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