In 1975, the Heritage Hills housing community opened in Somers
, New York , with a challenging nine-hole course designed by golf
course architect Geoffrey Cornish. As the housing development continued
to grow, with it came the need for a second course. This time it
was an 18-hole Geoffrey Cornish layout that fully utilized the
landscape without being hindered by the housing development. The
course was, at that time, for the exclusive use of the residents
of Heritage Hills. That has all changed…
In 1997, North American Golf Properties bought the golf courses.
And today, their goal, to open a first rate membership club for
the “Sunday golfer” has come to fruition. Golfers can
pay a fraction of the $100,000 it costs to join an elite Westchester
club and play what has been termed “guilt free golf” in
reference to the many high-end club members whose season ending
woes revolve around the fact that they didn’t play enough,
or eat enough, to merit the high-cost of private club membership.
After a major remodeling effort in 2004, which included $400,000
in course improvements and changing the face of the clubhouse and
pro shop, the two courses opened as the featured attraction of
the new Somers Pointe Golf Club. Featuring the full membership
experience, including a multi-room restaurant, meeting rooms and
banquet facilities, the innovative pricing policy has attracted
members not only from Westchester but from other nearby areas including
New York City and Connecticut.