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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Valley/Taconic at Beekman Country Club
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Hopewell Junction $16.65
Putnam County Golf Course
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Mahopac $33
West Point Golf Course
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West Point $27
Taconic/Highland at Beekman Country Club
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Hopewell Junction $16.65
Lakes/Meadows at Centennial Golf Club
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Carmel $61
Highland/Valley at Beekman Country Club
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Hopewell Junction $16.65
Lakes/Fairways at Centennial Golf Club
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Carmel $61
Fairways/Meadows at Centennial Golf Club
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Carmel $61
Mohansic Golf Course
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Yorktown Heights $37
Rip Van Winkle Country Club Palenville $15
Rainbow Golf Club Greenville $40
Red/White at Western Turnpike Guilderland $30
Harlem Valley Golf Course Wingdale $14
Wiltwyck Golf Club
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Kingston $30
Links At Union Vale
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LaGrangeville $50
Columbia Golf & Country Club Claverack $50
Capital Hills at Albany Albany $31 - $48
West Hill at Somers Pointe Golf Club
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Somers $33
Lazy Swan Golf & Country Club
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Saugerties $25
Highlands Country Club
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Garrison $10
One/East Course at Apple Greens
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Highland $29
Blue/Red at Western Turnpike Guilderland $30
East Hill at Somers Pointe Golf Club
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Somers $33
Storm King Golf Club Cornwall $18 - $35
White/Blue at Western Turnpike Guilderland $30
Sunny Hill Resort
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Greenville $14
Thunderhart Golf Course at Sunny Hill
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Freehold $20
Colonial Acres Golf Course Glenmont $8 - $10
McCann Golf Course Poughkeepsie $38 - $58
Copake Country Club Craryville $31 - $50
Pehquenakonck Country Club
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North Salem $18
Casperkill Golf Club
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Poughkeepsie $31
Garrison Golf Club
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Garrison $29
Pheasant Hollow Castleton On Hudson $12
Green Acres Kingston $14.00 - $27.00
Mill Creek Golf Club Marlboro $31 - $35
Country Club of Troy Troy $75 - $80
Colonie Country Club Voorheesville $50 - $75
Schuyler Meadows Club Loudonville $76
French's Hollow Fairways Guilderland Center $14
Vassar Golf Course Poughkeepsie $11 - $25
Clifton Knolls Golf Course Clifton Park $12
Catskill Golf Club Catskill $40
Whispering Pines Golf Club Schenectady $20
First Nine at The Edison Club Rexford $45 - $68
White/Blue at Town Of Colonie Schenectady $22 - $31
Hiawatha Trails Executive Golf Course Guilderland $15
Stadium Golf Club Schenectady $27 - $30
The Sedgewood Golf Club Carmel $50
Fishkill Golf Course Fishkill $18 - $38
Van Schaick Island Country Club Cohoes $56
Red/White at Van Patten Golf Club Clifton Park $15 - $35
Dogwood Knolls Hopewell Junction $11 - $21
Alapaha Golf Center Kingston $14 - $21
Briar Creek Golf Course Duanesburg $25
Anglebrook Golf Club Lincolndale $120
Fairways of Halfmoon Executive Course Mechanicville $16 - $24
East Course at Mohawk Golf Club Schenectady $50 - $78
Eagle Crest Golf Club Clifton Park $29
James Baird State Park Golf Course Pleasant Valley $25
Second Nine at The Edison Club Rexford $45 - $68
Morefar Golf Course Brewster N/A
Twaalfskill Golf Club Kingston $20 - $30
Dutcher Golf Course Pawling $17 - $30
West Course at Mohawk Golf Club Schenectady $12 - $55
Vails Grove Golf Course Brewster $30 - $37
Salem Golf Club North Salem $75
Frear Park Golf Course Troy $28
New Albany Country Club Voorheesville $65
Green/Red at Town Of Colonie Schenectady $22 - $31
Third Nine at The Edison Club Rexford $45 - $68
Normanside Country Club Delmar $30 - $50
Southern Dutchess Country Club Beacon $20 - $32
Evergreen Country Club - #2 Castleton On Hudson $18
Orchard Creek Golf Course Altamont $35
The Powelton Club Newburgh $80
Dutchaven Golf Course Buskirk $15
Blue/Green at Town Of Colonie Schenectady $22 - $31
Olde Kinderhook Golf Course Kinderhook $70
Brunswick Greens Brunswick $26
Burden Lake Country Club Averill Park $30
Dinsmore Golf Course Staatsburg $22 - $46
Winding Brook Country Club Valatie $15 - $25
Millbrook Golf & Tennis Club Millbrook $40 - $45
Quaker Hill Country Club Pawling $72 - $85
Hollow Brook Golf Course Cortlandt Manor $70 - $116
Mohawk River Country Club & Chateau Rexford $30
Blue/Red at Van Patten Golf Club Clifton Park $15 - $35
Red/White at Town Of Colonie Schenectady $22 - $31
Waccabuc Country Club Waccabuc less than $50
Dutchess Golf & Country Club Poughkeepsie $55
Shaker Ridge Country Club Loudonville $59 - $65
Meadowgreens Golf Course Ghent $23
Fairways of Halfmoon Mechanicville $24 - $40
Pinehaven Country Club Guilderland $52 - $75
Wolferts Roost Country Club Albany $50 - $70
Silo Ridge Field Club Amenia $18 - $57
Trump National Golf Club Hudson Valley Hopewell Junction $75
Edgewood Club of Tivoli Tivoli $10
Mahopac Golf Club Mahopac $89 - $97
Sycamore Country Club Ravena $23
Mechanicville Golf Club Mechanicville $34
Red Hook Golf Club Red Hook $20 - $60
Mill Road Acres Golf Course Latham $22
Schenectady Municipal Golf Course Schenectady $37
White/Blue at Van Patten Golf Club Clifton Park $15 - $35
Evergreen Country Club - #1 Castleton On Hudson $18
Undermountain Golf Course Copake $14.50 - $22.00
College Hill Golf Course Poughkeepsie $11 - $26
Ingalside Resort Greenville N/A
Hoosick Falls Country Club Hoosick Falls $10
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