Challenging and scenic courses make Orange County a destination for golfers

10 May 2017 | 05:01

From seasoned golfers to those teeing off for the first time, anyone looking for a day on the links can find a course that’s right for them in Orange County this spring. Golfing is a great way to take in the picturesque Hudson Valley landscape while getting exercise.
“Lush greens and easy tee times attract golfers to Orange County all through the season,” said Orange County Tourism Director Susan Hawvermale. “Come feast on our greens and dine at our remarkable 19 hole restaurants.”
Top golf courses in Orange County include:
Stony Ford Golf Course in Thomas Bull Memorial Park, 217 Route 416, Hamptonburgh, NY. 18 holes, par 72, Pro shop, driving range, and lessons. Dining and banquet facilities. Open March through November, from dawn until dusk. To reserve a tee time, call 457-4949. Web: orangecountynyparks.com
Hickory Hill Golf Course in Warwick County Park, 25 County Park Lane, Warwick, NY. 6400 yard, par 72, 18 hole course. Pro shop, driving range and lessons. Dining and banquet facilities. To reserve a tee time, call 845-988-9501. Web: orangecountynyparks.com
Mansion Ridge Golf Club, 1292 Orange Turnpike Monroe, NY. NY’s only Jack Nicklaus Signature Design open to the public. Carved out of rolling hills of a historic 220-acre estate. The stone barn clubhouse features Miguel’s Tavern, an award-winning restaurant. To reserve a tee time, call 845-782-7888. Web: mansionridgegc.com
West Point Golf Course, 1230 NY-218, West Point, NY. 18 hole, par 71, practice green with pitching and chipping space. Lessons, Pro shop, snack bar. Dress code. To reserve a tee time, call 845-938-2435. https://westpoint.armymwr.com/us/westpoint/programs/golf-course
Winding Hills Golf Course, 1847 Route 17K, Montgomery, NY. 18 hole executive course situated on 85 picturesque wooded acres. Open March through December. Rolling terrain with wetlands, gardens, and stone walls lining the fairways. Clubhouse open year round. To reserve a tee time, call 845-457-3187. Web: windinghillsgc.com
Also visit Orange County Tourism’s new website at orangetourism.org