Fantasy Fairways

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


(page 5 of 20)

Century Country Club #5

451 Yards, Par 4

Nelson Long, head professional at Century, has an easy manner of speaking that makes every hole sound like a piece of cake. “Just stay out of the bunker on the right,” he drawls when asked about how to play the demanding fifth hole at the club. “Then keep your approach shot to the left side of the green because it all slopes to the right.” He’s correct, of course, but it’s never quite as easy as Long makes it sound. The target from the tee is a beautiful maple tree on the far edge of the fairway over the hill. Anything to the right of that is good (as long as it’s in the short grass), but a drive to the left will leave a long, tricky approach. The second shot plays downhill, but don’t count on running your approach onto the green; there’s a slight swale in front that will leave you short.


Next tee: GlenArbor Golf Club #15


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