Winding through magnificent stands of hardwood forest and opening up to highlands with vistas that seem to stretch all the way to the Hudson River, the two courses at Hamilton Farm offer a golfing experience of the very highest caliber. The noted golf course design team of Dr. Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry, has brought a unique vision to this spectacular piece of land. Holes play uphill and downhill, over and beside ponds and wetlands, out in the open, in the trees, over deep ravines and gentle meadows to make each distinctly unique.
The Highlands course, at more than seven thousand yards, is a championship layout that provides appropriate challenges to the skilled golfer. Among its most distinctive features are sculpted bunkers with high sand flashing, recreating the older, dramatic style of bunkering. Strategy is at a premium on holes such as Number Fourteen, "Long Look," a 545-yard classic risk-reward par 5. "If the carry over the greenside bunkers is too much for you," says course architect Dana Fry, "you can lay up on your second shot out to the left."
The Hickory Course, with a full eighteen holes, is the only USGA rated par 3 course in the United States and is designed to challenge every golfer’s favorite shot. “If there is a better par-3 course in America, I’d like to know where it is,” Says architect Dana Fry.