Sure, you could play the same courses over and over again. But, you’re a golfer.
You’re always looking for the next challenge. You’re always seeking the best greens. You’re forever working on that drive and perfecting your putting game.
It’s time to treat yourself to a few rounds in Central New York, home to legendary links the pros love. We’ve hosted some of the game’s greatest, including Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer.
Today’s pros play Endicott’s En-Joie Golf Club each year during the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open. The PGA also pays a visit to Turning Stone Resort & Casino and The Links at Hiawatha Landing.
Famed course architects Donald Ross, Robert Trent Jones and Michael Hurdzan helped shape a Central New York golf landscape that regularly earns high ratings and rankings in Golf Digest, Golfweek and Golf Magazine.
Historic holes grace the rustic Adirondack setting of Thendara Golf Club as well as the stunning lakeside Leatherstocking Golf Course in Cooperstown.
You’ll need a few days to chip away at Central New York’s 60-plus places to play a great round.
Schedule a tee time and see why pros and top publications consider Central New York courses on par with the best in the country.
Central New York has some of the most unique upstate campgrounds around. So, take a break from the traditional and add some surprises to your next campout.
Golf Listings (66)18-holes. Restaurant, spacious outdoor pavilion, rental carts. PAR 72
11333 State Route 12
Alder Creek, NY 13301
Our course at Alder Creek was designed by Geoffrey S. Cornish, renowned golf course architect and historian. Cornish is especially known for working with the lay of the land to create courses that fit their terrain and yet offer wonderful adventures for avid golfers.
But he also uses techniques that draw on the best in modern golf course design, including very large greens and generous landing areas.
We have a regulation par-36, nine-hole course with two par-5s, two par-3s and five par-4s; the nine holes measuring 3,178 yards from the back tees and 6,383 yards if you play 18. From the forward tees, the length is 2,741 for nine holes and 5,482 yards for 18.
Because our greens are among the largest in New York State, we can use two flags on each putting surface to provide a different experience when you replay the nine.
Players of all ages and skill levels can enjoy our course. Low handicappers will find it a challenge and short hitters can have a great time. W
1230 Mariposa Rd.
DeRuyter, NY 13052
Play where the pros play! Turning Stone Resort is the premier golf destination. Experience old world charm combined with the essence of true natural beauty. Enjoy an unforgettable golfing vacation at some of the country's top award-winning championship courses.
The longest of Turning Stone Resortâ€™s three championship courses, at 7,315 yards, this Tom Fazio design was home to the Turning Stone Resort Championship from 2007 â€“ 2010. In 2006 it was the site of both the PGA Professional National Championship and the BC Open. Atunyoteâ€™s parkland setting features vast stretches of open space, gently rolling hills, a stream of small waterfalls, and several lakes. Walk the fairways that past champions Tiger Woods, Camilo Villegas, Matt Kuchar, Steve Flesch, and Dustin Johnson have all walked.
6080 Rogers Road
Oriskany Falls, NY 13425
(315) 821-6438# Holes: 18 Yards: 5,592 Par: 70 Cost: $25-$35 & $36-$5018-holes. Restaurant, snack bar, rental carts. PAR 70
8300 Brimfield Street
Clinton, NY 13323
Come swing a few at the View. Lessons available with PGA Professional Instructor Dan Murphy
8233 Camroden Road
Rome, NY 13440
261 County Rd. 44
Country Club Rd.
Norwich, NY 13815
http://www.canasawactacc.com18-holes PGA quality. Restaurant with deck overlooking course, rental carts, pro-shop and banquet facilities. PAR 70
4255 Perretta Drive
Canastota, NY 13032
Challeneging course, great condition 6200 yds. Full restaurant and bar. Banquet rooms. Hosts clambakes from 40-250 people.
382 Rider Road
Clayville, NY 13322
315-839-5838Private Course. Rating 70.4, slope 125.
1 Kattelville Road
Binghamton, NY 13901
(607) 648-2380# Holes: 9 Yards:1,410 Par: 29 Cost: $24 & Under
153 State Park Road
Chenango Forks, NY 13746
www.nysparks.com# Holes: 18 Yards: 6,400 Par: 72 Cost: $25-$35The Conklin Players Club (CPC) golf course opened in 1991. With beautifully maintained bent grass greens, tees, fairways and practice ranges, it is one of New York's finest golf courses. A fully automated irrigation system provides this golf course with a beautiful green layout throughout the season. This par 72 golf course with 6,772 yard championship tees provides a tough challenge to the most experienced golfer. TheVisage color graphic caddy (GPS) system is installed on all golf carts. # Holes: 18 Yards: 6,772 Par: 72 Cost: $51 & Above
Marcy, NY 13403
6300 State Route 5
Vernon, NY 13476
8388 Elmer Hill Road
Rome, NY 13440
(315) 339-1280# Holes: 18 Yards: 5,780 Par: 68 Cost: $24 & Under
13 Church Road
Whitesboro, NY 13492
1804 Barringer Road
Ilion, NY 13357
315-894-2860Public course featuring, 9 holes, club rental, pro shop, cart rental and pull-cart rental.# Holes: 18 Yards: 5,700 Par: 71 Cost: $25 & Under
722 West Main Street
Endicott, NY 13760
(607) 785-1661 or (888) – 4ENJOIE
www.enjoiegolf.com# Holes: 18 Yards: 7,035 Par: 72 Cost: $51 & AboveWelcome to Endwell Greens! Endwell Greens Golf Course and Banquet Center is nestled just outside of Binghamton, New York. Designed by award-winning golf course architect Geoffery Cornish, it is highly acclaimed for its large contoured greens and challenging layout. Enjoy the scenery in the beautiful rolling hills of Upstate New York while making your way around the links. We also offer one of the most beautiful outdoor wedding reception venues in the area, from Ithaca to Elmira. We have a few different options for reception hall rentals. Click here for more information on weddings at Endwell Greens. You can also rent our banquet venues for retreats, meetings, seminars, or tournaments. We even have a beautiful outdoor venue for family reunions, clambakes, or pig roasts! There is much to offer here. Play our beautiful 18-hole golf course during golf season or try our State of the Art Tru golf simulator during the winter months, with 30 different courses from around the world. Enjoy re
4734 NY Route 26
Whitney Point, NY 13862
www.fordhillgolfcourse.com# Holes: 36 (four 9 hole courses) Yards: 5,499 (for 18) Par: 70 (for 18) Cost: $25 & under
5667 Rome-New London Road
Rome, NY 13440
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Friendly Putt Putt is located just east of Peter-Paul Recreation Park and features an 18-hole miniature golf course. Each hole celebrates a Rome area landmark or historic site. It also has Studebaker CafÃ©, which offers snacks and food.
Friendly Putt Putt is open Tuesday through Saturdays from 11:30am to 8:30 p.m, Sunday from Noon to 8:30pm
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679 NY Route 79 South
Windsor, NY 13865
www.goldenoakgolfcourse.com# Holes: 18 Yards: 6,000 Par: 70 Cost: $24 & Under - $25-$35
760 Honey Hill Road
315-845-8333Public course with 18 holes, Driving Range, pro shop, cart & pull-cart rental.
1312 Genesee Street
Utica, NY 13502
Val Bialas Sports Center, Inc is the only one in all of Utica, New Hartford, Deerfield, Marcy, and Schuyler. As an added bonus, the public Valley View Golf Course is only a quarter mile away.
151 Kirkland Avenue
Clinton, NY 13323Four sets of tees( blue, white, red and gold) make this an inviting yet challenging course for all skill levels.
1228 Steuben Hill Road
Herkimer, NY 13350
315-866-8716Public Course with 9 holes. Indoor Golf Simulator, driving range, putting green and pro shop.Measuring in at just over 7,100 yards, this Robert Trent Jones, Jr. course was ranked one of the Top 100 Best Resort Courses by Golfweek in 2010. One of the toughest courses in New York, Kaluhyat is marked by dramatic changes in elevation, measuring as high as 50 feet in some areas, with plateau settings offering seemingly endless, spectacular views of the surrounding terrain. Six lakes throughout the course add to the picturesque setting. Kaluhyat is a classic shot-maker's course, where accuracy and strategy are rewarded as much as length
60 Lake Street
Cooperstown, NY 13326
"One of the best courses to play." - Golfweek
The 18-hole championship Otesaga's Leatherstocking Golf Course will challenge golfers of all skill levels. Featuring natural contour terrain that sweeps along the western shoreline of Lake Otsego with views from various elevations, guests are assured of a great golfing experience.
Designed in 1909 by Devereux Emmet, it is considered by many to be one of the East's most scenic and challenging resort golf courses. With two great finishing holes, #17 Par 3 playing up to 195 yards over water and #18 Par 5 with an island tee and the fairway along the lake, how the golfer plays these holes often determines whether the match is won or lost. Upon completion of your round, enjoy lunch or a snack, a cold beverage and conversation on the Pro Shop Patio or the Otesaga's Veranda.
The Leatherstocking Golf Course welcomes guests of The Otesaga Resort Hotel and The Cooper Inn along with visitors
896 E. Monroe St
Little Falls, NY 13365
315-823-4442Public Course with 9 holes, offering club rentals, lessons, pro shop and cart rental.
1527 Cedarville Road
Frankfort, NY 13340
315-894-3970Public Course with 9 holes.
3007 McConnellsville Road
McConnellsville, NY 13401
McConnellsville Golf Club is a regulation 18 hole facility located on the northeast corner of Oneida Lake, minutes from Sylvan Beach. We are equal distance from Syracuse and Utica attracting many golfers within the 25 mile radius.
As a public facility we offer very attractive green fee rates for the occasional golfer and our membership rates are very reasonable with several options based on individual needs. Some of these include weekday only, single and or family and a special reduced (non-resident) rate for someone traveling more than 25 miles. All golfers have access to the practice range area including two practice putting greens and use of our fleet of 60 riding golf carts.
Our spacious Clubhouse incorporates a full service restaurant which can accommodate all types of golf outings as well as wedding receptions, graduation parties, class reunions and private parties. Many businesses return year after year to enjoy the breathtaking scenery and the plush
880 Perimeter Road
Rome, NY 13440
6069 State Rte. 5
Little Falls, NY 13365
315-866-0204Public Course with 9 holes. Lessons, Pro Shop and cart rentals available.
8062 Maple Flats Road
Cleveland, NY 13042
3387 Foster Corners Road
Durhamville, NY 13054
8044 State Route 69
Oriskany, NY 13424
247 Jones Road
Frankfort, NY 13340
315-733-5030Public Golf Course with 18 holes. Club rental, lessons, pro shop and cart rentals all available.
4727 Stoney Brook Road
Vernon, NY 13476
Pleasant Knolls is a player-friendly recreational course, offering a relaxing nine holes of par 36 golf. Sprawled over 70 acres, Pleasant Knolls features wide-open fairways, fast greens, challenging water hazards and gently rolling terrain. It measures 3,393 yards from the blue tees, and 2,710 yards from the white tees.
New Berlin, NY 13411
607-847-848118-holes, snack bar. PAR 70# Holes: 18 Yards: 2,834 Par: 56 Cost: $24 & Under
Rome Country Club is a strikingly beautiful and very challenging championship course carved from the foothills of the Adirondacks. Completely irrigated (roughs, too) through a state of the art computerized systems. Rome CC is in perfect shape regardless of mother nature's baking sunshine. Rome CC stretches to over 6,800 yards from the back tees but yet plays to a manageable 6,300 yards from the middle (white) tees. Thus, no matter what skill level you possess, Rome CC can be both challenging and entertaining, a rarity with today's courses.
9807 Fairway Lane
Sauquoit, NY 13456
2 East Lake Road
Hamilton, NY 13346
Named for the ancestral home of the Colgate family, Seven Oaks Golf Club is nestled on the Colgate University Campus in Hamilton, New York. In 1934, a young architect by the name of Robert Trent Jones was brought to Hamilton to begin work on designing the course. In 1956 ground was broken on the first nine holes, officially opening on July 4th, 1958. On September 4th, 1965 the last nine holes were opened for play. Seven Oaks is characteristic of all Jones' courses, which include strategic deployment of water, along with extensive tee areas and large, expansive greens.
6295 Airport Road
Oriskany, NY 13424
Shenendoah offers 18 holes of PGA-level golf in a spectacular natural setting. The course was built and is maintained to comply with stringent Audubon International standards for environmental protection and preservation. Designer Rick Smith used the natural landscape to create wooded parkland holes, open pastures that capture the links feel, and beautifully simple low country-style holes. Designed, constructed and maintained to TOUR standards at more than 7,000 yards, the course offers conditions normally reserved for TOUR professionals. In 2006, Turning Stone Resort's Shenendoah Golf Club was host of the PGA National Club Professional Championship.
8600 Country Club Drive
Rome, NY 13440
Sleepy Hollow Golf and CC is a family owned; semi-private 18-hole course. It was designed by Ed Waller in 1954, and has been improved and renovated annually since 1995. Our bent grass course has small and fast greens, narrow fairways, and several water hazards. With four ponds coming into play on five holes, this varied terrain will challenge even the most experienced golfer. Sleepy Hollow's friendly atmosphere is home to several resident leagues. Private Tournaments and Banquets are available. Our Clubhouse can accommodate large parties up to 160 in the banquet room, or smaller parties of 30 people in the bar/deck area. Facilities include Clubhouse with Banquet room and separate Bar, cart rental, club rental, putting green, and pro shop.
129 Hay Path Lane
Bainbridge, NY 13733
607-895-68889-holes, snack bar. PAR 36
2350 Marshland Road
Apalachin, NY 13732
(607) 687-6952 or (800) 304-6533
www.hiawathalinks.com# Holes: 18 Yards: 6,200-7,100 Par: 72 Cost: $36-$50 - $51 & Above
1281 Salt Springs Rd.
Chittenango, NY 13037
An off the beaten path, best kept local secret, The Ridge offers a unique experience for our guests-whether your passion is food, drink or golf. Our tucked away, secluded location can be challenging to find but once youÕre here youÕll feel like youÕre walking into your own living room-and are just part of the family. Our menu, like the landscape, changes seasonally so itÕs worth checking us out at all times of the year.
330 Rabbit Path Road
Lisle, NY 13797
www.firefoxresorts.net# Holes: 18 Yards: 5,800 Par: 67 Cost: $25-$35Eighteen hole Donald Ross designed public course famous for its setting, views, challenging links, and rich heritage. Celebrating its 90th Anniversary in 2011 with a Pro Golf Exhibition reminiscent of the Thendara matches between Nicklaus, Palmer, Player, Snead, and other greats from the PGA Tour.
4104 Watson Boulevard
Johnson City, NY 13790# Holes: 18 Yards: 6,324 Par: 70 Cost: $36-$50 - $51 & Above No. of Rooms: 41 Everything under one roof – luxurious guestrooms, 18 hole championship Golf Course, banquet & meeting space, 2 outdoor tents, and state of the art Spa & Salt Sanctuary. Bus Parking Cocktail Lounge Data Port/room Fitness Facility Free Continental Breakfast Included Handicapped Hi Speed Internet & Wireless Jacuzzi Rooms Non-smoking Rooms No. of Suites Available: 8
169 Main Street
New York Mills, NY 13417
Twin Ponds now has a Fine Dining restaurant inside the Golf and Country Club. It is open Friday and Saturday nights, from 5pm to 9pm. ESTATE AT 169 offers a unique culinary experience much different than what you find elsewhere in the city, in a setting like no other.
620 Memorial Parkway
Utica, NY 13501
Valley View Municipal Golf Course was first designed and built in the mid-1920s. The Course was subsequently redesigned in 1939 by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. and reopened in 1940. The Clubhouse was finished in 1960 and has been completely remodeled in 2003.
Valley View, or 'the View' as referred to by locals is an exciting and challenging course that offers even the most accomplished player a quality match and yet is very playable for the beginner. We invite you to play an enjoyable round of golf on our beautiful and picturesque course and then relax in the clubhouse. The snack bar is on the lower level, while dinner and cocktails are available upstairs as well as banquet facilities. If you are planning an outing or a party, Valley View Municipal Golf Course has it all. Call our friendly staff for prices and availability at 315.732.8755.
3115 Webb Road
P.O. Box 142
Binghamton, NY 13903
www.vestalhillscountryclub.com# Holes: 18 Yards: 6,094 Par: 72 Cost: TBD
6905 Fairway Drive
Westmoreland, NY 13490
6200 Cheese Factory Rd.
Chittenango, NY 13037
18 hole golf course overlooking Central New York. Reception and banquet facilities for up to 150.
2965 Hayes Road West
Boonville, NY 13309