the meadows golf center
Where Golf is Fun for Everyone!
Click Here for a Free Bucket of Balls The Meadows Golf Center is nestled in a picturesque valley, adjacent to the East Branch of the Delaware River. We're located between the villages of Margaretville and Arkville within the beautiful Catskills region of New York State.

about us

History: 1974 - Local golf professional Lou Pedulla relocates his Arkville driving range and mini golf, leasing the current site from Stephen Meinstein. 1986 - Stephen and June Meinstein take over operations of The Meadows Golf Range after Lou's retirement. 1992 - Stephen Meinstein purchases additional acreage and with the help of course architect Don Josberger and several other friends builds the 9 hole golf course. 2001 - Russel Matson and his wife Julie V. Hernandez purchase the business and property from the retiring Meinstein's and rename it The Meadows Golf Center, to reflect the facility's expanded golf service offerings. 2002 - MGC begins to serve barbeque to the public. 2003-beyond ???

Russel Matson

Co-Owner, President, and Director of Golf Operations. Born and raised in Lynbrook, Long Island, New York. B. A. Mathematics, Queens College. Russel was drawn to the Catskills by an abiding love of nature in general and trout fishing in particular. After obtaining his bachelor's degree, he chose to enter the workforce rather than to pursue graduate studies in Sport Biomechanics. After a decade working as a computer systems analyst specializing in electronic data interchange, Russel chose to fulfill his dream of living full time in the Catskills.

Julie V. Hernandez

Co-Owner, Vice President, and Director of Retail Operations. Born and raised in San Pablo City in the Philippines, Julie graduated from Laguna College with a B.Sc. in Commerce, major in Management. Her family has a long history of business ownership. She immigrated to the United States in 1988. She has been married to Russel since 1989. Julie worked within the Sales Audit department at Barnes & Noble's financial headquarters located in Westbury, Long Island, New York from 1991-2001. She loves the beauty and solitude of the Catskills and the ongoing process of decorating and maintaining the late 18th century home and gardens she shares with Russel. Julie relishes the opportunity to apply her passion and experience towards the future success of The Meadows Golf Center.

Brownie Brindle Bear

Rest in Peace, Boy. Wait for us over the Rainbow Bridge. Our unofficial Greeter and Ambassador of good will left our world on February 18, 2010. We found each other on December 2 1995 and were never apart. He will be missed.  Graduated 1st in class for novice, large dogs at the Westbury High School group obedience school. Can't guard, won't fetch. An anti-retriever. Great at playing keep away. Loves everyone at first glance. Men, women, children, other dogs. Thinks cats are small dogs. Thinks cows are big dogs. Same with horses, deer, and other quadrupeds.

 

9 hole course

 

Conceived and built by former owner Stephen Meinstein in 1986, the 9 Hole course was designed by Don Josberger. All greens were planted with Penncross creeping bentgrass on a mixed sand and native soil base. The natural fertility of the resident soil allows for minimal applications of fertilizer and other chemicals commonly associated with turf maintenance. Superior drainage throughout the property precludes standing water; it is simply never found on the course - even minutes after a heavy downpour, the course is ready to play. Each putting surface is irrigated via a subterranean hose box located adjacent to each green. The greens are cut to a maximum 5/32" every day with a Toro Greensmaster 3100 triplowex mer.

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GREENS FEES

Weekdays: $12.00
Weekends & Holidays: $15.00
(Includes pull cart)

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Practice Range

 

The practice range can accommodate 15 golfers simultaneously. All clubs can be utilized; range length is 275 yards. Ten synthetic mat stations are available; 200 feet of grass driving range can accommodate up to 5 additional golfers. Grass stations are rotated frequently to insure a quality practice surface. Grass range maintenance includes weekly aeration, seeding, and top dressing. A 1500 square foot Penncross bentgrass practice green is located adjacent to the practice range.

FEES

Warm Up (20-25 balls): $3.00
Regular (50-55 balls): $6.00
Large (105-110 balls): $10.00

 

mini gOlf

 

The 18 hole Mini Golf course at MGC has been a local attraction for generations of fans. The agricultural theme rekindles memories of simpler times. The workmanship, evident in each of many hand crafted props, is a fine example of folk art. Each hole, and its attendant prop, was created or restored by local award winning carpenter Joe Genovesi, Jr. in 1988. It was Joe's first project after graduation from the Margaretville Central School. Joe continues to set up, maintain, and take down the miniature each season, and he is the exclusive contractor at MGC, performing all carpentry, plumbing, and electrical repairs.

FEES

All Times: $6.00
Under 5 Years Old: FREE

BArbeque

 

Since Father’s Day, 1965, when at age six he bought his daddy a bbq grill from Miller's hardware store, All American BBQ founder Russ Matson has been a devoted fan of food cooked over fire. His life long love of good food has been expressed at The All American BBQ since 2002. This name is reflective of the fact that his BBQ is not beholden to any one region of America, or the world for that matter, but is borrowed from anyone or anywhere where food and fire blend into a cuisine that ultimately becomes uniquely American - because like America itself it roots are found worldwide.

 

Contact Us

42565 State Highway 28
Margaretville, NY 12455
Phone: (845) 586-4104
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