Sunday, June 24, 2012

Pound Ridge Golf Club, Delamar Greenwich Harbor Announce Stay-and-Play... Package Includes New York’s Only Pete Dye Course, Waterfront Accommodations

Pound Ridge Golf Club, Delamar Greenwich Harbor Announce Stay-and-Play

Package Includes New York’s Only Pete Dye Course, Waterfront Accommodations

Pound Ridge Golf Club – an hour north of Manhattan in Westchester County – and Delamar Greenwich Harbor announce a stay-and-play package combining New York’s only Pete Dye-design with waterfront accommodations.

The package includes a Friday or Saturday night stay at the hotel and one round of golf. Rates start at $550 (single-occupancy) and $729 (double-occupancy). Guests also receive:

          • Golf shoe and club rental, including current model Titleists, Nikes and Cobras
          • A $20 food and beverage voucher for the clubhouse
          • 10% off all golf shop merchandise
          • Continental breakfast
          • A bottle of champagne/wine delivered to their room
          • Invitations to the hotel’s private wine and cheese reception
          • A yacht cruise featuring views of the Greenwich Harbor, its islands and the famous houses lining the shore

“The rolling terrain and tree-lined fairways of Pound Ridge combined with the coastal ambiance of our boutique hotel create the perfect experience for discerning golfers who want to play one of the elite courses in the U.S.,” says Samantha Stout, Delamar Greenwich Harbor’s senior vice president of sales and marketing.

Delamar Greenwich Harbor features 82 deluxe rooms and suites hard on the Harbor. Designed to evoke old world charm, it houses a full service spa by Elemis, 500 feet of private dock and an award-winning restaurant and bar, L'escale.

“This stay-and-play is an ideal one-night escape for those living in the Tri-State area, or an exciting addition to any New York City leisure or business trip,” says Ken Wang, Pound Ridge’s owner.

A strategic blend of challenging driving holes and intriguing risk/reward approach shots have earned Pound Ridge a spot alongside TPC Sawgrass, The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, Whistling Straits and Harbour Town in Dye’s pantheon of work.

GOLF Magazine recently named Pound Ridge its “No. 1 U.S. Open-Worthy Public Course,” adding to a list of world-class accolades from Golf Digest, Golfweek,, Rolex and LINKS Magazine.

For reservations:, 866.335.2627.

About Pound Ridge Golf Club

Opened in 2008, Pound Ridge Golf Club is the only course in New York designed by the legendary Pete Dye. Located in Westchester County, it is less than an hour north of New York City and less than 15 minutes from Stamford and Greenwich, Connecticut. Pound Ridge Golf Club is the premier high-end, public course in the metropolitan New York area.

Crafted by Dye, his son Perry and long-time Dye construction manager/lead shaper Michael Langkau, Pound Ridge Golf Club is a full bentgrass facility, hewn from 172 acres of magnificent cliffs, streams and wooded hills. Dramatic rock formations and boulders were left on-site, creating one of the most visually stunning settings for golf in the U.S. More than 14,000-linear-feet of rock wall surrounds trees, wetlands and water hazards. These frame contoured fairways which wind through hardwood forests and fescue mounds leading to open meadows with picturesque green complexes.

Pound Ridge Golf Club plays to a par-72 and houses five sets of tees and measures 7,165 yards. It boasts a practice range, short game area and putting green. The property features some of the highest points in Westchester County, with a number of tee boxes offering expansive vistas of the surrounding countryside. Notable holes include the par-5, 13th – home to “Pete’s Rock,” a giant boulder that rests in the middle of the fairway – and the par-3 15th – dubbed “Headstone” – which is flanked on the right by a large rock outcropping that protrudes into the elongated, 9,000-square-foot green.

Recent accolades for Pound Ridge Golf Club include:

          • “No. 1 U.S. Open-Worthy Public Course, 2012” – GOLF Magazine
          • “No. 1 New York City Area Golf Course, 2010” –
          • “America’s Best New Courses, 2009” – Golf Digest
          • “Top Ten You Can Play, No. 2, 2008” – GOLF Magazine
          • “Best New Courses, 2008” – LINKS Magazine
          • “America’s Best New Courses, 2008” – Golfweek

Friday, June 8, 2012

Pine Hollow's Mike Meehan Wins Third Long Island Open at Bethpage Red

With a final round 68 Meehan thought he had won the event (he was told on 16 he had a two shot lead) but it would take a three hole playoff for him to finally capture his third Long Island Open title.
Three times in the past five years (2008, 2009, 2012) Mike has raised the winning trophy.
Nowadays Mike is busy with his Head Professional duties at the Pine Hollow Country Club -- usually waking up at 5am and getting to the course. He beat Matt Dobyns in the playoff who is also taking on the challenges as a first year Head Pro at the Fresh Meadow Club.
Both Meehan and Dobyns finished one stroke ahead of Joe Saladino who was trying to become the first amateur to win the Long Island Open since 1928.
Three's a charm -- congratulations Mike!