Golf News for Monday, August 21, 2006 | Resorts

Turning Stone resort lands two spots in Golf Magazine Top 100

The Atunyote and Shenendoah Golf Clubs are among the best public courses in the country, according to Golf Magazine. Both Turning Stone Resort courses are tapped for the 2006-2007 edition of the “Top 100 Courses You Can Play,” which is printed in the magazine’s September issue.

In determining its biennial compilation of the finest golf venues, Golf Magazine employs a panel of course raters made up of influential golfers, course architects, journalists and golf industry executives. In 2004, the year that Atunyote opened, the same panel named it as one of the “Top 10 New Courses You Can Play.”

The latest honors come on the heels of two hugely successful professional events at Turning Stone. In June, Atunyote and Shenendoah tested the skills of more than 300 golf professionals in the PGA Professional National Championship, with the top 20 finishers qualifying for this week’s PGA Championship. In July, Atunyote hosted the PGA Tour’s B.C. Open Presented by Turning Stone. The course was selected as host site after flooding damaged the tournament’s original home in the Binghamton area. Despite the challenge of having less than two weeks to prepare for the event, the resort received widespread accolades from PGA Tour officials and players.

“The quality of the golf courses and all of the resort’s other amenities clearly positions Turning Stone as a world-class golf destination,” said Director of Golf Robert Todd. “We’re honored that Golf Magazine has alerted its readers that Turning Stone is a great place to visit.”

In lauding Atunyote, Golf Magazine gave high praise to the “flawless conditioning” of the, which is particularly gratifying to Andrew Knappenberger, Turning Stone’s director of golf courses and grounds. “We take great pride in providing tour-caliber conditions each and every day on our golf courses,” he noted. “The playing conditions that the professionals experienced are the same conditions that our guests enjoy when they play our golf courses.”

About Turning Stone Resort and Casino

A premier four-season, destination resort in Upstate New York, The Oneida Indian Nation's Turning Stone Resort and Casino is conveniently located about 30 miles east of Syracuse at NYS Thruway exit 33. Turning Stone features world class gaming, five golf courses, three of which are nationally recognized championship level courses and a year-round domed golf training center. There are nineteen dining choices at the resort, including Rodizio Churrascaria, a Brazilian steakhouse and Wildflowers, a gourmet restaurant. Of the resort's four hotels, The Lodge at Turning Stone boasts a four-diamond rating by AAA. Turning Stone's entertainment venues, the 5,000-seat Event Center, the 800-seat Showroom and the Conference Center, each year are host to more that 150 of the nation's top entertainers, as well as special events like celebrity chefs, wrestling and bull riding.

For more information and reservations, call (315) 361-7711 or 1-(800) 771-7711. Visit the websites at www.turningstone.com and www.oneidanews.net.