ABOUT THE GREENS
The Greens restaurant is part of Copake Country Club, the stunning 160 acre golf course in Columbia County. Nestled in the foothills of the Berkshire and Catskill Mountains, The Greens and the country club were saved from a developer's wrecking ball in 2005 by Jon Urban and his business partner, Ross Mauri. Together, the two have poured their passion and love for the game of golf into the property and subsequently into the classic American restaurant now known as The Greens.
GLENN STRICKLING, The Greens' executive chef, took an interest in cooking at an early age. While other boys and girls his age were running home from school to catch afternoon cartoons, Glenn was home watching The Galloping Gourmet. Inspired by an article in Life magazine, he enrolled in classes at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park. Glenn has worked as a chef at Les Pleiades, a French establishment in Manhattan's Upper East Side before becoming a private chef for a prominent Park Avenue couple.
In 1993, Glenn moved from New York City to the Berkshires in Massachusetts to become chef for The Candlelight Inn in Lenox, then for John Andrews in South Egremont. It was Glenn's enthusiasm for golf that brought him to Copake Country Club and The Greens restaurant where he creates fabulous menus while taking full advantage of local and seasonal produce, meats, cheeses, and spirits.
KYLEIGH ZENGEN, our General Manager and Event Coordinator, joined the team in 2013 and has since worked to build on the Club’s reputation as a community hub, adding many annual events to attract locals and visitors alike to enjoy all that The Greens has to offer. She has also grown the wedding side of the business, gaining Copake Country Club and the Barn at Copake Lake recognition as a destination spot for couples seeking a truly unique and memorable wedding planning experience. Email Kyleigh to inquire about planning your wedding, tournament, fundraiser or family function on our beautiful property. See what previous clients have to say about planning an event at Copake on WeddingWire.com