Golf in Oneonta

Up to $106 Golf Lessons at Hales Mills Country Club

Jonathan Hines at Hales Mills Country Club

Johnstown

$65 $32

Instructor Jonathan Hines teaches fundamental swing mechanics using video analysis

Up to 45% Off at Whispering Pines Golf Course

Whispering Pines Golf Course

Rotterdam

$64 $36

Most golfers can play this 18-hole, par 55 executive course in under 2.5 hours; all-grass driving range

Up to 50% Off Virtual Golf at OptiGolf Syracuse

OptiGolf Syracuse

Lakefront

$36 $19

Simulators recreate the conditions of over 100 championship golf courses at this indoor facility complete with a full bar

Up to 50% Off at The Ridge Golf Club

The Ridge Golf Club

The Ridge Golf Club

$64 $32

Sculpted into a thick forest, 9-hole course creates tie lies and tricky landing spots for golfers to contend with

Up to 41% Off at Pioneer Hills Golf Course

Pioneer Hills Golf Course

Milton

$64 $39

Pairs tackle par 70, 18-hole course that spans 5,371 yards of Saratoga County's lush landscape

Up to 52% Off Golf-Simulator Play at Bay Meadows Golf Club

Bay Meadows Golf Club

Queensbury

$68 $34

Up to four players can hone their game in a high-end golf simulator

50% Off Footgolf at Stone Meadows Golf Course

Stone Meadows Golf Course

Buck

$30 $15

Soccer and golf come together in footgolf, a hybrid sport played by kicking a soccer ball into oversized holes throughout the golf course

Up to 50% Off at The Back Nine Indoor Golf

The Back Nine Indoor Golf

Cortlandt

$70 $45

Golf simulator replicates more than 40 world-famous courses; up to 16 people can play XBOX during party

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The subject of a recent, aggressive overhaul to improve course conditioning, Hales Mills Country Club challenges golfers with a 6,100, par-71 layout. The course shares the green landscape with an all-grass driving range, where golfers can warm up their swing or test out the efficacy of their new camouflage golf bag. After rounds, golfers can unwind at the on-site restaurant, which serves dinner specials and classic pub fare.

146 Steele Rd
Johnstown,
NY
US

154 Golf Club Rd
Canajoharie,
NY
US

Helmed by lifelong Cortland residents Stephen and Patricia Jordan, Shipwreck Golf Amusement Center regales fun-seeking guests of all abilities with three engaging attractions. The 18-hole, indoor black light mini-golf course takes putt-putters on a pilgrimage through a 450-foot labyrinth of smooth faux-greens framed by phosphorescent murals depicting underwater ruins and neon incarnations of each golfer’s embarrassing yearbook photos. Playful music is complemented by emerald corridors that snake through a pirate-themed pastiche of misting waterfalls, wooden ships, and lush palm trees. The scampering feet of kids age 2–10 can bounce, bound, and barrel roll across the cushy floor of the bounce houses that populate Shipwreck’s play area, which also includes a dress-up area, two play houses, and a play office where kids can jubilantly file tax forms.

759 State Route 13
Cortland,
NY
US

Framed by the distant peaks of the Helderberg Mountains, Western Turnpike Golf Course's 27-hole layout blankets 250 acres of scenic terrain stitched by pine trees. Though the three nines connect to form three distinct 18-hole courses, the presence of multiple ponds, streams, and small, well-fortified greens act as a unifying feature across the entire grassy labyrinth. The horticultural haven is also peppered by a relatively sparse population of 37 sand bunkers, their scarcity due to the abundance of water hazards and previous issues with disoriented sunbathers. With three courses offering various levels of difficulty and four tee options on each course, Western Turnpike presents a sound golf challenge for bona fide aces, mid-handicappers, and those trying to play with a croquet mallet.

2354 Western Ave.
Schenectady,
NY
US

Carved through stands of towering trees, Whispering Pines Golf Club's 18-hole, par 55 executive course challenges par-hunting form across 2,315 yards. Each hole ends at undulating greens that make any two-putt a tricky proposition. Most golfers can complete their round in 2 hours and 20 minutes, freeing up time to practice at the club's all-grass driving range or spoon their golf bag in the soft bed of the practice bunker.

2200 Helderberg Ave.
Schenectady,
NY
US

Floodlights replace the sun during nightfall at Four Seasons Golf and Ski Center, keeping the miniature golf courses and batting cages aglow for nighttime visitors. During the summer, guests can wind through miniature fairways that incorporate small-scale replicas of The Statue of Liberty, Niagara Falls, and the world's smallest caddies. During the winter, Four Seasons’ slopes welcome copious amounts of snow to facilitate skiing, snowboarding, and snowtubing. The newly renovated facility also hosts a game room and specialty ice cream shop.

8012 E Genesee St
Fayetteville,
NY
US