3 South Lake Drive, Chautauqua, New York 14722, US
(716) 357-4444
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About Athenaeum Hotel

Established in 1881, the Athenaeum Hotel isn't a traditional golf resort. It is part of the non-profit Chautauqua Institution, which offers educational programming on the grounds, while also including recreation such as golf, tennis, fishing, swimming, sailing or canoe/kayak rentals. During the spring and fall months, the hotel acts as a host to conferences, weddings and special events that don't require gate passes into the property. The Lakes and Hills courses at Chautauqua Golf Club, which have ties to Donald Ross and Seymour Dunn, have been played by legends Sam Snead and Ben Hogan. Both are roughly 6,500 yards. Multiple restaurants are available. 

Facts

Price Range$$
Property Class★★★★
Acres750
Year Opened1881
Number of UnitsLess than 100

Amenities

RestaurantsBar, Fine, Casual
Room TypesRoom, Suite
PoolIndoor
TennisYes
Fitness CenterYes
Practice FacilityYes
Beach AccessYes
Golf School/AcademyYes
Banquet SpaceYes

Services

Kids ProgramYes
ConciergeYes

Rules

Is the resort pet friendly?No
Is resort stay required for a tee time?No

Golf courses at Athenaeum Hotel

Reviews

4.6
67 Reviews (67)
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5.0
Previously Played

Historic , scenic Donald Ross course

Beautiful semi difficult course for all abilities.great condition except a couple of traps.greens fast and difficult to read,like Donald Ross intended.unbelievable practice center.many options including 3 practice holes.beautiful views of Chautauqua lake.holes have many historical markers.imcluding Gene sarazens double eagle.should have a marker for Bill Clinton's Mulligan's.reasonable rates.Enjoy

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Chautauqua Gem

Found the course on GolfNow, as a midpoint between Cleveland and Oakville. Hadn't played it before and we were pleasantly (very surprised) and happy. Sleepy little resort style community featuring this challenging 36-hole layout. Tree lined fairways, beautiful surroundings, small tough greens and the entire complex was in great shape. Well maintained and the green rolled fast and true! We played a bit of extra time as the cource was quiet and we'll definitely come back and use this as a destination. !

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great course in best shape I have ever seen it

Awesome day of golf, Both courses where in excellent shape, and I don't mean for a public course. They would presently rival most country clubs in the buffalo area right now. Great idea for a group of four even from the buffalo area to make the day drive to play these to hidden gem courses

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 47
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Chautauqua Hill Course

This course is always in great condition.
Greens are superb and fairways are well kept.
Staff is always friendly and courteous

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Top two of three courses in Chautauqua County

Played the Hill course today and have played the lake course recently. These two courses along with Tri County near Forestville NY are in excellent condition. They are by far the best in the County.

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

Golf now hot deal is awesome

This course is exceptional. Granted it rained all night and the course was wet, it was still awesome. Can't be the golf now prepay deals either. Shot an 81 today.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Sporty course

Tees, greens, and fairways were in great shape. We played in less than 4 hours. The only negative comment we would have is that there were several blind tee shots on the Hill course, which could use a warning bell.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course, service average!

Nice layout. Challenging greens and several narrow fairways. Plays well for all skill levels
Wish ranger was available to keep pace if play up. Foursome in front of us was 2 holes behind closest group and wouldn’t let anyone pass. Needed a ranger to take control.
Snack bar not open on the course. Cart girl didn’t show up till late in round.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 47
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor

Chautauqua lake course

Chautauqua lake course is always in great condition
Staff is very knowledgeable and friendly as well

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Golfnow is losing ground

Got my t time from golf now and there are too many rules all of a sudden to be able to use my bonus points. However, love playing Chautauqua and couldn’t play there without a discount of some sot.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

First time around

Picked the Lakes course, cause the Upper course at PKnPK was booked. Was pleasantly surprised because this course is one of the nicer courses for the area and would play again. Actually, plan on trying the Hills course. When on the Lakes course remember where the lake is cause thats where the break is...LOL!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course

The staff is friendly and the course was in great shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Hill course

Interesting layout...course in good condition fast greens

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Golfnow not a discount anymore .

Love the course but summer prices are inflated even with golfnow discount. Last year was great. This year I can’t afford to play there

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always well kept

If you can get on this course for $35 (with a cart) it’s a good deal. In the resort season whennrates are more than that check out some other local courses. Off-season conditions are great and you’ll save yourself $10-$15

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Always a pleasure

I have played this hill course many times and it is always in great shape. The weather was nice, staff is friendly and play moved along at a good pace. One of the best tracks in WNY.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Mickey Mouse

Layout was ridiculous on some holes and there were groups yelling and swearing lime we were at a gun raffle.
No course management.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Response from on 06/13/2018:
Thank you for taking the time to leave us with your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you had to deal with some unruly groups. We will make sure to be forwarding this onto our course staff. gain, thank you for sharing your concerns.
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 Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course was in great shape for this early in the year. No one in front or behind us. Played the lake course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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