Far away from the big city, the New York Golf Trail is a collection of 22 of the state's most beautiful golf courses. This is your About Golf Travel Guide to The New York Golf Trail. These 22 golfing venues have joined together to offer affordable golf packages complete with convenient hotel accommodations.
The City of New York is, as everyone knows, the epitome of hustle and bustle, "the city that never sleeps," a world where time never does stand still. The New York Golf Trail is, however, the exact opposite: it's all about tranquility, relaxation, and time for oneself to enjoy life as it was meant to be enjoyed.
While it remains true that "The City" will always get most of the attention from travelers, these upstate New York golf courses and resorts have much to offer: their own unique regional charm and attractions and, of course, some really remarkable golf courses. There are now more than dozen major golf trails scattered across the United States, the New York Golf Trail is, to date, the largest of them all. Note: The golfing season on the New York Golf Trail begins April 15 and goes through the end of October - starts two weeks later and ends two weeks earlier in the Lake Placid Region. Also, while Bethpage is not part of the New York golf trail, it's close to New York City and home to the Bethpage Black course, a must play for every golfer visiting New York.
The New York Golf Trail golf courses, there are 22 of them in all, are clustered in and around six of the state's most well-known and popular destinations:
The Saratoga Region, with its famed racetrack, lively Broadway Avenue and Saratoga National Golf Club, ranked by Golf Digest as one of America's Top 100 public courses.
The Saratoga Region Golf Courses:
- Saratoga Lake Golf Club, Saratoga Springs
- Saratoga National Golf Club, Saratoga Springs
- The Sagamore, Bolton Landing
The Central New York Region, with charming towns like Baldwinsville and the only Nicklaus Design golf course in upstate New York, Timber Banks Golf Course.
The Central New York Region Golf Courses:
- The Timber Banks Golf Course, Baldwinsville
- Radisson Greens Golf Club, Baldwinsville
- Wayne Hills Country Club, Lyons
The Lake Placid Region, offering visitors not only great golf, but year-round Olympic experiences such as skiing and bobsledding against the stunning backdrop of the Adirondack mountains.
The Lake Placid Region Golf Courses:
- The Whiteface Club and Resort, Lake Placid
- Saranac Inn Golf and Country Club, Saranac Lake
- Malone Golf Club, Malone
The Cooperstown Region, home to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and the prestigious Leatherstocking Golf Course on Otesaga Lake, voted 55th Best Golf Resort in the US by readers of Condé Nast Traveler Magazine.
The Cooperstown Region Golf Courses:
The Finger Lakes Region with its hundreds of wineries, scenic drives and championship courses, including the renowned Bristol Harbour Resort overlooking Canandaigua Lake.
The Finger Lakes Region Golf Courses:
- Bristol Harbour Resort, Canandaigua
- Mill Creek Golf Club, Churchville
- Ravenwood Golf Club, Victor
- Mendon Golf Club, Mendon
The Hudson Valley:
- The Golf Club at Mansion Ridge, Monroe
- Garrison Golf Club, Garrison
- Links at Union Vale, LaGraingeville
Off The Beaten Path:
- Thendara Golf Club, Old Forge
- Thousand Islands Country Club, The Old Course, Wellesley Island
- Seneca Hickory Stick, Lewiston
The Northeast's most scenic golf trail includes classic, championship layouts designed by some of the game's most famous architects, including Robert Trent Jones, Donald Ross, Seymour Dunn, and Jack Nicklaus. The courses they have designed for us to enjoy offer a wonderful golfing experience to one and all, novices and pros alike can enjoy long, rewarding days on the course amid spectacular settings. Stunning scenery, old-growth oaks and pines, glittering lakes and the abundant wildlife make New York a golfer's paradise.
Golf Trail reservation agents can make advance tee times and hotel arrangements, enabling you to organize a memorable trip with just one call or e-mail. Golf trail lodging partners include Marriott Residence Inn, Courtyard by Marriott, Hampton Inn & Suites, Hilton Garden Inn and Wingate by Wyndham. The New York Golf Trail members aim to provide you with the lowest possible golf and lodging rates, thus saving you time and effort.
New York Golf Trail, 1-800-614-7450
Where to Stay
Participating Hotels on the New York Golf Trail