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Monroe Public Golf Course

Play at The Golf Club at Mansion Ridge

Located in Monroe, New York, at the foothills of the Catskill Mountains in the highlands of the Hudson Valley, The Golf Club at Mansion Ridge sits on a historic 220-acre estate with landmarks predating the American Revolution. This 6,889-yard, par 72 is a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course and the only 18-hole public course in New York to bear such distinction. From our challenging and award-winning championship layout to our stately 18th-century stone clubhouse, superb dining and luxury accommodations, The Golf Club at Mansion Ridge is an unmatched setting for unforgettable golf and truly memorable tournaments, weddings, and special events.

Mansion Ridge Scorecard

Click on a Hole Number to see course and description
Rating/Slope
Hole

Hole #1

Checkerboard Inn

An ideal opening hole. The mounds on the right help guide a mishit tee shot back towards the fairway. A strong drive down the right center will leave a mid-to-short iron approach. The green slopes back-to-front and is very receptive to a well-struck second shot.

To the left of the first tee stands the Checkerboard Inn, by far the oldest structure on the property, dating back to the 1730s. The Inn last operated as a tavern in the 1830s, offering weary travelers a respite during their journeys by horseback or stagecoach to the county seat in Goshen.

 
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Hole #2

Caretaker

A medium length par 3 plays to an elevated green guarded by a bunker on the left. Be sure to use enough club, since you’re better off long than short.

The caretaker was an essential element in the smooth operation of a large estate. He was truly a “Jack-of-all-Trades” who oversaw every task from tending to the vegetable gardens to mending stone walls. The last known caretaker on the property lived in a small but comfortable cottage behind the second tee.

 
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Hole #3

Stagecoach

An underrated hole, where your drive should favor the left side. A precise approach is required to hold a well-protected, narrow, and undulating green.

In former times, stagecoaches regularly passed behind the third green as they traveled along a portion of the old Orange Turnpike, the principal colonial roadway to Goshen.

 
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Hole #4

Pasture

Big hitters beware; your best drive may leave you with a downhill approach on this shortish par 4. An iron or fairway wood down the left side will leave you a level lie for your second shot. The green slopes front-to-back.

Along the fourth fairway, buttercups weaved their way through the pasture where dairy cows grazed when not in the stone barn, which is the present day clubhouse.

 
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Hole #5

Potting Shed

A medium length par 3 with a deep, well-protected green where tee shots will funnel left.

Many flowers began as a small potting shed, which was situated in the area near the fifth green.

 
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Hole #6

Vineyard

Hope you’re warmed up by now. Here you’re confronted with the first forced carry of the round. Your well-struck drive should favor the right side of the fairway, and will leave you an exacting mid-iron into a kidney-shaped, well-fortified green. Note that the local rule calls for players who don’t clear the environmental area on their first attempt to proceed directly to the drop area.

Concord grapevines wrapped their way around woven fences in the vineyard along the sixth hole. Although bitter to the taste, this deep purple grape yielded pleasurably when transformed into jelly or wine.

 
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Hole #7

Marshland

Two forced carries makes this one of the most intimidating holes on the course for the intermediate player or first-time visitor. However, a Nicklaus-like tee shot and a fairway wood or long iron down the sloping fairway may leave the golfer with a putt for eagle.

The marshland, which lies along the left of the seventh fairway, is one of the many beautiful and mysterious sites on the estate which remains intact—a sensory treat for the eye and ear.

 
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Hole #8

The Ridge

Great hang time on this tee shot makes this a fan favorite. Favor the left center of the fairway to avoid the sharp drop-off on the right side. Consider an extra club and avoid the cavernous bunker that guards the right side of this elevated green.

Although grand in its entirety, each estate harbored special places like the site of the ridge, now the eighth hole. This majestic parcel of rich land stands proud above its shadowed paths. Tranquil afternoons were enjoyed with picnics spread across this soft, moss-covered clearings.

 
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Hole #9

Hunting Ground

A rare par 5 that serves as the number 1 handicap hole is also a textbook example of a risk/reward hole. Highly skilled players may gamble they get home in two—provided they are willing to challenge the two sets of scrub area to reach an elevated, well-protected green. Mere mortals should lay-up to the fairway’s edge or play to the landing area on the other side of the environmental area. No matter what you card here, you’ll be anticipating your next crack at our most challenging hole.

The primary hunting ground for the estate encompassed the ninth hole. Although large game such as venison was sought during the appropriate season, the principal prey here was wild fowl such as turkey, pheasant and quail—as evidenced by the large complex of dog kennels which were once maintained near the present day driving range.

 
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Hole #10

Terraced Garden

A breather hole opens the back nine and calls for a fairway wood or long iron down the left center, and a short approach to an open-entranced, tiered green. You may consider an extra club on your approach, as it plays slightly uphill.

In another era, brilliantly colored perennials swept across the tenth hole from tee to green. Upon entering the terraced garden, visitors spoke in hushed tones while they soaked up the splendor of the carefully tended beds of flowers.

 
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Hole #11

Apple Orchard

It’s bombs away on this long and straightforward three shot hole. After a well-placed drive down the right center, you may want to go for broke as the green accepts low running approaches, which will funnel right to left.

From the spring beauty of the apple blossoms to its sweet autumn fruit, the apple orchard surrounded the eleventh tee. The harvest was plentiful and the fruit delicious.

 
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Hole #12

Watering Hole

Club selection is at a premium at this beautiful par 3 with stacked, tabletop tees playing over water to a large, well-protected green. Going long is as much trouble as coming up short, as peril looms behind the cart path over the green.

Plenty of fresh water was essential to the well-being of the livestock. The small pond that makes the twelfth hole one of the most picturesque was the watering hole where the dairy herd drank when put out to leisurely graze on this far corner of the estate.

 
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Hole #13

Arrowhead

Beware of this sleeper par 4, which bends slightly to the right. Place your tee ball down the left side, which will leave you a mid-to-long iron to a deep green which slopes back-to-front.

At the beginning of the 1600s, when Henry Hudson first sailed up the great river bearing his name, this area was inhabited by native Americans. Like the Dutch and English settlers who succeeded them, they found this area attractive for its fertile land as well as its abundance of water and wild game. At one time, the area now occupied by the thirteenth hole was a rich source of arrowheads.

 
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Hole #14

Bear Corner

You must hit your best drive of the day, preferably left center, to have a direct line to the green. Your approach plays slightly uphill to a large, gently sloping green. The quarry-like green complex might look familiar as it has been featured in various golf publications.

Friendly and fond of the local harvest, Bosco the Bear often ambled up this fairway when making his rounds to a favorite berry patch or apple orchard. Bosco’s territory is today known as Bear Corner.

 
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Hole #15

The Marauder

A long, straight tee shot needs to be followed by a long, straight fairway wood. This will leave you a pitch off a downslope to a two-tiered putting surface guarded by bunkers left and right.

The old Orange Turnpike, a portion of which runs parallel along the entire length of the fifteenth hole, was a favorite haunt of a notorious outlaw and marauder, Claudius Smith. He was eventually convicted and hanged in Goshen.

 
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Hole #16

Iron Mine

Favor the left center of this sloping fairway, avoiding the bunker on the right. Take an extra club or two for your uphill approach to an undulating, well-bunkered green surrounded by mounds.

Some of the county’s first iron mines were located in the Ramapo Mountains in the area to the left of the sixteenth hole. It was here that entire communities existed to work the mines that produced iron ore for the growing country’s needs.

 
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Hole #17

School House

One of the longest par 3’s in all of Hudson Valley plays to a large, flat green protected by two gaping bunkers on the left side.

A one-room schoolhouse once stood behind the area of the seventeenth green. Located only about a mile from the original village of Monroe, this was just one of many such schools which served small communities.

 
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Hole #18

Stone Barn

One of the Metropolitan area’s most exhilarating finishing holes will likely determine the outcome of close matches. A booming drive will catch the fairway’s downslope, leaving you a mid-to-short iron into a green that slopes back to front. Golfers who miss left will find a watery grave.

Just as the clubhouse, located off the eighteenth green, is the heart of the Mansion Ridge golf experience, the 17th century stone barn was the heart of the self-sufficient estate. It was here the dairy cows were milked, hay was stored, farm machinery repaired and all the daily chores coordinated.

 
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INTOTMen'sWomen's
Tour36715140635918942252435653933133635311674404465283902334783576688974.4 / 140
Championship34413638233816239549934051431103425101424184045083732024533352646272.3 / 136
Players33411836532515036848832450329753365021183863784843521734303159613470.5 / 13376.3 / 144
Resort3061043552851372924672924892727320479953743474593241674102975570268 / 12573.5 / 136
Mansion279953262511162344022524522407252405732902164291881423832378478568.1 / 12967.6 / 120
Handicap1317711153591 16101882612144    
                        
                        
Par M/W434434545364534454343672  
                        
                        
Women's Handicap1117513159371 10618814216124    

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The Golf Club at Mansion Ridge - Green Fees

Green FeesMon - ThuFriWeekends / Holidays
Open to 1PM$79$89$99
1PM - 4PM$59$79$99
4PM - 6PM$39$39$49
After 6PM$25$25$25
Senior$55$55N/A

Tee times may be made up to 7 days in advance. When you call to make your reservation, our staff will ask the number of players in your group, and the day and time you would like to play. We will do our best to accommodate you.

 

We will require a phone number and a credit card number to reserve the time. Cancellations will be accepted up to 24 hours prior to your tee time. There will be a charge of $35 for each no show and short show in your party, so please call in advance if you group size changes.

 

Proper golf attire is required. Rates are subject to change without notice. Please call the course for current rates or if rates are not listed.

 

Golf at The Golf Club at Mansion Ridge

Designed by legendary golfer and world-renowned golf course designer Jack Nicklaus in 1999, Mansion Ridge is carved out of the area’s natural tree line and wetlands, featuring bentgrass fairways, new and redesigned bunkers, and extremely elevated side greens designed to test your shot-making ability. Rated four stars by Golf Digest and considered one of New York’s most beautiful courses, the signature hole features a stone wall backdrop that, if utilized correctly, can carom a misplaced tee shot onto the green. Each hole is named in accordance to the distinctive role it played in the history of the estate, lending a charm and dignity to the course that helped it secure a standing in Golf Magazine’s list of “Top 100 Places to Play.”

Directions

The Golf Club at Mansion Ridge
1292 Orange Turnpike
Monroe, NY 10950
(845) 782-7888

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