Stretched out along the western banks of Silver Lake, a gauntlet of bent-grass fairways leads players along a path that presents challenging play and picturesque views of the water. Though play never wanders close enough to Silver Lake proper to render it a hazard, multiple ponds enter play on several holes. The course adds additional challenges with undulating terrain, tall evergreens that line the fairways, and strategically placed sand traps that double as tanning beaches for displaced tourists.
Adjacent to the course, golfers can find respite at The Club restaurant, which offers a menu of classic American dishes to be enjoyed in a dining room with views of Silver Lake.
Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 70 course * Total length of 6,012 yards from the back tees * Course rating of 69 from the back tees * Course slope of 119 from the back tees
In 1930, golf enthusiast and LeRoy resident Donald Woodward, the youngest son of Jell-O magnate Orator Woodward, was determined to bring his dream of a hometown golf course to fruition. He lamented the fact that his fellow townsmen had to settle for miniature golf because regular golf was unaffordable. After turning his personal airport into a driving range, Donald continued spreading his golf seedlings by building LeRoy Country Club, a nine-hole track sprawled across 30 acres.
The first fairways opened in 1931, and after five years of success and the tireless efforts of a 25-man crew, the grounds expanded to the 18-hole course golfers experience today. Golfers must contend with the landscape's rolling terrain and frequent water hazards, then can head straight to the course grill after rounds instead of waiting in the ghost-filled breadlines lingering from a bygone era.
Course at a Glance:
18-hole, par 72 course
Total length of 6,579 yards from the back tees
Course rating of 71.2 from the back tees
Course slope of 122 from the back tees
Three sets of tees per hole
Tom's Pro Bike caters to the needs of competitive cyclists and casual enthusiasts alike, providing the services as well as the equipment that get people back onto the road, mountain trails, or ominous haunted hallways. The shop's mechanics are comfortable fixing a wide variety of bicycles, which allows them to perform everything from basic tune-ups to more extensive repairs and installations. In addition to the thousands of pieces of apparel and accessories?including helmets, pumps, lights, and tires?lining its walls and shelves, the shop also stocks hundreds of bikes at any given time. However, Tom's Pro Bike specializes in custom fittings, which help patrons obtain a personally tailored bicycle that can complement everything from their body measurements to their riding style. Owner Tom Lonzi has been performing these fittings since 1988; and he fully understands how a customized bike can improve comfort and performance while also providing a safer ride.