THE TRAIL

Play your way through the many small, historic towns in the Adirondack Park

Welcome to the Adirondack Golf Trail

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MISSION

We seek to drive more rounds to golf courses and towns inside the Blue Line while celebrating the rich history of golf in the Adirondack Park. With increased awareness, we hope to preserve each course on the Adirondack Golf Trail for years to come.

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COMMUNITY

As the trail community grows, we will offer service opportunities to help the golf courses and towns on the Adirondack Golf Trail finding ways for members to give back to the game they love.

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SUPPORT

Many golf courses on the Adirondack Golf Trail are well known destinations that have no problem drawing a crowd. We seek to open golfers’ eyes to the courses on the (cart) path less travelled which all have deep character and are incredibly grateful for visitors to their courses and towns.

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LOCAL

A goal of the Adirondack Golf Trail Challenge is to feature local photographers, artisans and service providers from the Adirondack Park while celebrating golf inside the Blue Line.

About the Adirondack Golf Trail Challenge

Welcome to the Adirondack Golf Trail clubhouse where you will find the Trail Map and Master File with course information for the 32 courses included in the Adirondack Golf Trail Challenge (ADKGT Challenge).

Similar to other “Challenges” inside the Blue Line like the Adirondack Forty-Sixer® feat of hiking the 46 peaks over 4,000 feet or The Fire Tower Challenge of visiting the 23 Fire Towers spread across the Adirondack Park, the Adirondack Golf Trail Challenge is self-paced and open to everyone.

Unlike other Challenges, you can do this one in a golf cart with your favorite beverage!

We broke the Adirondack Park into four color coded regions (NE, SE, SW, NW) and numbered the courses in clockwise fashion for referencing only (you do not have to complete the courses in order).

If you click on the map image you will be taken to an expanded view of the map file which includes all course names, locations, number of holes, cost, and a brief course history.

This file is printable and we highly recommend using it to plan your outings and track progress towards completion of the Adirondack Golf Trail Challenge.

Adirondack Golf Trail Map

Completing The Challenge

To complete the Adirondack Golf Trail Challenge, golfers must play all 32 golf courses inside the Adirondack Park over their lifetime.

Golf courses on The Trail will have a sticker of the Adirondack Golf Trail logo on the clubhouse window and we strongly encourage golfers to post their visit on social media (Facebook and/or Instagram) tagging the golf course and using the “#wehikefairways” and/or “#adkgolftrail” hashtags to document their journey.

Upon completion of the Adirondack Golf Trail Challenge, golfers become “Medalists” which is a term reserved for champion golfers. Medalists will qualify for the Adirondack Golf Trail Medalist patch, receive invitations to exclusive events and offers for other customized Medalist keepsakes.

You can also download our high resolution full-size Adirondack Golf Trail map which indicates all of the golf courses within the Adirondack region. The full-size map is suitable for printing and framing (17mb file size).

The map area is 30″ wide and 35″ in height. For your convenience, we’ve added a 2″ border around the side to allow you to trim the map for your favorite frame. The total print size is 32″ wide by 37″ high and is 300 dpi for high resolution printing.

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1

Region

NE

Course Information

Saranac Lake GC
1316, NYS Route 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977

Description

Saranac Lake GC is an unassuming 9-hole golf course on Route 86 in Ray Brook with a tremendous history… Built on a former dairy farm in 1920 by Alex Finley & Scott North, Saranac Lake GC was home to New York Golf Hall of Fame member Richard “Hike” Tyrell. Hike grew up in the Adirondacks and was made head professional in 1926 during the same year he won 11 out of 13 tournaments on the Adirondack golf circuit. Hike was a renowned teacher of the game and even hosted eventual 9-time Major champion and World Golf Hall of Fame member Ben Hogan during the summer of 1929 who came to the Adirondacks to train alongside Hike.

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2

Region

NE

Course Information

Whiteface Club & Resort
373 Whiteface Inn Ln
Lake Placid, NY 12946

Description

Originally built as a 9-hole course in 1895 and later redesigned and expanded to 18 holes in 1930 by John VanKleek with advisory support from 11-time Major champion Walter Hagen, the golf course at Whiteface Club is an important part of the rich history of the Whiteface Club & Resort. The demanding 6,490-yard layout tucked between Lake Placid, and the surrounding foothills has hosted numerous state championships and professional events over the years and even been graced by the greatest baseball player of all time… the Bambino himself, New York Yankee Babe Ruth.

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3

Region

NE

Course Information

Lake Placid Club - Mountain Course
88 Morningside Dr
Lake Placid, NY 12946

Description

One of three courses at the Lake Placid Club, the Mountain Course was built by Alex Finley in 1910 and later re-designed in 1931 by world famous golf course architect Alister McKinzie who would later build Augusta National Golf Club, home of The Masters. With arguably some of the best views in the Adirondacks, including the Sentinel Range, High Peaks, Olympic Ski Jumping Complex and Whiteface Mountain, the Mountain Course will hold your attention with blind shots, elevation changes and tree lined holes. When you step up to the 631-yard, par 5 10th hole pretend you are 18-time Major golf champion Jack Nicklaus… it’s his favorite hole on the course.

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4

Region

NE

Course Information

Lake Placid Club - Links Course
88 Morningside Dr
Lake Placid, NY 12946

Description

The Links Course at Lake Placid Club was built by master Scottish golf instructor, club maker Seymour Dunn in 1909 and is laid out in the valley across Route 86 from the Mountain Course. Tee it high and let it fly towards the Sentinel Range off the downhill, par 4 first hole as you ease into this true links style design. Pay particular attention to the par 3s, which were Dunn’s favorites to design and range from 166 to 228 yards in length. Also be on alert for black bears that are known to cross the golf course from time-to-time looking for their next snack…

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5

Region

NE

Course Information

Lake Placid Club - Pristine 9
88 Morningside Dr
Lake Placid, NY 12946

Description

The Pristine 9 is one of the most unique courses on the Adirondack Golf Trail. With 7 par 3s and 2 reachable par 4s, this course is prime territory for friendly wagers with close friends or an easy going round of golf for the whole family. Built in 1910 by Alex Finley, the Pristine 9 is located on the same plot of land as the Mountain Course and offers many of the same views of the Lake Placid area. Lake Placid Club was about a century ahead of the modern-day trend of offering a “short course” nine-hole option for visitors to indulge in an end-of-day nine holes of fun. No need to travel to Bandon Dunes in Oregon, Sand Valley in Wisconsin, create your own “Miracle” ending to an Adirondack day in the same town Team USA won the hockey gold medal in the 1980 Winter Olympics.

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6

Region

NE

Course Information

Craig Wood GC
141 Country Club Ln
Lake Placid, NY 12946

Description

Formerly known as the Lake Placid Golf and Country Club, the Craig Wood Golf Course is named in honor of Lake Placid’s native son who was the winner of The Masters Tournament & US Open in 1941 and another 21 PGA Tour events over his World Golf Hall of Fame career. Built in 1925 by Seymour Dunn, this 6,554-yard 18-hole layout will test every shot in your bag while you marvel at the beautiful surroundings including Whiteface Mountain. Craig developed his strength from splitting wood as a young boy growing up in the Adirondacks and was affectionately known as “The Blond Bomber” who once hit a wind-aided 430-yard drive during the 1933 British Open on the Old Course at St. Andrews. Perhaps you can match Craig’ famous length off the tee on the downhill par 5 ninth hole?

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7

Region

NE

Course Information

Harmony Golf Club & Community
95 North St
Port Kent, NY 12975

Description

Originally known as the Champlain Country Club, Harmony was built in 1912 by Channing Floyd and William Sussdorf on the shores of Lake Champlain just a short distance from the very busy Port Kent ferry dock and the famous Ausable Chasm (“The Grand Canyon of the Adirondacks”). After the financial crisis of the 1930s the course was let go until the 1960s when Richard Harmon took ownership and re-built 9 holes of the layout as Port Kent Golf Club. Kim Marsha and Steve Fuller took ownership and renaming the course in 2007 expanding to the current 14-hole count making Harmony the only 14-hole golf course in the Adirondack Park and perhaps the entire Northeast! The original clubhouse is still on site and one of the best places to have a post round drink with friends and watch the summer sunset over Lake Champlain and the Champlain Valley.

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8

Region

NE

Course Information

Wilsboro Golf Course
140, Point Rd
Willsboro, NY 12996

Description

Wilsboro Golf Course was built in 1914 by Augustus G. Paine and is a classic Adirondack 9-hole course with an aura of simpler times. The course winds its way through the hardwood forest offering challenging tee shots while demanding precise approaches to smaller greens. Though only a 294-yard par 4, the 7th hole, named “Lion’s Couchant,” is one of the tightest tee shots in Essex County if you want a clear shot to the perched green. The Bouquet River empties into Lake Champlain in the town of Wilsboro and has been a central piece to the town’s survival moving various mining materials including highly valued blue limestone which was used in the foundation of the New York State Capital building and the Brooklyn Bridge.

Map #

9

Region

NE

Course Information

Cobble Hill Golf Course
8405 US Route 9
Elizabethtown, NY 12950

Description

Built in 1896, Cobble Hill is one of the oldest courses on the Adirondack Golf Trail and has no doubt stood the test of time. Nestled at the heart of Elizabethtown, the 9-hole par 35 layout routes through enormous White Pines and beautiful surrounding mountains of “Pleasant Valley.” In the late 1890s, Elizabethtown was well on its way to becoming a summer resort community and the Cobble Hill golf links became a centerpiece of summer recreation at the famous Windsor Hotel. Today, Elizabethtown continues the outdoor recreation vibes with the Blueberry Hill Trial system which was developed in the 1990s for winter (snowmobile, cross country ski, snowshoe) and summer (horseback, mountain bike, hiking) activities with incredible views of the Giant Mountain Wilderness Area.

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10

Region

NE

Course Information

Ausable Club
137 Ausable Rd
Keene Valley, NY 12943

Description

Founded in the late 1890s, the Ausable Club is the formal clubhouse of the Adirondack Mountain Reserve which once owned nearly 40,000 acres of surrounding wilderness saving the area from the fate of developers and lumber mills. The only private golf course on the Adirondack Golf Trail, the 9-hole Ausable Club Golf Course was built in 1900 and lays out on the front lawn of the Queen Anne inspired main building tucked between Giant Mountain, Sawtooth, Noonmark and Mount Colvin. The Ausable Club has been a great supporter of the Adirondacks and surrounding communities through the years opening trail access to the some of the most picturesque places inside the Blue Line including the Indian Head vista overlooking Lower and Upper Ausable Lakes. If you happen to be in the area during July 4th, the Ausable Club generously opens to the public for their incredible fireworks celebration where you set up your chair and blanket on the well-kept fairways and hear the fireworks echo off the surrounding mountains.

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11

Region

NE

Course Information

Westport Country Club
47 Country Club Way
Westport, NY 12993

Description

The Westport Country Club was originally built in 1898 as a 6-hole course and later re-designed and expanded in 1928 to 18 holes by Thomas Winton. While the golf course used to have clear views of Lake Champlain and Green Mountains of Vermont, there are still plenty of pleasurable vistas on the property which sits on the rolling terrain of the Champlain Valley. With a sheep in the logo and two pens of sheep, goats and ponies on the course, Westport Country Club pays homage to its past when greenskeeper Thomas Lee’s sheep were used to keep the grass closely cropped. Overall, Westport Country Club is one of the finest courses inside the Blue Line that has stood the test of modern golf technology to provide a memorable (and challenging) golf experience on fairways walked by baseball greats Babe Ruth and “Stan the Man” Musial as well as silent film superstar Harry Carey.

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12

Region

NE

Course Information

High Peaks Golf Course
47 Santanoni Dr
Newcomb, NY 12852

Description

Built in 2005 by Albany based Clough Harbour, High Peaks Golf Course is the newest course on the Adirondack Golf Trail and was brought to life primarily by the vision of one man, Newcomb Town Supervisor and Adirondack legend George Canon. If you imagined a course at the heart of the Adirondack Park, High Peaks in Newcomb would be as close as you can get. Set just below “The Overlook” off Route 28N where you can see the Adirondack High Peaks in profile through a unique art installation, the 9-hole par 33 layout offers incredible views of the Adirondack High Peak region and will have you feeling just about as far away as you can get from the busyness of life. Another must-visit when you are in Newcomb is regarded as one of the grandest and most distinguished Adirondack Great Camps: Santanoni Lodge. Built as a retreat on 12,900 acres in 1892 by businessman Robert C. Pruyn, Santanoni welcomed many guests including the 26th President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt.

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13

Region

NE

Course Information

Moriah Country Club
3122 Broad St
Port Henry, NY 12974

Description

Built in 1900 and one of the oldest courses on the Adirondack Trail, Moriah Country Club offers a great 9 holes of golf on rolling terrain in the foothills of the Adirondacks close to Lake Champlain. Comprised of five par 4s and four par 3s, the par 32 course was originally commissioned by Mrs. Frank W. Witherbee and was a central part of the thriving iron-ore producing Port Henry community. Moriah Country Club is in the town of Port Henry on the Lake Champlain coast which is rumored to be the home to the legendary lake monster “Champ.” A roadside installment commemorating the nearly 300 Champ sightings can be found on Route 9N as you head south towards the Crown Point State Historic Site where you can walk through the ruins of French built Fort Saint-Frédéric and British built Fort Crown Point which were active during the Seven Years’ War (French & Indian War) and the American Revolutionary War.

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14

Region

SE

Course Information

Schroon Lake Municiple Golf Course
36 Club House Dr
Schroon Lake, NY 12870

Description

There have been three iterations of Schroon Lake golf courses over the years including the original 9-hole layout built in the early 1900s on the shores of Schroon Lake by famous Adirondack golf course designer Seymour Dunn. The current 9-hole Schroon Lake Municipal Golf Course is rumored to be a Donald Ross layout built in 1917 and located just west of the Adirondack Northway. Just north of the Schroon Lake area was once home to the Western inspired “Frontier Town Theme Park” which was built in 1952 and was a popular tourist attraction until the 1990s when it went closed its gates for good. In 2018, the state of New York revealed a $32 million masterplan investment to revitalize the area as “The Gateway to the Adirondacks” including new campgrounds, equestrian trails access to the Schroon River and a relocation and expansion of Schroon Lake’s very own Paradox Brewery.

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15

Region

SE

Course Information

Ticonderoga Golf Club
609 New York 9N
Ticonderoga, NY 12883

Description

Ticonderoga Golf Club broke ground in 1926 as a 9-hole course expanding to 18 holes in 1932 under famous Adirondack golf course designer Seymour Dunn. The course sits in the Lord Howe Valley offering picture perfect views of the surrounding mountains and hosted many exhibition matches including one with Masters Champion and World Golf Hall of Fame member Gene Sarazen. Prior to its life as a golf course, the land hosted a skirmish during The French and Indian War in January 1757 known as the “Snowshoe Battle” which is commemorated by a plaque on the current 3rd hole. In 2014, the course began expansive renovations to tee boxes, fairways and green complexes and in 2019 broke ground on a new clubhouse that offers one of the best 19th hole views on the Adirondack Golf Trail. A trip to Ticonderoga, NY must include a stop at Fort Ticonderoga which sits on a bluff overlooking the LaChute River connecting Lake Champlain to Lake George. Originally called Fort Carillon and built by 1755 by French settlers, Fort Ticonderoga changed into British hands in 1759 before being seized by Benedict Arnold, Ethan Allen and The Green Mountain Boys from Vermont serving as the first rebel victory in the Revolutionary War in 1775. Another fun Ticonderoga connection to tallying golf scores is through the well-known Ticonderoga pencil which was started in 1815 when a local entrepreneur filed a patent for the lead pencil after ore was discovered on Lead Mountain.

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16

Region

SE

Course Information

Green Mansion Golf Club
207 Darrowsville Rd
Chestertown, NY 12817

Description

Green Mansions GC was built on rolling terrain in 1930 by architect Mark Cassidy who also designed Cronin’s Golf Resort and Queensbury CC in the Lake George area and includes a unique “Volcano” green on the eighth hole. Green Mansions Resort was a place to relax and enjoy the Adirondacks in an unpretentious manner and this 9-hole par 36 layout gives golfers a chance to participate the same tradition. Green Mansions is located just north of Lake George and served as a summer getaway known for bringing in an impressive lineup of performing artists including dancers, musicians and comedians who often credit Green Mansions as a formative place in their careers. When you step up to the first tee imagine Green Mansions alum and 6-time Emmy Award winner Carol Burnett offering comedic commentary on your first swing of the day!

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17

Region

SE

Course Information

Huletts Landing Golf Course
4100 Margot Lane
Huletts Landing, NY 12841

Description

The only Adirondack Golf Trail course accessible by boat, Hulett’s Landing 9-hole layout is as simple as a lazy summer afternoon on Lake George. Built in 1901, the par 30 course was an integral part of the summer scene on Hulett’s Landing where city goers came to fully unplug in this lakeside summer community. It is suspected that the founder of Hulett’s Landing, David Hulett, was granted the land in lieu of wages for his service in the American Revolutionary War where he fought in many New York battles including the famous Battle of Saratoga.

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18

Region

SE

Course Information

Sagamore Resort Golf Club
341 Federal Hill Rd
Bolton Landing, NY 12814

Description

The Sagamore Resort Golf Club was built in 1928 by world renowned golf course architect Donald Ross and is perhaps the toughest all-around test of golf on the Adirondack Golf Trail. At over 6,800 yards, this par 70 course starts with a downhill tee shot towards a beautiful Lake George vista before winding its way through the hardwood forest on Bolton Landing’s Federal Hill. It is hard to believe this Adirondack golfing gem was almost lost to the forest when the Sagamore Resort and golf club closed in the 1980s and nature began taking back the property. A new owner and a substantial restoration investment in the resort buildings and golf courses landed The Sagamore on the National Register of Historic Places and in the winner circle of many travel magazines best places to stay. The original Donald Ross course drawings for the Sagamore Resort Golf Club were discovered in an archive in Pinehurst, North Carolina and used during the restoration adding even more authenticity to the experience golfers enjoy today.

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19

Region

SE

Course Information

Cronin Golf Resort
538 Golf Course Road
Warrensburg, NY 12885

Description

One of two golf courses on the Adirondack Golf Trail built on the banks of the Hudson River, Cronin’s Golf Resort was constructed over the span of nearly 40 years with an eye towards great Adirondack mountain views. The first nine holes at Cronin’s Golf Resort were built in 1930 by Mark Cassidy and Guy Wilkinson when the course was known as The Queen Village Golf Club while the second nine was built in 1969 by new owner and golf professional Robert Cronin who changed the course to his namesake at the same time. The Cronin family are sure to make you feel at home during your visit and even offer onsite lodging if you are looking for a relaxing weekend getaway with family or a group of friends.

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20

Region

SE

Course Information

Top of The World Golf Resort
441 Lockhart Mountain Rd
Lake George, New York, 12845

Description

Perched onto of French Mountain on the Southern end of Lake George, Top of the World Golf Resort has one of the most iconic Adirondack Golf Trail picture moments on the downhill 10th hole, a 195-yard, par 3 looking straight up the “Queen of American Lakes” and surrounding mountains. Designed and built in 1926 by Charles Tuttle, Top of the World offers 18 holes across open meadows, cut through the hardwood forests, and down the sides of mountains that will leave you humbled and inspired. The second shot on the 90-degree dogleg left 14th hole is severely downhill will have you holding your breath in anticipation as your ball floats back down to earth and the severely downhill par 5. Top of the World is just down the road from Fort William Henry and downtown Lake George where you can find many post round 19th holes or even enjoy a post-round drink on an old fashion steamboat sightseeing cruise across the crystal-clear waters of Lake George.

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21

Region

SE

Course Information

Queensbury Country Club
907 NY-149
Lake George, NY 12845

Description

The Queensbury Country Club is an 18-hole par 70 layout designed and built in 1954 by Mark Cassidy and Glen Shattuck that sits between two Adirondack mountain ranges just south of Dunham Bay Marsh wetlands. The Queensbury Patent was granted by King George III of England in 1762 and named in honor of wife Princess Charlotte of Macklenburgh Strelitz. Given its strategic location between Albany and Montreal, Queensbury played a critical role in both the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War causing settlers to be displaced as the tides of war ebbed and flowed. Thinking back on those volatile times will make that final putt of the day for a win against your playing partners a little less nerve wracking.

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22

Region

SE

Course Information

Bend of the River GC
5 Park Ave
Hadley, NY 12835

Description

Built in 1926 by Steve Carhart just south of where the Sacandaga River and Hudson River connect, Bend of the River Golf Club is a 9-hole course offering seven par 4s, two par 3s and one par 5. Don’t let a more relaxed atmosphere lull you to sleep during the round or you may find yourself rinsing your tee shot on the downhill par 3 fourth hole or battling the row of orderly pines separating the seventh and eighth holes like dutiful Adirondack soldiers. The town of Hadley, NY is also home to the Hadley Mountain Fire Tower which is one of twenty-five fire towers in the Adirondack Fire Tower Challenge. After a 1.8-mile hike (slightly longer than walking Bend of the River Golf Club), hikers are treated to views of Sacandaga Lake, the Adirondack foothills to the south and the Adirondack High Peaks to the north. If water hazards are more your scene, there are a number of Sacandaga and Hudson river rafting companies just down the road from Bend of the River on your way back to the Lake George area.

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23

Region

SW

Course Information

Sacandaga GC
126 Pine Ave
Northville, NY 12134

Description

Golf course closed
The 9-hole Sacandaga Golf Club was built in 1898 as an addition to a well-established summer cottage community in Great Sacandaga Lake which drew large summer crowds via the railroad. Originally built as a 4-hole course then expanded two years later to 9 holes, the Sacandaga Golf Club has been a central point of the community since inception through its many owners. In 2018 the course was purchased by Augustin Insernia who not only revitalized the golf course and clubhouse, but also brought in Northville native Scott Fraiser as head golf pro who has significant teaching experience for golfers of all ages. While bringing many famous entertainers including W.C. Fields and Houdini to Sacandaga may have been a short-term boost to the community in the late 1890s, Sacandaga Golf Club now seeks to play the long game with its focus on being a family friendly and community driven focal point of Sacandaga Lake.

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24

Region

SW

Course Information

Nick Stoner Municiple Golf Course
1803 NY-10
Caroga Lake, NY 12032

Description

Nick Stoner Memorial Golf Course was built in 1925 and is the Southernmost golf course on the Adirondack Golf Trail. The 18-hole, par 70 layout offers golfers of all abilities a chance to score on the shorter, more open holes but will also challenge your game on holes that carve through the Adirondack forests and rolling foothills. Shortly after being built the course was dedicated to Nick Stoner who lived most his life in the area serving in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary war and with the American Forces during the war of 1812. When Nick was not off serving his country, he spent time exploring the Southern Adirondacks and was known locally as one of the greatest hunter/trapper frontiersmen in the Adirondacks. There is an impressive statue installation of Nick Stoner at the golf course which should inspire you to take some risk in your round, perhaps going for the green with your tee shot on the short par 4 sixteenth.

Map #

25

Region

SW

Course Information

Lake Pleasant GC
2537 NY-8
Lake Pleasant, NY 12108

Description

Lake Pleasant Golf Club was established in 1923 just off Route 8 between Lake Pleasant and Sacandaga Lake as a part of the Hotel Morley Complex and known as the Hamilton County Adirondack Club at Lake Pleasant. The first tee shot of this 9-hole, par 35 layout is most appealing hitting down into the course towards the West Canada Lake Wilderness area and Sacandaga Lake. Sharing similar ties to the current Schroon Lake Golf Course, the Lake Pleasant Golf Club is recognized by the Donald Ross Society as being designed by renowned golf architect Donald Ross in 1922. Lake Pleasant Golf Club is just down the road from Speculator, NY which is known as the “All Season Vacationland” offering a tremendous snowmobile sledding scene in the winter when it’s time to hang up your golf spikes.

Map #

26

Region

SW

Course Information

Cedar River GC
6689 NY-30
Indian Lake, NY 12842

Description

This golf course closed
Wrapped around the banks of the Cedar River, the 9-hole Cedar River Golf Course was built in 1939 for guests of the Cedar River House. The golf course and hotel were sold in 1947 to Dewey Brown who was to golf as Jackie Robinson was to baseball breaking through the color barrier as the first African American PGA Professional. In addition to being a great player of the game, Dewey was a clubmaker making clubs for President Warren G. Harding and later believed to be the first African American member of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America. Cedar River was Dewey’s “true love” according to his grandson who would work at the club in the summer months during Dewey’s 25 years as owner and operator. Cedar River Golf Course is located on the way out of Indian Lake towards Blue Mountain Lake which is home of the must-visit Adirondack Experience Museum on Blue Mountain Lake while you are in the area.

Map #

27

Region

SW

Course Information

Inlet GC
1608 300 NY-28
Inlet, NY 13360

Description

Inlet Golf Club is located just south of Sixth Lake in the Fulton Chain of Lakes and offers 18 challenging holes of golf in one of the most picturesque areas of the Adirondack Park. Built in 1926 by one of Donald Ross’ associates, Inlet Golf Club is a unique par 70 with no par 5s on the front nine. Unlike many courses on the Adirondack Golf Trail who rely on mother nature’s rainfall to keep things green, Inlet Golf Club has an irrigation system that keeps the course in top shape all season long. The Inlet area is also well known for white-tail deer and black bears who are known to frequent the course on their way to their next scavenged snack. If you prefer a canoe to a golf cart, be sure to investigate the “90 Miler” canoe race, also known as the Adirondack Canoe Classic, which starts just down the road in Old Forge making its way through the Fulton Chain of Lakes, Raquette Lake, Blue Mountain Lake, Long Lake and Upper/Lower Saranac Lake before ending in Lake Flower in downtown Saranac Lake three days later.

Map #

28

Region

SW

Course Information

Thendara GC
151 5th St
Thendara, NY 13472

Description

The front 9 holes at Thendara Golf Club were designed and built in 1920 by famous golf course architect Donald Ross while the back 9 holes were finished in 1958 by Russell Bailey bringing the par 72 layout to nearly 6,500 yards in length. The green complexes on the front nine are vintage Donald Ross with many raised, back-to-front slopped putting surfaces with interesting contours that will test your imagination as you navigate 5 foot and 30-foot putts alike. The back nine is cut through the forest along the Moose River and demands an accurate tee ball if you want to post your best score. Beginning in 1961, Thendara Golf Club hosted many professional golf exhibitions to entertain the summer crowds drawing a staggering list of World Golf Hall of Fame players including Sam Snead, Arnold Palmer, Chi Rodriguez, Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino, Gary Player and Lee Elder. Thendara Golf Club is in Old Forge, NY which is known as “Adirondack Base Camp” and home to Enchanted Forest Water Safari which was built in 1956 and remains the largest water park in New York state.

Map #

29

Region

SW

Course Information

Brantingham GC
8046 Brantingham Rd
Greig, NY 13345

Description

Brantingham Golf Club started as a 9-hole course built in 1910 by Leon Graves and expanded to 18-holes over 50 years later when ownership changed hands to Fred Rhone. The course offers golfers many risk-reward opportunities including on your first shot of the day on the reachable 235-yard par 4 first where the same teeing ground was used long ago for boxing matches on late summer evenings. The front nine has more room for error than the newer back nine which is carved through the hardwood forest featuring dramatic doglegs that are very scorable with accurate tee shots. Like many towns in the Adirondack Park, Brantingham has a multi-generational feel with many old friends coming back year after year with their growing families to relax in the nostalgia of simpler times while making new memories bound to last for years to come.

Map #

30

Region

NW

Course Information

Clifton Fine Municiple GC
4173 NY-3
Star Lake, NY 13690

Description

Located in Star Lake, the 9-hole Clifton-Fine Municipal Golf Course was built in 1919 by John M. Sayles, owner of the Star Lake Inn, and was later known as the John M. Sayles Memorial Golf Course after his passing. In 1976, the course was co-purchased by the Town of Clifton and the Town of Fine to be operated for the benefit of the citizens of the two towns. Star Lake is known as a place where families go to unwind and despite a course that can be challenging at times with rolling contour and fairways flanked by tall Adirondack forest, you will likely feel that same vibe in this less traveled golf course on the Adirondack Golf Trail.

Map #

31

Region

NW

Course Information

Tupper Lake CC
141 Country Club Rd
Tupper Lake, NY 12986

Description

Built in 1932 by famous golf course architect Donald Ross, Tupper Lake Country Club shares a mountainside with the former Big Tupper Ski Area and offers glimpses of Big Tupper Lake throughout the round. The Tupper Lake Country Club hosts the annual Tupper Lake Open, which has been running for over 70 years and won by well-known professionals such as Lee Elder who was the first Black player to qualify and play in The Masters Golf Tournament. The first nine holes at Tupper Lake Country Club mainly run across the mountain offering many sidehill lies as you weave through the Adirondack forest. The second nine plays down and back up the mountain demanding precise yardages as you play up and downhill shots to well protected greens. In addition to offering one of the most challenging courses on the Adirondack Golf Trail, Tupper Lake is known to have some of the darkest skies in the Northeast which are perfect for stargazing from the Adirondack Sky Center just north of the golf course.

Map #

32

Region

NW

Course Information

Saranac Inn Golf & CC
125 County Rte 46
Saranac Lake, NY 12983

Description

The Saranac Inn located on Upper Saranac Lake was known as one of the oldest and affluent resorts in the Adirondack Park hosting many luminaries including United States Presidents Grover Cleveland and Chester Arthur. Built by well-known Adirondack golf professional and architect Seymour Dunn, the current course was finished in 1910 and is known as Dunn’s “masterpiece” in course design as compared to his other 300 course designs around the world. To cater to its clientele, the Saranac Inn Golf & Country Club has always kept the course in immaculate condition leveraging before-their-time irrigation techniques that had guest remarking the “velvet” nature of both tee boxes and putting surfaces. In 1923, Seymour Dunn and Tom Hutchinson took on 11-time Major champion Walter Hagen and Joe Kirkwood in an exhibition match at Saranac Inn where Mr. Hagen set the then course record of 70. If you are feeling the heat after a summer round at Saranac Inn, take a short 12-minute drive towards Harrietstown where you will find the infamous Donnelley’s Soft Ice Cream Stand consistently rated #1 in the Adirondacks by readers of Adirondack Life magazine.

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Participation in the Adirondack Golf Trail is easy, and we offer a free ADK Golf Trail Tracker tool when you sign up to our email list. Chances are you have already played a few golf courses in the Adirondacks and we’re here to help you finish out your scorecard to become a “Medalist” on the Adirondack Golf Trail.

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A walking bridge on an Adirondack golf course

The ADK Golf Trail Tracker will help you cross off the courses you have played and help you focus in on what regions of the park need your attention. If you see a pocket of courses you haven’t played we strongly suggest filling out a foursome with friends or family and making a weekend out of the excursion. Some Adirondack golf courses offer onsite lodging like Cronin’s Golf Resort, or are in towns with many hotel or rental options such as Lake Placid, Lake George and Old Forge.

We’re confident that your visit to the Adirondack Golf Trail will leave you with more memories than the tee shot on the last hole that sailed dead straight into a perfect Adirondack summer sky.

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