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         Golf Upstate NY

New York will host the 2018 US Open Golf Championship.

This major tournament will be played at Shinnecock Hills, which is just one of many famous courses throughout the state.  They are known globally for their challenging layouts and scenic locations.

After a round, golfers discover regional treats such as craft beverages, farm-to-table dining and a wide variety of entertainment options for all ages. New York is a great golf vacation destination.


                      Hudson Valley

Hudson Valley has excellent golf courses easily accessible from Connecticut, New Jersey and New York City.  Links at Unionvale. Casperkill. Beekman, and Dinsmore Golf Clubs.  And more.



                           The Catskills

Sullivan Catskills has the courses, pros and club houses to make your golf day memorable.  Spectacular views and after-game activities.   Villa Roma. Tarry Brea.  Tennanah. Swan Lake.  And more.



                  Central New York

Central NY has some of the best golf courses in the state. Numerous PGA championships have been played here.  Atunyote at Turning Stone. Leatherstocking.  Seven Oaks. En-Joie.  And more.



                    Greater Niagara

Buffalo Niagara’s golfing season extends from early April spring buds though ideal summer to spectacular fall foliage. Country Club of Buffalo. Links at Ivy Ridge.  Arrowhead.  Brierwood.  And more.


         Thousand Islands - Seaway

Thousand Islands offer golfers an array of scenic championship-caliber courses.  You’ll love the relaxed pace and our proximity to Canada.  Thousand Islands Country Club. Watertown Golf Club.  And more.


                       Capital Region 

The Capital Region, Albany and Saratoga Springs offer golfers an excellent variety golfing options on both public and private courses.  Saratoga National.  Capital Hills. Canajoharie.  Fox Run.  And more.




Adirondacks golf merges the wild beauty of Adirondack landscapes with the very best in course design.   After the game enjoy local delights. Sagamore.  Lake Placid. Saranac Inn. Malone. And more.



                      Finger Lakes

Rochester and the Finger Lakes have some of the finest golf courses in America.  Between rounds golfers enjoy cultural and dining delights.  Oak Hill.  Revenwood.  Brooke Lea.  Eagle Vale.   And more.


                 Western New York

Chautauqua Allegheny features three regional resorts with outstanding golf courses.   All with western New York charm. Peek’n Peak Upper Course.  Holiday Valley. Chautauqua. Tri-County. And more.




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                                                  Golf Basics

Golf is a club and ball game in which players use various clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a course in as few hits, or strokes, as possible.

Golf, unlike most ball games, cannot and does not utilize a standardized playing area, and coping with the varied terrains encountered on different courses is a key part of the game. The game at the highest level is played on a course with an arranged progression of 18 holes, although some recreational courses have only 9 holes.

Each hole on the course must contain a tee box to start from, and a putting green containing the actual hole or cup (4.25 inches in diameter). There are other standard forms of terrain in between, such as the fairway, rough (long grass), sand traps (or "bunkers"), and various hazards (water, rocks, fescue) but each hole on a course is unique in its specific layout and arrangement.

Golf is played for the lowest number of strokes by an individual.  In stroke play, the person with the lowest aggregate score for 18 holes wins the game, also called the round.

The modern game of golf originated in 15th century Scotland. The 18-hole round was created at the Old Course at St Andrews in 1764. Golf's first major tournament, and its oldest, was played in 1860 in Ayrshire, Scotland, and is known as The Open Championship, or the British Open.  This is one of the four major championships in men's professional golf.  The other three being played in the United States: The Masters, the U.S. Open, and the PGA Championship.  In 2018 the U.S. Open will be played in New York State at the Shinnecock Hills Country Club on Long Island.