Radisson Greens Golf Club, Baldwinsville, NY
Radisson Greens Golf Club is a semiprivate, (public play is invited) 18 hole layout in Baldwinsville, NY, just a few miles from Syracuse. An old-world, 18 hole golf course designed by the inimitable Robert Trent Jones Sr., it features large, bent grass greens, tight tree-lined fairways, large bunkers guarding all greens, with fairway bunkers on all but five holes - water is in play on six of the 18 holes. The Radisson Greens golf course is a beautiful, scenic layout; a largely wooded course that provides enough challenges to test the abilities of even the most advanced golfer: forced carries, tree-lined fairways with landing areas tight and narrow, and large, undulating greens that are fast and inevitably hard to read. Mr. Jones created a truly challenging round of golf and, on a misty morning in late spring, it's an ethereal, silent world: lush, green, inspiring... "wow" is a word often overused, but not here. Unfortunately, however, since I first wrote this review some years ago, the years since RTJ swept his magic wand over the landscape have not been kind. The course has suffered from poor maintenance, particularly the many bunkers most of which were in need of complete restoration.
Fortunately, the golf course was purchased in October 2012 by a five-person group led by Gypsum Express and Gypsum Wholesalers owner John Wight who had this to say about the group's plans for Radisson Greens:
“We’re putting together a master plan to try to get some direction on where to start,” Wight said. “Certainly, we’re looking at widening the fairways, cleaning brush out from behind the greens to get better air flow and doing the bunker restorations and (improving) drainage. The other issue is what to do with the clubhouse and banquet room. We have to look at when we can feasibly attack those issues and have the whole thing work out.” Wight, who also owns Brewerton Speedway and runs one of the most successful auto-racing teams in the area, is one of those folks with a dream. Did his dream come to fruition? I think it's getting very close. The course is open for play, and you can judge for yourself. I highly recommend that you do. The greens fees are more than attractive.
Radisson Greens Golf Club Update
The Radisson Greens Clubhouse, newly renovated, features a full-service pro shop and the newly remodeled bar and Restaurant, Mulligan's with new management and a new chef. "Golf Digest" rated this course as the 6th "Best Public Course" in the state for 1996. A resort style golf course, just 20 minutes Northwest of Syracuse, and located in the Radisson Community, Radisson Greens opened in 1978. he 18-hole "Radisson Greens" course at the Radisson Greens Golf Club facility in Baldwinsville, New York features 7,010 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72 . The course rating is 73.3 and it has a slope rating of 135 on Bent grass. Designed by the master Robert Trent Jones, ASGCA, the Radisson Greens golf course opened in 1977. Robert Fuller, PGA manages the complex.
Green Fees: 18 holes - $25 to $45, (amazing value: gotta be a great value for money) depending upon the time of day and day of week; The rate includes the use of a cart. Tee times may be made in advance online here, or you can call the number listed below.
Radisson Greens Golf Club, 8055 Potter Road, Baldwinsville, NY 13027; (315)-638-0092
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How to Get There:
Radison Greens Golf Club is accessible by air to Syracuse Hancock (SYR) Airport, and is within a short drive of most Mid-Atlantic, New England, Quebec and Ontario Province metropolitan areas.
New York City: 290 miles, about 6 hours
Montreal: 200 Miles, about 4 1/2 hours
Syracuse, NY: 70 miles, about 1 hours
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