Hollow Brook Golf Club, Cortlandt Manor, NY, Westchester County

Guest Information

To contact the Pro Shop, please call 914-734-1500 ext. 0
Members are responsible for informing their guests of our guidelines and ensuring that each is adhered to.


All members are required to check in with the front desk or the pro shop prior to play, and must check in their guest(s), if any, as well.


Appropriate attire is required. It is the responsibility of the members to inform their guests, prior to visiting the club, of the dress code policy. Should a member hold or sponsor an event, it is the member’s responsibility to notify guests, entertainment, photographer, volunteers, etc. of this policy.
Men’s Golf Attire includes slacks, walking or Bermuda shorts and collared shirts, turtlenecks and mock turtlenecks with a neck length of 1 1⁄2" or longer. Shorts must be mid-thigh length or longer. Shirt tails must be tucked in at all times. Caps and hats are prohibited from being worn inside the clubhouse except for in the grille room, where, although the club prefers otherwise, hats or caps may be worn.
Women’s Golf Attire includes slacks, walking or Bermuda shorts, skirts, collared and/or sleeved shirts, turtlenecks and mock turtlenecks with a neck length of 1 1⁄2" or longer. Shorts and skirts must be mid-thigh length or longer.
Inappropriate attire includes shorts and skirts that are shorter than mid-thigh length, sweat pants, cargo pants and shorts, tank tops, T-shirts, swimming or tennis attire and jeans. The club reserves the right to decide what is appropriate attire, in its sole discretion.

Practice Areas

The practice range will be open on all days when the course is open. Range ball fees are included in the club’s annual billing.


USGA Rules apply. All tournament contestants have an obligation to learn, understand and play within USGA Rules of Golf.

The New World Handicap System

As of January 1, 2020, the USGA and The R&A launched the World Handicap System. The new handicap system is designed to create a single set of rules for handicaps, provide a consistent measurement of a golfer's playing ability, and create more flexibility in applying a player's handicap to competitive or recreational rounds.

The major changes include:
(Source: USGA)
  • Flexibility in formats of play, allowing both competitive and recreational rounds to count for handicap purposes and ensuring that a golfer’s handicap is more reflective of potential ability
  • A minimal number of scores needed to obtain a new handicap; a recommendation that the number of scores needed to obtain a new handicap be 54 holes from any combination of 18-hole and 9-hole rounds, but with some discretion available for national or regional associations to set a different minimum within their own jurisdiction
  • A consistent handicap that is portable from course to course and country to country through worldwide use of the USGA Course and Slope Rating System, already successfully used in more than 80 countries
  • An average-based calculation of a handicap, taken from the best eight out of the last 20 scores and factoring in memory of demonstrated ability for better responsiveness and control
  • A calculation that considers the impact that abnormal course and weather conditions might have on a player’s performance each day
  • Daily handicap revisions, taking account of the course and weather conditions calculation
  • A limit of Net Double Bogey on the maximum hole score (for handicapping purposes only). Example: A Course Handicap of 18 receives one stroke per hole for 18 holes; the player’s max score is triple bogey on any hole, which equals a Net Double Bogey.
  • A maximum handicap limit of 54.0, regardless of gender, to encourage more golfers to measure and track their performance to increase their enjoyment of the game
The USGA created educational resources to help golfers understand and apply the World Handicap System: Our Tournament and Handicap Committee and PGA Professional staff is available to answer questions and to help our members apply the new World Handicap System.

Cell Phones

Although cell phones have become a common communications device, usage is restricted on the golf course and in the clubhouse, except in the case of an emergency or in designated areas.
Clubhouse: Approved locations include the conference room, offices, computer room, cart staging area, pavilion and in the parking lot. Members will be held responsible for their guests’ cell phone usage. Please be courteous of your fellow members and keep calls to a minimum.
Cell phones are prohibited inside all areas of the locker room.
Golf Course: If you must place or receive a phone call on the golf course, you may do so from the cart on the way to your ball, on the tee box or behind the green after putting out. Playing partners and other golfers should be unaware of the call, and it should not slow up play. If necessary, skip the hole.
The General Manager and clubhouse staff have the authority to enforce this policy.
Violations of this policy will be brought to the attention of the General Manager and a warning may be issued. A second violation may result in the suspension of playing privileges for a period of time to be determined.
Cell phones used at Hollow Brook Golf Club must be on vibrate and not have an audible ring. 


In large part, the success of our continued membership growth depends upon our members and your willingness to help. While great golf comes first, it is the cohesiveness of our membership that makes Hollow Brook truly remarkable. By referring your friends, family and associates to Hollow Brook Golf Club you will help expand the club with people you already know, thereby enhancing the camaraderie and fellowship of all. Through your recommendations, you will intensify Member pride by spreading the great word about our esteemed golf club. Our membership department is always available to help answer questions and to arrange for tours.

Alcohol Consumption & Purchases

The club’s liquor license is issued under the jurisdiction of the New York State Liquor Authority. This does not allow for the sale of alcohol to anyone under the age of twenty-one (21). Legal identification of age must be presented upon request. This ruling is strictly enforced. Staff is required to check for proper identification.
Alcohol purchases are for consumption on Club grounds only. Alcohol is not to be transported onto or off Club grounds by members, their families or their guests.
It is the responsibility of the staff to deny alcoholic beverages to anyone who appears intoxicated.
An intoxicated person is not permitted to operate a vehicle upon leaving Club grounds. If necessary, the Club will arrange an alternate form of transportation. The General Manager and the staff are authorized to strictly enforce this policy.
The management is sincerely concerned with the safety of all members, their families and their guests. Time spent at the club should be enjoyable. We would also like to fulfill our responsibilities as members of the community.


Smoking is NOT PERMITTED inside any part of any clubhouse, or any covered outside area of the clubhouse. This includes the entire clubhouse, all covered patios, the pro shop/bag storage room and the maintenance buildings. Smoking is allowed on the lower patio and in the cigar area located at the end of the veranda by the Pavilion. 

Tee Time Reservations & Registration

Members may reserve golf starting times up to two weeks in advance in accordance with the Membership Plan. Members are urged to call the club in advance to avoid possible delays and to allow the staff to best serve them. Members and guests are required to register with the pro shop or front desk upon their arrival at the club. 

Order of Play

All play will begin from the 1st tee unless specifically directed by the starter.
  • From opening day through May 1, tee times start at 8 AM.
  • From May 2 through September 7, tee times begin at 7 AM.
  • From September 8 through closing day, tee times begin at 8 AM.
  • Primary Members only from first tee time through 9:30 AM.
  • Secondary Members & Guests after 9:30 AM.
Tee times are subject to change at any time in the discretion of management.

Pace of Play

In order for everyone to enjoy playing golf at Hollow Brook, we remind you of two traditional elements of proper golf etiquette:
  1. Please always play without delay;
  2. When there is a clear hole ahead, invite properly constituted matches through.

Slow play will not be tolerated. Four hours and fifteen minutes is the acceptable pace of play for a four-ball. Our golf staff will monitor the pace of play.

Care of the Golf Course

We at Hollow Brook are fortunate to have a beautiful golf course that is consistently in excellent condition. To help our greens crew maintain the course, please make sure that:
  1. When taking practice swings take care not to make a divot. If a divot is made on the tee box, fill the divot with the soil and sand mix available on each tee. Always replace the divots in both the fairway and rough;
  2. Repair ball marks on the greens;
  3. Drive carts only where allowed and never within 20 yards of a green. Carts should be driven in the rough or on the paths using a 90-degree angle to go into or across the fairway;
  4. Make sure not to damage the area around the edge of the hole when removing a flag from the cup or replacing it;
  5. Always rake the sand in the bunkers;
  6. Encourage other players in your group to observe these rules.