Salem’s Challenging Golf Holes

#3 Par 5 531 Yards

#3 Par 5 531 Yards

Hole 3 • 531 yards • Par 5

“If I had to name the most difficult hole on the course, I’d have to say the third hole. Members have a love-hate relationship with the challenging three-tiered green. If you don’t hit it on the right spot, you could score a big number on that hole.” – Mark Wanser, Director of Instruction

#13 Par 4, 407 Yards

#13 Par 4, 407 Yards

Hole 13 • 407 yards • Par 4

“Just about every shot on the 13th hole is intimidating.” – Charlie Poole, Head Golf Professional (as printed in Westchester Magazine http://www.westchestermagazine.com/Ultimate-Guide-to-Westchester/Annual-2014/18-Great-Golf-Holes/]

#16 Par 4, 443 Yards

#16 Par 4, 443 Yards

Hole 16 • 443 yards • Par 4

“The hole is not really, really long, but it’s long enough. There is water all along the right side. It looks wide open, but if you don’t cut the water off with your drive, you’re left with 210 yards to the green for a second shot at an uncomfortable approach angle. There’s a lot of slope to that green, too.” – Charlie Poole, Head Golf Professional (as printed in Westchester Magazine http://www.westchestermagazine.com/Westchester-Magazine/Golf-Guide-2014/The-18-Hardest-Golf-Holes-in-Westchester/]

#18 Par 5, 563 Yards

#18 Par 5, 563 Yards

Hole 18 • 563 yards • Par 5

“Not every course has a signature final hole that really challenges you. The 18th at Salem Golf Club will catch your eye because, what one of the members I was playing with called, “the Sahara desert of bunkers,” guards the green. If you get it into one of those bunkers on 18 your hopes for a good score on the hole are over.” – Peter Gerken, golf course reviewer (as printed in Northern Westchester Examiner http://www.theexaminernews.com/sporting-views-salem-golf-club-is-a-hidden-treasure-of-a-golf-course/]