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Plains, NY – October 2017 / Newsmaker Alert / Westchester
Hills Golf Club, the hidden gem in White Plains, recently competed
a renovation and modernization project on several holes of its 104 year-old
golf course. Member Mark Stagg and Westchester Hills Superintendent Peter
Waterous oversaw the course renovation project which began in late 2016.
addition to adding more than 100 yards in length to the course, new tees
and bunkers were added and several tees were renovated. The renovation
work focused on modernizing the bunkering and layout of several holes while
still preserving the original strategic-intent of Peter Clark, Westchester
Hills’ first club professional and designer. Clark was a disciple of famed
architect Donald Ross. The course’s small, quick and rolling greens are
reminiscent of early Scottish courses and Donald Ross designs.
Board of Governors is committed to moving Westchester Hills forward and
to providing a great value and terrific experience for all members,” said
Westchester Hills’ Club President Carmine Lippolis. “Members’ reaction
to the renovation has been overwhelmingly positive. The consensus is that
the views are spectacular, the new shot values are challenging and the
renovated tee boxes add an element of variety to every round.”
Hills Golf Club has been steadily improving its facilities and the golf
course since 2012 when members funded a massive upgrade to the clubhouse,
entrance way, patio and locker rooms as well as the golf course beautification
project. Member Mark Stagg, president of The Stagg Group, a New York-based
building and development company, spearheaded the 2012 clubhouse remodel
and grounds’ beautification project which included thousands of new plantings,
stone and gravel walkways, the installation of steps for several tees and
the iconic Westchester Hills logo planting at the fifth tee box.
this renovation we’ve added variety to the golf course by expanding teeing
areas and adding bunkers,” said PGA Professional and Westchester Hills
Director of Golf Jason Gobleck. “The visually appealing wide open views
require golfers to narrow their focus in order to execute their shot.”
description of completed renovations:
Hills welcomes inquiries from prospective members. Contact Tammy Banton,
membership and marketing director, at 914-948-5020 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- (Par 4) A new tee box has been added stretching the distance of the hole
from 438 to 460 yards from the back tees. In addition, the old tee box
was expanded, tiered and re-grassed.
(Par 3) The old tee box has been widened lengthened and re-grassed.
- (Par 4) Two new bunkers have been added - one on the right side of the
fairway and another on the left side of the green. Old rock outcroppings
were covered and replaced with fescue on the right side of the fairway
and near the green. The greenside right area has been opened up to allow
more air and sunlight to the green.
- (Par 3) Prior to the tee area renovation, this picturesque par 3 over
water and a large bunker measured 149 yards. Now with a new back tee, the
hole stretches to 190 yards. The original tee has been lengthened back
to 160 yards, widen and slightly terraced.
13 through 16, known as the horseshoe holes because they go out, up hill
and back downhill in the shape of a horseshoe, now provide a stern test
for golfers, are a more environmentally friendly area and the open vista
on hole 15 is reminiscent of an old Scottish Links Course.
Westchester Hills Golf Club
a rich history dating back to 1913, Westchester Hills features 18 holes
of championship golf designed by Peter Clark. His Donald Ross-inspired
design features tree-lined fairways, rolling hills and contoured greens
bordered by challenging bunkers. Westchester Hills’ historic clubhouse,
originally built in 1926, was remodeled in 2012 in preparation for the
club’s centennial anniversary which was celebrated in 2013. Other amenities
of the club include a practice range, two chipping and putting facilities,
two swimming pools and two tennis courts. For more information on Westchester
Hills Golf Club, visit www.WestchesterHills.org.
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