It’s taken about seven months and several weather delays, but Westchester County is planning to unveil $4 million worth of capital improvements at Saxon Woods on Monday.
Golfers won’t be able to see many of the renovations.
The most obvious upgrade will be the reshaped and rebuilt bunkers around the course, and the cart paths are now all connected. In order to double the size of the seventh tee, the sixth green had to be relocated and will not be open for play for at least five weeks.
I would be interested to hear some reviews on that change.
They have also improved the drainage and installed a more efficient irrigation system, which should make the course more playable early in the season and late in the summer.
“We hoped to open at the end of April, but because of the storms we felt it was right to make sure everything was done properly and make sure we didn’t do any damage,” county parks spokesman Peter Tartaglia said. “People are going to be pleasantly surprised. You have the same course that was designed way back when, but it is a much better course to play on.”
Golfers can reserve tee times at Saxon Woods by going to http://golf.westchestergov.com/.