A friend of mine just got back from a great golf vacation in New York. He went for business and turned it into golfing memories that will endure forever.
He played a round at The Sagamore, on an island in Lake George, in New York.
The Sagamore also happens to be one of the courses listed in Fifty Places To Play Golf Before You Die, by Chris Santella. I’m sure you can find it on Amazon.com, by clicking that link.
Quoting Chris Santella, from his book:
” This is a classic Donald Ross designed course adjacent to a resort on Lake George. Routed through a thick pine forest and accented with occasional plots of heather ( a nod to Ross’ youth in Scotland ), the routing offers glimpses of the lake and the Adirondack foothills, plus Ross’ trademark small and subtly contoured greens. “
Golf Digest rated this course as the “5th Best Public Course in New York State.” In addition, Corporate and Incentive Travel gave it a “Greens of Distinction” award and Condé Nast named it a top U.S. resort course.
Golf Magazine said ” A splendid mountainside links designed by Donald Ross in New York’s forested Adirondacks coupled with a Victorian-style hotel on an island in Lake George make The Sagamore a perennial delight. Twilight golf is a special pleasure, though the subtle breaks on the muffin-top greens are no more discernible at this magical hour than any other. ”
Their website is well done, informative and even has a helicopter tour for your enjoyment. I took it, enjoyed it and you will too.
The photo’s of the surrounding scenery make me want to hop a plane and play this weekend !
Go visit ‘em and let me know what you think.
Tell ‘em Mike sent you.