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 $25
Garrison Golf Club
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Garrison $15
Mohansic Golf Course
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Yorktown Heights $37
Lakes/Meadows at Centennial Golf Club
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Carmel $22
Highland/Valley at Beekman Country Club
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Hopewell Junction $25
West Point Golf Course
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West Point $10
Putnam County Golf Course
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Mahopac $19
Lakes/Fairways at Centennial Golf Club
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Carmel $22
Fairways/Meadows at Centennial Golf Club
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Carmel $22
Taconic/Highland at Beekman Country Club
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Hopewell Junction $25
One/East Course at Apple Greens
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Highland $10
East Hill at Somers Pointe Golf Club
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Somers $20
McCann Golf Course Poughkeepsie $38 - $58
Rainbow Golf Club Greenville $40
Casperkill Golf Club
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Poughkeepsie $25
Rip Van Winkle Country Club Palenville $15
Highlands Country Club
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Garrison $30
Pehquenakonck Country Club
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North Salem $10
Capital Hills at Albany Albany $31 - $48
Red/White at Western Turnpike Guilderland $30
Blue/Red at Western Turnpike Guilderland $30
Sunny Hill Resort Greenville $18
Lazy Swan Golf & Country Club
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Saugerties $13
Colonial Acres Golf Course Glenmont $8 - $10
Columbia Golf & Country Club Claverack $50
West Hill at Somers Pointe Golf Club
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Somers $20
White/Blue at Western Turnpike Guilderland $30
Thunderhart Golf Course at Sunny Hill Freehold $40
Harlem Valley Golf Course Wingdale $14
Copake Country Club Craryville $31 - $50
Storm King Golf Club
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Cornwall $14
Pheasant Hollow Castleton On Hudson $12
Dinsmore Golf Course Staatsburg $22 - $46
Dutcher Golf Course Pawling $17 - $30
Vails Grove Golf Course Brewster $30 - $37
Brunswick Greens Brunswick $26
Edgewood Club of Tivoli Tivoli $10
Twaalfskill Golf Club Kingston $20 - $30
Clifton Knolls Golf Course Clifton Park $12
James Baird State Park Golf Course Pleasant Valley $25
Pinehaven Country Club Guilderland $52 - $75
White/Blue at Town Of Colonie Schenectady $22 - $31
Catskill Golf Club Catskill $40
White/Blue at Van Patten Golf Club Clifton Park $15 - $35
Green/Red at Town Of Colonie Schenectady $22 - $31
Briar Creek Golf Course Duanesburg $25
Morefar Golf Course Brewster N/A
Silo Ridge Field Club Amenia $18 - $57
Quaker Hill Country Club Pawling $72 - $85
Schuyler Meadows Club Loudonville $76
Blue/Green at Town Of Colonie Schenectady $22 - $31
First Nine at The Edison Club Rexford $45 - $68
Mill Creek Golf Club Marlboro $31 - $35
Mahopac Golf Club Mahopac $89 - $97
Stadium Golf Club Schenectady $27 - $30
Normanside Country Club Delmar $30 - $50
Undermountain Golf Course Copake $14.50 - $22.00
New Albany Country Club Voorheesville $65
Vassar Golf Course Poughkeepsie $11 - $25
College Hill Golf Course Poughkeepsie $11 - $26
East Course at Mohawk Golf Club Schenectady $50 - $78
Evergreen Country Club - #2 Castleton On Hudson $18
Salem Golf Club North Salem $75
Eagle Crest Golf Club Clifton Park $29
Van Schaick Island Country Club Cohoes $56
Shaker Ridge Country Club Loudonville $59 - $65
Red Hook Golf Club Red Hook $20 - $60
Wiltwyck Golf Club Kingston $75 - $90
Whispering Pines Golf Club Schenectady $20
French's Hollow Fairways Guilderland Center $14
Fishkill Golf Course Fishkill $18 - $38
Alapaha Golf Center Kingston $14 - $21
Mill Road Acres Golf Course Latham $22
Burden Lake Country Club Averill Park $30
Second Nine at The Edison Club Rexford $45 - $68
Waccabuc Country Club Waccabuc less than $50
The Powelton Club Newburgh $80
Hollow Brook Golf Course Cortlandt Manor $70 - $116
Southern Dutchess Country Club Beacon $20 - $32
Trump National Golf Club Hudson Valley Hopewell Junction $75
West Course at Mohawk Golf Club Schenectady $12 - $55
Evergreen Country Club - #1 Castleton On Hudson $18
Schenectady Municipal Golf Course Schenectady $37
Wolferts Roost Country Club Albany $50 - $70
Mohawk River Country Club & Chateau Rexford $30
Millbrook Golf & Tennis Club Millbrook $40 - $45
Dutchaven Golf Course Buskirk $15
Blue/Red at Van Patten Golf Club Clifton Park $15 - $35
The Sedgewood Golf Club Carmel $50
Orchard Creek Golf Course Altamont $35
Anglebrook Golf Club Lincolndale $120
Links At Union Vale LaGrangeville $31 - $66
Colonie Country Club Voorheesville $50 - $75
Hoosick Falls Country Club Hoosick Falls $10
Third Nine at The Edison Club Rexford $45 - $68
Olde Kinderhook Golf Course Kinderhook $70
Country Club of Troy Troy $75 - $80
Green Acres Kingston $14.00 - $27.00
Dutchess Golf & Country Club Poughkeepsie $55
Sycamore Country Club Ravena $23
Red/White at Town Of Colonie Schenectady $22 - $31
Meadowgreens Golf Course Ghent $23
Ingalside Resort Greenville N/A
Hiawatha Trails Executive Golf Course Guilderland $15
Red/White at Van Patten Golf Club Clifton Park $15 - $35
Frear Park Golf Course Troy $28
Mechanicville Golf Club Mechanicville $34
Dogwood Knolls Hopewell Junction $11 - $21
Fairways of Halfmoon Executive Course Mechanicville $16 - $24
Winding Brook Country Club Valatie $15 - $25
Fairways of Halfmoon Mechanicville $24 - $40
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