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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Courses

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