Here are a few photos of a public course in the Catskills, Stamford GC to be exact, in the small town of the same name. I've always wondered who may have been the architect and JNC's thread on the-other-Rayner-at-Leatherstocking got me wondering if Len made it out here. No one at the club seems to know, so as yet it belongs in the portfolio of my all-time favorite architect, Unknown.
This is the first, a 240 yard par 3 with a green that is lower at the back. The drop is 40', maybe 50'. Tough start. The third hole is about the same yardage and par with a green that also tilts toward the back, but the drop shot is only 15' or so.
Here's a shot at the 12th, a 'mini-ritz' green. The photo doesn't do it justice but the swale is very prominent from the fairway, that photo was erased, sorry. This green sits at the end of a downhill 435 yard par 4.
The swale, seen from the right side. There is a huge bunker on the right side of the green, but it has grass in it.
Looking back up the fairway:
I really get a kick out of the 16th, a 285 yard par 4. From the tee:
in the fairway:
from the left:
from the road as we were driving up to the course:
This is the 17th green, another 245 yard par 3. The 3's beat you up at Stamford.
and finally, the uphill par 4 18th, as viewed from the clubhouse:
All in all, a fun place to play and one that will accommodate most folks.