Challenge your skills on one of the areas golf courses while enjoying the backdrop of the Adirondack Mountains against the fresh greens as you make your winning putt. Award-winning courses offer a unique variety of golf for players of all abilities in a truly breathtaking setting.
Malone Golf Course – 27 Miles The Malone Golf Club in Malone, NY has been awarded Golf Digest’s “Best Places to Play.” The course received higher ratings than any course north of Albany, NY and in Québec. The club, which celebrated its 100th anniversary last year, has 36 championship holes divided into two
outstanding courses. Directions
Saranac Lake Golf Course – 30.5 Miles The course was founded at the turn of the century and designed by renowned Scottish pro and architect Seymour Dunn. The course is located in the heart of New York’s Adirondack Mountains on Upper Saranac Lake. Designed in classic Scottish fashion using the natural terrain to provide a wonderful golf experience with spectacular mountain views, pure mountain air and memorable fragrance emanating from balsams that line the course. From the bent grass tees to the tight lush fairways on the deep bunkered undulating greens, the Saranac Inn has a reputation as one of the most carefully maintained and challenging resort courses in the northeast. Directions
Whiteface Golf Club – 31 Miles
Experience the beauty and challenge of one of this Country’s oldest golf courses, steeped in over 100 years of rich history.
Originally built in 1898, the course was redesigned by noted architect, John Van Kleek, who benefited from the consultation of World Champion Walter Hagen. With the Adirondack Mountains and pristine Lake Placid as its backdrop, the artistically designed course offers novices and pros alike a rewarding day. Its trademark clover leaf designed greens and bunkers illustrate the meticulous attention to details the architect provided. Directions
Lake Placid Golf Courses – 31 Miles
The ideal starting point for a golfing tour would be the Lake Placid Club founded in 1895 by Melvil Dewey. There are two 18-hole courses and an executive 9-hole course, the 45 holes providing a variety of golf not often matched by other resorts. The par 70, 6,156 yard Mountain Course features breathtaking views of the Adirondacks starting with the first hole located high atop a hill beside the new Adirondack-style lodge designed by Bill Zmistowski who also designed a few of Jack Nicklaus’ clubhouses. The setting is unsurpassed for its views of New York’s highest peaks, Mt. Marcy and Mt. Colden. Although sheer beauty does not make a great hole, it surely enters the equation on this 368-yard, par 4, first hole. Directions
The front nine at the Craig Wood course is much more open than the back nine with each hole having its own distinct personality. It has been said that a good golf course is often judged by the number of memorable holes, and this course has its share. The eighteenth calls for a precise drive over a large ravine guarded by rough and trees on the left and a road marked by out-of-bounds on the right.
It is a fitting finish to a memorable course named for a terrific champion.
Bluff Point – 42 Miles
From the moment you turn into Bluff Point, you’ll know you’re in for a memorable golf experience. One hundred year old majestic cottonwood trees line the driveway. The course is beautifully maintained and nestled on picturesque Lake Champlain. In the backdrop, you’ll see the Green Mountains of Vermont and the inspiring Adirondack Mountains of New York. The views are unsurpassed and the golf is even better.
Adirondack Golf Course – 42 Miles
Designed by renowned golf course Architects Cornish, Silva and Mungeam of Uxbridge, Massachusetts, Adirondack Golf & CountryClub opened in 1990 and was nominated for best course design by the American Society of Golf Course Architects. Adirondack has been repeatedly listed in “Golf Digest Best Places to Play” publication, and for the 6th
current) edition received 3½ stars. The golf course setting resembles that of a “Carolina” course;
its tree-lined fairways and pleasant surroundings of wildlife adds beauty and makes it a pleasure to play.