Best 18 Places to Play Golf in 2012 in Westchester and the Hudson Valley, Upstate NY

Our panel’s dream course consists of 18 holes that stand out at the extreme ends of the yardage scale


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brae burn country club

17. Brae Burn Country Club, Purchase

Hole 5 • 140 yards • Par 3

The fifth hole at Brae Burn may be a perfect par three. It has a forced carry over water, plenty of sand, a large undulating green, and scenic features like a trickling waterfall and colorful shrubs and flowers that are good for the soul.

Depending on the placement of the tee markers and the pin position on any given day, the hole can play from 120 to 160 yards, so proper club selection is crucial. The three bunkers protecting the green can cause problems, but the real danger is landing your ball above the hole, especially if there is a front pin. You probably won’t putt into the water if you stroke it a little strong, but your ball can very easily trickle down the false front and make you pray a little as it heads toward the pond.





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