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Value
4.6
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4.9
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.7
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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.

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Spa

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in New York (2020 #2) (2019 #4) (2018 #5)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Friendliest Courses in the U.S. (2019 #20)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Off-course amenities in the U.S. (2019 #1)

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4.9
31 Reviews (31)
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Skill Intermediate
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4.0
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Previously Played

Great course

Love this course and the Turning Stone treatment. Turning Stone Golf is DEFINITELY the crown jewel of central NY golfing. You cannot be in this area and not try one of these courses it’s an incredible experience.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course. Course was in excellent shape. A little pricey (especially for this area), but worth the money. Pace is a little slow for me, but they are making money keeping the course full. Great way to keep the course viable. Defineately would play again, if back in the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A nice course for the #3 at TS

The original track(although rerouted) is a very, very good golf course. Always in great condition, generous fairways but treacherous greens.
Many well framed holes with well positioned bunkers.
Only gripe is that it is so close to a highway, some holes on front side are loud.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun Course outside Syracuse

The Turning Stone Casino Resort has three courses, with a Shenandoah being the friendliest. The fairway landing zones tend to be generous but most greens are oriented so approach shots are coming into a narrow green. There is a narrow, first cut collar then thicker, lush rough around the green. Greens were receptive and not particularly fast. Very fun track.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fantastic shape and layout

Went out as a twosome. Staff were great from start to finish. Best carts in the business Felt like sitting in a Cadillac 2 iced down water bottles were provided. Mid 90 temp. Made quick work of them. Cart ladies were frequently found for more
Fairways were the best around soft and manicured
Greens were fast but very true and receptive.
The land and views were beautiful. Stopped to take a few pictures.
Clubhouse was fully stocked with the latest items and had a shirt sale.
3.5 hour round. Will play again

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 26
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Most fun out of the three high end courses on property

Shenendoah is just a fun challenge. Not as hard as Kaluyhat, a little more open and you can use the driver more. Excellent condtitions as always. Courteous staff, seemed like they were doing all the covid precautions seriously. Certianly worth playing a few times a year as a treat.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 15
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
Reviews 3
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
Reviews 3
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
Reviews 7
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
Reviews 3
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
Reviews 1
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
Reviews 2
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
Reviews 3
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
Reviews 2
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
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