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RICK JACOBSON TO OPEN SPECTACULAR
NEW MUNICIPAL COURSE IN STONY POINT, NEW YORK
Ten Minutes South of West Point, Patriot Hills GC Offers
Dramatic Vistas of Bear Mountain State Park and the Hudson River
Playable, Appealing to the Eye - And No Houses
Libertyville, IL (July 28, 2003) – Prominent Chicago-based golf course architect Rick Jacobson is set to open his new Patriot Hills Golf Club in Stony Point, New York on Friday, August 1.
The dramatic topography of the property combined with Jacobson’s well-known philosophy of designing naturalistic and aesthetically appealing courses that fit the contours of the land are expected immediately to make Patriot Hills one of the finest public courses in New York State.
“Not everyday does a golf course architect have the good fortune to work on a project where the natural attributes of the site are so visually compelling,” Jacobson said. “Because of that, we were very excited when the town of Stony Point chose us to design the golf course, and we are especially gratified now that the project has come to fruition.”
Located adjacent to the Palisades Parkway west of the Hudson River, Patriot Hills is a tree-lined parkland-style golf course that features rock outcroppings and elevation changes of up to 250 feet. With West Point located nearby, the course takes its name from the rich military tradition of the area. The course is expected to attract golfers from Rockland and Westchester counties in New York and from northern New Jersey. The course was built on a portion of New York’s former Letchworth Village state health facility.
“I think Rick did a great job with the course,” said David Fusco, director of golf at Patriot Hills. “It is a beautiful setting. The views are spectacular. We have four to seven tee boxes per hole to accommodate golfers of all abilities. I think people are going to be very impressed when they see the course.”
Greens fees for non-residents will be $120 on the weekend and $85 on weekdays, but Rockland County and Stony Point town residents are eligible for steep discounts, Fusco said.
The par 71 course will play from 6,600 to 4,900 yards, depending on which set of tees a golfer decides to play. Consistent with his philosophy of designing courses that are playable rather than penal, Jacobson has limited the number of forced carries over water or other hazards. In addition, every hole has an open approach to the green, enabling golfers to play the ball in on the ground. Yet Jacobson has designed the course so that it can be set up to challenge players of the highest caliber, offering strategic options at every turn.
Patriot Hills has an ample practice facility with both grass and artificial turf tees.
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