Come and experience one of New York's true golfing treasures.
Vestal Hills Country Club is an 18-hole championship golf course nestled in the majestic wooded hills of Upstate New York. Designed by Geoffrey Cornish and Rudy Komacek in 1957, our course is truly a masterpiece, offering an unparalleled golfing experience beyond compare.
Course Record: 64 - Tim Marsh
Tournament Course Record: 66 - Jeff Sluman (1980 NYS Amateur Tournament)
PGA Professional: Joel Deeter
Superintendent: Brett LaBarre
Total Course Yardage
Blue Tees: 6510 yds
White Tees: 6094 yds
Red Tees: 5084 yds
Course Rating: 72.7/133
The assignment begins with a challenging par 5, Cutting the corner off the tee greatly increases your chance at birdie. A push or pull and you’ll be searching for your ball among the pines. Once you get home you have to deal with a fast green sloping back to front. Most players score between 4 and 8. You probably will too.
2nd longest hole from the back tees, a par 4. A drive up the right side is preferred. No one walks away disappointed with a par. Be careful with a front pin placement. This green also slopes back to front and is quite slippery.
Be cautious with your drive, the creek creeps in on the left. Fly this green on your approach and you end up in jail. Hit it short and you bring the green side pond into play. The smart play is to be below the hole. Another back to front sloped green that is lightening fast and three putts can be a common occurrence.
The naïve are bold here by attempting to get home in 2 by hitting down left center, but if you miss, you could be having porridge with the three bears. Fade your drive against the hill to avoid trouble. Second shot should be directed left for an uphill pitch against the sloping green. This green slopes right to left and back to front, possibly the most deceiving green on the course.
Keep everything left; pines are poison on the right. A small green guarded by two bunkers makes birdie a small chance. You finally catch a break on a relatively flat green but be weary of the false front. Carry on!
A severe sloping hole. A solidly struck hybrid will put you in position to deliver a wedge or a 9 iron to a hilltop target. The too short and the too lengthy are punished. The others a rewarded. A subtle slope from back to front will fool you if you are not careful.
The first par 3 that you play. This hole is guarded by bunkers left and right and sloping green left to right. Check the flag for wind direction. Choose a long iron or your favorite hybrid and be very happy with a 3 on our scorecard.
The prudent aim left of prominent pine. Few birdies. Some bogies . Green is more sloped that it appears, back to front and left to right.
The front sides second par 3. Middle to long iron approach should be directed toward the left. Call your wife if you make a three. Two’s a rumor.