Tee Off at One of the Top Courses in New York with a Specialty Golf Package
By Dave Daubert
The Otesaga Resort Hotel, a historic lakeside property located in south-central New York state, has announced a limited-time special golf package available at its award-winning Leatherstocking Golf Course. The course sweeps along the western edge of Lake Otsego in the quintessentially American town of Cooperstown, nicknamed "America's Most Perfect Village," ensuring that visitors can enjoy a rejuvenating golf getaway at one of the most scenic courses on the East Coast.
Guests who book the resort's new Golf Special enjoy charming and spacious accommodations, daily delicious breakfast, one round of golf per night of stay, complimentary parking and Wi-Fi, and waived resort fees. The summer rates for this entire package start at $415 per room, per night, while the fall rates start at $365 per room, per night (both rates are based on double occupancy). Single rates are available. This special does not include taxes and gratuities and excludes holidays.
Designed in 1909 by prolific golf course architect Devereux Emmet, the par-72 Leatherstocking Golf Course is considered one of the East's most challenging resort golf courses and offers panoramic vistas from nearly every hole. Golfers enjoy the diverse elevations and gentle hills as well as a calm, focused state of mind thanks to the lakeside beauty and tranquil atmosphere. The course is open daily from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and play guidelines have been updated in accordance with the New York state provisions that can be viewed here.
The course received a comprehensive upgrade between the years of 1998 to 2000 by the late golf course architect Bob Cupp and has since been the recipient of several awards and accolades. In 2019 the course was voted No. 3 "Best Golf Course to Play in New York" by Golfweek magazine, while GOLF magazine and Golf Digest have both recently rated Leatherstocking among New York's "Best Public Courses in New York" and "Top 50 Most Fun Public Courses."
The 132 room Otesaga Resort began welcoming guests back to Cooperstown on June 15 with a collection of improved safety and hygiene protocols in place. The resort implemented Otesaga CARE, a program that exceeds the sanitation standards recommended by state and federal agencies to provide a Clean And Responsible Environment for all. Currently, the resort has resumed modified operations of its restaurants, all in accordance with guidance from federal, state and local health authorities. More information on the specific procedures can be found here.
Although the resort's pool, spa and recreational activities are currently closed, there's plenty to see and do here along the shores of Otsego Lake. Guests can sip on refreshing cocktails on the resort's expansive porch that overlooks the sweeping lake views or stroll the quaint Main Street of downtown Cooperstown. Though the town is most famous for being home to the world-renowned National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, visitors can also enjoy visiting The Farmers' Museum, which recreates what life was like on a farm in the early 19th century and Fenimore Art Museum that houses a rich collection of artwork including American folk art, Hudson River School paintings, and one of the nation's best selections of Native American art.
Voted by Conde Nast Traveler readers as the "#1 Resort in the Mid-Atlantic" in 2019 and previously named by CNT as a "Top 50 US Golf Resort," the hotel has combined gracious hospitality, first-rate accommodations, and fine dining since 1909. It is also a member of the Historic Hotels of America and a AAA Four-Diamond Hotel
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About: Dave Daubert
David has been writing about golf since the turn of the century. He was Managing Editor at a regional golf magazine for 11 years, published in Canada, the IAGTO and a Staff Writer for The Georgia Golf Trail. His insightful perspective brings golf to life.