Putnam County Golf Course

4.1700705882 4.2 stars from 5 (206)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6804 yards
  • Slope: 129
  • Rating: 73.3
  • Layout

  • 187 Hill Street , Mahopac, NY 10541, Putnam County
  • (845) 808-1880, (845) 628-4200
  • (845) 628-3491
  • www.putnamcountygc.com

Year built: 1959
Type: Public
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Rye Grass
Golf Season: Open: 3/15 Closed: 12/15

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: Soft spikes only
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6804 yards 73.3 129
White 71 6365 yards 71.2 127
Gold 71 5913 yards 69.3 121
Red (W) 72 5789 yards 72.6 122

Nestled in the Lower Hudson Valley, Putnam County Golf Course enjoys a scenic location amid rolling hills yet it’s not too far from the city. Formerly known as Putnam National, the club was originally opened as a private club in 1959, it opened to the public when it was bought by the county in 2004 but it continues to offer the quality and amenities of a private country club. The golf course has front and back nines that are completely different from one another so be prepared to use all the clubs in your bag. Water hazards only come into play on two holes but don’t let that fool you, this course is formidable even for avid golfers. Putnam County Golf Course's final four holes are an especially challenging stretch that will test you with everything from uphill lies to a slew of strategically placed bunkers.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 206 Reviews
5 stars:
47
4 stars:
121
3 stars:
23
2 stars:
8
1 stars:
7

recommend this course

182 out of 203 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs worth the drive   Great for locals advanced golfers walkers   Challenges include undulating greens elevation changes plays long   Great for drinks patio dining  

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"Putnam"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2019
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Really nice course. Was pretty busy for a weekday but after 9 it got a little quicker. They need to put water out at the stations however. Solid conditions and will definitely play again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great First Time Experriecne"


Sheazo1055's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2019
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was my first round at Putnam. From the beginning it was a great experience. The staff were attentive and friendly. The course - especially the greens were in excellent shape - a few greens had some repairs in progress but did not anything significant. The fairways were devoid of divots - apparently the members replace them and this is also a priority of the ground crew. The greens are insidious and you have to get used to the mounds which hide slopes that when you get closer you find you are off the green when you had thought you were on. I plan to play again soon and reduce the three putts. BTW there is a brand new Men's locker room which is fantastic.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u2281376's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2019
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



garrethjs's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2019
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"review"


eddie6170259's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2019
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Reviewed on

Course was really wet, but it is well maintained. Probably will be great, once it dry's out, hopefully no more rain!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Horrible shape"


u458468004's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2019
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Greens were recently aereated. Had not been cut. Unbelievably slow. Course was soggy, should have been closed. Could not even walk in many fairways without sinking in the mud. Balls plugged in fairways. Just too wet for play.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 05/30/2019

We love hearing from our golfers, but we apologize for your negative experience. We are happy that you took the time to leave us some feedback so we can improve in the future. We hope to have you back.


"A pearl of Hudson Valley"


BogeyofNewYork75's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2019
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The course will be very beautiful in summer and fall. A must try in New York State


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course




MikeFran5156's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2019
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



u1698190's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2019
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Andywik's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2019
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u1698190's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2019
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



gombawoo's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2019
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Murph82278's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



JamesSeason's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



trottavincent's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



djr3258's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2018
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great deal gteat price"


kevin2738543's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great day of golf, cart path only was ok as the fairways are narrow can’t beat the price hot deal


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u578777261's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Staff was awesome!"


jaymac3180's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2018
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Reviewed on

The whole staff was super friendly. Had interactions with at least 6 different staff members and every one of them were super polite and accommodating. Finished in 3 hours and 25 minutes on a Friday morning at 7:57AM. Paired up with 2 nice people. $46 in golf now is worth it. Little wet and the greens were just rolled so wasn’t perfect but I liked the layout and fairways were nice. Shot 79! I’ll definitely be going back!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Course (on weekdays)"


Rpalmer23's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/19/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

This is really nice local course with fantastic staff, all around. The starters and pro shop staff are always courteous, generally always very helpful. They do their best to get things done properly. Putnam has a very small practice range, but it is not really convenient for the starting area. There is a fantastic practice green right in the starting area which is nice. Ive never been disappointed with the conditions of the fairways and greens, even after prolonged rains or lack there of. The snack bar and BAR are always open when the course is open, and you never have to worry that the tender has gone home and no employees are able to (or old enough) serve food and beverages... uhhum cough Garison. If you play Monday to Friday, it’s absolutely worth every penny. And wheb the weather starts cooling off, you can almost get out by yourself if you’d like. . No stacking of singles and/or pairs for absolutely no reason unless they absolutely must.

Every fairway is basically separated by a single line of trees, so an errant stike can put you on another fairway pretty easily, not really an issue when it’s not crowded but on the weekends you’ll definitely find random carts driving out into your fairway without regard for your party halfway through teeing off, or in the middle of your backswing.

***This is the only reason for the low stars ...

If you have any anxiety or PTSD, you may want to wear a helmet, and get used to hearing FORE and having no idea where it’s coming from. The prices on weekends are very high, comparable to many premium courses in the area. I would just avoid the weekends here if it’s all possible unless you enjoy paying premium prices for a 6 hour round full of ducking for cover.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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