Leatherstocking Golf Course
|Green M: 71.0/133||340||392||210||513||396||362||404||375||186||3178||384||560||137||342||285||467||366||182||515||3238||6416|
|White M: 69.4/130 W: 75.4/135||334||356||192||466||375||346||387||369||171||2996||354||533||130||339||249||449||346||167||493||3060||6056|
|Red M: 65.1/120 W: 70.6/123||290||294||178||400||323||314||308||330||135||2572||329||439||108||288||230||402||248||125||437||2606||5178|
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No. 18 Photo submitted by JasonDeeganGA on 10/30/2019
Johnny Bench plaque Photo submitted by JasonDeeganGA on 10/30/2019
6th tee overlooking the 18th Photo submitted by Pizazz84 on 10/16/2017
11th overlooking the lake Photo submitted by Pizazz84 on 10/16/2017
16th Photo submitted by Pizazz84 on 10/16/2017
18th looking at the fairway Photo submitted by Pizazz84 on 10/16/2017
A must Play
this was my first time playing Leatherstocking, and people I know had talked it up pretty big, so my expectations were pretty high. and the course met or exceeded all my expectations. We played on a very cold and Windy Fall day, but the course was picturesque and very fun to play. I will go back for sure.
A course worthy of a golf hall of fame
I came for the baseball hall of fame and came away just as impressed with Leatherstocking, a classic as quirky and interesting as it gets.
With the exception of the short par-5 14th (462 yards), the 6,400-yard course seems to play longer and tougher. Greens like 2, 7 and 9 erupt skyward, playing all uphill. All four of the fairways across the road are like riding a ski ramp, up or down or tilted.
The brutal 17th (all carry over water from 182 yards) and the island tee box on no. 18 in the middle of the lake end the round in style. After golf, dine on the patio of the elegant hotel. Such a great experience from start to finish.
Fun course to play. There are a few spots that you are not sure where to aim the first time you play. The 18th is an "island" tee box, so water is an issue.
A must play course
The first 8 holes are what I call the "valley section". A few hole with elevation changes but pretty straight forward. The next 4 are the "mountain section". Major elevation changes and side hill lies. Many great views from the mountain side section. I believe the 12th drops down farther than it is long. I love that par 3. Then you come down off the mountain and do three holes in the valley again. Then the fun part. The 16th through the 18th are what I call the "water section". Great water holes especially the 18th where you tee off from an island tee box out in the lake. A very challenging par 5 where you hit onto the fairway from the side so you have to know how far you can hit to clear the water but not too far to hit through the fairway. I'm from the Albany, NY area and this course is about an hour ride for me but it's my favorite course in upstate NY. Must play it at least once. I play it every year at least once.
Awesome pics. Going to share on Golf Advisor's Instagram. Do you have a handle?
I am a member I love it so much and the PGA pro is super Nice
Great lakeside golf
Great scenic course. Number 2 has a nice elevated green, but the holes start to get good on number six. When on the sixth tee you can see lake Otsego and the 18th fairway which from the back tees looks like where you have to hit, but you actually have to hit over the trees slightly to the right. The whole back nine is very good. 14-18 are made for scoring; although good driving is needed.
Well worth the stop when visiting the baseball hall of fame
If you are making a visit to Cooperstown for the baseball hall of fame and enjoy golf, this course is well worth playing. Not the hardest course, which makes it good for all levels of golfers, but not a pushover either. Playing it for the first time, there are a couple holes that are hard to visualize where to hit your tee ball. Proper reading of the greens can be challenging.