The 141-acre property, which has been private since it opened in 1928, is under new ownership and was recently renovated with a five-year plan to continue updating the facilities. If turf conditions allow, the 18-hole golf course will open its doors to the public May 1, with pool and tennis amenities opening June 1.
The Catskill Golf Club, a formerly private course since 1928 in Catskill, N.Y., is opening to the public for the first time under new ownership and recently renovated, the Cold Spring (N.Y.)-based Philipstown.info reported.
Golfers can now “pay when you play” on one of the Hudson Valley’s top 18-hole golf courses. If turf conditions allow, the course will be open to the public as of May 1. Pool and tennis facilities open June 1, Philipstown.info reported.
“We are thrilled to open this historic 18-hole course to the general public,” General Manager John W. Jones Jr. said. “Our philosophy is everyone should have access to what we offer. Our five-year plan calls for an investment of half a million dollars in updating and enhancing the facilities, keeping the restaurant open year-round for special occasions, and building a year-round fitness center.”
The original golf course layout, designed by James R. Thompson, was opened for play in 1927. This nine-hole design with alternating tees for front and back nines was unchanged until nine additional holes, designed by William Oettinger, were added in the late 1990s. A formal opening of the full 18-hole layout occurred in 2000. The course occupies 141 acres, Philipstown.info reported.
The club features the Fairways Grille, which can accommodate any post-golf respite, from libations to a casual lunch, dinner, or any formal occasion, Philipstown.info reported.
The Monday night Ladies’ league and the Wednesday night Men’s league will also be available to the public, Philipstown.info reported.