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
Le Roy Country Club
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Le Roy $10
Delaware Park Golf Course
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Buffalo $10
Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course
Tee Times
Lewiston $33
South Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Buffalo $13
Ravenwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Victor $18
Cazenovia Country Club
Tee Times
Buffalo $16
Old Hickory Golf Club Livonia $25
Hornell Country Club
Tee Times
Hornell $16
Silver Lake Country Club
Tee Times
Perry $13
Buffalo Tournament Club Lancaster $45
Island Oaks Course at Lima Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Lima $15
Salmon Creek Country Club Spencerport $23
Crooked Pines Golf Club Macedon $25
Doe Course at Deerwood Golf Course North Tonawanda $14.00 - $25.50
Bristol Harbour
Tee Times
Canandaigua $28
Rose Brook Golf Course Silver Creek $10 - $20
Livingston Country Club
Tee Times
Geneseo $14
Attica Golf Club
Tee Times
Attica $20
South at Genesee Valley Golf Course
Tee Times
Rochester $19
Triple Creek Golf Club Nunda $10 - $15
Hill at Chautauqua Golf Club
Tee Times
Chautauqua $21
Durand Eastman Golf Course
Tee Times
Rochester $12
Fawn Course at Deerwood Golf Course North Tonawanda $14.00 - $25.50
Center Pointe Country Club Canandaigua $28 - $33
Front/Back at The Pheasant Golf Links
Tee Times
Shortsville $21
Caledonia Country Club
Tee Times
Caledonia $10
Lake at Chautauqua Golf Club
Tee Times
Chautauqua $23
South at Churchville Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Churchville $12
Chili Country Club
Tee Times
Scottsville $16
Eagle Vale Golf Course Fairport $30
North at Genesee Valley Golf Course
Tee Times
Rochester $12
East at Churchville Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Churchville $12
Batavia Country Club Batavia $14
Braemar Country Club
Tee Times
Spencerport $13.99
West at Churchville Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Churchville $12
Holley Brook Golf Course
Tee Times
Brockport $10
Woodcliff Hotel & Spa Golf Course
Tee Times
Fairport $8
Hillview Golf Course Fredonia $26 - $44
Buck Course at Deerwood Golf Course North Tonawanda $14.00 - $25.50
Niagara Frontier Country Club Youngstown $55
Charleston Pines Course at Lima Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Lima $17
Beaver Island State Park Grand Island $7 - $40
North Course at Willowbrook Lockport $18
Mendon Golf Club Mendon $45 - $60
Twin Hills Golf Course Spencerport $15 - $28
Lake Shore at Lake Shore Country Club Rochester $17 - $32
Grover Cleveland Golf Course Amherst $12 - $43
Blue Heron Hills Country Club Macedon $29
East Course at Victor Hills Golf Club Victor $26
Canandaigua Country Club Canandaigua $42
The Park Country Club Williamsville $75 - $93
Greystone Golf Club Walworth $42 - $59
Sunset Valley Golf Course Lakewood $20 - $25
Cassadaga Country Club Cassadaga $11
Lower Course at Peek'n Peak Resort & Spa Findley Lake $27 - $52
Pinehurst Golf Course Westfield $11 - $28
Rolling Hills Golf Course Chaffee $11
St. Bonaventure Golf Club St. Bonaventure $14 - $26
Cobblestone Creek Country Club Victor $74 - $80
Bath Country Club Bath $30 - $45
Niagara County Golf Course Lockport $11 - $8
North at Hyde Park Golf Course Niagara Falls $20
Shadow Pines Golf Club Penfield $38 - $45
Fox Valley Club Lancaster $70
Newfane Pro-Am Par 3 Newfane $10
South Course at Deerfield Country Club Brockport $12
East Course at Terry Hills Batavia $10 - $12
West Course at Waterways Golf Resort Belfast $14
Locust Hill Country Club Pittsford $84
Brookfield Country Club Clarence $64
Sheridan Park Golf Club Tonawanda $25
The Executive Course at Victor Hills Golf Club Victor $11
Bemus Point Golf Club Bemus Point $17 - $19
East Course at Webster Golf Club Webster $31
Timber Ridge Golf Club Brockport $20
Farview Golf Club Avon $15
Perinton Golf & Country Club Fairport N/A
White Nine at Hyde Park Golf Course Niagara Falls $14
Ironwood Golf Course Cowlesville $21 - $24
Audubon Par-3 Golf Course Amherst $8
Brierwood Country Club Hamburg $56
Bob-O-Link Golf Club Orchard Park $13 - $17
Lakeside Golf Course Ripley $11.50 - $19.00
Tri County Country Club Forestville $20 - $40
Niagara Orleans Country Club Gasport $16
Gold/White at Rothland Golf Course Akron $22
Par-3 at Mill Creek Golf Club Churchville $39 - $54
Pinewood Country Club Spencerport $10
Cardinal Hills Golf Course Randolph $15 - $28
Spruce Ridge Golf Course Arcade $10 - $25
Champion Hills Country Club Victor N/A
Woodcrest Golf Course Mayville $13
Majestic Hills Golf Course Naples $8 - $15
Forest Heights Golf Course Jamestown less than $50
Roc at The Pheasant Golf Links Shortsville $15 - $22
Oakwood Golf Course Amherst $8 - $12
Ozzie's Corner Golf Course Hamlin $23
East at Oak Hill Country Club Rochester $175
Red Nine at Hyde Park Golf Course Niagara Falls $14
Woodlynn Hills Golf Course Nunda $12 - $24
Crag Burn Golf Club East Aurora $85 - $150
Island Valley Golf Course Fairport $12
Monroe Golf Club Pittsford $75 - $80
Kis-N-Greens Golf Course Alden $20
Brae Burn Golf Course Dansville $12 - $18
Beard's Creek Leicester $12
Transit Valley Country Club East Amherst $80
South Hills Country Club Jamestown $20
Ricci Meadows Golf Course Albion $10 - $20
Irondequoit Country Club Rochester $80 - $85
Turkey Run Golf Club Arcade $13 - $19
Arrowhead Golf Club Spencerport $12
River Oaks Golf Club Grand Island $55
Championship at Bright Meadows Golf Course Akron $16 - $24
Bolivar Golf Club Bolivar $25
Quiet Times Golf Course Attica $16.50
Conesus Golf Club Conesus $27
Sonyea Golf Course Sonyea $7 - $12
Brook-Lea Country Club Rochester $73
East Course at Willowbrook Lockport $18
St. John Fisher Golf Course Rochester $11
Maplehurst Country Club Lakewood $20 - $33
Shawnee Country Club Sanborn $25
Chautauqua Point Golf Course Dewittville $10 - $18
Country Club of Buffalo Williamsville $100
Sweetland Pines Par 3 Golf Course Stafford $7
Springville Country Club Springville $30 - $50
Red/Gold at Rothland Golf Course Akron $22
Ischua Valley Country Club Franklinville $16 - $20
East Aurora Country Club East Aurora $35 - $55
Chestnut Hill Country Club Darien Center $12 - $25
Lancaster Country Club Lancaster $60 - $65
Tan Tara Golf Club North Tonawanda $50 - $58
Hickory Ridge Golf & Country Club Holley $12 - $20
Glen Oak Golf Course East Amherst $32 - $39
Concord Crest Golf Course East Concord $17
Country Club of Rochester Rochester $100
Breezewood Links Falconer $18 - $30
Bartlett Country Club Olean $48
West Course at Oak Hill Country Club Rochester $175
Main at Shadow Lake Golf & Racquet Club Penfield $26
Wellsville Country Club Wellsville $20 - $32
Shelridge Country Club Medina $30 - $49
Pap Pap's Par-3 Golf Course Albion $7
Dande Farms Country Club Akron $17 - $25
Elkdale Country Club Salamanca $33 - $49
West Course at Willowbrook Lockport $18
Winding Creek Golf Course Victor $14
Twin Hickory Golf Club Hornell $15 - $29
Arrowwood Golf Course Warsaw $8 - $12
The Links at Ivy Ridge Akron $30 - $45
Gothic Hill Golf Course Lockport $11 - $16
South at Terry Hills Batavia $10 - $12
Stafford Country Club Stafford $57 - $75
South Course at Victor Hills Golf Club Victor $26
North Course at Deerfield Country Club Brockport $12
Bethany Hills Golf Course East Bethany $15
Harris Hill Golf Center Bowmansville $14
North at Terry Hills Batavia $10 - $12
West Course at Webster Golf Club Webster $19.50
Penfield Country Club Penfield $57 - $67
18 Mile Creek Golf Course Hamburg $22
Grandview Golf Course Angola $20 - $22
Birch Run Country Club Allegany $12 - $20
Elma Meadows Golf Course Elma $12 - $20
Wanakah Country Club Hamburg $63
East Course at Deerfield Country Club Brockport $12
Pine Meadows Greens Clarence $19
Cragie Brae Golf Club Scottsville $22
Orchard Park Country Club Orchard Park $55
Gowanda Country Club Collins $42
Diamond Hawk Golf Course Cheektowaga $22 - $42
Executive South Family Golf & Recreation Center Henrietta $8
Latta Lea Golf Club Rochester $9
Audubon Golf Course Amherst $13 - $23
Buttonwood Golf Course Spencerport $9
Shore Acres at Lake Shore Country Club Rochester $10
Brighton Park Golf Course Tonawanda $27 - $35
Davis Countryside Meadows Pavilion $18
Sugar Hill Golf Course Westfield $22 - $28
Byrncliff Resort & Conference Center Varysburg $16 - $28
Oak Run Golf Club Lockport $11 - $19
Serenity Hill Golf Course Friendship $13
Ontario Country Club Ontario $25 - $30
Midvale Golf & Country Club Penfield $68
Greenwood Golf Course Clarence Center $10
Shorewood Country Club Dunkirk $35 - $40
Hidden Acres Warsaw $7 - $19
Allegany Hills Golf Course Cuba $20 - $30
Wild Wood Country Club Rush $32
Reservoir Creek Golf Course Naples $18 - $42
Parkview Fairways Victor $19
Niagara Falls Country Club Lewiston $75
Red/White at Rothland Golf Course Akron $22
Ridgemont Country Club Rochester $60 - $70
Southern Meadows Golf Club Rush $10
North Course at Victor Hills Golf Club Victor $26
South Shore Country Club Hamburg $20 - $35
Double Black Diamond at Holiday Valley Resort Ellicottville $25 - $52
Moon Brook Country Club Jamestown $64
Rolling Acres Golf Course Pike $9 - $29
Executive at Bright Meadows Golf Course Akron $9
Harvest Hill Golf Center Orchard Park $25 - $35
Executive at Shadow Lake Golf & Racquet Club Penfield $12
Eden Valley Golf Course Eden $18
Mill Creek Golf Club Churchville $39 - $54
Upper Course at Peek'n Peak Resort & Spa Findley Lake $59 - $109
East Course at Waterways Golf Resort Belfast $14
White Birch Golf Course Lyndonville $12
Riverton Golf Club West Henrietta $31
Willow Run Golf Course Mayville $9
Arrowhead Golf Club Akron $29 - $35
Lockport Town Country Club Lockport $47 - $64
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