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Value
4.6
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.3
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7000 yards
Slope 135
Rating 72.7

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

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in New York (2017 #10)

Reviews

4.5
32 Reviews (32)
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Reviews 85
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Last time.... again?

Played from the senior tees this time (5100 yds) instead of the regular men's tees (6200 yds). Makes a BIG difference. But I'm 67 and my brother in law is 64, so we took advantage of it. Wife played from the women's tees which are VERY near the senior tees, so it made things move more smoothly too. Beautiful day to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 85
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

WINDY!

Windy and cold. Made some of the holes VERY tough. Not just the long ones either. Hit a 9 iron on a 145 yd par 3....flew the green 20 yds by.

Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 85
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

WIde open

This course is wide open - few trees on the edges. There are sand bunkers both in the fairways and around some of the greens. No fairway irrigation, so they were a bit dry - but good for run out! Great view of the lake too on #17.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A fun course

This course is in good shape with lots of fun holes, the back 9 is pretty hilly compared to the front 9.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 26
I Recommend This Course
4.0

Improved a lot over the years

They put a lot of money into this place to make it as nice as it is, and it shows. Good course conditions and a really nice clubhouse with good food and drink. Fun island hole, some other weird holes on the back 9. Gets wet in the spring and is very windy there up on a big hil

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 45
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 85
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 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
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 85
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 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
Reviews 85
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 250 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
Reviews 9
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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 16
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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
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
Reviews 2
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
Reviews 1
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
Reviews 13
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
Reviews 19
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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
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
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Played On
Reviews 1
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
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
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
Reviews 8
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
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