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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Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course
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Lewiston $34
Cazenovia Country Club
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Buffalo $12
South Park Golf Course
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Buffalo $12
Delaware Park Golf Course
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Buffalo $15
Holland Hills Country Club
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Colden $15
Ravenwood Golf Club
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Victor $20
Le Roy Country Club
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Le Roy $10
Braemar Country Club
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Spencerport $15
West at Churchville Park Golf Course
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Churchville $8.95
Woodcliff Hotel & Spa Golf Course
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Fairport $8
Triple Creek Golf Club Nunda $10 - $15
Chili Country Club
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Scottsville $14
Durand Eastman Golf Course
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Rochester $8.95
Bristol Harbour
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Canandaigua $28
Crooked Pines Golf Club Macedon $25
Niagara Frontier Country Club Youngstown $55
Hornell Country Club
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Hornell $16
Doe Course at Deerwood Golf Course North Tonawanda $14.00 - $25.50
Silver Lake Country Club
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Perry $17
Rose Brook Golf Course Silver Creek $10 - $20
Charleston Pines Course at Lima Golf & Country Club
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Lima $12
South at Churchville Park Golf Course
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Churchville $8.95
Hillview Golf Course Fredonia $26 - $44
Salmon Creek Country Club Spencerport $23
Buffalo Tournament Club Lancaster $45
Batavia Country Club Batavia $14
Livingston Country Club
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Geneseo $12
Old Hickory Golf Club Livonia $25
Caledonia Country Club
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Caledonia $13
Center Pointe Country Club Canandaigua $28 - $33
North at Genesee Valley Golf Course
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Rochester $8.95
Lake at Chautauqua Golf Club
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Chautauqua $20
Buck Course at Deerwood Golf Course North Tonawanda $14.00 - $25.50
Fawn Course at Deerwood Golf Course North Tonawanda $14.00 - $25.50
South at Genesee Valley Golf Course
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Rochester $15
Attica Golf Club
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Attica $10
Eagle Vale Golf Course Fairport $30
Front/Back at The Pheasant Golf Links
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Shortsville $13
Holley Brook Golf Course
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Brockport $10
Hill at Chautauqua Golf Club
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Chautauqua $20
Island Oaks Course at Lima Golf & Country Club
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Lima $12
East at Churchville Park Golf Course
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Churchville $8.95
Country Club of Rochester Rochester $100
Locust Hill Country Club Pittsford $84
Breezewood Links Falconer $18 - $30
Sunset Valley Golf Course Lakewood $20 - $25
Red/Gold at Rothland Golf Course Akron $22
Transit Valley Country Club East Amherst $80
The Links at Ivy Ridge Akron $30 - $45
Hidden Acres Warsaw $7 - $19
Canandaigua Country Club Canandaigua $42
Shelridge Country Club Medina $30 - $49
Wellsville Country Club Wellsville $20 - $32
Perinton Golf & Country Club Fairport N/A
The Park Country Club Williamsville $75 - $93
Championship at Bright Meadows Golf Course Akron $16 - $24
Greenwood Golf Course Clarence Center $10
Shawnee Country Club Sanborn $25
Orchard Park Country Club Orchard Park $55
Elkdale Country Club Salamanca $33 - $49
Lockport Town Country Club Lockport $47 - $64
South Course at Deerfield Country Club Brockport $12
Chautauqua Point Golf Course Dewittville $10 - $18
Lancaster Country Club Lancaster $60 - $65
Main at Shadow Lake Golf & Racquet Club Penfield $26
Chestnut Hill Country Club Darien Center $12 - $25
Wanakah Country Club Hamburg $63
Stafford Country Club Stafford $57 - $75
Sheridan Park Golf Club Tonawanda $25
Pine Meadows Greens Clarence $19
Cassadaga Country Club Cassadaga $11
Reservoir Creek Golf Course Naples $18 - $42
Blue Heron Hills Country Club Macedon $29
Beard's Creek Leicester $12
Niagara Orleans Country Club Gasport $16
Island Valley Golf Course Fairport $12
White Birch Golf Course Lyndonville $12
Shorewood Country Club Dunkirk $35 - $40
East Aurora Country Club East Aurora $35 - $55
Maplehurst Country Club Lakewood $20 - $33
Shore Acres at Lake Shore Country Club Rochester $10
East Course at Victor Hills Golf Club Victor $26
Grandview Golf Course Angola $20 - $22
South at Terry Hills Batavia $10 - $12
East Course at Terry Hills Batavia $10 - $12
West Course at Oak Hill Country Club Rochester $175
West Course at Willowbrook Lockport $18
Red Nine at Hyde Park Golf Course Niagara Falls $14
Gowanda Country Club Collins $42
Roc at The Pheasant Golf Links Shortsville $15 - $22
North Course at Victor Hills Golf Club Victor $26
Gold/White at Rothland Golf Course Akron $22
Latta Lea Golf Club Rochester $9
South Course at Victor Hills Golf Club Victor $26
Upper Course at Peek'n Peak Resort & Spa Findley Lake $59 - $109
Twin Hills Golf Course Spencerport $15 - $28
Par-3 at Mill Creek Golf Club Churchville $39 - $54
Arrowhead Golf Club Akron $29 - $35
Hickory Ridge Golf & Country Club Holley $12 - $20
Ridgemont Country Club Rochester $60 - $70
Sweetland Pines Par 3 Golf Course Stafford $7
Double Black Diamond at Holiday Valley Resort Ellicottville $25 - $52
North Course at Willowbrook Lockport $18
Tan Tara Golf Club North Tonawanda $50 - $58
Majestic Hills Golf Course Naples $8 - $15
Arrowhead Golf Club Spencerport $12
Executive at Shadow Lake Golf & Racquet Club Penfield $12
Harvest Hill Golf Center Orchard Park $25 - $35
Bolivar Golf Club Bolivar $25
East Course at Webster Golf Club Webster $31
Bemus Point Golf Club Bemus Point $17 - $19
Lakeside Golf Course Ripley $11.50 - $19.00
North at Terry Hills Batavia $10 - $12
South Shore Country Club Hamburg $20 - $35
Parkview Fairways Victor $19
Oakwood Golf Course Amherst $8 - $12
Buttonwood Golf Course Spencerport $9
Riverton Golf Club West Henrietta $31
Davis Countryside Meadows Pavilion $18
Cobblestone Creek Country Club Victor $74 - $80
Brierwood Country Club Hamburg $56
Red/White at Rothland Golf Course Akron $22
Ontario Country Club Ontario $25 - $30
Wild Wood Country Club Rush $32
Turkey Run Golf Club Arcade $13 - $19
Mendon Golf Club Mendon $45 - $60
Cragie Brae Golf Club Scottsville $22
Brae Burn Golf Course Dansville $12 - $18
Brookfield Country Club Clarence $64
Ischua Valley Country Club Franklinville $16 - $20
Twin Hickory Golf Club Hornell $15 - $29
Oak Run Golf Club Lockport $11 - $19
Glen Oak Golf Course East Amherst $32 - $39
Audubon Par-3 Golf Course Amherst $8
Penfield Country Club Penfield $57 - $67
Shadow Pines Golf Club Penfield $38 - $45
Bob-O-Link Golf Club Orchard Park $13 - $17
Winding Creek Golf Course Victor $14
Fox Valley Club Lancaster $70
Niagara County Golf Course Lockport $11 - $8
Moon Brook Country Club Jamestown $64
Eden Valley Golf Course Eden $18
Executive at Bright Meadows Golf Course Akron $9
East at Oak Hill Country Club Rochester $175
Grover Cleveland Golf Course Amherst $12 - $43
Ozzie's Corner Golf Course Hamlin $23
Harris Hill Golf Center Bowmansville $14
Forest Heights Golf Course Jamestown less than $50
Woodcrest Golf Course Mayville $13
Executive South Family Golf & Recreation Center Henrietta $8
Brook-Lea Country Club Rochester $73
West Course at Webster Golf Club Webster $19.50
Kis-N-Greens Golf Course Alden $20
Woodlynn Hills Golf Course Nunda $12 - $24
Tri County Country Club Forestville $20 - $40
18 Mile Creek Golf Course Hamburg $22
Audubon Golf Course Amherst $13 - $23
Willow Run Golf Course Mayville $9
Byrncliff Resort & Conference Center Varysburg $16 - $28
Dande Farms Country Club Akron $17 - $25
Crag Burn Golf Club East Aurora $85 - $150
Beaver Island State Park Grand Island $7 - $40
Rolling Hills Golf Course Chaffee $11
Conesus Golf Club Conesus $27
Niagara Falls Country Club Lewiston $75
St. John Fisher Golf Course Rochester $11
Country Club of Buffalo Williamsville $100
Southern Meadows Golf Club Rush $10
Ricci Meadows Golf Course Albion $10 - $20
Cardinal Hills Golf Course Randolph $15 - $28
Newfane Pro-Am Par 3 Newfane $10
Pinewood Country Club Spencerport $10
Midvale Golf & Country Club Penfield $68
East Course at Willowbrook Lockport $18
Elma Meadows Golf Course Elma $12 - $20
Monroe Golf Club Pittsford $75 - $80
Allegany Hills Golf Course Cuba $20 - $30
Rolling Acres Golf Course Pike $9 - $29
Ironwood Golf Course Cowlesville $21 - $24
North at Hyde Park Golf Course Niagara Falls $20
Springville Country Club Springville $30 - $50
Irondequoit Country Club Rochester $80 - $85
North Course at Deerfield Country Club Brockport $12
Serenity Hill Golf Course Friendship $13
Pinehurst Golf Course Westfield $11 - $28
Spruce Ridge Golf Course Arcade $10 - $25
West Course at Waterways Golf Resort Belfast $14
Sugar Hill Golf Course Westfield $22 - $28
Concord Crest Golf Course East Concord $17
Farview Golf Club Avon $15
Diamond Hawk Golf Course Cheektowaga $22 - $42
Sonyea Golf Course Sonyea $7 - $12
Lower Course at Peek'n Peak Resort & Spa Findley Lake $27 - $52
Bethany Hills Golf Course East Bethany $15
Champion Hills Country Club Victor N/A
Bartlett Country Club Olean $48
River Oaks Golf Club Grand Island $55
Quiet Times Golf Course Attica $16.50
White Nine at Hyde Park Golf Course Niagara Falls $14
Bath Country Club Bath $30 - $45
East Course at Waterways Golf Resort Belfast $14
St. Bonaventure Golf Club St. Bonaventure $14 - $26
Lake Shore at Lake Shore Country Club Rochester $17 - $32
Greystone Golf Club Walworth $42 - $59
East Course at Deerfield Country Club Brockport $12
Timber Ridge Golf Club Brockport $20
Arrowwood Golf Course Warsaw $8 - $12
Birch Run Country Club Allegany $12 - $20
The Executive Course at Victor Hills Golf Club Victor $11
Gothic Hill Golf Course Lockport $11 - $16
Mill Creek Golf Club Churchville $39 - $54
South Hills Country Club Jamestown $20
Brighton Park Golf Course Tonawanda $27 - $35
Pap Pap's Par-3 Golf Course Albion $7
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