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August 28, 2023
Contact: Dan Bank
Tee Off! Monster Golf Club Officially Opens at Resorts World Catskills Reservations now open for New York’s most sought-after tee time
Monticello, NY – Resorts World Catskills (RWC) hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony today to mark the opening of the Monster golf club. Executives from Genting, which operates Resorts World Catskills, were joined at the event by Rees Jones, the renowned architect behind the complete redesign of the course, as well as by local elected officials and members from the Catskills community.
L to R: Bryce Swanson, Vice President & Senior Designer at Rees Jones, Inc.; Randy Netter, Senior Vice President Operations, Resorts World Catskills; Jack Kennedy, Senior Vice President Gaming Operations, Resorts World Catskills; Rees Jones, President of Rees Jones, Inc.; Bill Rieber, Town of Thompson Supervisor; Robert DeSalvio, President of Genting Americas East; Senator Peter Oberacker, 51st New York Senate District; Uri Jimenez, Club Manager, Monster golf club; Shane Pomeroy, Resorts World Executive Vice President of Finance; Meghan Taylor, Resorts World Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and Public Relations.
Photo Credit: Kevin Ferguson
“Today’s event adds yet another chapter to this storied golf course and shows the world once again what makes the Catskills such a special community,” said Robert DeSalvio, President, Genting Americas East. “Our vision for Resorts World Catskills always included the reinvigoration and restoration of this golf course, and we are proud to have delivered on this important commitment. Most of all, we are extremely grateful for the unwavering support of so many who helped turn the dream of championship golf in the Catskills into a reality.”
Monster golf club Architect Rees Jones/Photo Credit Kevin Ferguson
With a $40 million investment from Resorts World Catskills, Rees Jones used holes from both the current Monster golf course and the Old International Course. The Monster golf club, originally designed in 1963 by Joe Finger, was once rated by Golf Digest as one of America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses.
Nestled in the Catskill Mountains, the par-72 championship course challenges every player with length, extensive bunkering, and a variety of water hazards. The Monster is renowned for its large undulating greens, which can be both a challenge and an adventure for golfers. Six sets of tee boxes ensure the course is playable for anyone, from the most seasoned pro to the complete novice. Golfers can ride in style in the newest state-of-the-art lithium-ion E-Z-GO golf carts equipped with GPS technology.
The Monster golf club Pro Shop, located inside The Alder, is now open from 6:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. In addition to offering an extensive range of products from top golf brands, it also serves as the check-in location for the Monster golf club, which ensures a seamless experience for hotel guests and visitors alike.
Tee times are available seven days a week, from 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. You can reserve one by visiting monstergolfclub.com. Sullivan County residents, active military, veterans and hotel guests of Resorts World Catskills are eligible for discounted greens fees (subject to availability).
Complimentary shuttle service allows for easy transportation to and from the golf course, with shuttles running every 20 minutes from dawn until dusk, making stops at Resorts World Catskills, The Alder, The Monster golf club and The Kartrite.
About Resorts World Catskills
Located in the heart of New York’s Catskill region, Resorts World Catskills (RWC) Hotel and Casino Resort offers guests unmatched experiences in excitement, entertainment, and luxury. The integrated casino-resort features live Las-Vegas style table games, state-of-the art slot machines, a poker room, private gaming salons, a 100-seat sportsbook lounge, and the mobile app, Resorts World Bet, the fastest and safest way to bet on sports. The casino-resort’s 10 varied bar and restaurant experiences include an Italian steakhouse created by celebrity chef Scott Conant. There’s also year-round live entertainment at the 2,500-seat RW Epicenter. The 18-story all-suite luxurious hotel located within Resorts World Catskills features a world-class spa, two indoor pools, and a fitness center. The Alder, the adjacent lifestyle hotel, features the first Topgolf Swing Suites in New York State, Dos Gatos, a cantina-style Mexican eatery, and The Monster golf club’s pro shop. The Monster golf club, a par-72 championship course, redesigned by Rees Jones, will challenge every player with length, extensive bunkering, and a variety of water hazards.