Atunyote Golf Club at Turning Stone

4.9477176471 4.9 stars from 5 (13)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7315 yards
  • Slope: 143
  • Rating: 75.8
  • Layout

  • 4774 State Route 31, Vernon, New York 13476, Oneida County
  • (877) 748-4653, (315) 361-8536
  • (315) 361-7853
  • www.turningstone.com

Year built: 2004
Architect(s): Tom Fazio (2004)
Type: Public/Resort
Style: Parkland
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bent Grass
Golf Season: April 9 - October 31

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7315 yards 75.8 143
Blue 72 6998 yards 74.4 140
White 72 6561 yards 71.7 134
Gold 72 6069 yards 69.5 127
Gold (W) 72 6069 yards 75.5 132
Red (W) 72 5120 yards 69.8 120

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.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 5.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 5.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 13 Reviews
5 stars:
12
4 stars:
0
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

12 out of 13 reviews


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"Unreal"


Jeffrey8423917's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Best public golf course and experience in upstate NY"


Torodeleste's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Probably the closest thing to golfing in heaven"


Luckyshank's avatar
Top 10 Contributor
New York Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/04/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A tour-like experience in every way"


MikeBaileyGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Can't Go Wrong"


u502921221's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/18/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Epic"


Kyle4734978's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/09/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Hot Deal on a Hot Course!"


u000007724498's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/25/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"PGA quality"


Kaidemike1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Shenandoah @Turning Stone Casino"


ld483's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/12/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

You better play these courses out here at Turning Stone Resort and Casino. The best anywhere. Greens run probably about 13 on the stimpmeter. The layouts are fantastic and tough, but manageable with provided beautiful yardage booklets. You will not be disappointed.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course for good golfers"


Mitchell3663373's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/11/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a very good course with lots of challenging holes. Multiple tees allow you to adjust to suit your game. It is not forgiving as many areas have high grasses just a few yards off the fairway. Also a number of blind tee shots. The course is in excellent condition for a resort course. The course is ranked in the top 100 public courses you can play .


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Love the sand ( bunker)"


Andy1849355's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course ! I'll be back for more golf if the price is right:)))


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Overpriced"


Jimmcguin's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2014
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Good weather

Reviewed on

Way over priced. Zero service. The day I played there were 5 cars in the parking lot and I had to walk off the course because of slow play. There was no care as to my golf experience that day. I have played and stayed at Pebble, Whistling and Bandon so I have an experience with what service should be at +$200 a round. Course was in excellent condition and greens were impeccable. It was overall a very disappointing day due the non caring staff.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Best kept secret"


Schoolsec's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

This course was a wonderful for a ladies golf weekend. It satisfied our experienced golfers and our new and weaker golfers.


I recommend this course



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