Southern Dutchess Country Club first opened for play in 1902. 1n 1990, Stephen Kay redesigned one of the holes.
Southern Dutchess Country Club a number of "Kodak" views. Water hazards (two ponds) come into play on three holes. Some of the fairways are hilly, but all of them are bordered with a medium-to-high cut of rough. The signature hole is #3, a downhill 342-yard, par 4, requiring a tee shot down a dogleg right fairway with a pond on the left, then an approach shot to a green that slopes from back to front.
Southern Dutchess Country Club has a double set of tee stations for those who want to try a double loop 18 holes. The course plays to a 9-hole par-35 and a maximum 9-hole distance of 3,009 yards. The course rating is 34.5 and the slope rating is 122.