Having played so many courses in the region that are ranked higher, I can honestly say that Pound Ridge is arguably the best and toughest public course in NY. Very different than Bethpage Black, it somehow plays more viscous than the Black every time I play it. Pound ridge offers spectacular views, and almost every hole is memorable for one reason or another. Stop to take pictures at the "Tombstone" par 3 sixteenth; quite possibly my favorite par 3 of any course I’ve ever set foot on. Pound Ridge is undulate, strategic, and outright hard, but it is a must-play if you are in The NYC area. Blind shots, uneven lies, fast greens, and tons of hazards; it chews you up, spits you out, and makes you say "thank you sir, may I have another?"
Date: June 04, 2020