Leatherstocking Golf Course

The Otesaga Resort Hotel, 60 Lake St,

Cooperstown, New York 13326

  • Office

    +1 (800) 348 6222 (toll free)
  • Pro shop

    +1 (607) 544 2546
  • Fax

    +1 (607) 547 9675
  • Golf pro

    Dan W. Spooner (Director of Golf)

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Lakeside (Lake Otsego), woodland and historic buildings.

  • Designer:

    Original design by Devereux Emmet (1909); upgrade and renovation by Bob Cupp (1998).

SSS or slope






How to get there:

o.5 mi NW of Cooperstown / 72 mi W of Albany / 93 mi SE of Syracuse.

The Otesaga's Leatherstocking Golf Course

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 1909

The Otesaga's Leatherstocking Golf Course is a championship layout that ranks with some of the best in New York state. This tree-lined and open parkland course provides a wonderful test for your all-round game, with many attractive, skilfully crafted and challenging holes to enjoy. A must play if you are in the area. At this Stay & Play facility, you can rise from your bed in the morning and head straight for the first tee.

List of courses: USA - Northeast


Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes: $99.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted (except on weekends before 2pm). Golf carts available to rent.

Practice facilities

Good (but located o.6 mi from clubhouse).

Did you know?

Leatherstocking is an Audubon International Certified Cooperative Sanctuary course.

Published ranking

New York: 50th best course in New York state (Golf Digest, 2023/24).


  • The Otesaga Resort HotelAAA 4-Diamond

    60 Lake St, Cooperstown, NY 13326

    +1 (800) 348 6222

    Visit website

    This Grand Dame of hotels in historic Cooperstown features championship golf on the excellent Leatherstocking course, an outdoor pool or lake swimming and easy access to the main attractions of Cooperstown. A member of the prestigious Historic Hotels of America, the hotel blends perfectly with the village, which is a culturally rich repository of Americana. Here you will find the country’s past traced and preserved by its hometown cultural institutions, which include the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Fenimore Art Museum and Farmers’ Museum.

    • Golf at this hotel:


    • Golf within 5 miles:


    • Golf within 20 miles:


Find a course



The Masters: The 88th Masters Tournament at Augusta National sees LIV golfer Jon Rahm defend his title against the world’s best. Pressing hard will be world No.1 and 2022 champion Scottie Scheffler and world No.2 Rory McIlroy (April 11-14).

Chevron Championship: the women’s major championship season gets underway for the second year at its new Carlton Woods home outside Houston, Texas. World No.2 Lilia Vu defends (April 18-21).

Who's Who

Nelly Korda: records a perfect start to 2024 with five wins out of her last five starts on the LPGA Tour. Winning the Chevron Championship also brought the second major championship win of her career.

Scottie Scheffler: narrowly missed out on matching Nelly Korda's five wins in five starts, when he placed second at the Houston Open. Either side of that, he won The Arnold Palmer, The Players, and then The Masters and The Heritage.

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.

Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.

Prince's Golf Club, Kent (UK)

Here at Prince’s Golf Club you'll find 27 excellent holes of links golf. Just over the fence and sharing similar terrain is Royal St George’s; but Prince’s is far from overshadowed by its venerable neighbour. The three nine-hole loops at Prince's, laid out over gently undulating terrain, are sure to bring a smile of satisfaction to all lovers of links golf.

Stay&Play at Prince's: excellent onsite Lodge accommodation available

Popular videos

You can subscribe to the Where2Golf channel on YT if you like to see more video content. You'll find a "Subscribe" button on any of our YouTube videos. Or if you want a quick and direct access subscribe here. Once done, any new published videos will show up in your Subscriptions feed.

Hamburger GC - Falkenstein, Germany

WINSTONgolf - Links course

Littlestone Golf Club (Kent, UK)