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Armonk’s Brynwood Golf Course Finally Gets Rees Jones Makeover

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Photo courtesy of The Summit Club

A course renovation leads the Westchester property to rebrand itself as The Summit Club, a modern lifestyle community with a resort-like environment.

The new Summit Club at Armonk has broken ground on a master plan to upgrade the course as the first phase of a total transformation of the property formerly known as the Brynwood Golf & Country Club. In addition to the major course work, the project will include a new clubhouse, 73 luxury condos, and extensive recreational and fitness amenities.

“The Summit Club is being designed as a 21st century lifestyle community with a focus on golf, tennis, fitnes, and wellness within a resort-like environment,” says Jeffrey Mendell, Managing Partner.  “Members will enjoy first-class hospitality and services similar to being on a great vacation without leaving home.”

The most significant course improvements include three new holes on the back nine, the rebuilding of all fairway and greenside bunkers along with the adjustment of some bunker locations to give players additional shot options, reshaping of several greens complexes in order to create new greenside chipping areas, plus the reshaping of a number of landing zones on a few holes to improve their playability.  The Summit Club at Armonk course will play to 6,700 yards from the back tees with a par of 71. The golf range and suite of practice facilities also are being upgraded. The renovated course plans to reopen April 2021.

“The extensive golf course improvements will make The Summit Club at Armonk a place that all levels of golfers can enjoy in a natural landscape that offers dramatic elevation changes and stunning panoramic views of the New York countryside,” notes architect Rees Jones, who is known as the “Open Doctor” for his work throughout the country on U.S. Open venues including Bethpage Black.

The renovation has been a long time coming due to regulatory and zoning issues with the town of North Castle that date from 2009 when Brynwood Partners purchased the property—then known as the Canyon Club—from Japanese conglomerate Mitsubishi.