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 $23.95
Highland/Valley at Beekman Country Club
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Hopewell Junction $23.95
Mohansic Golf Course
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Yorktown Heights $33
Taconic/Highland at Beekman Country Club
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Hopewell Junction $23.95
Putnam County Golf Course
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Mahopac $31
Lakes/Meadows at Centennial Golf Club
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Carmel $39
West Point Golf Course
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West Point $10
Garrison Golf Club
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Garrison $29
Fairways/Meadows at Centennial Golf Club
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Carmel $39
Lakes/Fairways at Centennial Golf Club
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Carmel $39
Copake Country Club Craryville $31 - $50
Rainbow Golf Club Greenville $40
Sunny Hill Resort Greenville $18
West Hill at Somers Pointe Golf Club
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Somers $30
Lazy Swan Golf & Country Club
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Saugerties $25
Casperkill Golf Club
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Poughkeepsie $30
Pehquenakonck Country Club
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North Salem $13
Links At Union Vale
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LaGrangeville $50
Blue/Red at Western Turnpike Guilderland $30
McCann Golf Course Poughkeepsie $38 - $58
Colonial Acres Golf Course Glenmont $8 - $10
Storm King Golf Club Cornwall $18 - $35
Thunderhart Golf Course at Sunny Hill Freehold $40
White/Blue at Western Turnpike Guilderland $30
Capital Hills at Albany Albany $31 - $48
Red/White at Western Turnpike Guilderland $30
Highlands Country Club
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Garrison $10
Rip Van Winkle Country Club Palenville $15
Harlem Valley Golf Course Wingdale $14
Columbia Golf & Country Club Claverack $50
One/East Course at Apple Greens
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Highland $29
East Hill at Somers Pointe Golf Club
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Somers $30
Third Nine at The Edison Club Rexford $45 - $68
Briar Creek Golf Course Duanesburg $25
Blue/Green at Town Of Colonie Schenectady $22 - $31
Blue/Red at Van Patten Golf Club Clifton Park $15 - $35
Country Club of Troy Troy $75 - $80
Mahopac Golf Club Mahopac $89 - $97
Vails Grove Golf Course Brewster $30 - $37
Mohawk River Country Club & Chateau Rexford $30
First Nine at The Edison Club Rexford $45 - $68
Mill Creek Golf Club Marlboro $31 - $35
Whispering Pines Golf Club Schenectady $20
Evergreen Country Club - #1 Castleton On Hudson $18
Evergreen Country Club - #2 Castleton On Hudson $18
The Sedgewood Golf Club Carmel $50
Hoosick Falls Country Club Hoosick Falls $10
Trump National Golf Club Hudson Valley Hopewell Junction $75
Brunswick Greens Brunswick $26
White/Blue at Town Of Colonie Schenectady $22 - $31
Frear Park Golf Course Troy $28
Wolferts Roost Country Club Albany $50 - $70
Fairways of Halfmoon Mechanicville $24 - $40
New Albany Country Club Voorheesville $65
Dinsmore Golf Course Staatsburg $22 - $46
Vassar Golf Course Poughkeepsie $11 - $25
Normanside Country Club Delmar $30 - $50
Eagle Crest Golf Club Clifton Park $29
Winding Brook Country Club Valatie $15 - $25
Mill Road Acres Golf Course Latham $22
Fairways of Halfmoon Executive Course Mechanicville $16 - $24
Second Nine at The Edison Club Rexford $45 - $68
Olde Kinderhook Golf Course Kinderhook $70
Anglebrook Golf Club Lincolndale $120
Shaker Ridge Country Club Loudonville $59 - $65
James Baird State Park Golf Course Pleasant Valley $25
Edgewood Club of Tivoli Tivoli $10
Waccabuc Country Club Waccabuc less than $50
Van Schaick Island Country Club Cohoes $56
Dutcher Golf Course Pawling $17 - $30
Dutchaven Golf Course Buskirk $15
The Powelton Club Newburgh $80
Southern Dutchess Country Club Beacon $20 - $32
Undermountain Golf Course Copake $14.50 - $22.00
Alapaha Golf Center Kingston $14 - $21
Millbrook Golf & Tennis Club Millbrook $40 - $45
Dogwood Knolls Hopewell Junction $11 - $21
Pinehaven Country Club Guilderland $52 - $75
Wiltwyck Golf Club Kingston $75 - $90
Dutchess Golf & Country Club Poughkeepsie $55
Clifton Knolls Golf Course Clifton Park $12
Stadium Golf Club Schenectady $27 - $30
Green/Red at Town Of Colonie Schenectady $22 - $31
Colonie Country Club Voorheesville $50 - $75
Hiawatha Trails Executive Golf Course Guilderland $15
Red/White at Van Patten Golf Club Clifton Park $15 - $35
Red Hook Golf Club Red Hook $20 - $60
West Course at Mohawk Golf Club Schenectady $12 - $55
Meadowgreens Golf Course Ghent $23
Catskill Golf Club Catskill $40
Red/White at Town Of Colonie Schenectady $22 - $31
French's Hollow Fairways Guilderland Center $14
Fishkill Golf Course Fishkill $18 - $38
Schuyler Meadows Club Loudonville $76
Ingalside Resort Greenville N/A
Silo Ridge Field Club Amenia $18 - $57
College Hill Golf Course Poughkeepsie $11 - $26
Hollow Brook Golf Course Cortlandt Manor $70 - $116
Morefar Golf Course Brewster N/A
Salem Golf Club North Salem $75
Twaalfskill Golf Club Kingston $20 - $30
Burden Lake Country Club Averill Park $30
Green Acres Kingston $14.00 - $27.00
Sycamore Country Club Ravena $23
East Course at Mohawk Golf Club Schenectady $50 - $78
Quaker Hill Country Club Pawling $72 - $85
Mechanicville Golf Club Mechanicville $34
Pheasant Hollow Castleton On Hudson $12
Orchard Creek Golf Course Altamont $35
Schenectady Municipal Golf Course Schenectady $37
White/Blue at Van Patten Golf Club Clifton Park $15 - $35
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