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Mount Kisco Country Club is a 92-year-old golf course in Westchester County that is receiving some major upgrades.
Mount Kisco Country Club recently announced the start of a major renovation under the guidance of architect Stephen Kay. This summer, the club began work on restoration of its bunkers and several tee boxes as well as selective tree removal to improve turf conditions.
Kay explained that the bunkers had been redone in the 1990s in a project that changed them from having flash faces to grass faces. Over the years, many of the grass sides had encroached on the sand bottoms to create narrow bunkers that were nearly impossible to play. The original 1930 design by Tom Winton featured flash faces as revealed by pre-WWII aerial photos Kay referenced in creating the new bunkers. As part of the project, many fairway bunkers will also be moved to reflect the modern game.
Club President Vinny Nagler says, “The membership decided it’s time for us to bring the golf course up to a new level.” He added that a new pool deck and tennis bubble are in the works as well.
“The membership decided it’s time for us to bring the golf course up to a new level.”
The “bones” of the course won’t be changed, according to Nagler. Its flavor as a parkland layout has proven popular with players at all levels and has withstood the test of time. A natural system of streams crosses 13 of the holes, creating both natural hazards and picturesque scenes for golfers on the course.
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