Best 18 Golf Holes at Westchester County’s Clubs and Courses in 2013

The pros’ picks: Westchester’s golf professionals reveal their favorite holes—and a few surprises!

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Old Oaks Country Club
Purchase • Hole 13 • 420 yards • Par 4

bobby heinsBobby Heins: “It’s a good par 4. It’s got enough length, and the green sets nicely in relation to the hole. It’s the kind of hole you can play a lot of different ways. Where you drive it determines how you play it, because there are challenges from each side of the fairway. The longer second shot can be tough, but the shorter one has issues too because of the way the green is pitched. If you spin the ball too much, it can hurt. If you hit the green it’s a tough putt, and if you miss the green it’s a big challenge. The hole really gets to a lot of people.”

Sleepy Hollow Country Club
Scarborough • Hole 18 • 426 yards • Par 4

david youngDavid Young: “I like the 18th hole. Between the strength of the hole and the view of the clubhouse in the background, it’s special. It’s hard, especially from the back tee. There’s plenty of trouble around the green, and the green itself is challenging, too. For the longer hitters, the tee shot gets harder the farther you hit it because the fairway slopes more to the right the closer you get to the green, and the trees get involved in the second shot.”

Salem Golf Club
North Salem • Hole 13 • 407 yards • Par 4

charlie pooleCharlie Poole: “Just about every shot on the 13th hole is intimidating. The tee shot certainly is. It’s downhill, but there are hazards on both sides of the fairway. Then you have to hit a really strong second shot. The approach is hard for even the best players. The green is difficult, too. The hole just never lets up.”

Brynwood Golf & Country Club
Armonk • Hole 8 • 216 yards • Par 3

josh lowneyJosh Lowney: “This hole may measure 216, but it plays more like 240 because it’s uphill and the green is elevated. There’s water in front of you, so it’s visually intimidating, too. The water shouldn’t be in play, but there are thousands of balls in it. Even though it plays long, the hole requires accuracy off the tee because of the deep bunkers and trees around the green. The green has two tiers and is heavily undulating, so even when you get there, you’re not home yet. The hole averages well over four strokes throughout the year.

Siwanoy Country Club
Bronxville • Hole 4 • 511 yards • Par 5

grant turnerGrant Turner: “Eighteen is our most famous and certainly most difficult par 5, but my personal favorite is number four—the first of our back-to-back par 5s on the front side. With a good drive with a little draw, there’s always a chance you can reach it in two. The green has some really great pin positions, too, so there is a lot of challenge.” 


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