Shawangunk Country Club
Hudson Valley Golf Card Savings
FREE green fee with the purchase of a green fee (cart required); Valid Mon-Sat (Not valid Sun); Special is valid for 9 or 18 holes.
|Course Stats and Information|
|Back Tees:||5400 yards|
|Address:||38 Country Club Rd.
|Green Fees:||$20 Weekdays
Shawangunk Country Club, "The best kept secret in the Catskills," 79 years and counting; is located just south of the Village of Ellenville. Our club resides in the Metropolitan Section of
the PGA and we proudly offer an atmosphere unlike any other club. Our membership is comprised of great people and is very family oriented. We continue to actively look for new members each and
every day. One of our greatest assets is our active participation from our members. So, be sure to take a look at our extensive tournament schedule (for all ability levels), as well as, our social
events/parties page. In addition to golf, the club provides spectacular mountain views; the valley's scenery is particularly exquisite during fall foliage. You can also enjoy great food in Richard's Restaurant & Bar, a first-class restaurant with a wonderful outdoor eating area.
About the Course
The property on which the golf course and the present clubhouse are situated was originally
the Eburn Haight Farm. Their first home was a small dwelling, but Eburn's son, David,
wanted a larger home in which to hold the wedding of his daughter, Caroline and built the
structure which is at least the basis of the present clubhouse. Caroline was extremely beautiful, so beautiful that her father had her stand in front of a mirror so she could be seen from all sides during the 1851 ceremony. There is a legend about David's younger brother, Jesse that has several variations. One is that David and Jesse were walking on the farm one day when Jesse saw a beautiful pine tree and said to David, "Look, David, at that beautiful pine tree. When I die, I want to be buried by that tree." A short time later, he was taken very ill with diphtheria and died. He was buried near the pine tree. In 1838, Eburn Haight deeded one acre of the farm to the Methodist Church "to be used as a Public Burial Yard for the Village of Ellenville and its vicinity." Jesse's grave was the first in what became known as "The Old Cemetery." The legend has been perpetuated for more than 150 years in its various forms. Some say that they have seen the ghost of a small boy in white near the Shawangunk Country Club, but that claim has not become part of the legend in any form. The Clubhouse is listed in the Historic American
Buildings Survey conducted by the Junior League of Kingston, NY...... Published in 1969.