The Westchester County daily fee course, rated No. 8 on the magazine's annual list, is once again in elite company, alongside PGA Tour venues and world-famous courses including Bethpage Black, Turning Stone Resort and Leatherstocking at Cooperstown. It barely missed this top echelon in 2009, a year after its opening, making No. 11.
"We are extremely honored by the Golfweek recognition and delighted with the way the course has matured and come into its own over the past decade," said Ken Wang, owner of Pound Ridge. "Mr. Dye's unwavering attention to shot values, proper tee box placement and overall strategy, coupled with our staff's commitment to conditioning and service has us well-positioned for the future."
Golfweek's esteemed ranking panel consists of 675 voters from seven countries who rely on 10 criteria to rate a golf course, including overall land plan, variety and memorability of golf holes, conditioning and ecology, and the "walk in the park test, which rates the sense of the course as worthy of spending four hours on it.
The number of courses per state varies based on course supply, population and level of play; the rankings include daily-fee layouts and resort golf courses.
"Pound Ridge is quintessential Dye," a news release notes, "exhibiting all the qualities for which the World Golf Hall-of-Famer is renowned: dramatic, beautiful, rhythmic, challenging, deceptive and subtle. Its strategic blend of challenging driving holes and intriguing risk/reward approach shots is set against a backdrop of rolling hills and thick strands of towering hardwood trees, dotted with dramatic boulders and rock outcroppings."
For more information, tee times and rates, call 914-764-5771 or visit the club's website.
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