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Westchester Golf Courses to Open to Warm Weather

WESTCHESTER, N.Y. – Local golfers will enjoy unseasonably warm weather Wednesday when Westchester County’s six 18-hole public golf courses, located in the north, central and southern areas of the county, open for the 2012 season.

The six courses are Dunwoodie (Yonkers), Hudson Hills (Ossining), Maple Moor (White Plains), Mohansic (Yorktown), Saxon Woods (White Plains) and Sprain Lake (Yonkers). Driving ranges are available at Mohansic, Sprain, Dunwoodie and Saxon Woods.

Renovations to tees, greens and other parts of several courses have been done the last few months in preparation for the spring opening. Mild weather has helped keep the course in top condition.

For more information on all of the Westchester County golf courses, visit .

Golfers with Westchester County park passes may make individual course reservations by phone or reserve tee times online, up to one week in advance, 24 hours a day. To access the telephone reservation system call 914-995-GOLF (4653); or to access the county’s online reservation website, log on at .

Gift cards for greens fees are available for any of the six golf courses. Cards for the 2012 golfing season can be purchased in any denomination at the golf courses; at the county parks administrative offices, 25 Moore Ave., Mount Kisco; or at the Westchester County Center, 198 Central Ave., White Plains, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.

Gift cards may be purchased with a credit card by calling 914-864-7075. Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover are accepted.

The six Westchester County public golf courses are:

Dunwoodie Golf Course

Located in Dunwoodie Heights off the Saw Mill River Parkway in Yonkers, the course features steep slopes, narrow fairways and beautiful landscapes. The 1st and 15th tees recently have been expanded, and lobby and ticket windows have been renovated. The course has practice greens, a driving range lighted for night play and a catering facility. The 5,778-yard course on 126 acres plays to a par 70.

Phone: 914-231-3490

Location: 1 Wasylenko Lane, Yonkers

Hours: Seven days a week, 8 a.m. until dusk

Hudson Hills Golf Course

Hudson Hills is set in the Hudson River Valley with views beginning with the elevated 1st tee. The course is a challenge to shot makers and requires the use of every club in a golfer’s bag. The course features four sets of tees that play from 5,100 to 7,000 yards at par 71.

Phone: 914-864-3000

Location : 400 Croton Dam Road, Ossining

Hours: Seven days a week, 8 a.m. to dusk

Mohansic Golf Course

Mohansic Golf Course features rolling hills and moderately steep slopes on one of the county’s most challenging courses. There are many tight holes that are a test of a golfer's ability, with uphill, downhill and side-hill shots. All 18 tees recently have been renovated, and several greens have been upgraded.

Mohansic also has a driving range. The course plays to a par 70 over 6,558 yards on 862 acres. The club includes locker rooms, restaurant and catering, and a Max Galloway Pro Shop.

Phone: 914-862-5283

Location: 1500 Baldwin Road, Yorktown

Hours : Seven days a week, 8 a.m. to dusk

Sprain Lake Golf Course

The course features small greens, rolling hills and a number of challenging holes on 130 acres. The layout overlooks Sprain Lake off the Sprain Parkway and has a number of water hazards and difficult shots. Because of its long and narrow layout, Sprain Lake offers a mostly linear, back-and-forth style of play. The course has had a major face-lift recently, with all 18 tees renovated and expanded, and the 10th and 13th greens upgraded. The course plays to par 70 over 6,110 yards.

There are locker rooms, a restaurant and catering, practice greens, and a pro shop.

Phone: 914-231-3481

Location: 290 E. Grassy Sprain Road, Yonkers

Hours : Seven days a week, 8 a.m. to dusk

Maple Moor Golf Course

Maple Moor is named for the abundance of maple trees on the course. The course was designed by Tom Winton. When acquired by the Westchester County Parks Commission in 1925, there already was a 9-hole golf course on the property. By the end of 1927, all 18 holes were unveiled to the public. Maple Moor also has practice greens and a catering facility in the clubhouse.

The course is 6,374 yards in length on 140 acres and plays to a par 71. The club has a restaurant, Bistro 25 at Maple Moor; a pro shop; practice greens; and locker rooms

Phone: 914-995-9200

Location: 1128 North St., White Plains

Hours: Seven days a week, 8 a.m. to dusk

Saxon Woods Golf Course

Saxon Woods features a rolling, wooded landscape on a challenging course. Opened to the public in 1931, all 18 of the tees have been renovated, along with several greens. There also is a new restaurant and concession at the course. Saxon Woods plays to a par 72 over 6,293 yards on 700 acres in Scarsdale. The course features a driving range, pro shop, restaurant and catering, locker rooms, and practice greens.

Phone: 914-231-3461

Location: 315 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale

Hours: Seven days a week, 8 a.m. until dusk

Information supplied by the Westchester County Department of Parks and Recreation

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