Aug 22, 2018

Shenendoah Golf Club At Turning Stone - Golf Course Review

The first golf course Gus and I got to play was Shenendoah Golf Club on the Friday of our arrival at Turning Stone Resort. Designed by Rick Smith, Shenendoah just recently reopened after an almost year-long redesign that resulted in seven new holes. Gus and I were excited.

Shenendoah offers 18 holes of PGA-level golf in a spectacular natural setting. The course was built and is maintained to comply with stringent Audubon International standards for environmental protection and preservation. Designer Rick Smith used the natural landscape to create wooded parkland holes, open pastures that capture the links feel, and beautifully simple low country-style holes. Designed, constructed and maintained to TOUR standards at more than 7,000 yards, the course offers conditions normally reserved for TOUR professionals. In 2006, Turning Stone Resort’s Shenendoah Golf Club was host of the PGA National Club Professional Championship.

Gus wasn't a big fan of the some of the long carries over the fescue at Shenendoah including #4 the long Par 5 -  Fox Den

The course was in immaculate condition tee to greens. You can tell the maintenance staff takes pride in this special golf course located just east of Syracuse.

Smiles all around at Shenendoah Golf Club

The staff was very helpful at the bag drop and answering any and all questions Gus and I had.

Gus loved the fact some fairways like the one at  #8 - Deer Crossing were big and wide.

Gus and I thought the par 3s at Shenendoah were just awesome even though challenging they were all a blast to play including the #14 - Snapping Turtles Passage (Above)  and #12 - Pond View (Below)

Wildlife abounds at Shenendoah Golf Course. Gus and I had the privilege of seeing a white tailed deer on #17 aptly named Whitetail Deer. 

Gus trying to sneak up on white-tailed deer. 

 Sun sets on our round

If you're in the area of Turning Stone Resort Shenendoah is one of the 3 Championship courses you should play. About 2 1/2 hours from the Ottawa area you won't be disappointed. The course was in great shape and the staff were amazing from the cart girl to the restaurant staff. Gus and I played from the red tees which was perfect for a Father/Son Duel. Prices will vary and will be less if your a guest at the resort which I highly recommend. 

I'm glad I finally got to play 3 of the golf courses at Turning Stone, especially with my son. I can finally cross them off the bucket list. 

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