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Rochester, NY – Award-winning Golf Destination

Rochester, NY – Award-winning Golf Destination

Ranked as the #10 Best Golf City in the U.S. and #1 for Golf Affordability by Golf Magazine, Rochester’s ideal location in the Finger Lakes region of central New York is one of the most rewarding areas to golf, visit and stay in the Northeast – as evidenced by the more than 62 resort, semi-private and public courses scattered throughout the region.
The area is the perfect three-season destination with outstanding play options in spring, summer and most particularly autumn, when the courses come alive with stunning fall shades of orange, yellow and red. A trip to Rochester will satisfy every skill level thanks to the variety of courses visitors can choose from, and for fun off the course, Rochester makes a great home-base and gateway to the Finger Lakes Region’s eleven crystal blue lakes, 120+ wineries, dozens of breweries, farm-to-table restaurants and outdoor adventure (waterfalls, hiking and biking galore).
Historic Golf Courses
Overall, golf courses in Rochester are a part of a long and storied history dating back to the earliest days of golf in the United States – including several golf courses designed by legendary architect Donald Ross during the first half of the 20th century. Perhaps the most famous Ross-designed private club in Rochester is Oak Hill Country Club, which has famously hosted virtually every major golf championship since 1949, and will now be the site of the 2023 PGA National Championships taking place in May 2023.
Rochester Golf Trail
Golf fanatics can get a head start on planning a trip to the destination and take a tour of Rochester’s renowned gold course trails, including Ravenhood Golf Club, The Links at Greystone, Blue Heron Hills and more, by customizing their own package with through the Rochester Golf Trail program, in partnership with the New York Golf Trail. Beyond the customized package program, travelers can also book a stay at the idyllic Woodcliff Hotel & Spa in Fairport, New York, which boasts an on-site USGA-rated 9-hole golf course, a full-service restaurant, pool complex and luxury spa where visitors can unwind after a long day on the links.

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