Thursday, May 12, 2016

New York’s Salem Golf Club Celebrates 50th Anniversary

New planned pool and spa amenities reflect membership growth

(North Salem, NY) — Salem Golf Club, in Northern Westchester County, has quietly developed a reputation as an exceptional course that appeals to golfers who value consistent conditions, a variety of dramatic and challenging holes, no tee times and a relaxed atmosphere.  The course, which opened for play in 1966, was designed by Edward Ryder, who crafted the nationally recognized Richter Park in Danbury, Connecticut.

Salem is celebrating its 50th anniversary by embarking on an expansion plan of amenities that will include the construction of a pool and a new building that will house locker rooms, a fitness center, spa, private studio for Pilates and yoga, as well as a dedicated children’s activity room.  Work is expected to commence later this summer and be completed by spring 2017.  The stately stone 110-year-old mansion was remodeled and extended to serve as the main clubhouse for member dining, entertainment, outings, catered parties, and other special events.

Salem Golf Club has experienced dynamic growth over the past few years as club management invested in an aggressive renovation campaign to enhance the course and upgrade areas such as tees and greens.  The bunkers on all 18 holes underwent a significant facelift, drainage issues were addressed, new cart paths were installed and the practice facilities expanded. The par-3 10th tee will be relocated this fall to increase the hole’s drama.  With each improvement, Salem’s reputation has grown as a club noted for its exceptional quality of golf at reasonable membership pricing.  

The championship layout occupies 165 acres of dramatic rolling landscape in a wooded parkland setting.  At 6,800 yards from the back tees, the par-72 test sports a slope of 139.  Four other sets of tees provide an enjoyable tour for golfers of all skill levels.  Four notable holes (the 6th, 13th, 14th and 18th) consistently are rated as some of the best in surveys of Westchester County’s finest courses.  The genius of the routing and the stimulating variety of holes over elevation changes and through streams and ponds make each round at Salem memorable.

On June 28th, Salem Golf Club will host the 40th MGA/MetLife Men’s Four-Ball Championship.  Centennial celebrations will be marked by a members’ party on July 3rd with special events throughout the afternoon and culminating with fireworks at dusk.

Salem Golf Club also is the perfect choice for a banquet, corporate meeting, wedding, golf outing or special event.  The club offers exceptional cuisine and its large dining room seats 230 guests.  There are several fieldstone verandas for outdoor receptions or ceremonies.  And a columned front porch overlooking Peach Lake is idyllic as a comfortable retreat following a round of golf.  Salem Golf Club blends a gracious old-world past with modern amenities in an unmatched country setting.  

Salem Golf Club is a private non-equity club that offers attractive golf and social membership packages.  The club is conveniently located to major highways and is easily accessible from Fairfield County and northern Westchester.

For information, visit or contact Lisa Woods at (914) 669-5485 or

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