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Turning Stone Resort & Casino

5218 Patrick Rd,

Verona, New York 13478

  • Office

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

    +1 (315) 361 8518
  • Golf pro

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

    The Golf Academy at Turning Stone

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland, wetland and open countryside.

  • Designer:

    Robert Trent Jones II (lead designer Ty Butler).

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7105
6183
5293
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
75.5
70.9
71.7

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.

Location

Latitude:

43.110837

Longitude:

-75.585165

How to get there:

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

Turning Stone Resort (Kaluhyat Golf Club)

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

Est. 2003

Turning Stone Resort (Kaluhyat Golf Club): Taking its name from the Oneida word for "the other side of the sky," the Kaluhyat course at Turning Stone Resort is regarded by many as the toughest of the resort's three championship layouts. "As tough as Bethpage Black" and "a real golfer's course" some would argue. What is clear, is that the Kaluhyat's out-and-back routing takes you on a wonderful golfing journey, away from the resort centre and into pristine woodland and open countryside settings.

Pronounced something akin to "ga-loo-ya," rather than "ka-loo-yatt," Robert Trent Jones Jr's stylishly crafted layout, combines elements of links golf with open parkland and woodland holes. The course's outward nine is often flanked (but never too closely) by the returning inward holes. All are contained in a wonderfully natural setting, where housing and busy roads play no part. At times, some of the fairways will feel tighter than you'd like and the landing areas a bit too well protected by woodland, wetland or long fescue grasses - and occasionally by all three.

From time to time the gently rolling terrain throws up a more elevated tee box, which gives a picturesque view onto the surrounding countryside, as at the tight par-4 2nd. The par-3 5th is one of a fine collection of par-3s. Like the 15th it demands a carry over a wetland area with no prizes for hitting too short.

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

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Visitors

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, peak rate in high season (mid-May thru' Sept): outside visitor $150; resort guest $120. Golf cart included.

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

Other information

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

Practice facilities

Excellent (including an indoor Sportsplex Dome for indoor practice)

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 Kaluhyat Golf Club is an Audubon International Certified Signature Sanctuary course.

Published ranking

2019/20 Golf Digest rating: 98th best public course in the USA.

Where2Stay

  • 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:

      No

  • 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)

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      No

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