The Hudson Valley offers lush greens and easy tee times for golfers
Orange County, N.Y – Spring is in the air, flowers are in bloom, and Orange County, N.Y. golf courses are open for business. Golf enthusiasts from near and far can enjoy the picturesque Hudson Valley while spending a day on the links. With a variety of challenging and scenic courses, Orange County, N.Y. is a destination for golfers of all skill levels.
After working up an appetite on the green, Orange County Tourism’s staff recommends feasting at one of the county’s remarkable 19th hole restaurants. Make your visit even more unforgettable with overnight accommodations at one of Orange County’s select hotels or cozy inns.
Top golf courses in Orange County, N.Y. include:
Stony Ford Golf Course in Thomas Bull Memorial Park, 217 Route 416, Hamptonburgh: This 18-hole, par 72 course also offers a Pro shop, driving range, and lessons. Dining and banquet facilities are available. To reserve a tee time, call 845-457-4949. www.orangecountynyparks.com
Hickory Hill Golf Course in Warwick County Park, 156 Route 17A, Warwick: Test your skills on this 6400-yard, par 72, 18-hole course. Pro shop, driving range and lessons are available on-site. Dining and banquet facilities are also available. To reserve a tee time, call 845-988-9501. www.orangecountynyparks.com
Golf Club at Mansion Ridge, 1292 Orange Turnpike, Monroe: The Golf Club at Mansion Ridge sits on a historic 220-acre estate with landmarks predating the American Revolution. New York’s only Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course open to the public, Mansion Ridge is an unmatched setting for unforgettable golf. To reserve a tee time, call 845-782-7888. www.mansionridge.com
Lynx at River Bend Golf Club, 87 Neversink Drive, Port Jervis: Designed and constructed in 1915 by A.W. Tillinghast, the Lynx at River Bend Golf Club is one of the oldest courses in the country. The 18-hole regulation course lies on a secluded 125-acre site with the majestic Shawangunk Mountains as a backdrop. To reserve a tee time, call (845) 858-4653. http://thelynxgolfclub.com
West Point Golf Course, 718 Victor Constant Road, West Point: Just north of the Bear Mountain Bridge, the West Point Golf Course offers an unforgettable golf experience. The Robert Trent Jones designed course is an 18-hole, par 71 challenge on a mountain layout. Lessons, Pro shop, snack bar. Dress code. To reserve a tee time, call 845-938-2435, or call the historic Thayer Hotel at West Point at 845-446-4731 to book a Golf and Stay Package. https://westpoint.armymwr.com/programs/golf-course; www.thethayerhotel.com
Be sure to visit Orange County Tourism’s Facebook page: Orange County Tourism NY. It’s a fabulous guide to up-to-the-minute postings of area events and activities, great times, and memorable experiences available to visitors.
Also visit Orange County Tourism’s innovative and user-friendly new website: www.orangetourism.org.
About Orange County Tourism
Orange County Tourism, based in Goshen, N.Y., is the county’s tourism headquarters and a participant in the I LOVE NY program. A comprehensive listing of area attractions, lodging, and events can be found at www.OrangeTourism.org. For a free copy of the Orange County Travel Guide, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 845-615-3860.
Photo features: The Golf Club at Mansion Ridge
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