Otesaga Resort Hotel

The Otesaga Resort Hotel, a member of the prestigious Historic Hotels of America and a National Register for Historic Places by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, offers an award-winning golf course called the NY Leatherstocking Golf Course.

COOPERSTOWN, New York – Golf rounds have been making a comeback the past several weeks, but there’s always room for more.

With that in mind, The Otesaga Resort Hotel, a historic lakeside property located here in south central New York state, has announced a limited-time special golf package available at its award-winning Leatherstocking Golf Course. The course sweeps along the western edge of Lake Otsego in this quintessentially American town of Cooperstown – home to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

Guests who book the resort’s new Golf Special will receive accommodations, daily breakfast, one round of golf per night of stay, complimentary parking and Wi-Fi, and waived resort fees. The summer rates for this entire package start at $415 per room, per night, while the fall rates start at $365 per room, per night (rates are based on double occupancy). Single rates are available. This special does not include taxes and gratuities and excludes holidays.

Designed in 1909 by prolific golf course architect Devereux Emmet, the par-72 Leatherstocking Golf Course is considered one of the East’s more challenging resort golf courses and offers panoramic vistas from nearly every hole. The course is open daily from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and play guidelines have been updated in accordance with the New York state provisions.

The Otesega Hotel Resort is located on the southern shore of Lake Otsego, about an eight-minute walk to the Village of Cooperstown, including the National Baseball Hall of Fame and the Fenimore Art Museum.

The course received a comprehensive upgrade between the years of 1998 to 2000 by the late golf course architect Bob Cupp.

The 132-room Otesaga re-opened this past June 15 with a collection of improved safety and hygiene protocols in place. Currently, the resort has resumed modified operations of its restaurants, all in accordance with guidance from federal, state and local health authorities.

Although the resort’s pool, spa and recreational activities are currently closed, there’s plenty to see and do here along the shores of Otsego Lake. In addition to the Baseball Hall of Fame, there’s Cooperstown’s Main Street, The Farmers’ Museum, which recreates what life was like on a farm in the early 19th century and Fenimore Art Museum that houses a rich collection of artwork including American folk art, Hudson River School paintings, and one of the nation’s best selections of Native American art.



Steve “Spike” Pike is a lifelong journalist whose career includes covering Major League Baseball, the NFL and college basketball. For the past 26 years, Spike has been one of the more respected voices in the golf and travel industries, working for such publications as Golfweek, Golf World and Golf Digest for The New York Times Magazine Group. In 1998, Spike helped launch the PGA.com web site for the PGA of America. As a freelance travel and golf writer, Spike’s travels have taken him around the world. He has played golf from Pebble Beach to St. Andrews, walked the Great Wall of China, climbed an active volcano in the Canary Islands, been on safari in South Africa and dived with sharks off Guadalupe, Baja California. He lives in Delray Beach, Fla, and can be reached at spikee41@hotmail.com.

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