Destination Guide

Destination: Hudson River Valley

The Hudson River Valley stretching from New York beyond Albany is celebrated for its great beauty as well as its historical importance. Arguably the place where golf in America began when St. Andrew's Golf Club was founded in 1888, many exceptional courses have been worked into the landscape.

Grand houses and castles have been built along the bluffs allowing their owners to take in the dramatic views of the river and distant Catskills.
Some -- like Kykuit, once the country home of the Rockefellers, Sunnyside, Washington Irving’s home and Lyndhurst, a magnificent Gothic Revival mansion in Tarrytown -- are now open to the public.

Just as Thomas Cole and Frederic Edwin Church, famed 19th century painters from the Hudson Valley School, attained rock star status as fans lined up around the block to view their works, renown golf course architects Pete Dye, Robert Trent Jones, Jack Nicklaus, Stephen Kay and others created their own masterpieces here.

There is West Point Golf Course designed by RTJ and the Golf Club at Mansion Ridge, the only Jack Nicklaus Signature Course in the state open to the public. Evoking Ireland, The Links at Union Vale designed by Stephen Kay was created by lads from New York City's Irish Golf Association on windswept grassy farmland in LaGrangeville.

Stony Point Battlefield, the site of a hotly contended battle between the Brits and the Patriots during the Revolutionary War, is now the place where golfers enjoy the views of the Hudson and battle for birdies on Patriot Hills Golf Club.

Throughout the Hudson River Valley, there are enough fairs, festivals, garden and wine tours, art exhibits, Civil War reenactments, zipline tours, river cruises and concerts to keep you busy all year long.

You can fish, cruise, go water rafting, bike the Discover the Hudson Valley Trails crossing the Walkway Over the Hudson and hike the Appalachian Trail (which actually started here).

Lodging choices range from cozy B&Bs and small inns to hotels, motels and the crenulated stone Castle on the Hudson in Tarrytown. There are resorts like the river-view Garrison with an 18-hole course and the historic Victorian Mohonk Mountain House, with a nine hole golf course, spa, lake and gardens.

And you’ve got to expect with the Culinary Institute in the valley and the growing farm-to-table culture, the cuisine will be superb.

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Lakes/Fairways at Centennial Golf Club
Tee Times
Carmel $45
Valley/Taconic at Beekman Country Club
Tee Times
Hopewell Junction $23.95
Fairways/Meadows at Centennial Golf Club
Tee Times
Carmel $45
Putnam County Golf Course
Tee Times
Mahopac $34
Mohansic Golf Course
Tee Times
Yorktown Heights $33
Lakes/Meadows at Centennial Golf Club
Tee Times
Carmel $45
Taconic/Highland at Beekman Country Club
Tee Times
Hopewell Junction $23.95
Garrison Golf Club
Tee Times
Garrison $29
Highland/Valley at Beekman Country Club
Tee Times
Hopewell Junction $23.95
West Point Golf Course
Tee Times
West Point $10
Rip Van Winkle Country Club Palenville $15
Blue/Red at Western Turnpike Guilderland $30
Columbia Golf & Country Club Claverack $50
Red/White at Western Turnpike Guilderland $30
Lazy Swan Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Saugerties $26
Harlem Valley Golf Course Wingdale $14
Highlands Country Club
Tee Times
Garrison $10
Sunny Hill Resort Greenville $18
Colonial Acres Golf Course Glenmont $8 - $10
White/Blue at Western Turnpike Guilderland $30
Rainbow Golf Club Greenville $40
One/East Course at Apple Greens
Tee Times
Highland $29
East Hill at Somers Pointe Golf Club
Tee Times
Somers $33
McCann Golf Course Poughkeepsie $38 - $58
Copake Country Club Craryville $31 - $50
West Hill at Somers Pointe Golf Club
Tee Times
Somers $33
Casperkill Golf Club
Tee Times
Poughkeepsie $31
Pehquenakonck Country Club
Tee Times
North Salem $10
Storm King Golf Club Cornwall $18 - $35
Thunderhart Golf Course at Sunny Hill Freehold $40
Capital Hills at Albany Albany $31 - $48
Hiawatha Trails Executive Golf Course Guilderland $15
College Hill Golf Course Poughkeepsie $11 - $26
Dutcher Golf Course Pawling $17 - $30
White/Blue at Van Patten Golf Club Clifton Park $15 - $35
Millbrook Golf & Tennis Club Millbrook $40 - $45
Green Acres Kingston $14.00 - $27.00
Winding Brook Country Club Valatie $15 - $25
Shaker Ridge Country Club Loudonville $59 - $65
Silo Ridge Field Club Amenia $18 - $57
Pheasant Hollow Castleton On Hudson $12
Waccabuc Country Club Waccabuc less than $50
Second Nine at The Edison Club Rexford $45 - $68
Hoosick Falls Country Club Hoosick Falls $10
Dutchess Golf & Country Club Poughkeepsie $55
Orchard Creek Golf Course Altamont $35
First Nine at The Edison Club Rexford $45 - $68
Fairways of Halfmoon Mechanicville $24 - $40
Blue/Green at Town Of Colonie Schenectady $22 - $31
Evergreen Country Club - #1 Castleton On Hudson $18
West Course at Mohawk Golf Club Schenectady $12 - $55
Southern Dutchess Country Club Beacon $20 - $32
Wolferts Roost Country Club Albany $50 - $70
Undermountain Golf Course Copake $14.50 - $22.00
Mill Creek Golf Club Marlboro $31 - $35
East Course at Mohawk Golf Club Schenectady $50 - $78
Mohawk River Country Club & Chateau Rexford $30
Normanside Country Club Delmar $30 - $50
Eagle Crest Golf Club Clifton Park $29
Whispering Pines Golf Club Schenectady $20
Brunswick Greens Brunswick $26
Twaalfskill Golf Club Kingston $20 - $30
Schuyler Meadows Club Loudonville $76
Olde Kinderhook Golf Course Kinderhook $70
Fishkill Golf Course Fishkill $18 - $38
Salem Golf Club North Salem $75
Dutchaven Golf Course Buskirk $15
Wiltwyck Golf Club Kingston $75 - $90
French's Hollow Fairways Guilderland Center $14
Stadium Golf Club Schenectady $27 - $30
Burden Lake Country Club Averill Park $30
James Baird State Park Golf Course Pleasant Valley $25
Red/White at Town Of Colonie Schenectady $22 - $31
White/Blue at Town Of Colonie Schenectady $22 - $31
Vassar Golf Course Poughkeepsie $11 - $25
Frear Park Golf Course Troy $28
New Albany Country Club Voorheesville $65
Ingalside Resort Greenville N/A
Edgewood Club of Tivoli Tivoli $10
Dinsmore Golf Course Staatsburg $22 - $46
Vails Grove Golf Course Brewster $30 - $37
The Sedgewood Golf Club Carmel $50
Morefar Golf Course Brewster N/A
Trump National Golf Club Hudson Valley Hopewell Junction $75
Mill Road Acres Golf Course Latham $22
Van Schaick Island Country Club Cohoes $56
Catskill Golf Club Catskill $40
Mahopac Golf Club Mahopac $89 - $97
Alapaha Golf Center Kingston $14 - $21
Red/White at Van Patten Golf Club Clifton Park $15 - $35
Colonie Country Club Voorheesville $50 - $75
Pinehaven Country Club Guilderland $52 - $75
Third Nine at The Edison Club Rexford $45 - $68
Dogwood Knolls Hopewell Junction $11 - $21
Green/Red at Town Of Colonie Schenectady $22 - $31
Mechanicville Golf Club Mechanicville $34
Fairways of Halfmoon Executive Course Mechanicville $16 - $24
The Powelton Club Newburgh $80
Blue/Red at Van Patten Golf Club Clifton Park $15 - $35
Anglebrook Golf Club Lincolndale $120
Hollow Brook Golf Course Cortlandt Manor $70 - $116
Schenectady Municipal Golf Course Schenectady $37
Clifton Knolls Golf Course Clifton Park $12
Country Club of Troy Troy $75 - $80
Red Hook Golf Club Red Hook $20 - $60
Evergreen Country Club - #2 Castleton On Hudson $18
Sycamore Country Club Ravena $23
Links At Union Vale LaGrangeville $31 - $66
Briar Creek Golf Course Duanesburg $25
Meadowgreens Golf Course Ghent $23
Quaker Hill Country Club Pawling $72 - $85
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