The Catskills are filled with a variety of golf getaways catering to every level of golfer – from challenging championship courses to smaller, 9-hole courses accommodating those just learning the game. Hitting the links here also lends way to incredible scenic views of the Catskill Mountains and the region's rolling hillsides – what better a backdrop for honing your golf skills?
Catskills Golf Courses
Located within a few hours of most major East Coast cities, a Catskills golf vacation is for everyone from families to groups taking a guys or girls-only weekend escape. Whichever category you fall into, here is a sampling of the top golf courses in the Catskills:
When searching for a Catskills golf vacation consider a resort with extensive family offerings like the Honor's Haven Resort & Spa in Ellenville, including a spa, horseback riding, and championship golf course. Sunny Hill Resort & Golf Course in Greenville also has an array of offerings, including stay and play golf packages and plenty of activities for the kids.
Best Courses for Beginners
The Catskills offer fantastic learning opportunities for young kids or golfers who are just starting out. Try the Hanah International Golf School at the Hanah Mountain Resort & Country Club in Margaretville, or golf lessons from the resident pro at Tenanah Golf & Tennis Club in Roscoe.
Courses for Avid Golfers
Nicknamed 'The Monster,' The Concord Golf Course in Kiamesha Lake is a 7,625 yard course providing a challenge at every tee, bunker and green. The same can be said for the 18-hole par 72 championship course at Blackhead Mountain Lodge & Country Club in Round Top, offering off-site activities including hiking and other outdoor adventures.
Best Bets for Leisure Golfers
Many golf courses in the Catskills cater to the leisure golfer with laid back and fun atmospheres. Home to the nationally recognized Golf Course Operations, Turf Management, and Professional Golf Management programs at SUNY Delhi, The College Golf Course at Delhi stands out as the region's premier 18-hole course and also offers a leisurely back nine. In Mt Tremper, the Emerson Resort & Spa caters to all levels with lodging packages that include a round of golf at the private Woodstock Golf Club .