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285 Blue Hill Rd
Pearl River, NY  10965-3311
United States
P: (845) 735-2094
www.bluehillgolfcourse.com
Pines Course

9 hole regulation length course

Municipal golf course

36 par | 3,252 yards | 124 slope

35.3 rating | Blue grass

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Pines Golf Course Description


The 9-hole "Pines" course at the Blue Hill Golf Course facility in Pearl River, New York features 3,252 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 36 . The course rating is 35.3 and it has a slope rating of 124 on Blue grass.  Designed by (R) Stephen Kay, the Pines golf course opened in 1924. Appliedgolf manages this facility, with A.J. Lee as the General Manager/Golf Professional.

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This course is definitely on the upswing. They replaced the "old guard" that used to work and run this place who at times were pretty unfriendly and brusque. They said "sir" a lot but it was almost like they said it to qualify their rudeness with a polite intro. The new folks in the clubhouse are warm and friendly and genuinely glad to have you play the course. It makes a difference. Also this season we're seeing a marked improvement in course conditions. The course was in great shape, lush and green, and their was a real consistency in the maintenance throughout the course. They're in the middle of a reno on the clubhouse (pro shop is pretty much done) and the restaurant as well. This course has always been my "I just need to get out and play SOMEWHERE" because of its close proximity to NYC and ease to get to right up the Palisades Parkway. They keep doing what they're doing out there and this place will become very appealing. Non-resident rate is up to $48 now. $40 seems like a more appropriate rate, but they're working their way to earning the $48. As far as the course, it's pretty forgiving if you're spraying the ball for the most part. Quite a few holes run back and forth so if you're spraying it be prepared to ask the guys in the other fairway if they picked up your ball! Some nice vistas from high tee boxes. If you're a single digit handicapper, it's a a short, fun course to get your golf jones. For the general hacker, a good place to play that is forgiving with not a lot of water. If they continue with what they're doing my overall will certainly go to 3 stars.

A nice, well-maintained nine holes.

Played the Pines 9 holes at Blue Hill golf course on a clear and comfortable Thursday afternoon. The area has experienced plenty of rain and that has really helped out the conditions of courses in the area, including this one.

The course features rolling hills. The first and last holes are the most difficult. You start off with a 450 yard par 4 (from the white tees) and end with a 390 yard rolling hill par 4 to an uphill finish and a very sloped green. Speaking of the greens, most of them are quite large and many contain significant breaks in them. There is a two tier green featuring a sharp dropoff on one of the holes (#6 if I recall correctly). The two par 3s are each 150 yards from the whites and involve a carry over water. Two of the par 4s are short at under 300 yards. So it is a nice mix of harder and easier holes. The course and slope rating folks do not agree, as the Pines 9 holes currently sports a slope rating of 115. In my opinion, the slopey-ness of the course and the greens make these nine holes play tougher than that rating.

The cost for a non-resident is a bit on the steep side. If you are an Orangetown resident, the greens fees are significantly cheaper.

In summary, a nice course and a recommended play, especially if you can get the resident discount.

I've played over 2000 rounds in 14 states so Blue Hill is not one of my top five but it is a fair to good value given the local. The listing is misleading though, this is not 9 hole course. You pay for and play 18 as your assigned two of the three nine hole tracks. There's no driving range but they have nice little chipping and putting area. The course condition is really on the high end for a municipal effort. The pro shop and amenities have a worn-down "muni" feel but the staff is more motivated and friendly than you would expect at a "muni" course. The course is harder than it looks, I've yet to shoot below 80 in my 10 rounds. The greens are deceptive and there are some holes that are just downright hard. Of the three nines, Woodland is the most modern and sometimes intriguing, Pines is a more traditional 60's era layout and Lakeside is a bit strange. I recommend a Pines/Woodland combo for your 18.

Defintely one the nicer courses in the area. I would say it is a little overpriced for the condition that its in. The staff is friendly and there are rangers to make sure the pace keeps moving. This course offers some of everything. Challenging par 3's, long par 5's, driveable par 4's, dogleg par 4's, some great views on a few holes. I've seen the course get crowded in some spots where they may be a group or 2 waiting for a par 3 but that is usually rare. Overall I think Blue Hill has alot to offer and would definitely reccomend it to golfers of all ages and skill levels.

Great Course, Great View, Tough course but great to play on. Top 5 best course i ever played on.

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Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
wayne398 N/A 36 36 01/20/13
bonorato26 12 43 31 05/22/11
Jay_Damato 19 52 33 10/23/10
jmt1009 N/A 109 109 09/06/10
Upandown07 33 52 19 08/01/10

Golf Course Information

About Blue Hill, Pines

Blue Hill Golf Course

Golf Only facility

Managed by Appliedgolf

27 regulation holes

Awards at Blue Hill, Pines

No recent major awards have been noted.

Tournaments of Blue Hill, Pines

No local tournaments listed for this course.

Course Staff

A.J. Lee, General Manager/Golf Professional
Mike Gorham, Golf Professional
Brian O'Malley, Superintendent
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