First Peek: Silo Ridge Field Club

East is east and west is west, but the two do meet—in the Hudson Valley, about 90 miles north of midtown Manhattan. Silo Ridge Field Club is the first project in the Northeast from Discovery Land Company, developer of amenity-rich golf communities, primarily in the West, that set the standard for luxurious, family-friendly living.

A key element of the Discovery formula is Tom Fazio, whose near-total redesign of the existing golf course at Silo Ridge is his 11th project for the developer. As with the others, Fazio has built in more than enough challenge to keep good golfers engaged without turning away new and young players. Also common to all Discovery courses is outstanding maintenance and capped off by gorgeous views, here of nearby mountains and surrounding farms.

Nestled in a valley along the ridge that gives the property its name—there are silos on site, as well—the course boasts wide fairways that rise, drop, bend, and skirt creeks, lakes, and ponds. Big, natural-looking bunkers, scattered throughout, will mostly menace approaches to large greens that feature much more movement than one sees.

Discovery properties are also famous for on-course “comfort stations” chock-full of every snack, nosh, and beverage imaginable. From soft-serve ice cream (with dozens of mix-ins) to local cheeses, smoked trout to tequila (DLC’s owner is partner in a tequila company with, among others, George Clooney), if you want it, they’ll have it.

The 800-acre community eventually will have 245 residences, and a number of Big Apple notables have already staked their claims. They’ll want to stay much longer than a New York minute at Silo Ridge.