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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Resort
Style Parkland
Par 72
Length 7315 yards
Slope 143
Rating 75.8

Turning Stone’s marquee eighteen is a Tom Fazio-designed championship course with a country club aura. Fazio pushed prodigious amounts of earth around, planted 1,000 young trees, carved out numerous water hazards, and added ornamental details. The inspiration for Atunyote, which hosted a PGA Tour event from 2006 to 2010 (winners included Matt Kuchar and Dustin Johnson), was Augusta National. The two-mile club driveway helps build anticipation and set the tone for Atunyote’s immaculate grounds and picturesque routing that overlooks the Mohawk Valley. The practice facilities and clubhouse are as elegant as the golf course.

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Course Details

Year Built 2004
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season April 9 - October 31
Architect Tom Fazio (2004) Beau Welling (2004)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs 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 Appropriate golf attire.

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5.0
25 Reviews (25)
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5.0
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Perfect weather
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Atunyote far exceeds 5 stars

Returning to Turning Stone does not disappoint. Golf at Turning Stone is not a round of golf but a golf experience. Our groups first round was at the Tom Fazio masterpiece, Atunyote. We played on September 16 2019, the weather was an extraordinary late summer day hovering around 70 degrees. The company was old friends and the course was beyond exceptional. These culmination of events, combined with the complete dedication of Turning Stone Golf to an amazing experience, made this one of the greatest, if not the greatest golf day of my 40 years of golf.

Our foursome was split among three tees, Blue (6998 Yards 74.4/140), White (6561 Yards 71.7/134) and Gold (6069 Yards 69.5/127). The fairways were pristine and the greens rolled pure. Green speed was 10.5 and required a keen eye to read the subtle breaks. The breathtaking natural beauty of this course is recognized as it sits in a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary.

In 2019 Atunyote was once again on the Golf Digest top 100 courses the public can play. The Golf Digest award is just one of over twenty-five awards Atunyote has received since 2012. I have played many courses on Golf Digests list over the years. I have yet to find anything that exceeds Turning Stone dedication to the customers. From the moment you pass through the gate at Atunyote to the moment you leave the Fazio gem you are surrounded by excellence.

Make sure you arrive early the practice area is immaculate. The short game area is the best I have enjoyed since the last time I played Turning Stone. After the round take advantage of the clubhouse dining room and enjoy the view off the porch with a great meal, or your favorite drink. The only issue is Golf Adviser limits reviews to 5 stars, Turning Stone Atunyote clearly surpasses that scale.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Turning Stone

This golf course was more challenging then the others at Turning Stone.. so beautiful with excellent course conditions. The greens were running fast that day!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

As good as any

I've played a number of great golf courses. This one is up there. I look forward to going back

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0

Eye candy of a course

Considered the jewel of the 3 courses at Turning Stone, this course delivers a great golf experience. Course is beautiful and in pristine shape. Playable and fun. Pro shop staff are friendly and helpful. Finish your round and take in the spectacular view on 19th hole on balcony of club house!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Visually stunning from start to finish

From the time you see the clubhouse you have a thought that this may be a special place. Turning Stone uses this course for tournaments and VIP’s so it has less play. Staff and food was good but food was a little slow. I included a pic of the beverage cart and you will understand why. This course and property is visually appealing. Flowers everywhere, a couple of waterfalls, and green grass everywhere. Very fair course, rough was pretty penalizing, bunkers could use some sand. No matter your handicap you would enjoy this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

From the front gate to the 19th hole Atunyote will not disappoint!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Used cart

Atunyote

Beautiful course in great condition. Very enjoyable to play with relatively open fairways. Bunker placement and undulating greens create a fun challenge. Looking forward to playing here again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

A Gem!

Beautiful Fazio design. Plenty of room to hit the ball but some great green complexes and terrific bunkering. Conditions were like a private club. I will definitely return.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Golf Channel
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Just as good as the last time. The flowers and the views are second to none. Not a blade of grass out of place. This course, and Turning Stone as a whole, are a bucket list destination. Plenty of water, especially on the back nine. The greens were rolling at 10.5 so make sure you leave yourself on the proper side of the hole.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Trip Highlight

The entrance to Atunoyte has one of the most spectacular gates you will see. The long and winding road gives you a preview of what the golf course will offer. Doug met us at the bag drop and proved to be an invaluable asset with guidance on where to go to change, check in, and get to the practice facility. Although we failed that since we didn't listen well.
As the host of a Tour event they have all the facilities although the locker room only has two showers. While not the best Fazio course I have played this one is well thought out and offers plenty of challenge depending on the tees you select.
The conditioning was excellent. We were virtually alone on. the course. New carts have GPS systems. Great mix of par threes, plenty of water and bunkers to avoid. After the round we showered and changed and enjoyed a tasty lunch before heading home. A great end to our trip.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Golf Channel
First Time Playing

What an absolute treat

I don’t even know where to begin. This course was absolutely fantastic. From the dew swept tee boxes to the rolling fairways, Atunyote was in fantastic shape. The breakfast at the clubhouse was second to none. Highly recommend the home fires!

The greens were flawless. The bunkers were so nice to hit out of. I got plenty of practice as I frequented them often.

This course is certainly a tale of two nines as the back nine seemingly has water on every hole.

The practice facility has everything you could ever want to fine tune your game.

I HIGHLY recommend checking out this course if you are ever in the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Unreal

I've played courses up and down the east coast..... This, for the $, is by far the nicest track I've been to.... Staff is unbelievably awesome! 7 people there for the day..... What a course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Best public golf course and experience in upstate NY

Whenever I really want to treat myself, my golf partner and I will drive 90 minutes and spend a day here at Atunyote.
Closest thing to being a member at an exclusive country club, it is well worth the money.
For starters, the minute those huge gates open to let you enter, you know this is a special place.
The grounds are spectacular....no real estate development, no traffic noise and flowers everywhere.
Clubhouse is incredible....built for when the PGA tournament was held here.
Practice facility is beyond exceptional. And they do not mind you spending lots of time even after the round.
Golf course is a 10. It's a Tom Fazio design. Conditions can't be better as they spend lots to maintain it and limit the number of rounds played daily.
Love the layout....not super demanding off the tees but challenging approaches needed. Greens smooth as can be imagined.
Staff are friendly, professional and accommodating.
The sister courses of Shenandoah and Kaluyut are very good but not in the same league/price.
I'm not a casino guy, but I love Turning Stone for golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 25 Contributor
New York Advisor
First Time Playing

Probably the closest thing to golfing in heaven

What else can I say? Everything from the front gate, to the 18th hole is picturesque and beautiful. Course conditions were immaculate and staff was as friendly as can be. This 7700 yard track can be set up to play as tough as anything out there but the fairways are moderately wide for all golfers to enjoy. The beautiful club house, practice facility, and course passes many private country clubs in every way. Due to the hefty price tag, this track gets very little play. With the beautiful scenery on every hole, it almost feels surreal because you feel like you have the place to yourself. Even though we were practically the only ones on the course, our round took over 5 1/2 hours due to taking pictures and taking in the beauty of the course. With the top notch facility available to anyone playing, the staff makes you feel like you are a member at a country club. Definitely a bucket list course for any golfer.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

A tour-like experience in every way

I played in this during the final round of a Golf Channel Am Tour major just a couple of weeks after the PGA Professional Championship, and it was flawless. That was conditioning, of course, but this Fazio layout is pretty much perfect. There's plenty of room to drive the ball, a great variety of holes and some pretty good views. From the clubhouse you can see the majority of the course, which is beautiful parkland layout.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Fair weather
Used cart

Can't Go Wrong

This is one of the most challenging public courses in New York State. Always extremely well maintained and a pleasure to play. This course requires much more accuracy compared to the sister course Shenandoah. Shenandoah is also beautiful, but is a resort course and is much more forgiving. Beautiful facility.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Epic

Amazing course!! Conditions were absolutely perfect for this late in the season. Had to wait 45 mins due to a frost delay but that's expected during this time of the year. Staff was extremely friendly and courteous. In the process of setting up a day to play one more round there before the season is over. Over A++++++ experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Hot Deal on a Hot Course!

With a normal rate if $125 , getting this deal for $40 was a steal!! High class golf with a staff to match . Would highly recommend to anybody.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

PGA quality

This was one of the most enjoyable rounds of golf I have played. The course was magnificent and the staff was very friendly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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