As Knollwood Country Club begins its 125th golf season, the club’s famed 19th hole was recently named one of “Golf’s Six Best 19th Holes” by Links Magazine. The 123-yard par 3 was added to the course in 1928 by Seth Raynor and Charles Banks, 34 years after the club’s opening.
According to Knollwood Country Club historical documents, club member Bobby Jones suggested adding the 19th hole as he felt that the walk from the 18th green to the clubhouse was too long. Known as “The Bye,” the tricky par 3 plays from an elevated tee box over water to a tiny back-to-front-green and is protected in front by a row of three bunkers.
Knollwood Country Club enters its 125th anniversary year with a new management team, including General Manager Chris Thomas, Club Controller Eriola Gjocaj, Membership Director Jacquie Faldetta and Superintendent Scott Olson. Bob Miller Jr. returns for his 35th year as Knollwood’s head golf professional. Over his illustrious career, Miller has been named “Golf Professional of the Year” by Westchester Magazine and was honored with the Greg Norman Collection MET PGA Professional Performance Award.
As part of the Knollwood’s 125th anniversary celebration, the club recently announced a new membership promotion, which includes reduced initiation fees, food and beverage credits and a Callaway Golf welcome package.
For information on Knollwood Country Club, call (914) 592-7411 or visit www.kccclub.org.