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4.2
Value
4.9
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.4
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7000 yards
Slope 135
Rating 72.7
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 7000 yards 72.7 135
White 72 6176 yards 69.5 129
Gold 72 5327 yards
Red (W) 74 5178 yards 72.7 135
Scorecard for Vesper Hills
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 72.7/135 384 518 420 217 493 393 441 157 400 3423 350 365 171 435 540 338 210 571 368 3348 6771
White M: 69.5/129 342 471 383 179 482 354 400 147 350 3108 340 350 150 400 487 318 155 530 340 3070 6178
Gold M: 67.3/120 340 380 331 146 370 313 328 138 297 2643 340 280 116 327 460 266 160 417 330 2696 5339
Red W: 70.1/117 332 370 321 136 360 303 318 128 287 2555 339 279 105 317 450 256 150 407 320 2623 5178
Handicap 16 3 12 8 6 17 4 5 13 10 15 18 11 2 7 9 1 14
Par 4 5 4 3 5 4 4 3 4 36 4 4 3 4 5 4 3 5 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 16 4 12 6 11 17 15 1 10 9 14 18 8 3 7 5 2 13

Course Details

Year Built 1973
Golf Season Open: 4/15 Closed: 11/01
Architect Geoffrey Cornish (1973)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

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Reviews

4.2
26 Reviews (26)
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

not soggy

We have had a LOT of rain here in CNY this spring. Vesper Hills is located well above Owasco Lake. There were still some damp spots, and some areas where the carts were not permitted to go due to the ground being so soft. But overall, the course was in very good shape. The rough was a bit deeper than usual as the mowers have had a tough time getting around.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Tough but fun

Greens were aerated earlier in the week, making putts unpredictable. Otherwise it was a great day to play. Some of the Par 4's are 400+ yds, making it tough for intermediate players. Greens are usually very good and true. Some water/sand, but avoidable once you know the course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Great course.

Great course. Tough for medium level players as many of the par 4's are 400+ yds. Nice view of the lake from the 17th fairway.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

WILL RETURN

FIRST TIME PLAYED THIS COURSE, IMPRESSED WITH
EVERY ASPECT, BACK NINE MORE DIFFICULT. ENJOYED EVERY HOLE. GREAT SCENERY IN ADDITION. COMING BACK,THANKS.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Senic layout

Very nice course, has only gotten better over the years. Rolling hills with scenic views. Fairways and greens in great shape. Fantastic clubhouse with excellent restaurant.

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

Great golf course

Had a wonderful time, course was in great shape and the weather was awesome

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Awsome

Very nice course, if lived closer would be my home course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
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
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good test

The course plays two distinct nines, it is pretty obvious that they were built around 15 years apart. Front nine is fairly flat with some nice forced water carries, reasonable bunkering, and open fairways. Your front nine misses are generally not harshly penalized. you play on top of a large hill so the wind is active, until you play 11-15. The back nine is much more topographically interesting, very hilly. A bad shot leads to drastically uneven lies. Greens are fast but the break is generally apparent, nothing too dramatic or unfair. Length doesn't prevent shorter hitters from succeeding.

Fun course, fantastic price for the conditions.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Vesper is great

Played with another single because we got held up after 7 holes with traffic. Slowed rest of round.
Course was mint. Top of hill with lots of wind. Greens were great. Will play again when in the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Nicest course around

This is truly a great golf experience. The course is in great shape considering all the rain we have had this summer. Grass is well mowed and greens are fast. The back 9 of this course is a real challenge but very interesting. The restaurant is also great. Overall a great value for the money.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful golf course

Beautiful and challenging but far golf course. Great lunch menu as well.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A good challenge for the best of golfers. Great fairways, fast greens, and sandy bunkers.

It was the first time my wife and I had played Vesper Hills. We played from the red tee boxes and found this course to be quite the challenge. A beautiful course that offered a beautiful view of Otisco lake as well as the surrounding hills and trees. As it was a busy day, pace of play was slow. Would like to recommend that water coolers be added to the course. Will play here again.

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

Beautiful setting

Played in foursome and pace of play was very good. Greens were true. Course challenging enough for the men in our group but fair to women. After round had wonderful dinner in restaurant. Fish fry was great and seafood chowder was outstanding. Great value

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

Gorgeous

A super pleasant clubhouse , pro shop , and course.! The hilly views are breathtaking . The staff are all friendly and knowledgeable ! We love playing this challenging course and enjoy their bar and dining area!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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