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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Resort
Style Parkland
Par 72
Length 7013 yards
Slope 140
Rating 74.2

Shenendoah, Turning Stone’s original eighteen, has been rejuvenated after a 2016 rerouting and renovation project that saw the creation of seven new holes. The course is named after one of the great chiefs in the history of the Oneida tribe. Designer Rick Smith came back to do the recent work on this playing field that alternates between wide-open spaces, wetlands areas, and parkland areas sheltered by woodlands. Shenendoah, which hosted the 2006 PGA Professional Championship, is Turning Stone’s most heavily played eighteen. Like the resort’s other courses, it is free of course-side housing and certified to Audubon International standards.

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Course Details

Year Built 2000
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season April 1 to November 30
Architect Rick Smith (2000) Rick Smith (2016)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

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4.9
19 Reviews (19)
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Turning Stone Original

This course use to be in the top 100 you can play from Golf Digest, it has since dropped out. This year I have played a few of the 2019 top 100 (besides TS), and the Shenandoah course lapped them, smoked them, left them in the dust !!!!. Remarkably well kept and the new seven holes of the redesign melted right in to the Rick Smith design. True championship greens running at 10.5 and fairways you could eat off.

This course is more playable then Kaluhyat and Atunyote but by no means a push over. Sloped at 145 from the tips and 135 from the whites, it will keep you busy.

Finally you always get the Turning Stone experience. Fine food, great staff, and beyond first class golf. You can not go wrong at Shenandoah, in fact it can't be much more right.

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 course was the friendliest of all the courses st Turning Stone. I would recommend playing this course first while visiting Turning Stone.

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
4.0

Beautiful course

Challenging but still playable and fun. The course, the greens were all beautifully maintained. For the most part, you can see what's in front of you and choosing the right tee helps your score.

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

Amazing stay and play resort

Turning stone as a whole is a great resort but these golf courses are amazing. Shenendoah wasn’t the easiest course I’ve played but not the hardest either. Premium on hitting the fairway cause if you don’t your in knee high fescue grass. No complaints about the greens other than I couldn’t make a putt. Personally shot 75 from the white tees as a 7 handicap. Would definitely do a return trip to Turning Stone.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Gorgeous scenery

Gorgeous course, and lots of fescue and flowers. That noted, the tight fairways and required carries create difficulties for higher handicap golfers

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

Shenendoah

Beautiful holes, well maintained. A challenging but fun course.

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

A Pleasure to Play

Everything was terrific from the staff to the conditions to the pace of play. Playing the appropriate tees makes all the difference!

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
Previously Played

A gem

A great combination of challenges and fun holes. Very enjoyable

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
Golf Channel
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Another absolute treat at Turning Stone. I hadn't played Shenendoah since the redesign. The course was in fantastic condition. The greens were rolling at 9.5 so if you were on the wrong side of the hole, you had a chance to save yourself. The layout was really nice on both nines. The 18th hole is stunning especially with a nice setting sun.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Pristine Conditions

Wanted to play this course two years ago but it was closed for a renovation and the rerouting of seven holes. I am glad that I came back to play it after the changes as I completely enjoyed everything about this course. Great hole variety, tremendous conditions, generous fairways and enough water hazards and bunkering to challenge you without overwhelming you. It is a great compliment to Turning Stone's other two courses that are also outstanding.

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

A must play

I absolutely loved this golf course. It was visually stunning as the flowers throughout the property are incredible. The nature fescues combined with the perfectly manicured fairways and greens made for a fun day of golf and a memorable experience.

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

quality

first timer, worthwhile stop. big ballpark feel that is very playable. had to drive up to peek at a couple of fairways and bunkers. love the layout and use of terrain. links style, as well as a parkland feel on many holes. just verti-cut the greens but they were fine. 9.5 speed, very easy to navigate the breaks and the course in general.. perfect warm up for the other courses on site. was paired up with a couple guys who wok at the casino, and we really had a lot of fun together. nice staff, area,course. you can’t go wrong, just make sure you play the appropriate yardage.

Conditions Good
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
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Shenendoah

Outstanding condition great staff. Wide fairways with generous landing areas. Fun second shots into superb greens. Great day

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

Nice layout and good challenge

Fairways are wide, giving you a good chance to put the ball in play. Missing the fairway will cost you, the rough is thick, and there is a lot of natural grasses that you will lose your ball in. Good mix of moderately easy holes and challenging holes. Several holes look intimidating from the tee, use the yardage book they provide, it helps a lot. Greens are fairly small, but they really very well. Lot os slope on the green and they were pretty fast when we played, even though it had rained a lot recently. Course was in great condition and visually interesting, definitely recommend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
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

Long fun track that rewards good shots

Beautiful designed track with wide fairways. You can have fun letting go with the big stick. Missing these fairways could punish you due to their high rough, fescue and native grass. There is plenty of course carries over sand bunkers, marsh and water hazards so good ball striking is still required. If playing for the first time, be aware of subtle breaks on putts. Course conditions are immaculate and staff is super friendly. Price is expensive but you get what you pay for. One of the best tracks that has tee times open to the public.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/05/2016

FYI, course had major reconstruction. GPS is useless on most holes so use a laser.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

upstate golf oasis

Wow. What a golf course. This Rick Smith design always makes any top 10 New York State golf course
ranking. Wide fairways with a links feeling. Superb conditions. Challenging rough. It is expensive so I usually play it when I can get a special rate or want to treat myself or somebody else. A must golfing experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Shenendoah

A real fun course. Wide fairways, tough rough and great greens. Plenty of challenge without a lot of stress. Very enjoyable course with everything right out in front of you.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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