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Leatherstocking Golf Course

"One of the best courses to play." - Golfweek The 18-hole championship Otesaga's Leatherstocking Golf Course will challenge golfers of all skill levels. Featuring natural contour terrain that sweeps along the western shoreline of Lake Otsego with views from various elevations, guests are assured of a great golfing experience. Designed in 1909 by Devereux Emmet, it is considered by many to be one of the East's most scenic and challenging resort golf courses. With two great finishing holes, #17 Par 3 playing up to 195 yards over water and #18 Par 5 with an island tee and the fairway along the lake, how the golfer plays these holes often determines whether the match is won or lost. Upon completion of your round, enjoy lunch or a snack, a cold beverage and conversation on the Pro Shop Patio or the Otesaga's Veranda. The Leatherstocking Golf Course welcomes guests of The Otesaga Resort Hotel and The Cooper Inn along with visitors to the Village of Cooperstown and local residents. An ideal day trip from the Capital Region (Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Saratoga), Central New York (Utica, Syracuse, Rome), the Southern Tier (Binghamton, Elmira, Corning), or Rochester and New York City; don't forget to pack your clubs! Advanced tee time reservations are recommended. "Second highest rating in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut" - Zagat Golf Course Survey High Environmental Standards. Wildlife Habitat Preservation. In addition to the quality of play on the course, The Leatherstocking Golf Course has been hailed for its commitment to high environmental standards and to preservation of wildlife habitat. Audubon International officially designated Leatherstocking a "Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary," under its Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary System (ACSS), a program supported by the United States Golf Association.


We strongly advise that you check business websites or call ahead for the most up-to-date information on possible limited hours and whether reservations are necessary or not. 

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  • Waterfront,
  • Free, On-site parking,
  • Outside Seating/Patio
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Known as baseball’s birthplace, but home to so much more, Cooperstown is a place where legends roam hallowed halls, swing away on diamonds, and take to the stage under a canopy of stars. The historic village boasts a vibrant arts scene, excellent local food and beverage options, luxury accommodations, and, of course, more baseball than you can shake a bat at.

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