Stamford Golf Course is a Semi-Private, 18 hole golf course located in Stamford, New York.
Stamford Golf Course first opened for play in 1893. The basic layout of the course as we know it today was designed by Water Travis in 1923.
The northern Catskill Mountains provide the setting with historic Mt. Utsayantha dominating the surrounding heights. The views are sweeping and spectacular. The course is appealing to both experts and high handicappers alike. Rolling terrain and undulating greens add to the challenge that is uniquely Stamford.
There is usually no waiting time to tee off, even on weekends and holidays.
Stamford Golf Course is fairly easy for the average player, however the greens can be tricky. The fairways are sloping providing some uneven lies. Water comes into play on a few holes, and sand bunkers are spread throughout the course.
Stamford Golf Course plays to a par of 70 and measures 6,285 yards from the back tees. The course rating is 69.7 with a slope rating of 113.
Guest (cart included), played on Sunday, January 2012 at noon
Played this course when the Fall colors were at their peak. A spectacular setting, and an interesting piece of property. I was attracted to the course because recently, it had been discovered to be a Walter Travis redesign, in 1923. The exact details of that redesign, and changes that have occurred since, are unclear, but there were several greens and other features (such as the "chocolate drops" in the middle of the fairway on 16) that were typical of Travis design. Several holes have very distinct and memorable character, creating an interesting challenge. Some would benefit from selected tree removal, e.g. I'm thinking of a par three where the line from tee to green was difficult to discern because of intruding trees. Still, we enjoyed our experience there, and appreciate the warm hospitality. I hope to return.
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