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West Point, NY  10996
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West Point Course

18 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

70 par | 6,007 yards | 126 slope

68.6 rating | Bent grass

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West Point Golf Course

The 18-hole "West Point" course at the West Point Golf Course facility in West Point, New York features 6,007 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 70. The course rating is 68.6 and it has a slope rating of 126 on Bent grass. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, ASGCA, the West Point golf course opened in 1948. Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command manages this facility.


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Reviewed October 26, 2020

West Point is an 18-hole public golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones, located in the Hudson Valley. This course is nicely paced. You’ll find four Par 5 holes throughout to add challenge, but you’ll also have plenty of opportunities to breeze through on the six Par 3 holes. The longest hole on the course is #7 at 509 yards and the shortest is #13 at 153 yards (measured from the blue tee.) There are 5 tee boxes (including 2 ladies tee boxes.)

With a slope rating of 126, this course is above average in difficulty but still very playable for intermediate golfers. You’ll find creeks and sand traps to challenge you, as well as elevation changes and tight fairways. The course is hilly and elevated, so the wind can be a challenge at times.

Fairways are straight and narrow. The course is cut into an existing forest, so you’ll find the trees along the fairways are very thick. Bring a range finder to help calculate distance, these fairways can be misleading. The short yardage (6,007 yards) of this course is misleading - the elevation changes and tight fairways still provide plenty of challenge.

The setting of this course gives it a private feel. Being able to hit the ball straight on this course is important. You won’t find many surprises on this course (except for a few sand traps) but there is a need to have a handle on golf fundamentals like club selection and aiming the ball correctly. Fairways are well-maintained and the greens are quick. This course is especially scenic in the Fall.

Hole #12 (389 yards) is especially tricky because it’s a double blind shot. There’s a sharp dogleg right off the tee, and then another blind shot (also a dogleg right) just before the green. Watch out for balls flying between the fairways on #10 and #15 - these two fairways share an open greenspace with no trees to separate them. Get ready for a long, uphill drive between #14 and #15 (walking this course is not recommended because of the elevation changes.)

The staff and marshalls are friendly. Basic food items like burgers and hot dogs are available. The clubhouse is basic and could be updated. This is a high priced course ($70 with cart,) but the views and the level of play at this course make it worth it. They also offer a military discount. This course is well worth the drive.

Beverages Available Cart Included Challenging Food Available Friendly Staff Quick Pace Scenic Well Maintained
Reviewed July 13, 2017

Terrific course and experience at West Point...lots of hills, elevated tees and greens, and uneven lies make this a real challenge...good roll on all greens...nice people from clubhouse to starter to marshals, all very helpful...yardage well marked from fairways but wind and elevated tees/greens make a range finder important...will return and play again! Clubhouse/foot/on course cart all provide good enjoyable round of golf! Highly recommended...

Reviewed June 18, 2012

A great course. Awesome layout, great conditions.

West Point Golf Course is a very hilly, par 70 layout just off the main campus. The yardage is not very long - about 6,000 yards from the tips, but do not let the distance fool you - the dips, turns, drops, creeks, and lakes makes this a very tough course, especially if you are not hitting the ball crisply. The middle tees are only 5,500 yards, but that still plays to a course and slope rating of 68.4/128.

The course was in great shape. Nice fluffy white sand bunkers. Fairways and greens in great shape. There are some excellent views of the surrounding hilly landscape from the high points on this course.

If you are not in the military, the course is not cheap. They did run a recent Living Social Deal that was very reasonable. Nonetheless, playing this course is worth the cash.

Amenities are minimal - there is a small pro shop and a snack shop that sells sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs and other miscellaneous items.

In summary, an excellent course. Make sure you play it if you are in the area.

Reviewed May 02, 2010

Absolutely beautiful layout. Definitely an old school course. The folks that work here take pride in providing the golfer access to a well manicured and well maintained course. Do not let the yardage from the tips fool you. It may appear short on paper but with the elevation changes at this course it feels like it is easily a 6400 - 6500 yard course. If the wind is strong, it could easily feel like another 100 - 200 yards. The course is an incredible value, especially if you are or were in the service. Even for civilians, it is a great deal. A word of caution to those who plan to walk...the course is a beast. It takes about 3 minutes to drive uphill from 15 to 16. The extra money for the car is well worth it. All in all, a fantastic deal. I would definitely return to play again.

Reviewed September 20, 2009

great golf in great setting. if you are coming out from nyc it is a quick 1 hour drive. very convenient -- and the scenery could easily make you think you'd driven 4 hours to the adirondacks. course is always in very good shape. pretty challenging layout -- in particular the greens. nice place to play golf with out a lot of frills and pomp and circumstance -- just about being in the outdoors playing good golf. very enjoyable setting and rewarding golf experience.

Reviewed June 08, 2009

It is one of the most beautiful courses you will ever play, especially in the early fall. Be aware that nearly all of the fairways have at least one side red-staked, meaning that if you miss the fairway...even by a little... it's a penalty (although not stroke and distance). I've shot my best scores there when I used 3-wood (or even 5-wood) off the tee. The course is relatively short and many of the par 4s play downhill. To make up for that, the greens are small, hard and fast. Most of the time a high shot to the front of the green is the best play. Service is excellent. Only downsides are (1) the poor clubhouse, and (2) it's a very difficult course to walk.

Reviewed May 18, 2009

beautiful and very scenic course. great views of the mountains. If you are into the military this course will suit you due to the military guys passing by in trucks and the presence of the U.S. Mint right next door. totally worth it, alot of bang for your buck

Reviewed July 17, 2008

Very good shape. The greens are too firm they need to aerate the course. Some greens on the front nine are impossible Ex. #4 and 8

Reviewed June 19, 2008

The golf course is breathtaking during the Fall. Bring a camera, especially for the eighth hole. Seven water hazards mean you must be very good or carry a tool for retrieving balls from water. I have enjoyed excellent service from their personnel, but if West Point is the showcase of the Army, their clubhouse and food must have been put there by the navy. Neither are inviting. The place looks like and afterthought that was underfunded, underfurbished, and neglected.

Reviewed September 08, 2007

Beauifully maintained. Great scenic beauty. The staff was most courteous and efficient. Fees for [ex]military is very fair. Food and clubhouse could use a makeover.

Reviewed July 27, 2007

Such beautiful views I actually lost my breath, passed out and woke up 5 hours later $70 lighter in the wallet. Yet, I was told the maintenance was superb and the layout makes you play smart or pay with snowmans. Besides the rangers circling like vulturs this course gets a thumbs up. I thoroughly enjoyed the food, but then again I am a bowler...

Reviewed June 18, 2007

West Point

Breathtaking views on almost every hole. Fees are a bit steep and the clunhouse is an absolute dump with little more than bowling alley-type food to offer. Course plays quick since it is situated in the mountains, just beware the bugs and runoff if you play after a good rain.

Reviewed September 23, 2006


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  • Latest Scores
  • Overall
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Daniel H. 27 49 22 04/20/08
2 Bill W. 17 87 70 07/13/09
3 Tony M. 20 90 70 08/05/07
4 Charles H. 8 78 70 09/14/10
5 Jess G. 12 82 70 05/31/08
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
20 Paul L. 10 93 83 04/22/16
20 Paul L. 10 90 80 11/27/15
20 Paul L. 10 88 78 08/01/15

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About West Point

West Point Golf Course

Military facility

Managed by Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command

18 tees driving range

18 regulation holes

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Course Staff

Steve Whipple, Superintendent