Westchester Country Club opened in 1922.
Walter Travis designed both courses- the West as a Championship course, and the shorter South course for member enjoyment.
The West Course has hosted an impressive 42 PGA events, as well as the U.S. Women's Amateur & LPGA Championships.
The West Course covers some significantly undulating terrain, and demands a reasonable level of fitness to walk.
The upside of a routing though such territory is that you can turn a corner and be blown away by holes that go down into a valley, or over water or up around a corner..
I really enjoyed the variety of holes.
I was most fortunate to play with a member who was most attentive to our need of direction, nicely supplementing the caddie advice.
The West is a championship course, and will test every part of your game.
For us Aussies, the long grass on the green collars required a deft pop and stop wedge shot we were largely unfamiliar with, and shots were lost..
I will go home and practice that shot!
Westchester has a magnificent set up, with a majestic clubhouse and a strong challenging course in the East.
It feels like a championship venue.
Notable holes include:
- Hole 7, an attractive longer par 3
- Hole 13, a pretty as a picture longer downhill par 4 (see pic top of page).
- Hole 15, a pretty shorter par 3
- Hole 16, a delightful short dogleg par 4.
- Hole 17, a remarkable par 5 with a very demanding approach over water
Westchester is a pretty special club.
Members are spoilt with the quality of golfing and other facilities that the club provides.
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