Golf WebLake Course Named to Top Five U.S. Publicly Assessible Courses Rated by Playing Conditions

The Chautauqua Golf Club’s Lake Course has been named one of Golf Advisor’s Best of 2018, ranking No. 5 in the website’s listing of the publicly accessible courses that delivered the best playing conditions. The national recognition, released at GolfAdvisor.com earlier this month, is based on feedback from the website's community of reviewers. In its listing of Chautauqua Golf Club, Golf Advisor highlights one review from a golfer who praises each of the club’s 18-hole courses, the Lake Course and the Hill Course, stating, "Both courses [were] in excellent shape, and I don't mean for a public course. They would presently rival most country clubs in the Buffalo area right now." Many other reviews posted at GolfAdvisor.com also specifically applaud Chautauqua Golf Club’s excellent playing conditions.

Chautauqua Golf Club was previously showcased by Golf Advisor in its “Best of 2017” listing as No. 6 on the “Top 25 golf courses in New York according to reviews.” The club is managed by Head Golf Professional Troy Moss and Superintendent Trevor Burlingame as part of Chautauqua Institution’s Department of Recreation, under the leadership of Director of Recreation Meg Pickard.

ABOUT CHAUTAUQUA GOLF CLUB
At Chautauqua, guests can expect a golf experience built on service and quality; a golf experience designed for challenge and the enjoyment of this great game; a golf experience mindful of the importance of environmental stewardship; and, with two four-star-rated courses — the Lake Course and the Hill Course — a golf experience that offers real choice and variety. From the first round of golf, played on July 18, 1914, the Chautauqua Golf Club has carved a rich and exciting history. Legendary Scottish architects Seymour Dunn and Donald Ross have left their legacy here. Fourteen World Golf Hall of Famers, including Sam Snead, Ben Hogan, Walter Hagen and Gene Sarazen, have walked these fairways. Statesmen, celebrities and performers attending the world-renowned Chautauqua Institution have eagerly challenged our courses as well, including President Bill Clinton.

ABOUT CHAUTAUQUA INSTITUTION
The pre-eminent expression of lifelong learning in the United States, Chautauqua Institution comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities. Over the course of nine weeks, more than 100,000 people visit Chautauqua and participate in programs, classes and community events for all ages — all within the beautiful setting of a historic lakeside village. As a community, we celebrate, encourage and study the arts and treat them as integral to all of learning, and we convene the critical conversations of the day to advance understanding through civil dialogue.