Westchester Country Club (South)

Westchester Country Club (South)

Architect: Walter Travis
Year: 1922

99 Biltmore Avenue
Rye, New York 10580
(914) 967-6000

Course Access: Private

driving range available
motorized golf carts and caddies available
on-site accommodations

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The Itinerant Golfer

Westchester Country Club (South)

In 2009 I started a little tournament with three of my friends that we call the Fred Ridley Cup. It’s pretty ridiculous how seriously we take it, but there’s a trophy and a lot of bragging rights at stake so no one really wants to lose. In 2009 through 2011 we held the 72 hole Ryder Cup inspired tournament at my club in Virginia, but in 2012 we decided to take the show on the road and visit Westchester Country Club in Rye, NY. My very good friend Jay, who I have often mentioned on this site is a member there and would be our host. Westchester Country Club was the vision of John McEntee Bowman. Mr. Bowman was a Canadian who came to New York as a 17 year old kid and used his entrepreneurial skills to become wildly successful in the hotel business. As the founding president of the Biltmore hotel group, one of the largest and most luxurious hotel chains in the world at the beginning of the 20th century, Mr. Bowman intended for Westchester Country Club to be his flagship hotel project. The original plan was for members of the club to live in the hotel and in homes that would be scattered around the club’s property. The club would provide meal delivery, maids, gardeners, auto mechanics and any other services that the members might need. Mr. Bowman secured the land and set into the motion his plan by building the hotel, two 18 hole golf… More >