FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 17, 2019
Pound Ridge Golf Club to Host 2020 MGA Public Links Championship
(POUND RIDGE, N.Y.) – Pound Ridge Golf Club – legendary Pete Dye’s modern marvel in Westchester County – is proud to announce it will host the 2020 Metropolitan Golf Association (MGA) Public Links Championship.
Pound Ridge Golf Club
To be played on June 10, the tournament will mark the 73rd rendition of the prestigious MGA event which is the oldest public golf course championship in the U.S. Making its debut, Pound Ridge joins a roster of highly acclaimed layouts as previous hosts including Bethpage Black, which just held the 2019 PGA Championship won by Brooks Koepka. The winner gains automatic entry into the 2020 Met Amateur.
“We are excited to partner with the Metropolitan Golf Association as the site for this important regional tournament,” says Darren Wang, managing partner of Pound Ridge Golf Club. “Pete Dye designed Pound Ridge with championship golf in mind and we’re looking forward to hosting some of the area’s best amateur players on his exceptional creation.”
Ranked No. 6 in Golfweek’s just-released “Best Courses You Can Play in New York,” Pound Ridge is Dye’s only design in the golf-rich Empire State. Less than an hour drive from New York City and minutes from White Plains, Greenwich, Stamford and Norwalk (Conn.), the World Golf Hall of Famer’s admired layout has become one of the celebrated “must-play” public courses in the region.
Wang added, “We are a public course like many of his great designs, Whistling Straits, Kiawah’s Ocean Course, TPC Sawgrass, and we anticipate this being the beginning of a long relationship with the MGA as we enter our second decade of operations.”
Pound Ridge is carved from 172 acres of beautiful countryside – including dramatic cliffs, streams and wooded, rolling hills into a fun and challenging par-72 course. The course features five sets of tees ranging from 5,151 to 7,165 yards providing challenges and fun for golfers of all skill levels. Among its unforgettable holes is the dramatic par-5 13th which is home to “Pete’s Rock,” a giant boulder that rests in the middle of the fairway.
For more information, or to book a tee time, please call 914.764.5771 or visit www.poundridgegolf.com.
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 minutes from Stamford and Greenwich, Connecticut. Pound Ridge Golf Club is the premier high-end, public course in the metropolitan New York area.
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 onsite, creating one of the most visually stunning settings for golf in the United States. More than 14,000-linear-feet of rock wall surrounds trees, wetlands and water hazards. These frame contoured fairways wind through hardwood forests and fescue mounds leading to open meadows with picturesque green complexes.
Fans of Dye will find all the legendary designer’s renowned touches on display: dramatic mounding, rhythmic routing and subtle deception meld to create an imminently challenging and fair golf experience. Pound Ridge Golf Club reflects the best in contemporary course design and is unique in a region filled with classic courses.
The par-72 Pound Ridge Golf Club measures 7,165 yards and houses five sets of tees. It boasts a practice range, short game area and putting green. The property features some of the highest points in Westchester County, with many 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.
In a region filled with classic layouts, Pound Ridge provides golfers with a refreshing and modern course design option. Dye’s signature design elements – dramatic mounding, rhythmic routing and subtle deception – are wonderfully displayed throughout the par-72, 7,165-yard layout, creating a compelling and fair test of golf.
Recent accolades for Pound Ridge Golf Club include:
- “A modern masterpiece” – Men’s Journal
- “Best in State, No. 6, 2018 / 2019” – Golfweek
- “Best Courses Near You, No. 4, 2016 / 2017” – GOLF Magazine
- “No. 1 U.S. Open Worthy Public Course, 2012” – GOLF Magazine
- “No. 1 New York City Area Golf Course, 2010” – AskMen.com
- “America’s Best New Courses, 2009” – Golf Digest
- “New Golf Development of the Year, 2009” – ABTA Golf
- “Top Ten You Can Play, No. 2, 2008” – GOLF Magazine
- “Best New Courses, 2008” – LINKS Magazine