Leatherstocking Golf Course

REGION: Cooperstown
Leatherstocking Golf Course
Leatherstocking Golf Course
Leatherstocking Golf Course

Designed in 1909 by Devereux Emmet, it is considered by many to be one of the East’s most scenic and challenging resort golf courses. It received the second-highest overall rating for public courses in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, according to Zagat Golf Course Survey. It has been awarded 4 1/2 stars by Golf Digest and was voted 55th Best Golf Resort in the US by readers of Condé Nast Traveler Magazine.

The natural contour of the course sweeps along the western shore of Lake Otsego. The mid holes climb to elevated fairways and tees that provide unforgettable views of the lake and the adjoining grounds of Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers’ Museum. The 18th hole may be the most exciting on the course – a 505-yard, par 5 with an island tee box on Lake Otsego. The hole doglegs to the left around the lake, and the green is located in front of The Otesaga’s veranda.

This is a Hall of Fame course located in America’s most perfect village.

Area Lodging:

60 Lake St, Cooperstown, NY 13326


Men: 72 Women: 72


6,416 yards / 6,056 yards / 5,178 yards


70.8 / 135