Putnam Golf Events

High Praise from Golfweek Magazine

The Putnam County Golf Course got some high praise recently from golf experts who have rated some of the best courses in the world.
A team of four course raters from Golfweek Magazine came to play at Putnam on June 10 for the first time and said the course “should hold a higher ranking and position in the golf community than the well-kept secret that it is.”

Two of the course raters quickly emailed General Manager Mike McCall to commend the public course.
“I want to let you know how impressed our golf group was yesterday after playing Putnam County Golf Club,” Greg Wojick wrote. “All four of us are raters with Golfweek magazine and we get to see many facilities through our involvement in the rating process. It was by unanimous consensus that we praise not only the golf course and its architecture but also at how well the entire golf experience was for us.”

McCall, who has been General Manger of the Putnam County Golf Club since 2013, is also executive director of the Metropolitan Golf Course Superintendents Association, or MetGCSA. He said he was gratified by the course raters’ approval.

“They are raters in Connecticut and New York, they had never been here and they were looking for a place to play,” McCall said, describing how the group called him out of the blue and asked for a tee time. “I’ve always known that is a very well-conditioned golf course with a good design, but for people who have played the best courses in the world to come here and be so utterly flabbergasted, it is incredibly flattering. They just raved. They had a very, very enjoyable experience.”

Putnam County’s leadership deserves a lot of credit for the improvements that have been made in the course during his tenure, McCall said.

“Both the administration and Legislature have been incredibly supportive since day one,” he said. “They have recognized the potential of this asset and committed the financial resources to transform both the clubhouse and the golf course into the jewels they have become.”

The county owns the property and has helped the management team of McCall, appliedgolf and Homestyle Caterers turn it into a showcase, with renovations to the parking lot, banquet rooms, bunkers and green surrounds, bathrooms and much more. A few of the cart paths are now being repaired and roof and siding replacement is scheduled for this summer.

“We already knew our investments paid off in terms of providing a great resource for Putnam County residents, but to have the course recognized by outside golf experts shows that we’ve really turned the golf course into a gem that adds to Putnam’s quality of life,” Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell said. “The beauty of the Putnam County Golf Course is that it is not just for golfers. It now hosts fabulous dinners, entertainment and music events that bring in families from across the region to enjoy this wonderful landscape.”

The Putnam County Golf Course in Mahopac is less than an hour’s drive from New York City and lures golfers from all over the Hudson Valley and Connecticut. Golf is just one of many outdoor recreational activities that draw visitors to Putnam County, where hikers, bicycle riders and others are often surprised by the area’s natural beauty.
The course raters from Golfweek Magazine are among those who were surprised.

“We have been concentrating on Courses in the Metropolitan area this Spring that are accessible to the public,” Senior Golfweek Rater Bill Perlee wrote in an email to McCall on June 11. “Putnam was in the elite group we have stumbled upon. From conditioning, layout and enjoyment it surpassed all expectations and left a smile on all our faces.”

Like public golf courses throughout the state, Putnam County Golf Course is complying with all social distancing requirements. Reservations and pre-payment must be made online.
For the latest information, see the Putnam County Golf Course website: https://www.putnamcountygc.com/

Golf season has arrived!

Putnam County Golf Course would like to welcome you to the 2019 Golf Season and is excited to pass along exciting and important news to our loyal customers.
On April 1, 2019, Putnam County Golf Course will unveil an entirely new fleet of Club Car Golf Carts featuring industry leading technology- The Visage GPS Screens
The GPS systems offer yardage, course information as well as monitor pace of play which is relayed to a “home computer” so staff can continuously manage your experience.
In addition, all carts will be equipped with USB charging ports to keep you connected while enjoying your time on the golf course.

Also, we are proud to introduce your New Head Golf Professional, Jari Tompuri. Jari returns back “home” to Putnam County with 15 years of Golf experience and looks forward to a future at Putnam County GC.  See Jari’s bio below:

Jari K. Tompuri

Jari, a native of Finland, immigrated to the United States when he was 4 years old, living in Bronx, NY for 6 years before settling in Carmel New York. Jari attended George Fisher Middle School and Carmel High School where his passion for golf began as a member of the Carmel High Rams golf team. After earning a Business Degree from State University of New York College at Oswego, Jari managed and owned the Carmel Beverage Center.

Upon moving to Texas, Jari enrolled in the Professional Golfers’ Association Apprentice program and began his journey toward becoming a PGA Professional. Jari took his first Head Professional position at River Crossing Club in San Antonio, Texas, followed by the Diamante Country Club in Arkansas.
Jari is passionate about teaching the game of golf and helping players of all ages achieve their maximum potential.
Jari is married to his wife, Crystal, and has two daughters, Gracie and Haley.

Bogey finds a home with Putnam golf pro

MAHOPAC, NY – A stray dog found at Putnam County Golf Course in July was adopted by its in-house golf professional Jim Woods through Putnam Humane Society.

Staff at the golf course found the 35-pound Beagle-Labrador mix wandering around the course and then by the carts. After catching the dog swimming in the pond, Putnam Humane Society was called. With no identification tags found on him, the nonprofit decided to name him Bogey a golf term meaning one-over par, to recognize where he was found.

“Everyone at the golf course hoped that his owners were going to be able to find him,” said Woods. “But we kept an eye on him through the humane society’s website.”

Jim Quinn, the shop manager at the golf course, wanted to take him but already had two dogs that he did not think would get along with Bogey. Woods, who lives in Stormville, contemplated it, but kept his consideration to himself.

About two weeks later, Woods approached his wife Lisa about the possibility of adopting Bogey.

“She would take every dog in the pound if she could,” said Woods. “We are already parents to Bunker and I was the one who needed to ready to take on another dog.”

Bunker is a 14-year-old Labrador. Bogey is believed to be 8 or 9 years old.

On Monday, July 31, the Woods went to Putnam Humane Society to spend some time with Bogey. Then after deciding together that he was meant to join their family, came back on Saturday with Bunker.

“They hit is off from the start and by Saturday night we took Bogey home with us,” Woods said.

Michele Dugan, president of Putnam Humane Society, is pleased whenever a match can be made.

“We are very happy that Bogey was able to find a new home,” Dugan said. “All of the dogs that come in are assessed by a trainer so we can identify the right family for each one. Bogey is an amazing dog and Jim and Lisa are great people.”

Bogey was almost adopted by someone else.

“We did have a volunteer approved to adopt Bogey, but she was going on vacation and was not going to be able to take him until afterwards,” Dugan said. “When she found out that someone else was willing to adopt the dog earlier she was willing to let him go.”

Woods thinks it was meant to be.

“I thought that it was cool that he was found on the golf course and I always wanted a dog that wanted to come to the dog course because Bunker is scared of people,” Woods said. “And I would have named him Bogey.”

When filling out the application to adopt Bogey, one of Woods’ reference contacts was Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell, who could not have been happier to throw her support toward the union.

“I am a supporter of Putnam Humane Society and all of the work that they do,” said Odell. “There are so many rescued pets that need homes that it is always a joy when you can help a family come together. I know that Jim, Lisa, Bunker and Bogey will all bring each other a new sense of fulfillment by being together.”

While Bogey is still adapting to his new home, Woods is already looking forward to bringing him back around the course.

“I will bring him around in the fall, when he understands that I am his master and there are less people around,” Woods said.

Putnam County Golf Course Announces Season Opening

Putnam County Golf Course Announces Season Opening

By – Jim Woods, PGA

MAHOPAC, NY (April xx, 2017) – Putnam County announces the official start of the Golf Season at the Putnam County Golf Course. Open to golfers of all levels, the Putnam County Golf Course offers special rates to seniors and Putnam County residents, as well as  golf passes that will cover golfers’ green fees for the season.

“After the long winter, golfers need to get out in the fresh air and shake off the rust from their swing,” says Jim Woods, PGA Golf Pro. “I’ll be offering private lessons at the course or folks can register for one of our adult classes or junior summer camps. We also offer a Putnam Golf League that runs Wednesday nights at 5:00 all summer long, so please contact us if you’re interested in playing or becoming a sub.”

The Putnam County Golf course features 18 holes of championship golf, practice range and putting green, and a fully stocked golf shop. Golfers and visitors can also enjoy a beverage or meal while they refresh, relax and socialize before or after a game at The Grille at The Fairways.

Golfers should book their reservations online at www.putnamcountygolfcourse.com or by calling the golf shop, 845-808-1880, ext. 2, as tee times get booked early.


Golf Shop Hours

  • April 15th – September 10th – 6:30 AM – 6:00 PM Daily
  • May 20th – July 30th – 6:00 AM – Weekends Only


First Starting Time

  • April 15th – September 10th – 7:00 AM
  • May 20th – July 30th – 6:30 AM Weekends Only

Putnam County Golf Course
187 Hill St. – Mahopac – NY – 10541

PGA Professional – Jim Woods

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 $49.00 per person, plus tax and gratuity

(full price will be included in the final price in the shopping cart)
No refunds unless we cancel or move an event.

Price includes show and cold appetizers.

Performance Dates:

  • Friday, February 3
  • Friday, February 10
  • Friday, February 17
  • Friday, February 24

​Doors open at 7:00 PM

Tickets Include:

  • 3- Course Meal
  • Non-Alcoholic Beverage
  • The Show

 For group reservations, issues purchasing tickets or questions, contact Iliana Buigues at 845-808-1881 or via email atilianabuigues@gmail.com

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Putnam County Golf Course/Jim Woods, PGA

The Transformation of Putnam County Golf Course

Putnam County Golf Course – One of a Kind

Having been a PGA Golf Professional for over 20 years I have never seen such a transformation as I have at Putnam County Golf Course (PCGC) over the past four years.  When I first started at PCGC, I was challenged by how our team would provide a private country club experience at a municipal price.  Thanks to County investments in the facility and golf course and the hard work of both the golf and catering staff we have met the challenge.

Golf rounds and catering events have steadily increased each year.  Course conditions are constantly compared to private country clubs thanks to our golf course superintendent John Garger.  I am fortunate to have a staff of highly dedicated and courteous local residents.  This has allowed me to focus on growing the game of golf.

Growing the game is an important part of PCGC’s success.  This season, I worked with the PGA Hope program providing disabled veterans the chance to improve their skills or play golf for the first time.  I have also had the privilege of helping special needs adults offering a six-week program at the course for the Putnam Rehabilitation Program & Habilitation.  Additionally the participation in private lessons, camps and clinics for all ages and abilities and has annually increased, a good sign for the future.

Giving back to the community is an important part of our success.  Providing donations and hosting outings and events with various local charities, PBAs, schools, and many other nonprofits with worthy causes helps make Putnam County Golf Course one of a kind.


Jim Woods, PGA Professional

Amazing Fall Events at the Putnam County Golf Course!

Craving a great get away Locally in Putnam County filled with music, food and fun?

Join us at the Putnam County Golf course!

October 8th


The Amish Outlaws

$29.00 Per Person plus tax

Doors Open at 6:00PM
Band Starts at 8:00PM

Rain or Shine Event

October 14th


Hosted by Homestyle Caterers and Fever Records

Judy Torres, TKA K7, Music By Dan the Man, Union Disc DJ’s

$50.00 Per Person, plus tax

Doors Open at 8:00PM

Indoor Event

Matthew DeRosa, a graduate of Mahopac High School and sophomore attending St. Anselm College became the youngest to get a hole in one in Putnam County Golf Course history.


On Friday, July 1st Matthew DeRosa, a graduate of Mahopac High School and sophomore attending St. Anselm College became the youngest to get a hole in one in Putnam County Golf Course history.

“Being the youngest player to ever get a hole in one in Putnam County Golf Course history is truly a great accomplishment,” says Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell, “It is wonderful to have such exceptional talent in our community.”

DeRosa was playing with his dad on the 16th hole par 3 143 yards with a 7 iron golf club. Upon approaching the green, they couldn’t find the ball until his dad found it in the cup after taking out the stick. DeRosa’s hole in one was the first in his family.

“It is always such a great experience getting your first hole in one,” says Jim Woods, Head Golf Professional at the Putnam County Golf Course, “The golf course alone is difficult and the 16th hole is a blind shot so it is very impressive.”
The Putnam County Golf Course is located at 187 Hill Street, Mahopac, NY 10541. Its hours are as follows—Golf Shop: 6:30am – Dusk, Restaurant: 7:00am – 7:00pm, Office: 8:00am – 5:00pm. The Golf Course can be contacted by phone at 845-808-1880 and by fax at 845-628-3491.

construct a 5K Cross-Country Course for the Putnam Valley High School/Middle School Campus. This project will benefit the current and future students of Putnam Valley by having an official, well-marked trail for ALL teams and students to use. Community residents will be free to use the trail as well. It may be used by neighbors looking to walk on a local, park-like trail to parents who like to walk while their kids are at practice on the campus.

I will be naming the trail in honor of Caitlyn Bagnato, a Putnam Valley High School student who bravely fought cancer several years ago. While Caitlyn succumbed to cancer, she remains a role model for students and an inspiration for all. I will be naming the trail the “Putnam Valley High School Caitlyn Bagnato Memorial 5K Trail.”

I have received all necessary approvals and have enlisted support of the Scouts, Track/Cross-Country teams and friends. We have already begun the long process of digging out rocks, roots, saplings and leveling the new trail.

Putnam County Golf Course Caterer Featured in WAG Magazine

CARMEL, N.Y. – Homestyle Caterers, the official caterer of the Putnam County Golf Course, is spotlighted in the November 2015 issue of WAG magazine. In the article, “Homestyle Caterers: With Tradition on the Menu,” Al Ciuffetelli talks how he and his brother Joseph, who is also his business partner, contribute a significant portion of their success to keeping family at the core of their company.

“That’s a big part of what we are,” he says in the article. “Family’s a big part of it.”

Many of their nearly 60 employees are family members.

The importance of family extends out to relationships within the community.

Homestyle Caterers hosts family friendly Friday-night barbecues and concerts at Putnam County Golf Course in Mahopac during the summer months and does a lot of work with not-for-profit organizations and local causes.

“We’re all about the community,” he adds in the article.

In addition to handling the food service at Putnam County Golf Course and organizing the private and public events held there, Homestyle Caterers is also responsible for the catering at Dunwoodie Golf Course in Yonkers, does off-premise catering and provides lunches to schools and institutions in the lower Hudson Valley.

“We serve 2,000 meals every single day,” he says in the article.

Most recently Homestyle Caterers has added providing the catering and booking the entertainment at Westchester County Center in White Plains. It has Kenny Rogers set to perform on Dec. 11.

To read the article visit www.wagmag.com/with-tradition-on-the-menu.

Photo: The Ciuffetelli brothers share a laugh. Photograph by John Rizzo.

Putnam Golf Course to Host Second Annual Amateur Championship

CARMEL, N.Y. – County Executive MaryEllen Odell is thrilled to announce that Putnam County Golf Couse will hold its second annual Amateur Golf Championship on Saturday, Aug. 15. Any individual with a USGA Handicap is welcome to play and enjoy a day out on the picturesque Putnam County Golf Course in Mahopac.

“Golfers from throughout the region have discovered what a jewel Putnam County Golf Course has become,” said Odell. “The Amateur Golf Championship is a wonderful opportunity for golfers of every skill level to challenge themselves and raise the bar to the next level.”

To ensure a fun and exciting event for all, golfers will be split up by age, gender and ability. Divisions include men’s regular, senior (over 60) and ladies for both handicap and non-handicap golfers.

“The Putnam County Amateur Championship offers any golfer the opportunity to compete,” said PGA Professional Jim Woods. “Many golfers have never felt the pressure of actually competing in a tournament where every score counts.  I have always been about growing the game through lessons, competition and fun events, and this is our way of showcasing Putnam County Golf Course while providing an opportunity to win a trophy, and become part of the Putnam history that we started last year.”

“We expect this event to continue to grow into one of the premier amateur golfing events in the region,” said Putnam County Golf Course General Manager Mike McCall. “Jim Woods, our PGA Professional and his staff run a top notch tournament but when the competitors walk off the 18th hole the fun begins in the tavern where players can enjoy great food and drink while waiting for the scores to be posted one by one.”

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Winners of the 2014 Putnam County Amateur Championship. Senior Champion on the right- Peter Choma- Men’s Champion on left-Andrew Lord

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Winners of the 2014 Putnam County Amateur Championship. Ladies Net Champ, Ann Galleli (right)- 2nd Place Finisher, Rita Infantolino (left).


The Amateur Golf Championship registration fee is $85 and includes greens fee, cart, trophies, prizes and food. In addition to receiving a trophy, Putnam County Golf Course Gift Cards will be presented to the winners in each division.

Putnam County Golf Course is located at 187 Hill Street in Mahopac.

The deadline to enter is Thursday, Aug. 13 at 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.putnamcountygolfcourse.com.