About the Highlands Country Club

Our History

From 19th century private estates, both The Garrison and Highlands Country Club have evolved into prominent social and recreational centers of activity for the community and surrounding region. Highlands Country Club was founded for social and athletic purposes in 1898 by a handful of local families. Founding members came from Peekskill, Garrison, Highlands Falls and Cold Spring, and included the families of Moses Beach, Henry Belcher, Hamilton Fish, William H. Haldane, Archibald G. King, Edward Livingston, J.P. Morgan, William H. Osborn, Edwards Pierrepont, Henry de Rham and Samuel Sloan.
The Club property lies within the Garrison Grist Mill District, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Dutch barn, now used for storage by the golf course maintenance staff, and small red farmhouse are rare surviving early 18th century buildings that are associated with the pre-Revolutionary agricultural and tenant farm period in the Hudson Highlands.
In 1777, the property was part of the Mandeville farm, at which time the main house just north of Lower Station Road served as Revolutionary Headquarters for General Israel Putnam. The property is now protected through ownership by Open Space Institute (OSI) and a conservation easement held by Scenic Hudson.

The Highlands Country Club Today

The Highlands Country Club continues its tradition as an unpretentious and recreation-oriented gathering place for members of the broader community. Today, Chris Davis continues a greater legacy of community stewardship as the owner of both The Garrison and Highlands Country Club. Active in community and conservation advocacy in the Hudson Highlands for many years, Chris continues to give his time, energy and resources to a variety of regional and environmental endeavors. Among other activities, Chris serves as Chairman of the Hudson Highlands Land Trust, a dedicated steward of the Hudson River Valley.

Our Staff

General Manager: Chip Allemann | 845-424-3604 x11 | chipallemann@thegarrison.com

Assistant General Manager: Marti Ajello | 845-424-3604 x27 | martiajello@thegarrison.com

Membership: 845-424-3604 x27 | info@thegarrison.com

Special Events Manager: Danielle West | 845-424-3254 x15 | daniellewest@highlandscountryclub.net

A Hudson Valley native, Danielle attended Central State University where she received a degree in Business Administration with a minor in Hospitality. After graduation Danielle found herself working a corporate job in Human Resources. She was able to gain over 15 years of experience in customer service, spending her weekends working part-time at the Highlands. After leaving corporate america, she joined the Highlands Country Club in 2011 as the wedding & event sales manager. Currently, she is tasked with creating everlasting memories and unforgettable experiences for all couples and their guests. Danielle enjoys the fact that every couple is different and they bring a new dynamic and challenge to the space. She is able to help couples bring their magical day alive with her creativity. 

Director of Golf: Joe Spivak | 845-424-3727 | joespivak@thegarrison.com

Director of Tennis: Martha Rowley | 845-476-0380 | tennispro@highlandscountryclub.net