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.

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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.


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Afton Golf Club

175 Afton Lake Rd.
Afton, NY 13730

18-holes. Restaurant, spacious outdoor pavilion, rental carts. PAR 72
Alder Creek Golf Course & Country Inn

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

Apple Creek Country Club

1230 Mariposa Rd.
DeRuyter, NY 13052


Atunyote Golf Club

Route 31
Vernon, NY 13476

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 Resort’s three championship courses, at 7,315 yards, this Tom Fazio design was home to the Turning Stone Resort Championship from 2007 – 2010. In 2006 it was the site of both the PGA Professional National Championship and the BC Open. Atunyote’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.

Barker Brook Golf Course

6080 Rogers Road
Oriskany Falls, NY 13425

(315) 821-6438

Belden Hill Golf Club

1820 NYS Route 7
Harpursville, NY 13787

# Holes: 18 Yards: 5,592 Par: 70 Cost: $25-$35 & $36-$50
Blue Stone Golf Course

44 Scott Street
Oxford, NY 13830

18-holes. Restaurant, snack bar, rental carts. PAR 70
Brimfield View Driving Range

8300 Brimfield Street
Clinton, NY 13323

Come swing a few at the View. Lessons available with PGA Professional Instructor Dan Murphy

Camroden Golf & Cross Country Ski Center

8233 Camroden Road
Rome, NY 13440

(315) 865-5771

Canasawacta Country Club

261 County Rd. 44
Country Club Rd.
Norwich, NY 13815

18-holes PGA quality. Restaurant with deck overlooking course, rental carts, pro-shop and banquet facilities. PAR 70
Casolwood Golf Club

4255 Perretta Drive
Canastota, NY 13032

Challeneging course, great condition 6200 yds. Full restaurant and bar. Banquet rooms. Hosts clambakes from 40-250 people.

Cedar Lake Golf Course

382 Rider Road
Clayville, NY 13322


Private Course. Rating 70.4, slope 125.
Chenango Common Golf Course

1 Kattelville Road
Binghamton, NY 13901

(607) 648-2380

# Holes: 9 Yards:1,410 Par:  29 Cost: $24 & Under
Chenango Valley State Park

153 State Park Road
Route 369
Chenango Forks, NY 13746

(607) 648-5251

# Holes: 18 Yards: 6,400 Par: 72 Cost: $25-$35
Conklin Players Club

1520 Conklin Road
Conklin, NY 13748

The 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
Crestwood Golf Club

Route 291
Marcy, NY 13403

(315) 736-0478

Crystal Springs Golf Club

6300 State Route 5
Vernon, NY 13476

(315) 829-3210

Delta Knolls Golf Center

8388 Elmer Hill Road
Rome, NY 13440

(315) 339-1280

Dimmock Hill Golf Course

638 Dimmock Hill Road
Binghamton, NY 13905

(607) 729-5511

# Holes: 18 Yards: 5,780 Par: 68 Cost: $24 & Under
Domenico's Golf Course

13 Church Road
Whitesboro, NY 13492

(315) 736-9812

Doty's Golf Course

1804 Barringer Road
Ilion, NY 13357


Public course featuring, 9 holes, club rental, pro shop, cart rental and pull-cart rental.
Ely Park Golf Course

67 Ridge Street
Binghamton, NY 13905

(607) 772-7231

# Holes: 18 Yards: 5,700 Par: 71 Cost: $25 & Under
En-Joie Golf Club

722 West Main Street
Endicott, NY 13760

(607) 785-1661 or (888) – 4ENJOIE

# Holes: 18 Yards: 7,035 Par: 72 Cost: $51 & Above
Endwell Greens Golf Club

3675 Sally Piper Road
Endwell, NY 13760

(607) 785-4653

Welcome 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
Ford Hill Country Club

4734 NY Route 26
Whitney Point, NY 13862

# Holes: 36 (four 9 hole courses) Yards: 5,499 (for 18) Par: 70 (for 18) Cost: $25 & under
Friendly Putt Putt

5667 Rome-New London Road
Rome, NY 13440

315-338-7888 (PUTT)
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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 Café, 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

Click for our current hours:  r2-Victory-PuttPutt-TriFold-2016-proof.pdf

Golden Oak Golf Course

679 NY Route 79 South
Windsor, NY 13865

# Holes: 18 Yards: 6,000 Par: 70 Cost: $24 & Under - $25-$35
Golf Club of Newport

760 Honey Hill Road
Newport, NY


Public course with 18 holes, Driving Range, pro shop, cart & pull-cart rental.

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.

Heron Creek Golf Club

151 Kirkland Avenue
Clinton, NY 13323

Four sets of tees( blue, white, red and gold) make this an inviting yet challenging course for all skill levels.
Hidden Valley

189 Castle Road
Whitesboro, NY 13492

Holland Heights Golf Course

1228 Steuben Hill Road
Herkimer, NY 13350


Public Course with 9 holes. Indoor Golf Simulator, driving range, putting green and pro shop.
Kaluhyat Golf Club

5218 Patrick Road
Verona, NY 13478

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

"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

Little Falls Municipal Golf Course

896 E. Monroe St
Little Falls, NY 13365


Public Course with 9 holes, offering club rentals, lessons, pro shop and cart rental.
Maple Crest Golf Course

1527 Cedarville Road
Frankfort, NY 13340


Public Course with 9 holes.
McConnellsville Golf Club

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

Mohawk Glen Golf Club

880 Perimeter Road
Rome, NY 13440

(315) 334-4652

Mohawk Valley Golf Course

6069 State Rte. 5
Little Falls, NY 13365


Public Course with 9 holes. Lessons, Pro Shop and cart rentals available.
North Shore Golf Course

8062 Maple Flats Road
Cleveland, NY 13042

(315) 675-8101

Old Erie Golf Club

3387 Foster Corners Road
Durhamville, NY 13054

(315) 363-9879

Oriskany Hills Golf Club

8044 State Route 69
Oriskany, NY 13424

(315) 371-0413

Pine Hills Golf Course

247 Jones Road
Frankfort, NY 13340


Public Golf Course with 18 holes. Club rental, lessons, pro shop and cart rentals all available.
Pleasant Knolls Golf Course

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.

River Bend Golf Course

Route 8
New Berlin, NY 13411


18-holes, snack bar. PAR 70
River Run II Golf Links

16 Fairview Drive
Kirkwood, NY 13795

(607) 775-9280

# Holes: 18 Yards: 2,834 Par: 56 Cost: $24 & Under
Rome Country Club

5342 Rome-Taberg Road
Rome, NY 13440

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.

Sandstone Hollow

5218 Patrick Road
Verona, NY 13478

Sauquoit Knolls Golf Club

9807 Fairway Lane
Sauquoit, NY 13456

(315) 737-8959

Seven Oaks Golf Club

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.

Shamrock Golf & Country Club

6295 Airport Road
Oriskany, NY 13424

(315) 336-9858

Shenendoah Golf Club

5218 Patrick Road
Verona, NY 13478

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.

Sleepy Hollow Golf Course & Country Club

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.

Stonebridge Golf & Country Club

2432 Graffenburg Road
New Hartford, NY 13413

Sundown Golf & Country Club

129 Hay Path Lane
Bainbridge, NY 13733


9-holes, snack bar. PAR 36
The Links at Hiawatha Landing

2350 Marshland Road
Apalachin, NY 13732

(607) 687-6952 or (800) 304-6533

# Holes: 18 Yards: 6,200-7,100 Par: 72 Cost: $36-$50 - $51 & Above
The Ridge Golf Club & Tavern

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.

The Witch’s Golf Course at Fire Fox Resorts

330 Rabbit Path Road
Lisle, NY 13797

# Holes: 18 Yards: 5,800 Par: 67 Cost: $25-$35
Thendara Golf Club

151 Fifth St
Thendara, NY 13472

Eighteen 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.
Traditions at the Glen

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
Twin Ponds Golf & Country Club

169 Main Street
New York Mills, NY 13417

Readers Choice Gold 2015 page 001Twin 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.

Valley View Golf Course

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.

Vestal Hills Country Club

3115 Webb Road
P.O. Box 142
Binghamton, NY 13903

# Holes: 18 Yards: 6,094 Par: 72 Cost: TBD
Westmoreland Golf Club

6905 Fairway Drive
Westmoreland, NY 13490

(315) 853-8914

Woodcrest Golf Club

6200 Cheese Factory Rd.
Chittenango, NY 13037

18 hole golf course overlooking Central New York. Reception and banquet facilities for up to 150.

Woodgate Pines Golf Club

2965 Hayes Road West
Boonville, NY 13309

(315) 942-5442