Red Hook Golf Club is a Semi-Private, 18 hole golf course located in the beautiful Mid-Hudson Valley in Red Hook, NY, near historic Rhinebeck, NY, and easily accessible from the Taconic Parkway.
Red Hook Golf Club first opened for play in 1931 as a 9-hole course. Alfred Tull redesigned nine holes in 1967, followed by David Horn, who redesigned the entire course when it was expanded to eighteen holes in 1996.
Red hook's terrain varies with some hills and uneven lies. The course has water hazards on holes #3, 12 and 14. In addition a ravine runs through holes #5 and 6. The fairways vary in width and thickness of tree lines. The greens are undulating, well bunkered, and some are double-tiered.
Par for the course is 72. From the back tees the course plays to 6,519 yards. From the forward tees the course measures 5,155 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 3, a par-5 that plays to 559 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 6, a par-3 that plays to 148 yards from the back tees.
Watch out for # 3, the 559 yard par-5 challenge is the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole at Red Hook is # 12, a 172 yard par-3.
$61 (cart included), played on Friday, August 2012 at noon
The course condition was good for the most par, considering the time of year, and unusually dry summer. The Pro on this course is unfriendly, agressive, and showed little professionalism in my encounter with him. He was coming up 9 and we didn't see him when we tee'd off on 10 after the turn. Rather then kindly making us aware of his presence, he shouted from the 9th green that people making the turn have the right of way and we cut him off even though he was on the green... (he was not when we teed off). We backed up our cart before the blues, so he could play through, but he came to our cart and continued to chastise us. I have been an instructor, business manager, and currently work for a company where customer service is paramount. He may be a good golfer, but his finishing skills are poor at best. If you have an issue with someone, quietly approach them, and discuss it like adults. Don't shout from 40 yards away! I thought he was some average hacker, I was shocked when my friend told me he ws the pro.
(cart included), played on Sunday, September 2010 at noon
GREAT value! A very fair, sometimes difficult course that requires accuracy.
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