On this two-year anniversary of "Tropical Storm Irene," when the flood waters tore through Prattsville and Windham in Greene County, they are celebrating the return of the full 18 holes at Windham Country Club. The course lost four holes to the raging waters of the Batavia Kill in 2011. The redesigned course will be open for play beginning Saturday.
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WINDHAM COUNTRY CLUB, N.Y. (August 27, 2013) – Windham Country Club will celebrate the end of summer with a newly redesigned and freshly renovated course. With six of 18 holes on the public golf course reconstructed this summer, players are looking forward to playing the new layout beginning Saturday, August 31, 2013.
Purchased by Windham Mountain Resort in March 2013, the new ownership set out to return the Club to its former glory. The reconstruction of four holes lost during Hurricane Irene in August 2011 was at the top of the to-do list for the new management team.
“Windham Country Club has been a beloved part of the Windham community for 85 years. The new holes showcase the beauty of the course and offer a new challenge for both new and returning players,” said Christopher Cook, director of club operations.
As the two year anniversary of Hurricane Irene passes, the community can look to Windham Country Club as the latest Mountaintop business to be resurrected from the flood waters.
The six redesigned and restored holes, including two-par 3’s, three-par 4’s and one-par 5, feature new irrigation and freshly sodded roughs, fairways, tees and greens. Course play has been redesigned to show off the new holes and to offer seasoned players a new approach to the now par-71 course.
The course has been revamped to create a more scenic and efficient flow. The golf course once again straddles the Batavia Kill with a newly constructed bridge connecting the #14 tee box to the fairway on the opposite side of the creek. The course’s signature hole is the redesigned #12: The par-4 has a narrow fairway that hugs the turns of the Batavia Kill on its way to a beautifully sodded green 417 yards from the blue tee with spectacular views of the Catskill Mountains.
Windham Mountain Resort has invested $1 million beyond its purchase price for Windham Country Club since its acquisition. Renowned golf course architect Stephen Kay, best known for his design of the Links at Uniondale, lent his expertise to the Club’s hole design. With a resume that includes construction at Winged Foot and Whipporwill in Armonk, NY, Sam Depasquale led the reconstruction.
The clubhouse is also newly renovated with the addition of Windham’s newest restaurant. Mulligan’s Pub offers delicious pub fare, custom built bar, and a spacious deck with outdoor seating with stunning views of the surrounding Catskill Mountains.