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2.4
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3.7
Friendliness
3.1
Pace
2.9
Amenities
1.8
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Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7404 yards
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
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Course Details

Year Built 2006
Fairways Grass

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Collered shirt

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2.2
31 Reviews (31)
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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Perfect weather
Used cart

Pace of play was slower than any course I played this year Over 5 hours Greens in great condition Tee boxes and fairways were poor !!!

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/09/2019

Hi, thank you for taking the time to review the course. We take single star feedback very serious at our course. You are welcome to comment further or reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Buffalo Tournament Club.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course needs work

Cart paths need work. Fairways need work. Holes in #3 fairway have been there for years. Rarely see anyone working on the course other cutting the grass. The greens are OK. I took a lesson from Ben a couple months ago,Good guy,Big help. The sand traps are not good.The pace is OK. The starters are good.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/18/2019

Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the condition of the cart path. Your feedback is important to us, and we are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements. We will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing Buffalo Tournament Club. We hope to see you again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Changes needed

I have NEVER played a course that has NO fairway approach areas to the greens. You can NOT run a ball on to the greens. Pin locations need to be changed weekly on your OK greens. Tee Boxes need to be changed daily.and broken tees picked up.Layout is fine and Club House looks nice. Try a promo to get the driving range used.... to nice to just set there. Giant flaws in fairways need to be repaired .

Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/10/2019

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Buffalo Tournament Club. We hope to see you again in the future.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Great potential but poor conditions this year.

I have played this course many times over the last 10 years and the conditions this year are the worst yet. I know management is trying to get the clubhouse project done, but that seems to be taking forever, and the course is suffering.
I played twice on weekends this summer and the halfway house was not open either time.
I love the layout of the course and will give it
Another chance again next year.
For the current conditions it's over priced.
I gave an overall rating of fair because I know the potential, and believe that management is trying.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 09/23/2019

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Buffalo Tournament Club. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Clubhouse is King

There is no doubt that all of your greens fee is being used to build the new clubhouse. The course is the worst that it has been with no sign of maintenance. Not worth the money or the aggravation. Fill your course up by charging $20 and maybe use some of the money for the course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Decent Course

Decent layout with large greens in pretty good shape. Fairways are improving, although still need some further work. Clubhouse appears to be nearing completion,which will be a big improvement. Carts are generally dirty, which is another area of improvement.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Greens full of ball marks

Just about all the greens have multiple ball marks that people don’t fix. Weekend players don’t care. Only 6 ball washers on entire course and usually out of water or have minimal dirty water. Sand traps have multiple large rocks in them and usually hard. No fluffy sand which is great because your ball usually rolls right through it. Gravel cart paths need to be filled because it’s like pot hole city which we are used to here in Buffalo. Fairways have bent grass which is harmed to hit off of especially in the spring when it hasn’t started growing yet. Rough in places it’s so thick it’s easy to loose your ball. Must go back and forth looking slowing play. Not cut low enough to speed up play. Not worth what they charge.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 08/14/2019

Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. Your feedback about the course is important to us. We are working to get everything up to par. We have projects ongoingand the current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements before your next game. We are glad to see you rated the rest of your visit to be great during your game. We will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing Buffalo Tournament Club. We hope to see you again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

course overview.. good and bad

I think the layout of BTC is very good. Conditions are iffy at times. tee boxes and greens need more attention and fairways are bare in spots. The rough is fairly good.
Compared to other courses in the area they overcharge by about $5.00 / round.
Amenities are poor. No drinking water on the course except for the snack shop which isn't always open. Ball washers are not on every hole and are sometimes empty.
Lots of potential but a long way to go to meet the price they charge.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/12/2019

Hello, thank you for reviewing the course course conditions. Your feedback about the price of our course is important to us as well. We always want to make sure we are offering golfers a competitive price for their round. It is our goal to give visitors the best chance to get out and play more. Thank you for playing Buffalo Tournament Club. We hope to see you again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Terrible Experience from Clubhouse to 18th Hole

Terrible experience on 8/4/19. Slow, bad conditions.

Read below if you'd like, but in summary: there are MUCH better options in the area, don't waste your time or money at this place.

Response from Owner:

AJ, I have researched your pace of play from yesterday and I see that you teed off yesterday at 3:54pm and finished the front 9 at 6:03pm. This shows that you played the front 9 in 2 hours and 9 minutes, which is faster than our pace of play policy. This puts you on pace to finish 18 holes in 4 hours and 18 minutes, again faster than the usual pace of play of 4 and a half hours. We also had a small outing on the course before you yesterday which obviously did not slow down your pace of play. In regards to the conditions we have been constantly working to improve the conditions of the golf course by watering our greens and fairways to make sure we are providing our customers with the best experience possible.

My Response:

Thank you for your response.

Our actual tee time was 3:27, finished just after 8PM. Front nine was excruciating, waited for two groups ahead to tee off on 4, 7 & 8. Back nine pace was better, but we still waited on 80-90% of shots.

Conditions...drove on #11 to center fairway into what was essentially a waste area of dead grass and dirt. Conversely, drive on 14 in fairway ended up in a mud puddle. Found that each fairway had good spots and bad. Tee boxes looked like they hadn't been rotated in a week, and greens were littered with ball marks old and new. 12 foot putt on #8 was not makable given conditions, and this was fairly consistent hole-to-hole.

I honestly love the layout of your course, and I think if managed better it could be an area jewel right up against other area public courses (Ivy Ridge & Harvest Hill come to mind). Unfortunately, given what we went through yesterday, it will be a long time before I come back and try it again.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

You Asked...

Below is an exchange regarding my round on 8/4/19. As bad as the 5 hour round was, the interaction with totally apathetic management is worse. Their GPS measurements are inaccurate, and don't take into account the half hour wait to tee off.

Summary - there are far better courses in WNY, don't waste your time at this one.

Me: Terrible experience on 8/4/19. Slow, bad conditions.

Mgr: AJ, I have researched your pace of play from yesterday and I see that you teed off yesterday at 3:54pm and finished the front 9 at 6:03pm. This shows that you played the front 9 in 2 hours and 9 minutes, which is faster than our pace of play policy. This puts you on pace to finish 18 holes in 4 hours and 18 minutes, again faster than the usual pace of play of 4 and a half hours. We also had a small outing on the course before you yesterday which obviously did not slow down your pace of play. In regards to the conditions we have been constantly working to improve the conditions of the golf course by watering our greens and fairways to make sure we are providing our customers with the best experience possible.

Me: Thank you for your response.

Our actual tee time was 3:27, finished just after 8PM. Front nine was excruciating, waited for two groups ahead to tee off on 4, 7 & 8. Back nine pace was better, but we still waited on 80-90% of shots.

Conditions...drove on #11 to center fairway into what was essentially a waste area of dead grass and dirt. Conversely, drive on 14 in fairway ended up in a mud puddle. Found that each fairway had good spots and bad. Tee boxes looked like they hadn't been rotated in a week, and greens were littered with ball marks old and new. 12 foot putt on #8 was not makable given conditions, and this was fairly consistent hole-to-hole.

I honestly love the layout of your course, and I think if managed better it could be an area jewel right up against other area public courses (Ivy Ridge & Harvest Hill come to mind). Unfortunately, given what we went through yesterday, it will be a long time before I come back and try it again.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

diviots

Many divots not repaired and not sand on carts to help do that. Not many ball washers and tee box's could use help.
The staff was terrific.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/14/2019

Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Great layout and good greens, everything else average at best

BTC has a great layout and very good greens, but everything else is lacking. Fairways need a lot of work and sometimes difficult to tell the fairway from the rough. The sand traps have always been in poor shape and need more sand and less stones. Pace of play is usually very slow however likely due to more “beginners” playing here. It’s a shame they’ve been trying to build a clubhouse for two years. Their limited funds would have been better off going into improving the course to make it more playable and up to similar standards as Ivy Ridge, Arrowhead, Diamond Hawk, Glen Oaks and Harvest Hill to name a few. Also understaffed and unprepared to host tournaments. Not unusual to run out of food and start things late. Focus on the course and.customer service and it will help to drive revenue to complete the clubhouse.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
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Commented on 08/19/2019

Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. Thanks you for the kind words on the layout and green conditions. Your feedback about the course is important to us. We have projects ongoing to and the current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing Buffalo Tournament Club. We hope to see you again soon.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Needs lots of TLC

I love the layout.
Fairways cut too short.
Cart paths are terrible at best
Gravel traps are terrible, if you can’t maintain them with sand remove them.
Grass way to long around apron of greens. Whoever heard of rough around a green?
Club house will be a huge upgrade if it ever gets completed.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 08/15/2019

Hi, thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. Your feedback about the course is important to us. We are working to get everything up to par. We have projects ongoing and the current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements before your next game. We are glad to see you rated the rest of your visit to be great during your game. We will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing Buffalo Tournament Club. We hope to see you again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Alright at best

This used to be what I would consider my "home course". However, this year course doesn't seem to be taken care of as in years past. Fairways with large divots and tee boxes in rough shape. The price is $10+ above where it should be for this course. $51 for this or $55 for Harvest hill...100% harvest hill no doubt as it is WAY nicer. Twilight rates should start at 5 instead of 6 (nobody books tee times between 5 & 6, after work, because they wait till 6 for the twilight rate, but then the course is way to crowded at 6 so you are lucky to get 9 holes in before sundown. Disappointed to say the least.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/30/2019

Buffalo Tournament Club does a great job showing they care about our comments since they just copy and paste their response on every review. Poor customer service stays right in line with a poor course!

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Commented on 08/15/2019

Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. Your feedback about the course is important to us. We are working to get everything up to par. We have projects ongoing and the current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing Buffalo Tournament Club. We hope to see you again soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Aug 2019

Course layout is excellent. Found it to be in good shape. Golf pro is friendly and hopeful

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

pitiful

course is in terrible shape !!! never have seen a course with the entire green surrounded by rough,no aprons.USGA says a course should be playable by all levels of players...not here. the people in the pro shop treat you like a total incon vienence. we usually take 16 to 20 people and we will never go back

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/14/2019

Hi, thank you for taking the time to review the course. We take single star feedback very serious at our course. You are welcome to comment further or reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Buffalo Tournament Club.

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Decent layout, horrible upkeep

When this place was opened, I was genuinely excited to have a new premier public course in the area. At first they were saying the upkeep problems were because the course just needed to “grow in” or something along these lines. I went this past July and the whole course is one big weed. I’ve never seen so many weeds on an established golf course in my life. In the fairway, in the rough, even on the fringe. The bugs are also eating this course alive as well as it’s patrons. The greens do roll decently well. The layout has its challenges and it’s probably the best thing about the place. The clubhouse has taken well over 3 years to build supposedly and they’ve run their operations out of a shack or trailer basically since it was opened. The overall upkeep of the place is disastrous and just disappointing. Such potential gone to waste that I can’t even get friends to go their anymore when everywhere else is booked. They’d rather just not play, and that says a lot.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

my review of course as of July

the layout is good conditions in spots a little dry or brittle ;great greens !

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

worse courde in western NY. even Deleware park is in better shape

will never patronize this course again. conditions are poor and the staff are the most ignorant people i kave ever delt with. save your money

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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