Pound Ridge Golf Club

4.2101058824 4.2 stars from 5 (91)
  • 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: 3.4 stars from 5
Value: 3.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 91 Reviews
5 stars:
39
4 stars:
34
3 stars:
10
2 stars:
6
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

72 out of 91 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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None's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"First time at Pound ridge"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2019
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful golf course. Well maintained. Staff was helpful.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Best in the area...but!"


Robert7970198's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2019
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Reviewed on

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

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

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

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

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"A Special Value and Course"


wjdgolf's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

Fantastic conditions and course. Expensive but worth the splurge. New equipment this year for their greens (they had just used when I played) which makes them immediately firmer and faster.

Also removed a lot of trees to get more air circulation and sun in. I know conditions were hard for everyone in the northeast last year with the rain. This will help a lot. They’re rolling great unlike some others that are still wet and soft all the time.


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



u000005154818's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Championship course with slow greens"


Mikeysowight's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"A very enjoyable round on a challenging course"


rdcpechandler's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



jayk0915's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/06/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Conditions could have been better"


Trond4573520's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2018
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Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great layout. Some greens have mud. HORRIBLE STAFF"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Perfect except the greens"


alexcpark's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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

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

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great layout Poor conditions"


Frank1332449's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2018
First time playing Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Diamond in the rough"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 08/14/2018

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


"Fast green"


tran8642's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course conditions. Very fast green n very friendly staffs


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/23/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course in top condition. The views and setup of the holes are excellent, and it is a good challenge throughout.

The only negative is that the cost is high - $150 per and $230 per on weekend mornings. The deal on GolfNow was a bit better. This course is very worth playing, but selectively relative to the cost structure.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Worth playing"


morimack2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A little off the beaten path. Well worth the trip. Very good layout. In very good shape. Staff helpful and courteous. First time playing. Tees are appropriate for all skill levels. My wife (36 handicap) did not feel overwhelmed from her tees. Played from the granite tees (6200), tough but fair. Typical Pete Dye rolling greens in great shape and rolled true. Would highly recommended this course to others.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Fun day"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Challenging Pete dye course, with undulating greens, narrow fairways. 15 th hole par 3 very odd. Overall, had a nice round, friendly staff, do think it’s a bit over priced


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



u000007350851's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First class course right from the starter handing out towels and water. Great layout and we were never playing up on the group ahead of us even though they were walking. And we never got played up on. will Definitely be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Beautiful layout"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of the better public courses around Westchester county, NY. A bit over priced at $250, worth $150 mornings and $100 afternoon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




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