Turning Stone Resort & Casino (Atunyote Golf Club)

Route 31,

Verona, New York 13478

  • Office

    +1 (877) 748 4653 (toll free)
  • Pro shop

    +1 (315) 361 8006
  • Golf pro

    Eric Lorenzetti (PGA, Head Teaching Professional); Marty Nowicki (PGA, Teaching Professional).

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Mainly open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland and open countryside.

  • Designer:

    Tom Fazio

SSS or slope

At the same location:

Turning Stone is home to three 18-hole par-72 golf courses. The Shenendoah course (7129 yds from back tees) and Kaluhyat course (7105 yds) share the same clubhouse alongside the resort. The Atunyote course (7315 yds) is located 3 mi from the main resort. Also at the resort is the player-friendly, 9-hole, par-36 Pleasant Knolls course (3338 yds from back tees) and the 9-hole par-27 Sandstone Hollow course comprising a collection of Rick Smith designed par-3 holes.






How to get there:

3.5 mi NE of Oneida / 33 mi E of Syracuse.

From Turning Stone Resort & Casino: turn right out of main resort entrance onto Hwy 365. After 1.5 mi turn right onto Hwy 31 East. After 2.7 mi turn right into Atunyote GC (opposite "Sew What" upholstery).

Turning Stone Resort (Atunyote Golf Club)

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.

Est. 2004

Turning Stone Resort (Atunyote Golf Club): Taking its name from the Oneida word for eagle, the Atunyote course at Turning Stone Resort soars above most other golf courses in the northeast of the United States. Here, just three miles from the main resort, you will find a fabulous Tom Fazio layout, which ranks alongside America's best.

Pronounced something along the lines of "a-doon-yo," rather than "a-tun-yott," this is a big dimension, championship layout that has regularly tested the top players of the PGA Tour. A mix of open parkland and more tree-lined holes, is characterised by rolling, tumbling fairways that lead to large, undulating greens. Along the fairways and around the expansive putting surfaces, large tongued bunkers lie in wait, while several holes are also defended by small lakes, streams, waterfalls and wetland areas.

The Atunyote layout is graced by a wonderful variety of top-quality golf holes, as well as picturesque views onto softly rolling, partly wooded hills. Roads and housing are happily nowhere to be seen. There's plenty of space from the tee for big-hitters, while the formidable array of sand and water defences is complemented by the large, undulating and at times mesmerising greens.

The Atunyote lays down a fabulous and scenic test for the recreational golfer, but its "talons" can also be readily sharpened for top-level tournament play. Inland golf courses don't get too much better than this.

Stay&Play: nearby accommodation is available in the resort's hotel, lodge and tower (3 miles northeast) (see Where2Stay section below).

List of courses: USA - Northeast


Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends during golf season (April thru' Nov, weather dependent).

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes (all season): outside visitor $225; resort guest $200. Golf cart included.

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

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted at all times. Caddies available if requested in advance.

Practice facilities


Did you know?

The pronunciation of the course names at Turning Stone comes from the language of the Oneida native American people, who were one of the founding nations of the Iroquois League of central and upstate New York. Oneida means "people of the standing/upright stone." Atunyote (Oneida for eagle) is said something along the lines of "A-doon-yo," while Kaluhyat ("the other side of the sky") is pronounced "Ga-loo-ya." Shenendoah, sometimes spelt Shenandoah, is an Iroquoian word for "deer" and is said phonetically.

Turning Stone's Atunyote Golf Club is an Audubon International Certified Signature Sanctuary course. It was also host venue to the PGA Tour's Turning Stone Championship (formerly BC Open). For more details see Top Golf Tournaments at Turning Stone Golf Club, Atunyote course.

Published ranking

Atunyote course:
New York: 33rd best course in New York state (Golf Digest, 2023/24).
USA: 94th best public course in the USA (Golf Digest, 2023).


  • Turning Stone Resort & Casino

    5218 Patrick Rd, Verona, NY 13478

    +1 (315) 361 7711

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    In addition to a wonderful range of accommodation that cater for all tastes and budgets, the impressive Turning Stone Resort offers championship golf on three highly-rated courses, an indoor golf practice centre, superb dining, full-service gaming, rejuvenating spas and headline entertainment. The five award-winning accommodation choices include the ultimate in luxury at The Lodge, comfort with a view at The Tower, classic lodging at The Hotel, modest comfort at The Inn, or recreational fun at The Villages RV Park.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Turning Stone (Kaluhyat & Shenendoah courses)

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Turning Stone (Atunyote course - 3 mi)

    • Golf within 20 miles:


  • The Lodge at Turning StoneAAA 4-Diamond

    5218 Patrick Rd, Verona, NY 13478

    +1 (315) 361 7711

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    The Lodge at Turning Stone Resort is an elegant all-suite hotel, a tranquil hideaway that offers the kind of privacy that complements the Resort's recreational pleasures. The Lodge boasts 95 luxuriously appointed guest rooms, a Presidential suite, Wildflowers - the Lodge dining room, fitness center with indoor pool and interior access to The Spa at Turning Stone, the casino, bingo hall, showroom, event center, Lava danceclub, seven full-service restaurants and a food court.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Turning Stone (Kaluhyat & Shenendoah courses)

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Turning Stone (Atunyote course - 3 mi)

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