The “Griff” is a Robert Trent Jones designed course in the upper class town of Greenwich. Being in Greenwich you would expect them to have the best muni in the state and they provide just that. The Griff is a beautiful classic parkland style course that competes with the local private clubs as far as layout/style go. Hole one is a tough dog leg left but with a downhill second shot you shld be able to get near the green, if not on it. Hole 2 is tough to find; its not the tee box right next to the 1st green seperated by a chain link fence(which needs to go). You need to stay right and go down the hill and across the street. Stay away from the fairway bunker on the right and you should be able to get par on this hole who shares its fairway with the par 3 5th. #3 is a tight par 5 followed by an open par 4 then the par 3 5th I mentioned. Handicap 1 is next, 451yd par 4 with a tricky green. If you bogey that one look to get a stroke back on the next hole as its the shortest there (132yd). The gorgeous par 5 8th and short par 4 9th send you back to the clubhouse hopefully with a smile on your face. The back nine starts with a long tough par 4 then a 200 yd par 3 with a narrow green(be thrilled with one over through those two). If your driver has been erratic today I suggest laying up on the short par 4 12th. #13 and 14 are totally carved out of the woods and require strategic shots as you can find yourself OB quick. 15,16, and 17 are a blur as I walked this course carrying my bag in the 90 degree heat. I DO remember my birdie on the short dogleg left 18, making me wanting to visit the GRIFF again soon.
Being on the NY border I recommend this course to all my fellow Westchester golfers since the # of public courses in Westchester is low and are always packed. With its close proximity to Westchester airport I suggest playing it before picking someone up there or if that person flies with his or her clubs book a twosome!
Overall it gets an 8
- food- NA
- staff- 8