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187 Hill St
Mahopac, NY  10541-2724
United States
P: (845) 628-4200
F: (845) 628-3491
www.putnamcountygolfcourse.com
Putnam 18 Course

18 hole regulation length course

Municipal golf course

71 par | 6,779 yards | 129 slope

73.0 rating | Rye grass

Recommend this course: +1 -0

Putnam 18 Golf Course


The 18-hole "Putnam 18" course at the Putnam County Golf Course facility in Mahopac, New York features 6,779 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71.The course rating is 73.0 and it has a slope rating of 129 on Rye grass. Designed by William F. Mitchell, ASGCA, the Putnam 18 golf course opened in 2008. Appliedgolf manages this facility, with Mike McCall as the General Manager.

Course Reviews


Great value and great service for a municipal course. There used to be drainage issues which slowed things down on really wet days, but it appears that those have been fixed this year for the most part. You can't beat the scenery for the value - a much better deal than the westchester county courses.

Nice course. My wife and I played Putnam National on a seasonably warm early March Sunday. The course had just opened for the season a few days earlier. It is still a work-in-progress - traps still need to be raked, some maintenance needs to be done on the fairways, etc., but it is largely ready for play right now.

Putnam National has 4 sets of tees ranging from about 5,800 yards for the ladies to 6,800 yards from the tips. The white tees measure 6.385 yards and are a good enough challenge for the mid-handicapper. Water comes into play on 2 holes only. It plays much tougher in my opinion than its course and slope rating suggest. The lower nine (now the front nine - it used to be the back nine some time ago) is much better in my opinion. The back nine features a bunch of back and forth holes - the word "fore" is quite commonly heard on the back nine. My favorite hole is the 3rd hole, a downhill par 4 that is 345 yards from the white tees.

Pace of play today was tough - almost a 5 hour round on a March Sunday. You can imagine the pace of play when they get real busy. There is no ranger on the course to enforce pace of play - I know it is March and they are just getting up and running, but they do not have a ranger out there either in the summer. At least I cannot recall ever seeing one.

The final four holes are a real tough finishing challenge. The 15th is a long par 3, the 16th an uphill par 4, then the 17th and 18th both are 438 yard par 4s - and those distances are from the whites! Ladies have it equally as brutal - the 15th measures 176 yards, the uphill par 5 16th is 470 yards for women, the par 4 17th is 430 yards - yes, you read that correctly - a 430 yard par 4 for women. And the finishing hole, an uphill par 4 for women measures at 408 yards. Brutal!

We paid $50 for an early afternoon round with cart. Putnam National has a great season deal - $399 unlimited golf for the season - play anytime except for weekend mornings. Carts are mandatory and extra though - $17.50 for a cart under this deal per round. I thought that was a good deal.

In summary, nice course, tough pace of play, good value.

play at your own risk. this is a decent course with a lot of potential for enjoyment, but EXTREMELY poorly managed. had a terrible experience playing a 5+ hour round there. we got put behind a 16 person outing. they procedded to play the front nine in 3 hours -- casually walking the fairways drinking beers shouting all over the course instead of hitting their shots. kinda like having the bleachers at a jets game transplanted right onto the 3 holes in front of you. we called the clubhouse to see if they could assist, but to no avail. putnam has no ranger managing pace of play -- inexcusable for a $50+ dollar fee course. the two 16 - 18 year olds running the course were understandably reticent to confront the drunken hoard for fears of saftey. in the end. no one spoke to them and they went on playing the last 9 holes at a breakneck pace of 2 hours and 45 minutes. we ended up skipping 3 holes just to get ahead of the outing. will give putnam one more try, but they don't really deserve it.

net net. the pluses--decent layout that is playable and challenging for golfers of a range of abilities. very nice dining and restaurant facilities w/ nice staff. good food and nice place to catch the end of some football games after a round. minuses -- essentially a nice course that is managed like a crappy muni. there is absolutely no management of the pace of play. don't be suprised if you consistently wait 10 minutes between shots.

Great Experience. Make sure to get the yardage book as the course is not marked very well, but it is well maintained and a lot of fun.

outstanding golfing experience worth every penny

A real fine course. Challenging and well maintained. The staff is outstanding. Makes one feel like a member in a first class club.

Love this course

This is a great course. I love the lower nine, but im not too fond of the upper nine. I call the upper nine the hard hat nine.

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  • Overall
  • Latest Scores
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Lou D. 52 56 4 08/06/09
2 Daniel F. 20 42 22 07/21/07
3 Ryan T. N/A 58 58 07/15/11
4 Richard W. N/A 59 59 06/09/13
5 Richard W. N/A 59 59 06/08/13
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
53 Thomas G. N/A 79 79 04/22/16
45 Leonard C. 14 92 78 03/21/16
46 Leonard C. 14 92 78 03/10/16
11 Leonard C. 15 86 71 09/01/15
22 Leonard C. 15 89 74 08/25/15

Golf Course Information

About Putnam County, Putnam 18

Putnam County Golf Course

Golf Only facility

Managed by Appliedgolf

20 tees driving range

18 regulation holes

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Course Staff

Mike McCall, General Manager
Jim Woods, PGA, Golf Professional
John Garger, Superintendent
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