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 $14
South Park Golf Course
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Buffalo $16
Cazenovia Country Club
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Buffalo $23
Delaware Park Golf Course
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Buffalo $10
Ravenwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Victor $20
Charleston Pines Course at Lima Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Lima $13
Hill at Chautauqua Golf Club
Tee Times
Chautauqua $29
South at Genesee Valley Golf Course
Tee Times
Rochester $12
Woodcliff Hotel & Spa Golf Course
Tee Times
Fairport $8
Doe Course at Deerwood Golf Course North Tonawanda $14.00 - $25.50
Durand Eastman Golf Course
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Rochester $12
North at Genesee Valley Golf Course
Tee Times
Rochester $12
Eagle Vale Golf Course Fairport $30
Niagara Frontier Country Club Youngstown $55
Front/Back at The Pheasant Golf Links
Tee Times
Shortsville $15
Hillview Golf Course Fredonia $26 - $44
Attica Golf Club
Tee Times
Attica $10
Fawn Course at Deerwood Golf Course North Tonawanda $14.00 - $25.50
Lake at Chautauqua Golf Club
Tee Times
Chautauqua $31
Bristol Harbour
Tee Times
Canandaigua $28
Buffalo Tournament Club Lancaster $45
Batavia Country Club Batavia $14
Old Hickory Golf Club Livonia $25
Buck Course at Deerwood Golf Course North Tonawanda $14.00 - $25.50
South at Churchville Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Churchville $12
Braemar Country Club
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Spencerport $12
Caledonia Country Club
Tee Times
Caledonia $17
Chili Country Club
Tee Times
Scottsville $13
Rose Brook Golf Course Silver Creek $10 - $20
Triple Creek Golf Club Nunda $10 - $15
Holley Brook Golf Course
Tee Times
Brockport $10
Livingston Country Club
Tee Times
Geneseo $12
Crooked Pines Golf Club Macedon $25
Mill Creek Golf Club Churchville $39 - $54
Center Pointe Country Club Canandaigua $28 - $33
Hornell Golf Club
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Hornell $12
Silver Lake Country Club
Tee Times
Perry $12
Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course
Tee Times
Lewiston $40.44
Salmon Creek Country Club Spencerport $23
West at Churchville Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Churchville $12
Island Oaks Course at Lima Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Lima $13
East at Churchville Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Churchville $12
Ricci Meadows Golf Course Albion $10 - $20
Ontario Country Club Ontario $25 - $30
Quiet Times Golf Course Attica $16.50
The Executive Course at Victor Hills Golf Club Victor $11
Wild Wood Country Club Rush $32
Fox Valley Club Lancaster $70
Pinehurst Golf Course Westfield $11 - $28
Brae Burn Golf Course Dansville $12 - $18
Hickory Ridge Golf & Country Club Holley $12 - $20
Sonyea Golf Course Sonyea $7 - $12
Brierwood Country Club Hamburg $56
East Course at Terry Hills Batavia $10 - $12
Breezewood Links Falconer $18 - $30
Brook-Lea Country Club Rochester $73
Rolling Acres Golf Course Pike $9 - $29
Farview Golf Club Avon $15
Champion Hills Country Club Victor N/A
Bath Country Club Bath $30 - $45
Monroe Golf Club Pittsford $75 - $80
Ridgemont Country Club Rochester $60 - $70
Springville Country Club Springville $30 - $50
Tan Tara Golf Club North Tonawanda $50 - $58
Serenity Hill Golf Course Friendship $13
Niagara Falls Country Club Lewiston $75
Rolling Hills Golf Course Chaffee $11
West Course at Willowbrook Lockport $18
Riverton Golf Club West Henrietta $31
Ischua Valley Country Club Franklinville $16 - $20
Tri County Country Club Forestville $20 - $40
Willow Run Golf Course Mayville $9
Bob-O-Link Golf Club Orchard Park $13 - $17
Bolivar Golf Club Bolivar $25
Wanakah Country Club Hamburg $63
Shawnee Country Club Sanborn $25
East at Oak Hill Country Club Rochester $175
Canandaigua Country Club Canandaigua $42
Cobblestone Creek Country Club Victor $74 - $80
Buttonwood Golf Course Spencerport $9
Island Valley Golf Course Fairport $12
Greenwood Golf Course Clarence Center $10
Harris Hill Golf Center Bowmansville $14
The Links at Ivy Ridge Akron $30 - $45
East Course at Deerfield Country Club Brockport $12
Conesus Golf Club Conesus $27
Glen Oak Golf Course East Amherst $32 - $39
Shorewood Country Club Dunkirk $35 - $40
Kis-N-Greens Golf Course Alden $20
East Course at Willowbrook Lockport $18
Ironwood Golf Course Cowlesville $21 - $24
Sheridan Park Golf Club Tonawanda $25
North Course at Deerfield Country Club Brockport $12
Country Club of Buffalo Williamsville $100
Country Club of Rochester Rochester $100
Pinewood Country Club Spencerport $10
Birch Run Country Club Allegany $12 - $20
Roc at The Pheasant Golf Links Shortsville $15 - $22
Concord Crest Golf Course East Concord $17
Championship at Bright Meadows Golf Course Akron $10.50
Gold/White at Rothland Golf Course Akron $22
Perinton Golf & Country Club Fairport N/A
Sweetland Pines Par 3 Golf Course Stafford $7
Gowanda Country Club Collins $42
White Nine at Hyde Park Golf Course Niagara Falls $14
West Course at Oak Hill Country Club Rochester $175
Spruce Ridge Golf Course Arcade $10 - $25
Chautauqua Point Golf Course Dewittville $10 - $18
Penfield Country Club Penfield $57 - $67
Hidden Acres Warsaw $7 - $19
South Course at Victor Hills Golf Club Victor $26
North Course at Willowbrook Lockport $18
Lakeside Golf Course Ripley $11.50 - $19.00
Lake Shore at Lake Shore Country Club Rochester $17 - $32
Shore Acres at Lake Shore Country Club Rochester $10
Winding Creek Golf Course Victor $14
Cragie Brae Golf Club Scottsville $22
Diamond Hawk Golf Course Cheektowaga $22 - $42
Lower Course at Peek'n Peak Resort & Spa Findley Lake $27 - $52
West Course at Waterways Golf Resort Belfast $14
Arrowwood Golf Course Warsaw $8 - $12
The Park Country Club Williamsville $75 - $93
Beaver Island State Park Grand Island $7 - $40
Elkdale Country Club Salamanca $33 - $49
Lockport Town Country Club Lockport $47 - $64
Oakwood Golf Course Amherst $8 - $12
Double Black Diamond at Holiday Valley Resort Ellicottville $25 - $52
18 Mile Creek Golf Course Hamburg $22
North Course at Victor Hills Golf Club Victor $26
South Hills Country Club Jamestown $20
Chestnut Hill Country Club Darien Center $12 - $25
Ozzie's Corner Golf Course Hamlin $23
West Course at Webster Golf Club Webster $19.50
Blue Heron Hills Country Club Macedon $29
East Course at Webster Golf Club Webster $31
Transit Valley Country Club East Amherst $80
Cassadaga Country Club Cassadaga $11
Red/White at Rothland Golf Course Akron $22
East Aurora Country Club East Aurora $35 - $55
Southern Meadows Golf Club Rush $10
Arrowhead Golf Club Spencerport $12
Twin Hills Golf Course Spencerport $15 - $28
Niagara Orleans Country Club Gasport $16
Allegany Hills Golf Course Cuba $20 - $30
North at Hyde Park Golf Course Niagara Falls $20
Twin Hickory Golf Club Hornell $15 - $29
St. John Fisher Golf Course Rochester $11
White Birch Golf Course Lyndonville $12
South at Terry Hills Batavia $10 - $12
Bartlett Country Club Olean $48
Maplehurst Country Club Lakewood $20 - $33
Shelridge Country Club Medina $30 - $49
Dande Farms Country Club Akron $17 - $25
Arrowhead Golf Club Akron $29 - $35
Executive at Bright Meadows Golf Course Akron N/A
Sunset Valley Golf Course Lakewood $20 - $25
Orchard Park Country Club Orchard Park $55
Timber Ridge Golf Club Brockport $20
Parkview Fairways Victor $19
Sugar Hill Golf Course Westfield $22 - $28
South Course at Deerfield Country Club Brockport $12
Woodlynn Hills Golf Course Nunda $12 - $24
Mendon Golf Club Mendon $45 - $60
Red Nine at Hyde Park Golf Course Niagara Falls $14
Newfane Pro-Am Par 3 Newfane $10
Majestic Hills Golf Course Naples $8 - $15
Forest Heights Golf Course Jamestown $5
South Shore Country Club Hamburg $20 - $35
Elma Meadows Golf Course Elma $12 - $20
St. Bonaventure Golf Club St. Bonaventure $14 - $26
Main at Shadow Lake Golf & Racquet Club Penfield $26
East Course at Waterways Golf Resort Belfast $14
Le Roy Country Club
Tee Times
Le Roy $10
Davis Countryside Meadows Pavilion $18
Byrncliff Resort & Conference Center Varysburg $16 - $28
Grover Cleveland Golf Course Amherst $12 - $43
Brookfield Country Club Clarence $64
Gothic Hill Golf Course Lockport $11 - $16
Audubon Golf Course Amherst $13 - $23
Crag Burn Golf Club East Aurora $85 - $150
Harvest Hill Golf Center Orchard Park $25 - $35
Irondequoit Country Club Rochester $80 - $85
Audubon Par-3 Golf Course Amherst $8
Brighton Park Golf Course Tonawanda $27 - $35
East Course at Victor Hills Golf Club Victor $26
Niagara County Golf Course Lockport $11 - $8
Turkey Run Golf Club Arcade $13 - $19
River Oaks Golf Club Grand Island $55
Eden Valley Golf Course Eden $18
Locust Hill Country Club Pittsford $84
Latta Lea Golf Club Rochester $9
Upper Course at Peek'n Peak Resort & Spa Findley Lake $59 - $109
Bemus Point Golf Club Bemus Point $17 - $19
Red/Gold at Rothland Golf Course Akron $22
Executive South Family Golf & Recreation Center Henrietta $8
Par-3 at Mill Creek Golf Club Churchville $39 - $54
Pap Pap's Par-3 Golf Course Albion $7
Wellsville Country Club Wellsville $20 - $32
Greystone Golf Club Walworth $42 - $59
Midvale Golf & Country Club Penfield $68
Moon Brook Country Club Jamestown $64
Stafford Country Club Stafford $57 - $75
Cardinal Hills Golf Course Randolph $15 - $28
Grandview Golf Course Angola $20 - $22
Executive at Shadow Lake Golf & Racquet Club Penfield $12
North at Terry Hills Batavia $10 - $12
Lancaster Country Club Lancaster $60 - $65
Oak Run Golf Club Lockport $11 - $19
Reservoir Creek Golf Course Naples $18 - $42
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