Destination Guide

Destination: Western New York

Bordered by Lake Ontario and Canada in the northwestern corner and Lake Erie and Pennsylvania to the south, western New York marches to its own beat. Tourists come to gawk at the spectacular Niagara Falls (actually three falls); NFL fans scramble for tickets to cheer on the Buffalo Bills; and many flock to Chautauqua where the cultural programs are a summer staple.

In 1825, the opening of the Erie Canal, affectionately known as the "Big Ditch," brought trade and prosperity to the area. Today kayaks and other pleasure craft have replaced the shipping barges and the tow path is a popular hiking trail.

Western New York has about 50 golf courses ranging from designer tracks like Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course in Lewiston designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., to family-friendly nine-hole layouts such as Hillview Golf Course in Fredonia and Sugar Hill Golf Course in Westfield. Miles of shoreline blessed by beaches along with a gently rolling terrain characterize the northwestern landscape reflected in the designs of courses such as Batavia Country Club and Brockport Country Club near Lake Ontario.

In the southern tier, the foothills of the Appalachians create dramatic elevations for golf courses such as Peek 'n Peak Resort's two tracks, Lower and Upper featuring some scary carries over deep ravines. Chautauqua is a magnet for those who love new ideas and art. A major deal, the Chautauqua Institution, offers a nine-week program featuring an eclectic melange of renown speakers, religious leaders and entertainers. For your golf fix, tee up at The Chautauqua Golf Club's two courses: the historic Lake Course designed by Donald Ross and the newer Hill Course (1994) revealing views of Chautauqua Lake.

Off-course take on the thrills at the Six Flags Darien Lake Resort or visit the 700-acre Genesee Country Village & Museum in Mumford, a 19th-century living history museum, home to the new hot air balloon, "Intrepid," a Civil War replica.

And here's an idea. Play great golf while cruising down the 454-mile New York State Seaway Trail starting south of Buffalo and running along Lake Erie, the Niagara River, and Lake Ontario. You can even spend a night in the circa 1875 Three Mile Point Lighthouse in Golden Hill State Park near Lockport after playing at Willowbrook Golf Club. You need to bring your own linens and towels, but hey, the three-bedroom lighthouse is only $200 a night.

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Holland Hills Country Club
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Colden $10
Ravenwood Golf Club
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Victor $29
Le Roy Country Club
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Le Roy $10
Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course
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Lewiston $36
South Park Golf Course
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Buffalo $13
Cazenovia Country Club
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Buffalo $13
Delaware Park Golf Course
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Buffalo $13
Center Pointe Country Club Canandaigua $28 - $33
Hill at Chautauqua Golf Club
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Chautauqua $10
Island Oaks Course at Lima Golf & Country Club
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Lima $11
Charleston Pines Course at Lima Golf & Country Club
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Lima $10
Crooked Pines Golf Club Macedon $25
Hornell Country Club
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Hornell $26
Chili Country Club
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Scottsville $12
Livingston Country Club
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Geneseo $10
Niagara Frontier Country Club Youngstown $55
Rose Brook Golf Course Silver Creek $10 - $20
Fawn Course at Deerwood Golf Course North Tonawanda $14.00 - $25.50
West at Churchville Park Golf Course
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Churchville $8
Front/Back at The Pheasant Golf Links
Tee Times
Shortsville $10
Attica Golf Club
Tee Times
Attica $20
Eagle Vale Golf Course Fairport $30
Salmon Creek Country Club Spencerport $23
East at Churchville Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Churchville $8
Lake at Chautauqua Golf Club
Tee Times
Chautauqua $20
Holley Brook Golf Course
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Brockport $10
Durand Eastman Golf Course
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Rochester $8
North at Genesee Valley Golf Course
Tee Times
Rochester $8
Hillview Golf Course Fredonia $26 - $44
Woodcliff Hotel & Spa Golf Course
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Fairport $8
Buck Course at Deerwood Golf Course North Tonawanda $14.00 - $25.50
Silver Lake Country Club
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Perry $10
South at Churchville Park Golf Course
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Churchville $8
Buffalo Tournament Club
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Lancaster $20
Caledonia Country Club
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Caledonia $10
Braemar Country Club
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Spencerport $10
Bristol Harbour
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Canandaigua $15
South at Genesee Valley Golf Course
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Rochester $16
Doe Course at Deerwood Golf Course North Tonawanda $14.00 - $25.50
Triple Creek Golf Club Nunda $10 - $15
Old Hickory Golf Club
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Livonia $30
Batavia Country Club
Tee Times
Batavia $8
East Course at Webster Golf Club Webster $31
Serenity Hill Golf Course Friendship $13
Harvest Hill Golf Center Orchard Park $25 - $35
Allegany Hills Golf Course Cuba $20 - $30
Bethany Hills Golf Course East Bethany $15
Bartlett Country Club Olean $48
Stafford Country Club Stafford $57 - $75
Brae Burn Golf Course Dansville $12 - $18
East Course at Terry Hills Batavia $10 - $12
Cassadaga Country Club Cassadaga $11
Forest Heights Golf Course Jamestown less than $50
St. John Fisher Golf Course Rochester $11
Springville Country Club Springville $30 - $50
Arrowhead Golf Club Spencerport $12
Red/Gold at Rothland Golf Course Akron $22
Ontario Country Club Ontario $25 - $30
Sheridan Park Golf Club Tonawanda $25
Spruce Ridge Golf Course Arcade $10 - $25
Davis Countryside Meadows Pavilion $18
Perinton Golf & Country Club Fairport N/A
Greystone Golf Club Walworth $42 - $59
Niagara Falls Country Club Lewiston $75
Moon Brook Country Club Jamestown $64
West Course at Waterways Golf Resort Belfast $14
Niagara Orleans Country Club Gasport $16
Diamond Hawk Golf Course Cheektowaga $22 - $42
Kis-N-Greens Golf Course Alden $20
Parkview Fairways Victor $19
Blue Heron Hills Country Club Macedon $29
Bemus Point Golf Club Bemus Point $17 - $19
Country Club of Buffalo Williamsville $100
Oak Run Golf Club Lockport $11 - $19
Executive at Bright Meadows Golf Course Akron $9
Double Black Diamond at Holiday Valley Resort Ellicottville $25 - $52
Elma Meadows Golf Course Elma $12 - $20
Hidden Acres Warsaw $7 - $19
Chestnut Hill Country Club Darien Center $12 - $25
East Course at Waterways Golf Resort Belfast $14
Cobblestone Creek Country Club Victor $74 - $80
Pinehurst Golf Course Westfield $11 - $28
Southern Meadows Golf Club Rush $10
Wellsville Country Club Wellsville $20 - $32
Upper Course at Peek'n Peak Resort & Spa Findley Lake $59 - $109
Par-3 at Mill Creek Golf Club Churchville $39 - $54
Oakwood Golf Course Amherst $8 - $12
Rolling Hills Golf Course Chaffee $11
Lockport Town Country Club Lockport $47 - $64
Willow Run Golf Course Mayville $9
The Links at Ivy Ridge Akron $30 - $45
Maplehurst Country Club Lakewood $20 - $33
White Nine at Hyde Park Golf Course Niagara Falls $14
Crag Burn Golf Club East Aurora $85 - $150
Tri County Country Club Forestville $20 - $40
West Course at Oak Hill Country Club Rochester $175
Executive South Family Golf & Recreation Center Henrietta $8
North Course at Victor Hills Golf Club Victor $26
Lower Course at Peek'n Peak Resort & Spa Findley Lake $27 - $52
North at Terry Hills Batavia $10 - $12
South at Terry Hills Batavia $10 - $12
St. Bonaventure Golf Club St. Bonaventure $14 - $26
Harris Hill Golf Center Bowmansville $14
Red Nine at Hyde Park Golf Course Niagara Falls $14
Pine Meadows Greens Clarence $19
Shawnee Country Club Sanborn $25
Arrowwood Golf Course Warsaw $8 - $12
Mill Creek Golf Club Churchville $39 - $54
East at Oak Hill Country Club Rochester $175
Lancaster Country Club Lancaster $60 - $65
Woodlynn Hills Golf Course Nunda $12 - $24
Island Valley Golf Course Fairport $12
Bolivar Golf Club Bolivar $25
South Shore Country Club Hamburg $20 - $35
Ridgemont Country Club Rochester $60 - $70
Beaver Island State Park Grand Island $7 - $40
Niagara County Golf Course Lockport $11 - $8
North at Hyde Park Golf Course Niagara Falls $20
Mendon Golf Club Mendon $45 - $60
Twin Hickory Golf Club Hornell $15 - $29
East Course at Victor Hills Golf Club Victor $26
Ricci Meadows Golf Course Albion $10 - $20
Penfield Country Club Penfield $57 - $67
Brierwood Country Club Hamburg $56
Brook-Lea Country Club Rochester $73
West Course at Webster Golf Club Webster $19.50
Dande Farms Country Club Akron $17 - $25
Timber Ridge Golf Club Brockport $20
Glen Oak Golf Course East Amherst $32 - $39
Latta Lea Golf Club Rochester $9
Twin Hills Golf Course Spencerport $15 - $28
Bob-O-Link Golf Club Orchard Park $13 - $17
Audubon Par-3 Golf Course Amherst $8
Irondequoit Country Club Rochester $80 - $85
The Executive Course at Victor Hills Golf Club Victor $11
Fox Valley Club Lancaster $70
Reservoir Creek Golf Course Naples $18 - $42
Transit Valley Country Club East Amherst $80
South Hills Country Club Jamestown $20
The Park Country Club Williamsville $75 - $93
Rolling Acres Golf Course Pike $9 - $29
Lakeside Golf Course Ripley $11.50 - $19.00
Sonyea Golf Course Sonyea $7 - $12
Birch Run Country Club Allegany $12 - $20
Country Club of Rochester Rochester $100
Ozzie's Corner Golf Course Hamlin $23
Brighton Park Golf Course Tonawanda $27 - $35
Red/White at Rothland Golf Course Akron $22
Shorewood Country Club Dunkirk $35 - $40
Majestic Hills Golf Course Naples $8 - $15
18 Mile Creek Golf Course Hamburg $22
Shelridge Country Club Medina $30 - $49
Brookfield Country Club Clarence $64
Lake Shore at Lake Shore Country Club Rochester $17 - $32
Quiet Times Golf Course Attica $16.50
Bath Country Club Bath $30 - $45
Gothic Hill Golf Course Lockport $11 - $16
Shadow Pines Golf Club Penfield $38 - $45
Orchard Park Country Club Orchard Park $55
Arrowhead Golf Club Akron $29 - $35
Pap Pap's Par-3 Golf Course Albion $7
Buttonwood Golf Course Spencerport $9
Hickory Ridge Golf & Country Club Holley $12 - $20
Shore Acres at Lake Shore Country Club Rochester $10
Ironwood Golf Course Cowlesville $21 - $24
Canandaigua Country Club Canandaigua $42
Locust Hill Country Club Pittsford $84
Ischua Valley Country Club Franklinville $16 - $20
East Course at Willowbrook Lockport $18
Sunset Valley Golf Course Lakewood $20 - $25
Grover Cleveland Golf Course Amherst $12 - $43
Breezewood Links Falconer $18 - $30
Tan Tara Golf Club North Tonawanda $50 - $58
Gowanda Country Club Collins $42
Turkey Run Golf Club Arcade $13 - $19
West Course at Willowbrook Lockport $18
Monroe Golf Club Pittsford $75 - $80
Midvale Golf & Country Club Penfield $68
Sugar Hill Golf Course Westfield $22 - $28
Cardinal Hills Golf Course Randolph $15 - $28
East Aurora Country Club East Aurora $35 - $55
Newfane Pro-Am Par 3 Newfane $10
Riverton Golf Club West Henrietta $31
Conesus Golf Club Conesus $27
Winding Creek Golf Course Victor $14
Concord Crest Golf Course East Concord $17
Elkdale Country Club Salamanca $33 - $49
Main at Shadow Lake Golf & Racquet Club Penfield $26
Executive at Shadow Lake Golf & Racquet Club Penfield $12
South Course at Deerfield Country Club Brockport $12
Chautauqua Point Golf Course Dewittville $10 - $18
East Course at Deerfield Country Club Brockport $12
Roc at The Pheasant Golf Links Shortsville $15 - $22
Pinewood Country Club Spencerport $10
Byrncliff Resort & Conference Center Varysburg $16 - $28
North Course at Deerfield Country Club Brockport $12
Wanakah Country Club Hamburg $63
Woodcrest Golf Course Mayville $13
Audubon Golf Course Amherst $13 - $23
White Birch Golf Course Lyndonville $12
Wild Wood Country Club Rush $32
Eden Valley Golf Course Eden $18
River Oaks Golf Club Grand Island $55
Greenwood Golf Course Clarence Center $10
South Course at Victor Hills Golf Club Victor $26
Sweetland Pines Par 3 Golf Course Stafford $7
Beard's Creek Leicester $12
Champion Hills Country Club Victor N/A
Grandview Golf Course Angola $20 - $22
North Course at Willowbrook Lockport $18
Farview Golf Club Avon $15
Gold/White at Rothland Golf Course Akron $22
Cragie Brae Golf Club Scottsville $22
Championship at Bright Meadows Golf Course Akron $16 - $24
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