Spotlight: Hudson Hills GC

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An hour north of New York City is one of the state’s most picturesque layouts.

Hudson Hills Golf Course was designed by renowned architect Mark Mungeam, the same man responsible for the gorgeous renovation of the North Course at Olympia Fields Country Club (IL), host of the 2003 U.S. Open.

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When Mungeam designs a course he makes it a point to utilize the site’s natural characteristics to determine hole layouts and style.   One look at Hudson Hills and you’ll agree, he had a lot to work with when painting this Ossining, NY-area masterpiece.

Perched atop the first tee, golfers are treated to magnificent vistas, with nearly one-third of the course in view.  Elevation change is par for the course which presents golfers the unique opportunity to use every club in the bag.  And at 7,000 yards from the tips, it’s as challenging as it is beautiful.

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Among its memorable holes is the closing stretch: Nos. 16-18.  Beginning with an elevated tee box, the 421-yard, par-4 16th sets the table with stunning, panoramic views of the Hudson River Valley.  The 458-yard, par-4 17th hole is demanding, requiring an accurate drive and precise approach to a green elevated some 50 feet and protected by a deep bunker.  And the 453-yard, par-4 18th is a wonderful close to any round, with a straight and narrow fairway framed by bunkers that pinch the landing area. 

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If you’re in the area, Hudson Hills is not to be missed.  It’s a challenging yet highly enjoyable track with a scorecard that plays like a postcard.

For more information check out www.hudsonhillsgolf.com or call the pro shop to set up your tee time at 914.864.3000.

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