Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

James Baird State Park Golf Course

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Address
280 Club House Road
Pleasant Valley, NY 12569
Latitude 41.687861055699997
Longitude -73.794591567799998

James Baird State Park is situated on farmland once owned by James Baird, a contractor and engineer whose firm constructed the Lincoln Memorial. In 1939 James Baird donated the 590 acres of land to New York State under the stipulation that it be known as James Baird State Park. Work began on the park and golf course in 1940. Construction continued intermittently during World War II and the golf course was officially opened in 1948. Nationally renowned golf architect, Robert Trent Jones designed a scenic, fairly flat 18-hole golf course on this large tract of farmland in Pleasant Valley. To golfers' delight, the par 5, 13th hole is one of the most challenging in the Hudson Valley.

In addition to the golf course, the park now also boasts a driving range, pro shop, clubhouse and a snack bar at the 1st and 10th holes. Eighteen by Coppola's offers casual dining while serving American cuisine.

James Baird State Park has much to offer. There are spacious open and wooded picnic areas and two reservable picnic pavilions which can accommodate up to 300 persons each. There is also a sports complex where visitors enjoy playing basketball, softball, tennis and volleyball. Additionally there is a playground and a nature center. Open summer weekends, the nature center loans recreational equipment and offers nature programs.

Outdoor enthusiasts will find the seven miles of scenic wooded trails ideal for hiking in the warm months and cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the wintertime.

Forward
Par 73
Slope 112
Rating 70.3
Yardage 5454
Regulation
Par 72
Slope 122
Rating 70.8
Yardage 6356
Championship
Par 72
Slope 124
Rating 72.7
Yardage 6815
 

Hours of Operation

  • Park is open daily, sunrise to sunset.
  • There is no vehicle use fee to enter the park.
  • The course is expected to open for the 2015 season May 1st.

    Hours: 7:00 AM weekdays, 6:00 AM weekends and holidays (weather permitting.
  • Food Service: Eighteen by Coppola's. Telephone #: (845)-454-0418. Menu
  • Reservations and permits are required for groups of 50 or more people and groups arriving by bus.
  • Reservations can be made by calling the reservation line up to 7 days in advance.

Fees & Rates

  • Club Rentals
  • $12.00
  • Electric Cart
  • 9 Holes: $14.00 / $10.00 after 4:00pm
    18 Holes: $26.00 / $20.00 after 4:00pm / Single Rider $18.00
  • Greens Fee: Senior/Jr. (NYS Resident)
  • Seniors: NY State Residents 62 years of age & older- Weekdays only.
    Juniors: Weekdays & Weekends
    18 Holes: $18
    9 Holes: $11
  • Greens Fees
  • Weekdays (18 Holes): $25
    Weekend (18 Holes): $29
    Weekdays (9 Holes): $16
    Weekend (9 Holes): $18
  • Pull Cart Rentals
  • 9 Holes: $2
    18 Holes: $3

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Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Amenities
  • Club House
  • Driving Range
  • Lessons
  • Practice Putting Greens
  • Restaurant
    • Activities
    • Pro Shop