About New Paltz
Visitors flock to New Paltz for a variety of reasons, from swimming in glacial lakes and cycling the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail to visiting the famous Mohonk Mountain House resort.
Golfers and tourists alike have been coming to this National Historic Landmark since the Albert Smiley family opened the spring-fed, sky water lake resort in 1869 on the Shawangunk Ridge. One of the oldest in the United States and designed by Robert Pryde, this scenic nine-hole, par-35 course has expanded from 1,600 to 2,707 yards, and still embodies its orginal Scottish influence and charm. Tall trees, undulating greens and contour-cut fairways are part of the course's appeal. The par-3 opening hole sits 210 yards away on a steep, sloping green at the top of a bunker-protected hill. The signature par-4 fourth hole leads to a ravine below with spectacular views of the valley. The course has earned the designation of “Cooperative Sanctuary” from the International Audubon Society. Mohonk Mountain House features 265 guest rooms, dining rooms, spa, gardens and activities. Tee times are required.
Features: putting green, practice area, carts, rental clubs, clubhouse/pro shop, lessons, dining/snacks, golf school, golf packages, group packages and outings, twilight rate and senior discounts.
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