Golf

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 that 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 PGA Tour Champions event. The PGA also pays a visit to Turning Stone Resort & Casino and The Links at Hiawatha Landing.

The Turning Stone boasts three PGA-grade courses, making it a top golf destination according to Golf Digest and the premier golf destination of the Northeast. Experience old-world charm combined with the essence of true natural beauty at some of the country’s top award-winning championship courses in Oneida County, New York.

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 DigestGolfweek and Golf Magazine.

Christened by golf legends Gene Sarazen and Tom Creavy in 1938, Amsterdam Municipal Golf Course was one of Robert Trent Jones’ first designs. Both three-time PGA Champion Sarazen and Jones also had a hand in Colgate University’s Seven Oaks Golf Club with roots reaching back to the 1910s.

Historic holes grace the rustic Mohawk Valley Country Club, established in 1907, and the stunning lakeside Leatherstocking Golf Course in Cooperstown. Numerous pros have played the century-old Leatherstocking, but those golfers made their names in a different type of major.

There are plenty of hidden gems like the Oneida Community Golf Course, an off-the-beaten-path, best-kept local secret. The Ridge offers a unique experience for guests, whether their passion is food, drink or golf.

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.