Turning Stone Casino & Golf Resort

Turning Stone Casino Resort, nestled in the heart of Central New York, spans 3,400 acres including luxurious hotel, full-service spa, gourmet and casual dining options, celebrity entertainment, five diverse golf courses, nightclub, and a world-class casino.

The annual Golfers’ Choice: Best Courses in New York list features the top 25 courses in the state and is compiled by course ratings and reviews submitted by the GolfPass community throughout the year.

NBC Sports’ GolfPass community-rated each of Turning Stone’s three championship-level courses among the Top 8 in New York State, with golfers’ reviews praising pristine conditions, courteous staff, as well as the resort’s breadth of world-class amenities.

Kaluhyat (the other side of the sky) ranked #1 in New York State: “The course is intimidating to look at but is often receptive to most incoming shots. It’s visually pleasing while remaining difficult yet playable. Conditions are always great.”

Shenandoah, ranked #6 in New York State: “Love this course and the Turning Stone treatment. Turning Stone golf is definitely the crown jewel of Upstate NY golfing. You cannot be in this area and not try one of these courses.”

Atunyote (Eagle) ranked #8 in New York State: “This course is everything you want in a golf course, perfectly manicured, aesthetically beautiful, fun layout, and good pace of play.”

These latest accolades come following the 2021 golf season’s new record for the number of guests traveling to Upstate New York to experience its world-class golf courses. The premier destination resort saw a nearly 50% increase in golfers visiting this year, with 45% more golfers booking overnight visits and traveling from 41 different states last year.

This latest recognition from NBC Sports’ GolfPass follows an historic year of awards for Turning Stone by the most prestigious and trusted names in hospitality, gaming and golf. Upstate New York’s most awarded resort was named by Golf Digest as one of the Best Golf Resorts in the Americas with its Editors’ Choice Awards; Northeast Golf Magazine awarded Turning Stone with three of its Best in Golf Awards, including Best Travel Resorts & Destinations, recognized by Forbes Travel Guide with four esteemed Forbes Four-Star Awards, voted #1 Best Overall Gaming Resort in New York, #1 Best Overall Dining and the #1 Beset Golf Course all by Casino Player Magazine, , and earned accolades from AAA with three Four Diamond Awards. Additionally, Conde Nast Johansens honored Turning Stone with its elite Award of Excellence, Turning Stone was ranked as one of USA Today’s Best 10 Casino Hotels and Golf Advisor named all three of Turning Stone’s 18-hole courses as the Top 3 Courses in New York.



Dave is a longtime golf writer, who was the managing editor at a regional monthly golf magazine for 11 years before becoming editor and feature writer at eSouthernGOLF six years ago. He also contributes stories to Golf Coast Magazine, GolfTrips, GoGolfandTravel, Traveling Golfer Canada, Ohio Golf Journal and the IAGTO. Additionally, he’s a staff writer for Georgia Golf Trail. Dave’s insight and unique perspective allows him to create interesting articles. He can be reached at davedaubert@aol.com.

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