Just like Long Island, Westchester County is one of the densest regions in the United States when it comes to great golf. Hollow Brook Golf Club, although located farther north than the Golden Age classics celebrated from the region, would be a make-or-break project for architect Eric Bergstol. Based on reviews, his project was considered a “make.”
The property’s central feature is the title brook, which offers not only an occasional hazard but also a fine trout fishing stream for members who need a break from golfing. Two of the par threes at the course will cross the Brook; No. 3 is a bit of a mock Redan, while No. 17 will require a long, accurate shot from the tee.
No. 11 may be the most eye-catching hole, although Hollow Brook does not come into play. Instead, players will drive over the property’s pond to a fairway that sits elevated above a large waste bunker the runs along the inside of the dogleg.