Shenendoah Golf Club at Turning Stone
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.
|Gold (W)||72||5605 yards||72.0||129|
|Red (W)||72||4813 yards||68.9||118|
|Black M: 74.2/140||416||408||188||551||420||452||364||567||186||3552||506||448||146||461||168||432||291||456||553||3461||7013|
|Blue M: 71.5/131||386||378||170||518||413||407||338||552||161||3323||484||396||129||428||152||403||270||408||527||3197||6520|
|White M: 69.9/128 W: 75.5/142||374||358||148||494||391||402||312||541||156||3176||458||360||115||411||133||383||247||380||507||2994||6170|
|Gold M: 67.2/125 W: 72.0/129||318||346||118||464||355||364||277||512||131||2885||434||342||95||353||127||372||182||326||489||2720||5605|
|Red M: 64.7/111 W: 68.9/118||250||320||85||400||337||354||265||402||103||2516||392||288||68||240||102||313||168||296||430||2297||4813|
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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.
This course was the friendliest of all the courses st Turning Stone. I would recommend playing this course first while visiting Turning Stone.
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.
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.
Gorgeous course, and lots of fescue and flowers. That noted, the tight fairways and required carries create difficulties for higher handicap golfers
Beautiful holes, well maintained. A challenging but fun course.
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!
A great combination of challenges and fun holes. Very enjoyable
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.
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.
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.
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.
Outstanding condition great staff. Wide fairways with generous landing areas. Fun second shots into superb greens. Great day
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.
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.
FYI, course had major reconstruction. GPS is useless on most holes so use a laser.
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.
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.