At 307 acres, Apple Mountain has enough to space to entertain regardless of the season. In the winter, when the resort gets 52 inches of snow on average, the whooshing sounds of skiing fill the 12 slopes, which have snow-making capabilities, lights for night skiing, a ski lodge, and oversight from the National Ski Patrol and PSIA-certified instructors. When the weather warms up because all the cold air has been breathed up by everyone, the pinging sounds of golf clubs take over the 18-hole golf course, which was designed by John Sanford.
The golf course at Vassar Golf and Country Club welcomes golfers of every stripe for jaunts over its pristine fairways. The par 72 layout extends 6,400 yards from the back tees?a reasonable length for beginners, slower-swinging players, and veteran golfers alike. After groups sink their final putts of the day, they can carry the winner off the green and into the club's grill for drinks and sandwiches.
Oak and maple trees nod their shaggy heads in the breeze over The Emerald Golf Course. The gentle pop of clubs against golf balls floats from four sets of tees, set among easy hillocks crisscrossed by a stream. Past tufts of wildflowers, carts hum along, carrying players to a driving range or a pro shop brimming with clubs and golf apparel like RoboCop’s bag when he’s going on vacation. The clubhouse spills the aromas of burgers crowned with guacamole, tapenade, and sautéed jalapeños.
####Course at a Glance * 18-hole, par-72 course * Length of 6,619 yards from the back tees * Four sets of tees
The 18-hole layout of Briar Ridge Golf Course incorporates six large lakes along a serpentine path that's at times becomes surrounded by dense woods and open fields. While many of the fairways are slender, there's typically plenty of open space where tee shots can settle without getting wet or luring golfers into a psychedelic rabbit hole. During rounds, golfers confront green-side bunkers and large, undulant greens, not to mention those water hazards that can spell trouble throughout the course.
Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 72 course * Total length of 6,695 yards from the back tees * Course rating of 72.1 from the back tees * Course slope of 125 from the back tees * Four sets of tees per hole * View the scorecard
The PGA-certified instructors at Boyne Golf Academy use advanced technological tools such as radar and form-analysis software to improve the strokes of students of all levels. Pupils receive one-on-one attention during the hands-on practice session, which focuses on identifying the strengths and weaknesses of each golfer’s swing mechanics. The V1 Pro swing-analysis software provides club kids with visual feedback on their slicing or hooking tendencies, and the Sam PuttLab employs ultrasound to determine the gender of each golfer’s putter. As the ball's postswing sojourn commences, the Doppler-based TrackMan radar system relays a 3-D real-time view and provides data on the dimpled orb’s trajectory. Although this Groupon is only valid for lessons, King Par Superstore is jam-packed with golf equipment and apparel and performs professional club fittings to ensure that wrists and 9-irons get along instead of attacking each other with golf clubs.
Loch Lomond Golf Course, one of the finest public golf courses in Genesee County, is a beautiful Par 34 course enhanced by lush fairways, trees and bunkers. A GAM rated course which some consider to have the best driving range in the area with all grass tees, target signs and a practice chipping and green areas.