Reservoir Creek at Naples is a hidden gem of a course, nestled in the Bristol Hills just south of Canandaigua Lake. The layout is innovative, with multiple holes boasting elevated tees, dramatic approach shots and creative shot making. The course is always in impeccable condition and the personal service is second to none. Reservoir Creek includes several vistas and plateaus, with some of the most memorable holes you’ll ever play. Be sure to bring your camera as well as your “A game” for this Finger Lakes treasure.
Bristol Harbour Resort
Bristol Harbour sits on Canandaigua Lake, in the heart of Finger Lakes‘ wine country. This championship layout, designed by Robert Trent Jones, has hosted a number of State Amateur Championships. It has been recognized by Golf Digest and The American Golfers Guide as one of the top public facilities in the state. The course record belongs to Jack Nicklaus.
The front nine offers stunning views of the lake and plays links style. The back nine is tighter, and traverses through woods. The spectacular beauty of Canandaigua Lake and the Bristol Mountains serve as your backdrop on several holes.
The signature hole is #14, a par four with an incredible drop in elevation from the fairway to the green, which is set in a gorge of the Bristol Hills.
Mendon Golf Club
Located just five minutes from the NY State Thruway, Mendon Golf Club is the only private club in the Finger Lakes on the New York Golf Trail. The 6,600 yard, par 71 course encompasses 150 impeccably groomed acres in the rolling hills of Mendon, with breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. It features a creek, two lakes, and a wooded back nine. The club has hosted two U.S. Open qualifiers and one U.S. Amateur qualifier in the last three years but four sets of tees accommodate players of all abilities. A driving range, two practice greens and a practice bunker will prepare you for a round on this wonderfully-maintained course.
This land on which Mill Creek Golf Club sits is on, off of and around the highest point in Monroe County with views of the Rochester skyline and the rolling hills of the Finger Lakes. Rochester’s newest 18 hole championship course integrates the spirit of the unique glacial drumlin that bisects 320 acres of forested rolling hills, windswept fescues, rock creeks and waterfalls.
The renowned golf course design team of Raymond Hearn and Paul Albanese have created this unique course by blending the natural aesthetics of the land with the risk/reward factors of a well-crafted challenge. The intent is to deliver the most memorable experience to golfers of all skill levels.
Five sets of tees accommodate the novice and challenge the expert by adjusting the angle and length of the course from less than 5,000 to over 7,000 yards based on the player’s ability. Each player has a similar experience from tee to green, meshing mature trees and lush, bent grass fairways, greens and bunkers.
The Links at Greystone
The Links at Greystone is a true New York gem. Rated four and a half stars by Golf Digest, this Scottish-style track has several memorable and stylistic features. Dramatic elevation changes, scenic vistas, native grasses and fescue, an elegant clubhouse overlooking a double green, and well-manicured fairways are just a few of Greystone’s many highlights. The course, which opened in 1996, is a regular “Reader’s Favorite” in annual Golf Rochester Guide surveys.
The signature 18th hole is a real show-stopper. A downhill fairway runs into a giant pond, so you’ll need to lay up with your drive before hitting your approach shot over the water and onto the double green that sits below the hillside clubhouse. Finish your round with a beer in Shoney’s Pub, another Greystone salute to the Scots.
Ravenwood Golf Club
Ravenwood Golf Club is one of the Rochester region’s premiere championship courses. When opened in 2003, it was named America’s “5th Best New Public Upscale Course” by Golf Digest.
Architect Robin Nelson is renowned for his lush Hawaiian layouts, but added this New York gem to his many masterpieces in 2002. The course has a gently undulating terrain, and holes that flow seamlessly from one to the next. Standout holes include the beautifully bunkered par-5 18th and the par 3’s on the back nine strategically guarded by water.
Ravenwood has hosted the 2003 and 2009 New York State Golf Championships, as well as the 2004 U.S. Open Qualifier.