You can’t help but fall in love with Leatherstocking Golf Club, whether you’ve come from across thew country to visit the Baseball Hall of Fame or a local seeking an upscale round on a Golden Age masterpiece.
As always Golf Course Trades did a wonderful job with my piece. You can read it here.
From the article:
“Designed by quintessential Golden Age architect Devereux Emmet, Leatherstocking is also a chakraâ€¦a golf chakra: a perfect storm of phenomenal green complexes, murderous bunkers randomly peppering the fairways, a gorgeous edge (Lake Otsego), and reasonable length. What looks like a pushover on the card (6,400 yards from the tips) has consistently flummoxed and bamboozled politicians, professional athletes, well-heeled resort guests, and grateful locals for over 100 glorious years. Best of all, Leatherstocking is open to the general public. Coming to visit the BBHOF? In town for a romantic getaway at the stately hotel? Want to knock a former top-100 golf course off your bucket list? Walk on up, and tee off! And don’t mind one bit if it feels as though you’ve stepped 100 years back in time.”