Ulster County has a wealth of great courses that can be enjoyed by golfers of all abilities, and feature friendly staffs and affordable greens fees.
“We have a great collection of public and daily-fee golf courses that are always kept in tremendous shape,” says Rick Remsnyder, Ulster County Tourism Director.
An exciting addition to Ulster County golf in 2018 was Wiltwyck Golf Club in Kingston, a longtime private club that is now open for public play. The 18-hole championship golf course was designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. and is widely recognized as a significant test of championship golf. Over the years, Wiltwyck has played host to a number of prominent local and state golf events in both professional and amateur categories.
“Having Wiltwyck open for public play really elevates the quality of golf courses available in Ulster County,” Remsnyder said. “The response to Wiltwyck was overwhelming last year. So many golfers who hadn’t been able to play it were thrilled to have the opportunity to experience this outstanding course at a reasonable rate.”
Remsnyder said Ulster County is a great place to play and stay because of the variety of golf courses and the outstanding accommodations all over the county.
“The Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz is an award-winning National Historic Landmark Resort that sits high atop a mountain about five minutes from downtown New Paltz. It features an award-winning spa, a pristine lake, miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, boating, rock climbing, tennis and of course, a picturesque Scottish-style golf course located just outside the gates of the historic hotel.”
He added, “Many people come to Ulster and love to stay at local B&Bs as a base for their golf ventures. For those who want more traditional accommodations, Kingston has plenty of fine hotels, including the Hampton Inn, the Kingston Courtyard by Marriott, and the Best Western Plus.”
Remsnyder added, “In Saugerties, Lazy Swan Golf and Country Club Village continues to draw rave reviews for its interesting 18-hole layout. It’s a true risk-reward course with lots of challenges for scratch or high-handicap golfers. And many golfers like eating at the golf course’s elegant Raw Seafood Bistro. The dishes are out of this world.”
For more information call 845-340-3568, or visit www.UlsterCountyAlive.com