Fantasy Fairways

Westchester’s best 18 holes test your golf savvy, skills, and strategy


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St. Andrew’s Country Club #9

539 Yards, Par 5

Aside from miracle chip-ins, there is basically only one way to birdie this long, uphill par 5. It all begins with the tee shot, which has to be a very long, perfectly controlled fade around the trees that block access to the right side of the fairway. If you can’t hit one 280 yards to right field, do yourself a favor and take a three- or even a five-wood off the tee so you don’t accidentally hit a dreaded straight ball through the fairway on the left. If your drive does land where it’s supposed to, you’re still nearly 260 yards from the green — again, all uphill. If anything, though, the fairway narrows and the hazards (water right, trees left) become more daunting than they were off the tee, so fire with care and leave yourself a third shot where you can hit a wedge with confidence. You’ll need it to navigate the newly toughened bunkers guarding the deep two-tiered green.


Next tee: Quaker Ridge Golf Club #6


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