New York Feature Stories

Locust Hill Country Club

PGA and LPGA Championships highlight top quality golf in central New York's Finger Lakes region

This year marks the first time both the PGA and LPGA Championships are being held in the same city in the same year -- historic Pittsford, N.Y., just outside Rochester. That underlines the often-underrated high quality of golf courses in central New York's Finger Lakes region. While you may never get to play Oak Hill or Locust Hill, there are several fine golf courses available to everyone -- and at a good price. Katharine Dyson has more on golf in the Finger Lakes region.
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Turning Stone Resort - Atunyote Golf Club

Tom Fazio's Atunyote course headlines full menu of golf and casino action at Turning Stone Resort in upstate New York

With 72 holes and a major casino, Turning Stone Resort is the largest golf resort in New York state. But even though it is located within a relatively easy drive of roughly 30 million people, too few golfers in the New York City metro area know about it. That needs to change, Larry Olmsted writes.
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Bristol Harbour Resort - golf course - 6th hole

Bristol Harbour Resort: Finger Lakes gem gets high fives for scenery and amenities

The Robert Trent Jones Championship Golf Course at Bristol Harbour Resort is set on a rolling piece of land high on 454 acres in the Finger Lakes just south of Rochester. The centerpiece of the resort stretches along the hilltop revealing stunning views of the deep blue lake from the fairways, restaurant, patio, pool and guest rooms. Bristol Harbour is the place to stay if you're looking for a full-service resort experience where you can play a round of golf, get a massage and visit some wineries.
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  • Bobsled Track Need for speed? Bobsledding a real rush between rounds at Lake Placid, N.Y.

    The host of the 1980 "Miracle On Ice" Winter Olympics, Lake Placid is bidding to become a summer golf destination. Where else can you bobsled in the middle of a heat wave and play one of a half-dozen century-old golf courses in the same day?
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  • Atlantic Citi Country Club clubhouse Atlantic City bets on golf, luxury to attract new generation of vacationers

    The changing landscape of legalized gaming is forcing the legendary New Jersey resort to diversify. Golf courses, shopping and dining are all part of a transformation local officials hope will position Atlantic City to better compete with the expanding plethora of gambling destinations.
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  • Usshers Creek course Niagara Falls poised to be next golf hotspot for both New Yorkers, Canadians

    Niagara Falls is poised to become a top golf destination for travelers from both sides of the border. Check out the area's top golf courses, including like Hunter's Point, Grand Niagara, and Usshers Creek at Legends on the Niagara.
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  • Winged Foot - U.S. Open clubhouse Winged Foot's rough penalizes U.S. Open spectators, its greens wallop the stars

    The rough at Winged Foot stands so thick, the grass blades so bunched together and solid, that it feels like you're walking on a giant's lawn. The behemoth from "Jack and the Beanstock" may be able to move easily in this stuff, but for a mere mortal every step is a trudge. One of the great delights of this week's U.S. Open at Winged Foot is sure to be the sight of the world's best golfers stomping through the tall grass, searching for their balls like two-bit 25 handicappers.
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  • Lake Placid Resort Like U.S. hockey team, golfers can strike gold in Lake Placid

    In the United States, it's safe to assume Lake Placid brings one thing to mind - the U.S. hockey team's miraculous gold-medal performance at the 1980 Olympics. What isn't as well known is that Lake Placid is an excellent golfing destination, especially if you're keeping an eye on your budget. There are several courses in the area, and if you like your golf straightforward, this small Upstate New York hamlet is the place for you.
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  • Dyker Beach Golf 'Backbreaker Sundays' part of Dyker Beach's Brooklyn attitude

    Apparently the staff at Dyker Beach Golf Course thought the Lord said, "and on the seventh day ye shall test!" On Backbreaker Sundays here, all flags are placed in the most difficult spots on the greens. Some locals love it - some cringe in terror. With the help of a cleaned up neighborhood, Dyker Beach is once again one of the most coveted rounds in the city (even on Sundays). And it's a quick trip from any borough.
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  • Mosholu Golf Water project to bring big changes at Bronx course

    Mosholu Golf Course is only a short subway ride from midtown Manhattan. To thousands of Bronx and Manhattan residents it's their golfing sanctuary, where they can boast of having a charming little course as their own. But immediate and big changes over the long haul are in store for this little course. A $1.3 billion water filtration plant to be built on the existing golf course property had been caught in a prolonged tug-of-war between opposition from neighborhoods surrounding the Bronx site and the recommendation of the city's Department of Environmental Protection. But no longer.
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  • Hudson Hills Golf Hudson Hills draws public in private Westchester County

    The Hudson Hills Golf Course in New Castle, N.Y., has a country club aura. Considering it's one of the few public courses in an area that boasts 59 private facilities (including Winged Foot, Trump National and Westchester Country Club), it has to. This $9.85 million facility, which opened last spring, features tees, fairways and greens you'd expect at a "members only" facility, writes Nick Nicholas.
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  • Forest Park Golf New Nicklaus course brings more options to golf-rich NYC

    The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island collectively have 13 public golf courses and two private venues, Richmond County Country Club on Staten Island and Towers Country Club in Queens. And those layouts have their share of tree-lined paths, gently rolling fairways, quaint and historic clubhouses, demanding, memorable signature holes, and striking scenic views. Now, in no way are the municipal courses as celebrated as the rich tracks in neighboring Long Island and Westchester, but to many of the 8 million residents in New York City they're just as important.
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  • Lake Placid Getting to Lake Placid, N.Y. for your golf vacation

    Golfers in New York and even Canada have long known that Lake Placid is a great setting for a golf weekend with your buddies or a family golf outing.
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