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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Le Roy Country Club
Tee Times
Le Roy $10
Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course
Tee Times
Lewiston $40.44
Delaware Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Buffalo $10
Cazenovia Country Club
Tee Times
Buffalo $23
South Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Buffalo $16
Ravenwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Victor $20
Holland Hills Country Club
Tee Times
Colden $14
Buck Course at Deerwood Golf Course North Tonawanda $14.00 - $25.50
Crooked Pines Golf Club Macedon $25
Hill at Chautauqua Golf Club
Tee Times
Chautauqua $29
Salmon Creek Country Club Spencerport $23
Livingston Country Club
Tee Times
Geneseo $12
Chili Country Club
Tee Times
Scottsville $13
Batavia Country Club Batavia $14
Old Hickory Golf Club Livonia $25
North at Genesee Valley Golf Course
Tee Times
Rochester $12
Holley Brook Golf Course
Tee Times
Brockport $10
South at Churchville Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Churchville $12
Buffalo Tournament Club Lancaster $45
Rose Brook Golf Course Silver Creek $10 - $20
Fawn Course at Deerwood Golf Course North Tonawanda $14.00 - $25.50
Mill Creek Golf Club Churchville $39 - $54
Woodcliff Hotel & Spa Golf Course
Tee Times
Fairport $8
Lake at Chautauqua Golf Club
Tee Times
Chautauqua $31
Durand Eastman Golf Course
Tee Times
Rochester $12
Caledonia Country Club
Tee Times
Caledonia $17
Bristol Harbour
Tee Times
Canandaigua $28
South at Genesee Valley Golf Course
Tee Times
Rochester $12
Hillview Golf Course Fredonia $26 - $44
Eagle Vale Golf Course Fairport $30
Triple Creek Golf Club Nunda $10 - $15
Hornell Golf Club
Tee Times
Hornell $12
East at Churchville Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Churchville $12
Silver Lake Country Club
Tee Times
Perry $12
Charleston Pines Course at Lima Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Lima $13
Niagara Frontier Country Club Youngstown $55
Doe Course at Deerwood Golf Course North Tonawanda $14.00 - $25.50
Front/Back at The Pheasant Golf Links
Tee Times
Shortsville $15
West at Churchville Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Churchville $12
Attica Golf Club
Tee Times
Attica $10
Island Oaks Course at Lima Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Lima $13
Braemar Country Club
Tee Times
Spencerport $12
Center Pointe Country Club Canandaigua $28 - $33
Parkview Fairways Victor $19
Crag Burn Golf Club East Aurora $85 - $150
West Course at Waterways Golf Resort Belfast $14
Brae Burn Golf Course Dansville $12 - $18
Country Club of Rochester Rochester $100
Sonyea Golf Course Sonyea $7 - $12
Cardinal Hills Golf Course Randolph $15 - $28
Rolling Acres Golf Course Pike $9 - $29
East Course at Terry Hills Batavia $10 - $12
Beaver Island State Park Grand Island $7 - $40
Cragie Brae Golf Club Scottsville $22
East Course at Deerfield Country Club Brockport $12
Sweetland Pines Par 3 Golf Course Stafford $7
Niagara County Golf Course Lockport $11 - $8
Oakwood Golf Course Amherst $8 - $12
Lancaster Country Club Lancaster $60 - $65
Buttonwood Golf Course Spencerport $9
Canandaigua Country Club Canandaigua $42
Greystone Golf Club Walworth $42 - $59
Tan Tara Golf Club North Tonawanda $50 - $58
Quiet Times Golf Course Attica $16.50
Brighton Park Golf Course Tonawanda $27 - $35
Audubon Par-3 Golf Course Amherst $8
West Course at Willowbrook Lockport $18
East Course at Victor Hills Golf Club Victor $26
18 Mile Creek Golf Course Hamburg $22
Kis-N-Greens Golf Course Alden $20
Ischua Valley Country Club Franklinville $16 - $20
Lake Shore at Lake Shore Country Club Rochester $17 - $32
North at Hyde Park Golf Course Niagara Falls $20
Sunset Valley Golf Course Lakewood $20 - $25
Gothic Hill Golf Course Lockport $11 - $16
Roc at The Pheasant Golf Links Shortsville $15 - $22
Gowanda Country Club Collins $42
Bath Country Club Bath $30 - $45
Arrowhead Golf Club Spencerport $12
Maplehurst Country Club Lakewood $20 - $33
Arrowhead Golf Club Akron $29 - $35
Executive at Bright Meadows Golf Course Akron $9
Twin Hickory Golf Club Hornell $15 - $29
Red/White at Rothland Golf Course Akron $22
Diamond Hawk Golf Course Cheektowaga $22 - $42
Shorewood Country Club Dunkirk $35 - $40
Harvest Hill Golf Center Orchard Park $25 - $35
The Executive Course at Victor Hills Golf Club Victor $11
Audubon Golf Course Amherst $13 - $23
Rolling Hills Golf Course Chaffee $11
Bemus Point Golf Club Bemus Point $17 - $19
East Course at Webster Golf Club Webster $31
Woodcrest Golf Course Mayville $13
Ontario Country Club Ontario $25 - $30
Country Club of Buffalo Williamsville $100
Lockport Town Country Club Lockport $47 - $64
South Shore Country Club Hamburg $20 - $35
West Course at Webster Golf Club Webster $19.50
Shadow Pines Golf Club Penfield $38 - $45
Bolivar Golf Club Bolivar $25
Penfield Country Club Penfield $57 - $67
Irondequoit Country Club Rochester $80 - $85
Concord Crest Golf Course East Concord $17
St. John Fisher Golf Course Rochester $11
South Course at Deerfield Country Club Brockport $12
Pinehurst Golf Course Westfield $11 - $28
Transit Valley Country Club East Amherst $80
Chestnut Hill Country Club Darien Center $12 - $25
Hidden Acres Warsaw $7 - $19
St. Bonaventure Golf Club St. Bonaventure $14 - $26
Oak Run Golf Club Lockport $11 - $19
Bethany Hills Golf Course East Bethany $15
Stafford Country Club Stafford $57 - $75
Spruce Ridge Golf Course Arcade $10 - $25
Ricci Meadows Golf Course Albion $10 - $20
Pine Meadows Greens Clarence $19
Tri County Country Club Forestville $20 - $40
Cassadaga Country Club Cassadaga $11
Wild Wood Country Club Rush $32
Elkdale Country Club Salamanca $33 - $49
South Course at Victor Hills Golf Club Victor $26
Hickory Ridge Golf & Country Club Holley $12 - $20
Greenwood Golf Course Clarence Center $10
Island Valley Golf Course Fairport $12
Newfane Pro-Am Par 3 Newfane $10
East at Oak Hill Country Club Rochester $175
Sheridan Park Golf Club Tonawanda $25
Lower Course at Peek'n Peak Resort & Spa Findley Lake $27 - $52
Breezewood Links Falconer $18 - $30
Reservoir Creek Golf Course Naples $18 - $42
Brook-Lea Country Club Rochester $73
Championship at Bright Meadows Golf Course Akron $16 - $24
Lakeside Golf Course Ripley $11.50 - $19.00
Timber Ridge Golf Club Brockport $20
Champion Hills Country Club Victor N/A
Arrowwood Golf Course Warsaw $8 - $12
Shelridge Country Club Medina $30 - $49
Beard's Creek Leicester $12
Allegany Hills Golf Course Cuba $20 - $30
The Park Country Club Williamsville $75 - $93
Birch Run Country Club Allegany $12 - $20
Latta Lea Golf Club Rochester $9
River Oaks Golf Club Grand Island $55
Eden Valley Golf Course Eden $18
Serenity Hill Golf Course Friendship $13
Twin Hills Golf Course Spencerport $15 - $28
West Course at Oak Hill Country Club Rochester $175
Par-3 at Mill Creek Golf Club Churchville $39 - $54
Ozzie's Corner Golf Course Hamlin $23
Glen Oak Golf Course East Amherst $32 - $39
Pap Pap's Par-3 Golf Course Albion $7
South Hills Country Club Jamestown $20
Ridgemont Country Club Rochester $60 - $70
White Birch Golf Course Lyndonville $12
Springville Country Club Springville $30 - $50
Moon Brook Country Club Jamestown $64
Niagara Orleans Country Club Gasport $16
Midvale Golf & Country Club Penfield $68
Executive South Family Golf & Recreation Center Henrietta $8
Willow Run Golf Course Mayville $9
Sugar Hill Golf Course Westfield $22 - $28
Pinewood Country Club Spencerport $10
Winding Creek Golf Course Victor $14
Gold/White at Rothland Golf Course Akron $22
North Course at Willowbrook Lockport $18
Majestic Hills Golf Course Naples $8 - $15
Conesus Golf Club Conesus $27
South at Terry Hills Batavia $10 - $12
North Course at Deerfield Country Club Brockport $12
Riverton Golf Club West Henrietta $31
Cobblestone Creek Country Club Victor $74 - $80
Grandview Golf Course Angola $20 - $22
Niagara Falls Country Club Lewiston $75
White Nine at Hyde Park Golf Course Niagara Falls $14
Wellsville Country Club Wellsville $20 - $32
Orchard Park Country Club Orchard Park $55
Woodlynn Hills Golf Course Nunda $12 - $24
North at Terry Hills Batavia $10 - $12
East Course at Willowbrook Lockport $18
Fox Valley Club Lancaster $70
Blue Heron Hills Country Club Macedon $29
Executive at Shadow Lake Golf & Racquet Club Penfield $12
Locust Hill Country Club Pittsford $84
Wanakah Country Club Hamburg $63
Brierwood Country Club Hamburg $56
Shore Acres at Lake Shore Country Club Rochester $10
Turkey Run Golf Club Arcade $13 - $19
Red Nine at Hyde Park Golf Course Niagara Falls $14
Harris Hill Golf Center Bowmansville $14
North Course at Victor Hills Golf Club Victor $26
Bob-O-Link Golf Club Orchard Park $13 - $17
Red/Gold at Rothland Golf Course Akron $22
Mendon Golf Club Mendon $45 - $60
The Links at Ivy Ridge Akron $30 - $45
Forest Heights Golf Course Jamestown less than $50
East Aurora Country Club East Aurora $35 - $55
Chautauqua Point Golf Course Dewittville $10 - $18
Dande Farms Country Club Akron $17 - $25
Elma Meadows Golf Course Elma $12 - $20
Monroe Golf Club Pittsford $75 - $80
Shawnee Country Club Sanborn $25
Grover Cleveland Golf Course Amherst $12 - $43
Southern Meadows Golf Club Rush $10
Farview Golf Club Avon $15
Bartlett Country Club Olean $48
East Course at Waterways Golf Resort Belfast $14
Ironwood Golf Course Cowlesville $21 - $24
Double Black Diamond at Holiday Valley Resort Ellicottville $25 - $52
Main at Shadow Lake Golf & Racquet Club Penfield $26
Brookfield Country Club Clarence $64
Upper Course at Peek'n Peak Resort & Spa Findley Lake $59 - $109
Davis Countryside Meadows Pavilion $18
Perinton Golf & Country Club Fairport N/A
Byrncliff Resort & Conference Center Varysburg $16 - $28
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