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 Brewster Golf Courses

10509 Golf-Club Brewster Putnam County 18-hole | Putnam Private Golf Course - Morefar Back O' Beyond

845-279-5086 
  Morefar Back O' Beyond Golf Club is located at Federal Hill Road, Brewster, NY 10509 in Putnam County.

This 500-acre, 18-hole golf course is private. Information about this course is closely guarded and for the most part unknown. Private Golf Course - Morefar Back O' Beyond | Putnam  more . . .

10509 golfers beginner sand bunkers 9-hole | Putnam Public Golf Course - Vails Grove Golf Course

845-669-5721 
  Vails Grove Golf Course, a 9-hole regulation length course, is located at 230 Peach Lake Road, Brewster, NY 10509 in Putnam County.

About Vails Grove: The course was designed by Vail Family and opened in 1929.Vails Grove is a daily fee golf course with a 'Call For Playing Privileges' guest policy. This course can be challenging for all skill levels of golfers, but locals claim it was designed with the beginner in mind. The fairways are wide open, and the greens are average in speed and size. This flat course has many sand bunkers, but no water hazards. Public Golf Course - Vails Grove Golf Course | Putnam  more . . .
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 Carmel Golf Courses

10512 in Putnam County "pay for play basis" 27 hole Larry Nelson U.S. Open PGA Championships Tee times Scorecard Yardage Book  Attractions Practice Facilities Clinics Schools Grille Room Restaurant | Putnam Public Golf Course - Centennial Golf Club of NY

845-225-5700 
  Centennial Golf Club is located at 185 John Simpson Road, Carmel, NY 10512 in Putnam County.

From Centennial Golf Club: "Centennial Golf Club has been designed and developed in keeping with the richest traditions of the game. The total golfing experience at Centennial is on a level with the country's most prestigious private clubs. The 27 hole championship course was designed by Larry Nelson who called this 340 acre tract with its spectacular views, 'the most naturally suited to golf' he has ever seen. Every aspect of this premier facility provides the best the game has to offer on a pay for play basis. Public Golf Course - Centennial Golf Club of NY | Putnam  website and more . . .
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 Garrison Golf Courses

10524, resort in the Hudson Highlands, Garrison, NY, dining, golf, Valley Restaurant and World's End Bar, Sunday brunch, Terrace Grill and Bar, Golf Pro Shop, golf season, golfing at Garrison's 18-hole golf course, spa, gourmet dining, Valley Restaurant | Putnam Garrison "Food, Country Inn, Scenic Golf"

845-424-3604 
  The Garrison, a river-view resort in the Hudson Highlands, is located at 2015 Route 9 at Snake Hill Road, Garrison, NY 10524 in the mid-Hudson Valley.

From The Garrison: "We are a four-room country inn, with lovely and comfortable accommodation. Rooms are located on the second floor, accessible by two staircases (no elevator). We do not have bell service, room service, full-time round-the-clock reception staff or breakfast service (other than what is available at our Terrace Grill - see below). Inn guests have after-hours access to the building via a side door with their room key. While the inn is open on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, these are especially quiet days with little staff or services, other than housekeeping and administration. Although peaceful and secure, the possible feeling of solitude and inactivity is not to everyone's liking. Weekends in season are typically quite busy, with many guests for dining, golf, parties and events. Garrison  "Food, Country Inn, Scenic Golf" | Putnam  website and more . . .

10524, Garrison Golf, Golf Club, Garrison, New York, Putnam Valley, Hudson River, Hudson Highlands, Catskill Mountains,18-holes, championship course, Attractions, Garrison Resort, Audubon, Rated Excellent by Zagat | Putnam Public Golf Course - Garrison Golf Club

845-424-4747 
  The Garrison Golf Club, offering an 18-hole regulation length course, is located at 2015 Route 9 Old Albany Post Road, Garrison, NY 10524 in Putnam County.

"The Garrison Golf Club offers a spectacular setting that overlooks the Hudson River in the Hudson Highlands and Catskill Mountains. Garrison Golf Club is part of a river view resort, yet offers a championship course. Open to the public on a daily-fee basis from April through November, weather permitting. Public Golf Course - Garrison Golf Club | Putnam  website and more . . .

10524, Highlands Club, Garrison, Putnam County, 9-hole course, Golf Course, Attractions | Putnam Semi-private Golf Course - Highlands Country Club

845-424-3254 
  Highlands Country Club, offering a 9-hole course, is located at 955 Route 9D, Garrison, NY 10524 in Putnam County.

The 9-hole golf course at Highlands Country Club is played from two sets of tees for an approximate total of 4600 yards. Located across the river from West Point, you can enjoy beautiful views of the Hudson Highlands. The course is perfect for beginners, seniors or walkers, yet still challenging for the experienced golfer. Semi-private Golf Course - Highlands Country Club | Putnam  website and more . . .
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 Kent Lakes Golf Courses

10512 Carmel Putnam County longest tees par 35 | Putnam Private Golf Course - Sedgwood Golf Club

845-225-5227 
  The Sedgewood Golf Club, offering a 9-hole links course, is located at 810 Golf Ridge Road, Carmel, NY 10512-4440 in Putnam County.

From Sedgewood Golf Club: "The enchanting 9-hole links course plays much as it did 80 years ago, so private it feels like your very own. Memberships are strictly limited, so there are no tee times and no hassles, only the game. Private Golf Course - Sedgwood Golf Club | Putnam  website and more . . .
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 Mahopac Golf Courses

10541, Golf Club, Mahopac, lower Hudson River Valley, 18-hole, championship course, golf instruction, golf clinics, 
golf club, Tee Times, Course Attractions, Practice Green, Golf Lessons, Golf Shop | Putnam Municipal Golf Course - Putnam County Golf Course

845-628-4200 
  Putnam County Golf Club is located at 187 Hill Street, Mahopac, NY 10541 in Putnam County.

From Putnam County Golf Course: "Putnam County Golf Course was designed by golf architect William F. Mitchell and first opened in 1959 as Putnam Country Club. Mr. Mitchell used the natural landscape of the property in his design resulting in rolling fairways and dramatic elevation changes. The Club remained private for many years throughout a variety of ownership changes and was eventually renamed The Country Club at Lake MacGregor for the lake adjacent to the property. Municipal Golf Course - Putnam County Golf Course | Putnam  website and more . . .

10541 Scorecard Layout Lake-Mahopac 18-hole Devereux Emmet Ken Dye bunkered small fast greens green bunkers Instruction Junior Clinic Private Lessons Short Game Schools Playing Lesson Beginner's School | Putnam Private Golf Course - Mahopac Golf Club

845-628-9335 
  Mahopac Golf Club, offering an 18-hole regulation length golf course, is located at 601 North Lake Blvd. Mahopac, NY 10541 in Putnam County.

From Mahopac Golf: "The tradition began in 1893 when a short 6-hole course, designed by Thomas Bendelow, was built on the east shore of Lake Mahopac. Five years later, Mahopac Golf Club was formed. The course moved to the north shore of the Lake in 1900 as a 9-hole, 2,730 yard layout. In 1913 it was extended to a full 18-hole track designed by the famed Devereux Emmet, who is also credited with the design of Garden City Golf Club and Congressional Country Club. Private Golf Course - Mahopac Golf Club | Putnam  website and more . . .

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Putnam County

Golf Courses



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For golf courses in Putnam County New York. Visit Putnam County Golf Courses where you will find a list of Golf Courses by location within Putnam County.

Select a private or public golf course at List of Private and Public Golf Courses . Plan your next golf vacation in New York and enjoy one of the many championship Golf Courses in Putnam County and the beautiful Hudson River Valley.

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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 an Putnam 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 Putnam 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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