf Course - Brae Burn Country Club

914-761-8300 
  Brae Burn Country Club is located at 39 Brae Burn Drive, Purchase, New York 10577 in Westchester County. When Brae Burn Country Club was formed in 1964, it was the first new member-owned club formed in Westchester since the late 1920’s. Private Golf Course - Brae Burn Country Club | Westchester  website and more . . .

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914-761-0400 
   

10577, Country Club, Purchase, New York,  Town of Harrison, Westchester County, Country Club of Purchase, 18-hole championship golf course, Jack Nicklaus, Golf Course, Attractions, 18-hole regulation length course | Westchester Private Golf Course - Country Club of Purchase

914-328-5047 
  The Country Club of Purchase is located at 10 Country Club Drive, Purchase, New York 10577. The club is located in the Purchase area of the Town of Harrison in Westchester County. The Country Club of Purchase opened in September 1996 and is the first and only 18-hole championship golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus in the area. The course plays 6,876 yards and is masterfully crafted on 192 acres, with protected wetlands. Preserving the ecologically rich land was a priority from the earliest planning sessions. Press blue button for scorecard and more about golf at The Country Club of Purchase.

Private Golf Course - Country Club of Purchase | Westchester  website and more . . .

10577, Purchase, lower Westchester County, New York City, 18-hole, Tillinghast designed, golf course, golfing, Golf Course, Attractions, Country Club | Westchester Private Golf Course - Old Oaks Country Club

914-683-6000 
  Old Oaks Country Club is located at 3100 Purchase Street, Purchase, NY 10577. The Club is set on 220-acres in lower Westchester County, located 25 miles north of New York City. The facilities include an 18-hole Tillinghast designed golf course. Press blue button for more about golfing at Old Oaks Country Club.

Private Golf Course - Old Oaks Country Club | Westchester  website and more . . .
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 Rye Golf Courses

10580, USGA, Rye, golf, swimming, squash, tennis, paddle tennis, Westchester golf, about golf, Golf Course, Attractions, Country Club, 18-hole course, Driving range | Westchester Private Golf Course - Apawamis Club

914-967-2100 
  The Apawamis Club is located at 2 Club Road, Rye, NY 10580. Apawamis is one of the oldest clubs in our country, dating back to 1890, and became an early member of the USGA in 1897. Apawamis is a full-service family club offering golf, swimming, squash, tennis, and paddle tennis. With only 18 holes and a clubhouse that looks more like a rambling country home than an imposing piece of architecture, it remains a unique setting in the midst of mainstream, prestigious Westchester golf, according to a 1988 article in The Country Club magazine. Press blue button for more about golf and The Apawamis Club. Private Golf Course - Apawamis Club | Westchester  website and more . . .

10580, Golf Club, Rye, New York, City of Rye, 18-hole, Devereux Emmet, golf course, playing golf, Golf Course Attractions, Attractions, Golf only facility, 18-hole regulation length course | Westchester Private Golf Course - Rye Golf Club

914-835-3200 
  Rye Golf Club is located at 330 Boston Post Road in Rye New York 10580. The 126 acre facility is a member only club owned by the City of Rye.

From Rye Golf Club: "Rye Golf Club, Rye NY was originally built by the famous architect Devereux Emmet in 1920. It is one hundred and twenty five acres feature tree lined fairways, strategically placed bunkers and breathe taking views of Milton Harbor and Long Island Sound. Considered to be short by today's standards, Rye Golf Club still offers a challenge for all levels of play, from beginner to scratch golfer and one should anticipate using all their clubs and skill to navigate the rolling terrain and small targets the greens offer." Private Golf Course - Rye Golf Club | Westchester  website and more . . .

10580 private 36 holes | Westchester Private Golf Course - Westchester Country Club

914-967-6000 
  Westchester Country Club is located at 98 Biltmore Avenue, Rye, NY 10580. The Westchester Country Club is a private club with membership amenities that include; 36 holes of golf, private tennis courts, a separate beach club with an Olympic sized swimming pool and over 50 guest rooms. Press blue button for website. Private Golf Course - Westchester Country Club | Westchester  website and more . . .
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10573, Golf Course, Rye Brook, challenging golf courses,  Robert Van Hagge, about golf, Golf Course Attractions | Westchester Private Golf Course - Doral Arrowwood Golf Club

914-939-5500 
  The Doral Arrowwood Golf Course is located at 975 Anderson Hill Road, Rye Brook, NY 10573. Continuing Doral's heritage of uniquely designed and challenging golf courses at its resorts, the Doral Arrowwood Golf Course at the Doral Golf Club offers nine spectacular holes by Robert Van Hagge. Critically acclaimed as one of the most difficult nine-hole courses in the country, the 3,200 yard, par-35 Doral Arrowwood Golf Course features Van Hagge's trademark shadows, bunkers and water hazards, engaging players of every level. Press blue button for scorecard, course layouts and more about golf at Doral. Private Golf Course - Doral Arrowwood Golf Club | Westchester  website and more . . .
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10510, Sleepy Hollow, Country Club, Scarborough, courses, 18,  9 holes, Westchester, golf, activities attractions, riding, Rockefeller trails, winter sports, Golf Course, Country Club | Westchester Private Golf Course - Sleepy Hollow Country Club

914-941-3062 
  Sleepy Hollow Country Club is located at 777 Albany Post Road in Scarborough, NY 10510-9245.The 338-acres of “Washington Irving” hills and woodlands that make up the Sleepy Hollow Country Club were once known as Woodlea, the country estate of Mr. Butler Wright. The plans were by Stanford White of McKim, Meade & White, and constituted one of the last works of the famous architect. Private Golf Course - Sleepy Hollow Country Club | Westchester  website and more . . .
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Golf Course, Scarsdale, Golf, Attractions, Golf Course Attractions, Driving range, playing golf, 18-hole course, Lessons, golf course architect, Tom Winton | Westchester Municipal Golf Course - Saxon Woods Golf

914-231-3461 
  Saxon Woods Golf Course is located at 315 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale, NY. Known by players as Westchester County's second most challenging course, Saxon Woods' rolling, wooded landscape give this sporting course tremendous character. Saxon Woods Golf Course was designed by golf course architect Tom Winton and opened to the public in 1931. Today, all 18 of Saxon Woods tees have been completely renovated, along with several greens. Press blue button for more about playing golf at Saxon Woods Golf Course. Municipal Golf Course - Saxon Woods Golf | Westchester  website and more . . .

10583, Golf Club, Scarsdale, New York, A.W. Tillinghast, golf course, about golf , Golf Course Attractions | Westchester Private Golf Course - Fenway Golf Club

914-723-6000 
  Fenway Golf Club is located at Old Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale, New York 10583. The course was designed in 1924 by A.W. Tillinghast, one of America’s greatest architects. Often dubbed "Little Winged Foot", Fenway’s severely sloping greens, deep traps and deceptively difficult landing areas, have proven time and time again that this golf course need be compared to no other and stands on its own as a premier test of golf excellence. Press blue button for golf course reviews, scorecard, and more about golf at Fenway Golf Club. Private Golf Course - Fenway Golf Club | Westchester  website and more . . .

10583, Golf, Scarsdale, golf course, Jack Nicklaus, Golf Club, Tillinghast, golf course, Jack Nicklaus, New York, test of golf,  U.S. Open, PGA, playing golf, Golf Course Attractions, Attractions, 18-hole regulation length course | Westchester Private Golf Course - Quaker Ridge Golf Club

914-725-1100 
  The Quaker Ridge Golf Club is located at 140 Griffen Avenue Scarsdale NY 10583. The Quaker Ridge Golf Club, designed by A.W. Tillinghast, opened in 1916. The golf course continues to stand the test of time. Jack Nicklaus, when asked during the 1974 U.S. Open at Winged Foot if he thought Winged Foot was the greatest course in the world, replied, “That may be, but there is quite a golf course down the street.” Private Golf Course - Quaker Ridge Golf Club | Westchester  website and more . . .

10583, Country Club, Scarsdale | Westchester Private Golf Course - Sunningdale Country Club

914-723-3200 
  Sunningdale Country Club is located at 300 Underhill Road in Scarsdale, New York 10583. Private Golf Course - Sunningdale Country Club | Westchester  website and more . . .
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10589, 18-hole, Golf Club, Somers, New York, Heritage Hills, West Hill Course, East Hill Course, about golf, 18-hole course, Golf Course Attractions, 18-hole regulation course | Westchester Private Golf Course - Somers Pointe Golf Club

914-276-1000 
  Somers Pointe Golf Club is located at 1000 West Hill Drive, Somers, NY 10589 in northern Westchester County.

From Somers Point Golf: "Uniquely challenging, its 27 holes weave a scenic path through native woods, daunting hills and natural ponds. Situated 695 feet above sea level, one of Westchester County’s highest points, Somers Pointe offers breathtaking views and a Geoffrey Cornish designed course certain to test the most accomplished golfers while encouraging newcomers to the game. We have 2 courses available." Private Golf Course - Somers Pointe Golf Club | Westchester  website and more . . .
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10709, recreational facility, Eastchester, NY, southern Westchester County, Eastchester, Bronxville, or Tuckahoe, affordable golfing, swimming, tennis, Water activities, Things To Do at Lake Isle, Golf Course, Swimming, pools, Tennis Courts | Westchester Lake Isle Country Club - Tuckahoe

914-961-3453 
  Lake Isle Country Club is a Town-owned recreational facility located at 660 White Plains Road, Eastchester, NY 10709 in southern Westchester County. Lake Isle is open to all residents and a limited number of non-residents. Town residents are defined as those people whose permanent and primary domicile is located within Eastchester, Bronxville, or Tuckahoe. Lake Isle Country Club - Tuckahoe | Westchester  website and more . . .
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10597 Lake Waccabuc nine 18 hole USGA rules Scorecard | Westchester Private Golf Course - Waccabuc Country Club

914-763-3144 
  Waccabuc Country Club is located on Mead Street, Waccabuc, NY 10597. The Waccabuc Country Club was established on September 18, 1912. The clubhouse was originally a private home that, in 1912, was converted into the Lake Waccabuc Inn, a country resort / retreat. One of the first things the new owners did was add a nine hole golf course. In 1923, plans for an additional 9 holes were proposed and later implemented. Waccabuc Country Club is now a beautiful 18 hole golf course. Private Golf Course - Waccabuc Country Club | Westchester  website and more . . .
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10605, Golf Course, White Plains, golf course, Tom Winton, golfers, golfing, about golf, Golf Course Attractions, about golf, Cross-country skiing, Winter Outdoor Activities, first public course | Westchester Municipal Golf Course - Maple Moor Golf Course

914-995-9200 
  Maple Moor Golf Course is located at 1128 North Street, White Plains, NY 10605. Named for the abundance of maple trees that line the course, Maple Moor is a challenging course with water hazards on six holes. Designed by golf course architect Tom Winton and opened to the public in 1927, Maple Moor was Westchester County's first public course. Maple Moor golfers now enjoy the results of a major improvement program in which all 18 tees were renovated and expanded, and there is a new restaurant and food service in the clubhouse. Municipal Golf Course - Maple Moor Golf Course | Westchester  website and more . . .

10607, Country Club, White Plains, New York, rolling course, Golf, Course Attractions, 18-hole regulation length course, Driving range, about golf | Westchester Private Golf Course - Elmwood Country Club

914-592-6600 
  Elmwood Country Club is located at 850 Dobbs Ferry Road, White Plains, New York 10607. Press blue button for more information about golf at Elmwood Country Club. Private Golf Course - Elmwood Country Club | Westchester  website and more . . .

10607, Country Club, White Plains, New York, Westchester County, New York City,  A.W.Tillinghast, Golf Course, Attractions, Country Club | Westchester Private Golf Course - Metropolis Country Club

914-949-4840 
  Metropolis Country Club is located at 289 Dobbs Ferry Road, White Plains, New York 10607 in Westchester County. Metropolis Country Club was founded in 1922 when members of the Metropolis Club of New York City acquired the original course from Century Country Club. The course, dating to 1904, was designed originally by Herbert Strong and A.W.Tillinghast. The course was enhanced by Joe Finger and then updated and renovated in 1994 by Ken Dye. Private Golf Course - Metropolis Country Club | Westchester  website and more . . .

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914-997-5819 
   

10605, golfing, Lessons, 18-hole, Country Club, White Plains, New York, Westchester, golf course, Golf Course Attractions, Attractions, 18-hole regulation length course | Westchester Private Golf Course - Ridgeway Country Club

914-948-7200 
  Ridgeway Country Club is located at 400 Ridgeway in White Plains, New York in the heart of Westchester. The picturesque 18 hole Par 71 golf course dates back almost a century to 1923 when it was designed by Pete Clark. Narrow fairways, difficult greens, and strategically placed bunkers make the course challenging at all levels. The 8th hole is the signature hole with a lake making for great risk-reward decision-making. Ridgeway has been the site of Metropolitan PGA and USGA tournaments. Press blue button for golf course - hole by hole photos, scorecard, and more about golfing at Ridgeway Country Club. Private Golf Course - Ridgeway Country Club | Westchester  website and more . . .

10605, Westchester Golf Club, White Plains, NY, private golf club, golf course,18-hole golf course, tennis facilities | Westchester Private Golf Course - Westchester Hills Golf Club

914-948-5020 
  Westchester Hills Golf Club is located at 401 Ridgeway in White Plains, NY 10605. Westchester Hills is a private golf club that offers a championship 18-hole golf course, tennis facilities, and a large pool area with two pools and a snack bar. The main clubhouse offers formal dining, a family grill room for casual dining, and patio dining during the summer months. Private Golf Course - Westchester Hills Golf Club | Westchester  website and more . . .

10605, Park and Pool, White Plains, NY, 18-hole golf course, miniature golf course, largest swimming pool, children’s aquatic playground, playground, disabled,  hikers, cross country skiers, Winter Activities, Cross-country Skiing, Birthday Parties | Westchester Saxon Woods Park & Pool

914-995-4480 
  Saxon Woods Park and Pool, a 700-acre property, is located on Mamaroneck Avenue in White Plains, NY 10605. "Saxon Woods Park contains an 18-hole golf course as well as a miniature golf course, the county’s largest swimming pool, a children’s aquatic playground and picnic areas. It is also the site of the county’s only playground that is accessible to the disabled. Saxon Woods Park & Pool | Westchester  website and more . . .
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10701, Golf Course, Yonkers, Dunwoodie Heights, City of Yonkers, golf course layout, golfing, Attractions, Golf only facility, 18-hole regulation length course, Driving range lighted for night play, Winter Activities, Cross-Country Skiing, Sledding | Westchester Municipal Golf Course - Dunwoodie Golf

914-231-3490 
  Dunwoodie Golf Course is located at 1 Wasylenko Lane, Yonkers, NY 10701. Dunwoodie lies at the top of "Dunwoodie Heights" in the center of the City of Yonkers. It is characterized by dramatic topography and steep slopes. Its layout is a mix of narrow fairways to rolling wide landscapes. The design of the course takes advantage of the natural topography, resulting in a challenging game. Press blue button for golf course layout, scorecard and more about golfing at Dunwoodie Golf Course.

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Sprain Lake Golf, Yonkers, Golf Course, Attractions, Course Attractions, 18-hole course, Practice green | Westchester Municipal Golf Course - Sprain Lake Golf Course

914-231-3481 
  Sprain Lake Golf Course is located at 290 East Grassy Sprain Road, Yonkers, NY. Sprain Lake, on 130-acres, was designed by golf course architect Tom Winton and is characterized by small greens, rolling terrain and a number of highly challenging holes, with an abundance of water hazards and difficult shots. Because of its long and narrow layout, Sprain Lake offers a mostly linear, back-and-forth style of play. Press blue button for more information. Municipal Golf Course - Sprain Lake Golf Course | Westchester  website and more . . .
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10598, Golf Course, Yorktown Heights, Mohansic Golf Course, Golf Course Attractions, Golf only, 18-hole regulation, Driving range, Winter, Outdoor Activities, Cross-Country skiing | Westchester Municipal Golf Course - Mohansic Golf Course

914-862-5283 
  Mohansic Golf Course is located at 1500 Baldwin Road, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598. Rolling hills and moderately steep slopes combine to make Mohansic the most challenging of the county's courses. There are many tight holes that are an excellent test of a golfer's ability, with uphill, downhill and side hill shots. All 18 tees have recently been fully renovated, and several greens have been upgraded. Press blue button for more about golf at Mohansic Golf Course. Municipal Golf Course - Mohansic Golf Course | Westchester  website and more . . .

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Golf Terminology
    Private Equity Golf Course
    A "Private-equity-club" is a club where your membership fee makes you an owner of the golf club. This is similar to a "partnership". If you leave the club you can sell your ownership to someone else - subject to the rules of the club. You are also responsible for assessments that might arise if the club has financial problems.

    Private Non-Equity Golf Course
    In a "Non-equity club", your membership fee is generally an up-front initiation charge. If you leave the club, you cannot recover your membership fee.

History of Golf

    Pre 1400: The Origins of the Game
    Throughout recorded history, every civilization has played a game with a club and a ball. Pangea for example, as described by Roman scribes, would appear to be the father both of modern hockey and the Celtic games of Shinty and Hurling. In one form or another, the variant games of present day golf were clearly enjoyed throughout Europe in the Middle Ages. The game persisted over the centuries and the form that it took and rules that were applied varied as widely as the terrain the game was played over. In short, the game consisted of knocking a ball from one pre-designated place to another where the ball was to be struck off a predetermined object in the least number of blows. Games often extended from village to village.

    That this game was ousted from the towns and onto the commons land beyond is one possible solution to the question of how it all began. Whatever the exact origins, it is known that by the 15th century, kolf as it was known in the Netherlands and golf as it was referred to in England, was a pastime enjoyed by Kings and Commoners alike. It's kinship to the Great Game however, remains entirely questionable. So widespread was the game of Gowf , as it was known in Scotland, that an Act of Parliament was passed to prevent the playing of the game on Sundays and thus preserve the skills of Archery. The citizens of Aberdeen, St. Andrews and Leith on Scotland's East Coast were the principal gowfing miscreants and it was no coincidence that rolling sandy links land was commonplace here. On this very terrain, a game that started with a cleek and a ball took on a form that started an evolutionary process that continues to this day.

    The question of how it all began may be of pressing concern to some but to the Scot, it is sufficient to know that the game was born on the links land of eastern Scotland. Here, the game has been nurtured for over five hundred years and from here, it has been raised to the great game played and loved by millions throughout the world.

    1750 - 1850: The Robertons of St. Andrews
    This was the period when golf as we know it today came to be. It was in this time that many of today's great golf clubs were founded and the leading players of the era started to gain renown. The great club-makers and ball-makers of the era began to emerge and the clubs produced by these skilled craftsmen were coveted to the extent that forgeries became commonplace.

    Top players began to regularly gather for 'meetings' when medal and match-play rounds were organized, with distinctions made for the first time between amateur and professional players. Allan Robertson, of the famous ball-making family in St Andrews, is widely credited as being the first golf professional. But before Allan, his Grandfather Peter was described as a professional golfer and although history knows little of this man, his reputation survived him and his prowess was widely acknowledged. One epic contest in 1843 was between Allan Robertson and Willie Dunn, two of the best players of that time. The challenge was held over 20 rounds (2 rounds per day over 10 days) and it was Robertson who triumphed - two rounds up with one to play.

    1850 - 1890: The Morris and Park Era
    If golf as we know it had its birth in the dim and distant past of the 17th century and its upbringing under the Robertson family on the links of St Andrews, then its adolescence occurred abruptly between 1848 and 1852. Three highly significant events occurred in St Andrews that were to turn the game from the parochial into the global. The first of these events was the discovery of the "gutta percha" based ball, known as the "gutty" by James Patterson in 1848. More importantly, the durability of this new ball in turn encouraged the development of iron-faced clubs and so continued the process of evolution.

    Then in 1852 the railway came to St Andrews and with it the progenitors of the millions who have made the pilgrimage since. Now the links was played by all and sundry throughout the year and not simply restricted to the busy spring and autumn meetings. The R & A erected it's now famous clubhouse in consequence of the railway, scores of ex-pat colonialists retired to the town and families took up residence so that their sons could attend the University, which was gradually assuming a stature comparable with Oxford and Cambridge. If the 'gutty' transformed the game, the railway certainly transformed the town of St Andrews.

    The third event of this period, which comes in two parts, is surely one of the most important events in the long history of the game. Every individual who has made a living out of hitting a golf ball should hold April 20th 1851 as the nativity for that was the birth date of Young Tom Morris, one of the game's greatest early exponents. Similarly, every green-keeper, designer or administrator should express some word of gratitude on the 1st of July for it was on that day in 1851 that Old Tom Morris left for Prestwick to create the first purpose built golf course on the links of Monkton parish.

    It was in 1860 that the first Open Championship was held at Prestwick and was contested by eight leading professionals. The first winner was Willie Park for which he received a red Morocco leather belt with silver clasps as the first prize. The Open continued to be held at Prestwick for 11 years and the Morris's dominated the early events. Old Tom had won the event four times by 1867 and Young Tom subsequently completed a quartet of wins, after which he was allowed to keep the Belt.

    Young Tom Morris was raised on the links of Prestwick Golf Club and it was there that he honed a game that was as revolutionary as the new iron clubs that he had purpose made by Stewart in St Andrews. Irons that were previously resorted to for a bad lie were now used for driving, lofting, jiggering and putting.

    Young Tom Morris also knew his worth and he demanded and obtained a good living from the flair that he brought to the game. In this sense he was the first true modern professional golfer. The Morris's accrued an incredible record, with Old Tom winning the Open in 1861, '62, '64 and '67, while Young Tom won in 1868, '69, '70 and 72. Across the Firth of Forth in Musselburgh another family came close to matching them when Willie Park Sr. and Jr. won the Open six times between them. Old Tom and Willie Sr. won all but one Open (1865) prior to the emergence of Young Tom. Both were much-loved figures and were responsible for the standards of sportsmanship with which the game is synonymous today.

    1890 - 1914: The Great Triumvirate
    This era will always be remembered for the mark left on the game of golf by John Henry Taylor, Harry Vardon and James Braid. Known as the great triumvirate, they collected sixteen Open Championships between them and have left an indelible impression on the game of golf.

    Harry Vardon hailed from the Channel Island of Jersey and Henry Taylor from Devon in England. The emergence of Vardon and Taylor before the end of the 19th century attests to the rapid spread and widespread play of the game. Both had already established themselves as Open Champions before they were joined by James Braid. The three between them collected 16 Open titles and 13 second-place finishes and almost completely excluded a host of great Scots players from the records of the game during that particular period of time.

    While Vardon won the US Open of 1900 during a tour of America where he played in approximately 80 matches and winning 70 of them, Braid's decision to remain at home was well rewarded as an exhibition match player. Braid also established himself in course design, building Gleneagles and Nairn to name but two of his many jewels.

    What started as a trickle of Scots golfers to the US, became commonplace by the turn of the century when anyone who could swing a club on a Scots links was able to find a lucrative niche as a professional in the US. The early US Open Champions were all Scots born players who, as teachers and mentors produced players that would come to further transform the game.

    1920 - 1939: Between the Great Wars
    The First World War decimated Scottish golf. Every village war memorial attests to the numbers who fell in France and few clubs are without a memorial to some rising star, who played out his last match on the fields of Flanders. Some great players survived but the consequence of terror gutted their game. Those that came through unscathed were few in number, determined never to see the like again and often took the decision to play in America - golf's promised land.

    There was one notable exception in the mercurial George Duncan. He won the first post-war Open at Deal in 1920 when Sandy Herd at the age of 51 was runner-up. Duncan also played in the Ryder Cups of '27 and '29, captaining the side in 1931. Scottish golfers were sorely tried by the wave of first generation Americans that returned to assault the Championships after the War.

    Jock Hutchison was the last St Andrews born player to win the Open, while Paul Lawrie was the last native Scot when he won at Carnoustie in 1999. After Jock's win, the Open was dominated by the American, Walter Hagen who won the first of his four Open titles in 1922 at St George's and followed up with victories in '24, '28 and '29. Together with his compatriots Jim Barnes (1925), Gene Sarazen (1932) and the incomparable Bobby Jones who won in 1926 and '27, this was an unprecedented period of Open Championship domination by US players.

    The year 1922 saw 20 years old Gene Sarazen burst onto the scene in dramatic fashion, landing both the US Open and US PGA Championship, retaining the latter the following year after a play off with Walter Hagen. Hagen bounced right back after this setback and won the next four PGA Championships from 1924 to 1927. The Ryder Cup was held for the first time in 1927, when the United States, captained by Walter Hagen, took on and comprehensively defeated their counterparts from Great Britain & Ireland.

    1946 - 1960: The Emergence of the World Game
    If the First World War decimated Scottish golf, the second came close to gutting it completely. The First War took the players - the Second War took the golf courses.

    The Scottish links lands border long sandy beaches, usually in remote places of low population density. As a result, it did not take a brilliant military mind to reason that the links beaches would make for ideal disembarkation sites and the courses equally perfect places for airborne landings. Few courses remained unscathed - golf was not only suspended for the duration of the War, it was very nearly extinguished.

    US golf became pre-eminent and though the Americans may not have been entirely responsible for winning the war, they did win the battle of post-war golf. One could argue that not having experienced the social and economic upheaval of Europe or the long interruption of play, they were infinitely better prepared for the resumption of golfing hostilities.

    The US domination of the Open Championship itself however, did not occur after the war as it had in the pre-war era of Hagan and Jones. Sceptics argue that the Americans did not play because doing so would have resulted in loss of earnings at home but history tells a different story. Though Sam Snead won the first post-war Open at St Andrews in 1946 and Ben Hogan was victorious in his only visit to Carnoustie in 1953; every other major figure in US golf had come and gone with notably less success. English players were dominant in the immediate post-war years, with Cotton, Burton, Faulkner and Daly (Irish) all winning.

    It was the Colonials however; who were to do the real damage as far as the Open was concerned. Bobby Locke from the Transvaal, a first generation South African Irishman and Peter Thomson, an Australian of solid Scots stock were about to take the golfing world by storm. These two overwhelmed golf in a period of a few years when Locke won in 1947 and '51 and Thomson in '54, '55, '56, '58 and again in '65. Indeed, Thomson never finished worse than second from 1952 to 1958.

    1961: Today - The Global Game of Golf
    The record books do not lie and Scottish Golf, though healthy at home, was faring ill abroad. The game had become truly global with players from Taiwan and Japan threatening for major honours. The Swedes were gathering amateur honours throughout Europe and there seemed no end to the talent emerging from Spain.

    American Golf had come into maturity with a vengeance in the form of Arnold Palmer. Palmer played the game as it should be played - with verve and a swashbuckling style.

    In Palmers absence in 1964, Tip Anderson carried the bag of Tony Lema through the most testing gales on the Old Course. It was Lema's win more than any other event that put paid to the excuse that the game had changed and that the new form of golf required only an accurate lofted shot to a soft pulpy green - a shot at which the Americans were clearly adept. The leader board of the '64 Open showed that Jack Nicklaus and plenty more US stars could play the chip-and-run under the wind as well as any that had gone before and as well as any of the home bred players.

    There is no doubt that the game itself had changed with the new courses that were being built throughout the world. American architects led by Robert Trent Jones were building courses that were both long and difficult. Greens were soft and holding in contrast to the hard running greens of the links. The grassy fairways presented another type of problem as the ball sat up on the lush grasses and required club contact quite different to that on the tight lies of the links. Possibly of greater significance was the early adoption in the US of the 'big ball' - the 1.66-inch ball that required a different strike and made for greater control.

    Great exponents of the game poured out of the US and the US Tour was becoming a multi-million dollar industry with even mediocre golfers, grossing millions of dollars not only through tournament play but also through commercial endorsements.

    Following the foundation of the European Tour and the opening of the Ryder Cup to European players, sponsorship grew and European golf blossomed into a money market comparable to that of the US tour. One final ingredient was required however - a star with the charisma of a Palmer and the appeal of a Nicklaus. And so as they say, a star was born. 1979 saw a smiling young genius becoming the first Spaniard to win the Open, with Jack Nicklaus coming second in the race for the Claret Jug for a record seventh time - Seve had arrived on the world scene.

    Lee Trevino won his second US PGA Championship in 1984, made all the more special by the fact that only eight years previously, he was seriously injured having been struck by a lightning bolt. Germany's Bernhard Langer turned the tables on Ballesteros in 1985, beating him in the Masters and gaining revenge for his two-shot defeat in the Open the previous year. 1985 also witnessed the first European success in the Ryder Cup and two years later the US team tasted defeat again but this time on home soil. The Masters of 1986 was perhaps the most thrilling of all. A fantastic late surge from the Golden Bear saw him win his sixth Masters title at the age of 46 - his 21st major victory in an as of yet unparalleled career.

    Not until 1994, did a player with the potential to match the greatness of past legends, come along. Speculation started when Tiger Woods won the US Amateur Championship, continued when he retained it the following year, grew when he became the youngest ever champion at the Masters and climaxed as he stormed to six wins out of six starts in the 1999/2000 season.

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Its your health - Protect It

If you are playing golf at a Westchester County Golf Course, ask if pesticides are used on the golf course. If they are - ask why?

Health Tip
Tip on how to protect your health and minimize your pesticide exposure while on a golf course in Westchester County.
  • Avoid golf course areas sprayed with pesticides until the pesticide has dried. Call the golf starter to ask about applications.

  • Never place tees or golf balls in the mouth.

  • Avoid placing food, cigars and cigarettes on the ground.

  • Wash hands and forearms at the end of a round or before eating.

  • Request MSDS sheets from the golf course superintendent for information about the chemicals applied.

The following questions and answers regarding the use of pesticides on the golf course are sourced from www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/8532.html

    Are golf courses exempt from commercial lawn application (application of pesticides) marker posting?

    answer
    Under Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) 33-0101.46(e), the application of pesticides on golf courses is not considered to be a "Commercial lawn application." Visual notification markers of commercial lawn application of pesticides are not required to be posted on any treated area of the golf course .

    Do applicators (application of pesticides) need to notify people who live next to a golf course?

    answer
    Under ECL 33-0101.46(e), the application of pesticides on golf courses is not considered to be a "Commercial lawn application." Therefore, the applicator treating the golf course with pesticides would not need to meet neighbor notification requirements under ECL Section 33-1004. This means they would not need to notify neighbors, such as those in a single family dwelling or other premises within 150' of the site of application.




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