staying near Lake George last year, I played golf at the course I played as a teenager with
my father when we were there on vacation. It's a classic:
The Sagamore Golf
Course: Splendid mountainside links designed by Donald Ross.
one of its Silver Medal Resorts, this beautiful hillside course
overlooks Lake George and was designed and built under Donald Ross's
personal supervision in 1928. As part of a $75 million restoration in
1985, the legendary course was fully restored according to Ross's
classic Ross fashion, The Sagamore's golf course uses the
natural environment to give each hole its challenge and beauty. The
holes are routed naturally through an upland meadow and the
Adirondack woods, where white birches enliven the evergreen forest.
To add an accent to the rolling mountainside terrain, Ross planted
heather from his own native Scotland within the meadow. Lush fairways
are narrow and lined with hardwoods, while deep bunkers surround
undulating greens. From the elevated first tee, you have a
breathtaking view of Lake George and the Adirondack peaks.
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.