Fantasy Fairways

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


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Bedford Golf and Tennis clubHead Golf Pro Steve Dougan hits his approach to Bedford Golf #14

Bedford Golf and Tennis Club #14

438 Yards, Par 4

The first time I stood on the tee box for this hole, I groaned. The shot was uphill, you couldn’t see the landing area, and there was obvious trouble in the form of bunkers right and trees on both sides of that portion of the fairway you could see. The second time, though, I grinned with anticipation, knowing the reward that I would get if I could drive the ball straight and to the top of the hill. As my high school physics teacher pointed out, what goes up must come down—and so it is with the fairway on this medium-length par 4. The hill peaks at about 250 yards off the tee, so a good drive will catch the down-slope and run down to short-iron territory. You’ll need that help, though, because the elevated green is one of the most difficult on the course, with three tiers and a matching number of ridges running through it. There is also a sprawling bunker complex protecting the left front that you don’t want to challenge with a long-iron approach shot.


Next tee: Fenway Golf Club #5


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