Weddings & Banquets

Sumptuous special occasions, elegant dining rooms, superb Catskill Mountain views

Fine Dining in Palenville

Sophisticated dining rooms, friendly pub. See our Dinner Menu, weekly and seasonal Special Menus and daily Tavern Menu.

Catskills Golfing

Donald Ross design Public Golf Course. Cart and equipment rentals, pro lessons. Reserve a tee-time, book an outing or tournament.

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Special Menus

Pasta Night



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Family Night




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Fridays & Saturdays:
Weekend Casual Dining
Prime Rib available on Fridays.
New menus weekly

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Make your reservations early!

The Rip Van Winkle Country Club has become a favorite meeting place for
both members and guests due to the talents of our chefs and the relaxing
atmosphere and friendliness of our management and staff.
Please keep us in mind for your next special occasion or private party.
All suggestions and comments are welcome.
Thank you for dining with us.

3200 Route 23A Palenville NY 12463 (518) 678-9779


The Rip Van Winkle Country Club
wants you to join us!

Note: Course closed

Monday, October 7th.

Greens being aerated.



"Awesome food and drink with breath taking views!"



In the Press:

The New York Times Review:
The Rip Van Winkle Country Club

New York Times Slide Show:
A Hidden Gem in the Catskills




Course Information

• Historic Donald Ross Design Golf Course

• 9 holes, playable 18 with alternate tees.

• Front nine plays to 3000 yards,
par 36 with 5 par fours, 2 par threes,
and 2 par fives.

• Back nine plays just over 3000 yards,
par 36 with 3 par threes, 3 par fours,
and 3 par fives.

The Rip's 9 unique golf holes are the perfect place for beginners to start their journey of learning the game of golf, as well as offering a challenge to low handicaps or experienced golfers.

Rolling fairways allow for easy walking
and spectacular views. Motorized carts
are available. Visit the Pro Shop for latest equipment and supplies. The Rip is open
to the public 7 days a week.