Golf Season Opens at Garrison and Highlands Courses

Public invited to Garrison Golf Club and Highlands Country Club

After undergoing extensive improvements off-season, the golf courses at Garrison Golf Club and Highlands Country Club are open for the season with positive feedback from golfers on the conditions at these scenic local courses.

“Coming off the long winter and slow start due to weather, golfer enthusiasm is very high,” said Head PGA Golf Professional Joe Spivak. “Golfers are eager to get out and play. We are anticipating an excellent season ahead.”

To prepare for the season, extensive tree removal was done at both courses to improve playability and turf management. At the Garrison course, bunker reconstruction is continuing. The greens at the Highlands have been improved and golfers at the Highlands will have a new casual dining option with the addition of patio dining off the pro shop area.

Under the same ownership and management, the properties are currently open to the public for daily fee play and to book outings and tournaments as well as corporate, charity fundraisers and other special events.

“If you are looking for outstanding course conditions and stunning river, mountain and valley views, our premier golf properties offer an unforgettable experience — from the more challenging holes at the Garrison to the Highlands course that is ideal for beginners, seniors and walkers but still difficult for experienced golfers,” Spivak said.

The Garrison is an 18-hole golf course designed by Dick Wilson in 1961 to take advantage of the challenging terrain and extraordinary scenery, from its perch some 800 feet above the Hudson River. As a par 72 course, The Garrison offers a close-fitting front nine, with restless shifts in terrain, and a more forgiving back nine. The eleventh hole, the highest point on the property, features a panoramic view of the river, West Point and surrounding valleys.

The Garrison offers a PGA professional on staff, golf cart usage, driving range and practice putting green, a fully stocked pro shop, access to locker rooms, customized food and beverage options, and scoring is available. Casual dining is available at The Terrace Grill, a tented, al fresco restaurant located directly behind the Pro Shop overlooking the first tee.

The 9-hole golf course at Highlands Country Club is played from two sets of tees for an approximate total of 4,600 yards. Located across the river from West Point, it offers beautiful views of the Hudson Highlands. The Highlands is open to the public seven days a week until Memorial Day and after Labor Day. Between that period, it opens after 2 p.m. to the public on weekends.

The Garrison holds a Junior Golfers program in the summer for children ages 6 to 16. Taught by Spivak and his staff, the camp is designed to improve all areas of the students’ golf game as well as teach proper etiquette and the rules of golf. The Garrison is now offering a special for students and teachers during the summer that includes unlimited golf, cart and range balls.

A variety of membership packages are available at the Garrison Golf Club, including twilight and corporate golf specials, and its sister property, Highlands Country Club, a semi-private club also offering swimming and tennis. Contact Marysa McCollum at 845-424-3254.

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