Westchester Hills Golf Club in White Plains, New York recently completed a $3.5 million golf course renovation by famed architect Rees Jones.
In addition, the 109-year-old club also completed a $1 million pool renovation focused on providing a resort-style setting for members to “vacation at the club.”
Golf course renovations, which began in October 2021, touched on multiple areas of the course to add functionality and visual aesthetics.
Greens, fairways, and chipping areas were all expanded, new tees were added and all bunkers were renovated. Jones’ enhancements to the original 1913, Peter Clark-designed golf course specifically include:
- Added 20,000 sq. ft. of green expansions;
- Added 50,000 sq. ft. of chipping expansions;
- Added 30,000 sq. ft. of fairway expansions;
- Installed XGD drainage in all greens;
- Upgraded and renovated all bunkers with new sand and capillary concrete drainage;
- Installed 10 acres of new sod throughout the course;
- Installed a brand new irrigation system, consisting of 12 miles of pipe, 1,250 sprinkler heads, and 54 quick connects.
The project commenced with the addition of a new Rees Jones-designed practice putting green area. The 6,700-square foot practice green is surrounded by quaint fire pits, along with farm fencing, a subtle nod to the club’s Gedney Farms history.
These subtle details are sure to enhance summer evenings for members and guests. Additional club enhancements made over the last several months include:
- Installed a new 15 ft. clock to welcome members and guests upon arrival;
- Renovated pool area to mimic a resort-style experience, including additions of multiple patio sun decks, bars, and cabanas + added new chaise lounges around the pool.
- Enhanced club curb appeal and welcome touches through horticulture and landscape renovations.
Believing in the ultimate success of the club and renovations, Westchester Hills Golf Club gained 186 new members in the last 20 months, to reach its all-time high in full member equivalents.