White Plains, New York (September 16th, 2021) - Westchester Hills Golf Club in White Plains, N.Y., founded in 1913, will begin a significant redesign and renovation of its 108 year-old golf course on October 5th, 2021. The Club retained famed golf course architect Rees Jones, who created and will oversee implementation of a new golf course master plan. Jones’ plan and course redesign was shared by Club President Mark Stagg with Westchester Hills members via a Town Hall meeting on September 9th.
Rees Jones, who is known as “The Open Doctor” for his design work on golf courses that have hosted major championships, said the Westchester Hills’ redesign work includes the expansion of 14 greens; the creation of new greenside pitching swails; reshaping fairways; renovating all of the course’s bunkers and strategically adding new bunkers; and installing a new state-of-the-art irrigation system. Additional course features, influenced by Jones’ notable designs worldwide, will further enhance the golf course.
“The entire membership is excited about the work, which comes on the heels of renovations the Club implemented in 2021 and included a major upgrade to our pool and a redesigned and expanded putting green,” said Stagg. “Those changes created a resort-style setting, including new fire pits and enhancement of member amenities.”
Westchester Hills Golf Club General Manager, Josh Lowney, commented that “The prior upgrades around the pool and clubhouse were extremely well received and resulted in significant growth of the Club’s member base.” Lowney and the Club’s Board of Governors expect that the upcoming investment and renovations in the golf course will result in further member growth.
“The time is now to improve this great course and club, and we are excited to be working with Rees Jones to create an amazing experience for our members,” said Stagg.
“We look forward to collaborating with Rees Jones to further our vision of a premier world-class private club for our members,” Lowney added. “By the spring of 2022, we will deliver to our membership a significantly enhanced world-class facility and widely recognized track. The pride of Westchester Hills is our members and we are thrilled to improve a classic golf course for their everyday play.”
“We are very excited to start this project in October. Our vision is to liven a classic-style golf course while upgrading the course’s playability and maintenance standards,” said Jones. “The club improvements over the past few years have been marvelous. The members at Westchester Hills strive for excellence and we are proud to be included in their success and help build on that to improve the overall playing experience. The golf course’s existing features and our master plan design will take the Hills golf experience to a new level, maximizing existing features, while adding new ones.”
Rees Jones has worked on seven U.S. Open venues, nine PGA Championship venues, six Ryder Cup venues, two Walker Cup courses and one Presidents Cup venue. Jones’ notable original designs or redesigns include courses at Baltusrol Golf Club (N.J.), Bethpage State Park Black Course (N.Y.), Congressional Country Club (Md.), and Torrey Pines Golf Course.
About Westchester Hills Golf Club
Located in the heart of New York's beautiful Westchester County, Westchester Hills Golf Club is a family-friendly private golf club in the stately Gedney Farms neighborhood of White Plains. Founded in 1913, our club is rich in history and camaraderie where club members enjoy competitive golf tournaments, tennis, swimming, a fully equipped fitness center and indoor Golf Performance Studio, a full calendar of social events, casual and gourmet dining, private member functions, and much more.
Best known for our 18-hole championship golf course designed by Peter Clark, this Donald Ross-inspired design features tree-lined fairways, rolling hills and contoured greens bordered by challenging bunkers. Westchester Hills' historic clubhouse, originally built in 1926, was remodeled in 2012 in preparation for the club's centennial anniversary, which was celebrated in 2013. Other amenities of the club include a practice range, two chipping and putting facilities, two resort style swimming pools, two tennis courts, firepits, a dining patio and a newly-renovated Grand Room available for private events.
Westchester Hills Golf Club offers several membership options to fit the lifestyle of families, couples and singles as well as local business people looking for a home for golfing and entertaining clients. We invite you to come take a tour of the facilities and spend some time with us to see and feel Westchester Hills. For more information on Westchester Hills Golf Club visit www.WestchesterHills.org, call 914-948-5020.
Westchester Hills Golf Club is managed by Troon Privé , the private club operating division of Troon, the world’s leading golf management company. As a Troon Privé managed club, Westchester Hills members are automatically enrolled in the Troon Privé Privileges program, which delivers extraordinary golf and lifestyle benefits as well as reciprocal play at other Troon Privé-managed private clubs around the world.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at 590-plus locations around the globe, including managing 640-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages 610-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 45-plus states and 30-plus countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Honours Golf, OB Sports, Indigo Golf Partners, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis and RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design. Troon-affiliated properties include Indian Wells Golf Resort in Indian Wells, California; Yas Links Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates; The Club at Savannah Harbor in Savannah, Georgia; and Lake of Isles in North Stonington, Connecticut. For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com.
Josh Lowney, PGA
Westchester Hills Golf Club