Already one of the best golf values in the country…let alone overpriced New York City…Tallgrass has announced their super-cool winter rates. From the press release:
“Tallgrass Golf Course, named one of the top-10 “Best Courses You Can Play” in the state of New York announces winter rates now in effect until March 14, 2014:
Weekday rates $40 (walking) and $50 (riding) until 12:00 p.m.
Weekend winter rates $50 (walking) $60 (riding) before 12:00 p.m. Afternoon and nine-hole rates are also available. There is also a “Football” Special promotion: after 11:00 a.m. on Sundays during the football season, play 18 holes of golf for only $45 (includes cart).”
We here at AWITP played last Sunday in perfect conditions – sunny, warm, but windy – exactly the way links golf was meant to be enjoyed. The turf played fast and firm, and the green rolled as true as a parquet floor.
“The course was in phenomenal shape, and with the wind whipping and howling through the property we really had a great time. Standing atop that 15th tee box overlooking the valley floor below and sending a tee shot into the teeth of that and watching it fly 350 yards took our breath away. And seeing the fescue wave in the wind as we played in the vale of the 11th hole was amazing – it was like being in the heathlands of England,” said AWITP correspondent Rodney Zilla, a regular at Tallgrass. “We love it here – it’s so old school, and it’s really convenient to NYC!”
Indeed, for golf-savvy New Yorkers, there are only three public golf options of any note: Tallgrass, Bethpage Black, and the Knoll Club…everything else is overpriced, under-designed, or both. Gil Hanse, designer of the Rio Olympics course said he took design ideas for golf holes at Tallgrass from National Golf Links of America, Garden City Golf Club, and Pine Valley – that’s pretty good company. And at 50 bucks a round, that’s champagne quality at beer prices. They’ll be open al winter, so no need to freeze at Chelsea Piers!