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