Cold Spring Country Club, is a Private, 18 hole golf course located in Cold Spring Harbor, New York.
The course opened in 1920 as the personal course of Otto Kahn. The course became The Cold Spring Country Club golf course in 1947. The course was designed by Seth Raynor. But as Paul Harvey would say, "and now for the rest of the story."
Oheka (Otto HErman KAhn)) Castle was the country home of financier and philanthropist Otto Kahn. Built by Kahn between 1914 and 1919 and located on the Gold Coast of Long Island's north shore, it was and remains the second largest private home in the United States, comprising 127 rooms and over 109,000 square feet (10,100 m2), as originally configured. On additional acreage, surrounding this magnificent estate, was Otto Kahn's own 18 hole golf course.
Purchased from the estate in 1946, along with the stables, but not the mansion, the golf course of Otto Kahn is today the property of Cold Spring Country Club. Otto Kahn's golf course, considered to be one of the great private estate courses built during the Roaring Twenties.
Imagine Cold Spring Country Club with an additional 88 traps. Some were so deep, golfers would disappear upon entering them. Each hole was a replica of the great holes Otto Kahn played on courses around the world . . . only with bigger and better traps. As the story goes, Otto Kahn would add traps to the spots he saw his guests' balls land most frequently.
The hugh traps of Otto's days are more reserved today. But memories of by-gone days still warm the hearts of those who remember and can be imagined by those who play on the course.
The Cold Spring Country Club golf course plays to a par-71 and a maximum distance of 6,395 yards. The course rating is 71.0 and the slope rating is 131.
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