Anglebrook gained a national reputation for world-class golf when Golf Digest magazine named it the 16th best course in the state of New York in its May 1999 issue. A prestigious honor for any club-particularly one just a year old and especially for one in such a golf-rich region. That designation put Anglebrook right alongside exclusive golf experiences such as Winged Foot and Westchester Country Club and ranked ahead of cherished venues like Crag Burn and Sleepy Hollow.
Anglebrook’s No. 4 ranked the third most difficult hole in Westchester County in Westchester Magazine’s Golf Guide, 2007
“From the look of it, the environmentally sensitive hazard that haunts the fourth hole at Anglebrook could be the home of the mythological Bigfoot—and he may be the only player strong enough to reach the hole with fewer than…”
“Super club … this is an impressive golf course … Interesting, subtle, well-designed traditional golf course. Not as extreme or difficult as some other Robert Trent Jones courses, but certainly birdie-resistant … Remarkably playable despite the obvious difficulty of the terrain. Nearly every hole is a treat, with a minimum of blind shots despite the 200-foot elevation changes. The nature of the terrain and speed and contour of greens require intelligence and experience to negotiate.”
“The real danger comes in the greens … Large greens with lots of undulations and cupping positions guarded by bunkers … Much of the difference between a 72 and a 78 will be caused by 5- to 10-foot putts. Fairways provide generous landing areas for tee shots. Fairways have lots of contour and weave in and out, which seems to be typical of Trent Jones courses … Fairways are wide and greens allow run-ups as well as provide ample opportunity for up-and-downs. Bailout areas are everywhere, to the point of having sub-bailout areas … Best hole: Fourth, a 601-yard par-five that keeps bending to the left with a pond in front of the green. Except for No. 4, the par-5s are fairly short. But the par-4s were long … A wide assortment of holes, especially the devilish par-5 fourth … Trees are not a factor, but environmentally-protected areas come into play on most holes … Condition of course was outstanding without a suggestion of anything but pure grass on fairways and greens.”
“Definitely a charming country club in a competitive golf neighborhood … Club has a corporate membership, very few players on the course. The day I played, there were six cars in the parking lot.”