About Putnam County Golf Course
Putnam County Golf Course was designed by golf architect William F. Mitchell and first opened in 1959 as Putnam Country Club. Mr. Mitchell used the natural landscape of the property in his design, resulting in rolling fairways and dramatic elevation changes. The Club remained private for many years throughout a variety of ownership changes and was eventually renamed The Country Club at Lake MacGregor for the lake adjacent to the property.
The golf course and surrounding property were purchased by Putnam County in 2004 becoming the first municipally-owned golf course of the county. The natural scenic beauty of the property coupled with a challenging 18 hole championship golf course has made Putnam County Golf Course a popular venue for area golfers. It is truly where “Golf meets the scenic beauty of the Lower Hudson Valley.”
“This classic course has two distinct nines…if you hit it like me, you’ll use all the clubs in your bag and play a lot of different shots from all over.”
~Don Penzine, Renegade League Commissioner
The Pro Shop
Make time before or after your round to visit our Pro Shop. Choose from newly added lines of golf equipment and training aids to complement our existing lines of clubs. Be sure to ask about our Professional Club Fitting by our PGA Golf Professionals. They will ensure your new clubs have the proper grip size, shaft length, and lie angle. PGA studies have shown that most golfers can shave 3-8 strokes off their average score simply by playing with properly fitted clubs.
Even if you don’t hit the ball like a pro you can still look like one. The Pro Shop carries a broad range of sizes of golf shirts, shorts, pants and outerwear with leading names including Nike, Foot-Joy, Titleist, Bermuda Sands, and Puma. Don’t forget new shoes…we stock many sizes of Footjoy soft spike styles.
Take advantage of extra savings during Pro Shop Sales throughout the season.
Enjoy a Wonderful Golf Experience That Challenges You at Every Level
Putnam County Golf Course is one of those rare public golf courses where golfers can enjoy the tradition of excellence established when the course was a private country club. Bentgrass tees and greens, rye fairways, and a state-of-the-art irrigation system are the perfect combination for excellent playing conditions throughout the season.
Golf Course Etiquette is an all-encompassing term that refers to demeanor, adherence to course maintenance rules, and dress, among other issues.
Driving Range: “Warm Up Range and Practice Green are available for your pre-round warm-up—purchase range balls in the pro shop for just $6.
Pro Shop: Fully stocked golf shop with apparel and equipment.
Other Amenities: Locker facilities with showers for men and women.
Banquet Facilities in the clubhouse
Course / Slope Ratings:
Course Record: Jim Casia – 63
Rules & Regulation
USGA Rules of Golf govern all play except where modified by local rules.
Proper golf attire is required.
Each player must have a set of clubs.
Do not play until players ahead are safely out of range. Be Courteous.
Replace divots on tees and fairways and in rough—repair ball marks on Greens.
No metal spikes are permitted.
STOP SLOW PLAY; please permit faster players to play through when there is a vacant hole ahead of you. The ranger will assist if required.
Managed By: Troon
Course Architect: William F. Mitchell, ASGCA
Payment Types Accepted: Cash, Check, Visa, Mastercard & American Express
Nearby City: New York
Airline Airports: Westchester County, Bradley International, JFK, LaGuardia
The LEGEND of the Logo
The recent change in design and branding of the property’s new logo carries with it historical significance ripe with legend and lore from the early days of Putnam County. The logo is actually a replica of a statue honoring Sybil Ludington on horseback depicting her legendary ride from Carmel to Mahopac.
On the evening of April 26, 1777, using a small branch to urge her mare, Sybil Ludington at the age of 16 rode a distance of 40 miles to awaken and alert the town’s people of Putnam County that British troops were approaching. Because of her actions 400 men answered her cries and were able to push back the British in the Battle of Ridgefield.
So it is only fitting that the NEW Putnam County Golf Course logo honor the legend and heroine of Putnam-Sybil Ludington