The tradition began in 1893 when a short 6-hole course, designed by Thomas Bendelow, was built on the east shore of Lake Mahopac. Five years later, Mahopac Golf Club was formed. The course moved to the north shore of the Lake in 1900 as a 9-hole, 2,730 yard layout. In 1913 it was extended to a full 18-hole track designed by the famed Devereux Emmet, who is also credited with the design of Garden City Golf Club and Congressional Country Club.
Today, the 6,523 yard course enjoys the distinction of offering a new challenge with every round where a premium is placed on golf course management and shot-making abilities. The course has earned the reputation for having some of the purest putting surfaces in the area. Well bunkered greens coupled with the varying hole designs require a range of shots inviting players to use every club in the bag throughout the 18 holes. In 2006, the club renovated the 5,000 square foot lakefront property and became the only club in the area to boast a private beach as part of its offerings.
As generations come and go, the Mahopac Golf and Beach Club has remained a staple of the Hudson Valley. Now in its 115th year, Mahopac Golf and Beach Club is still going strong. Our members carry the long-lived tradition of this golf course each and every time they play and they will continue in its historic traditions. Golf at Mahopac Golf and Beach Club is more than a game, it’s a passion.