Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course one of Golfweek's "Best Casino Courses"
Things sure are going well for the Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course, which in just its second year has received another impressive honor: Golfweek magazine named it one of the “Best Casino Courses” in the U.S. The news is featured in the magazine’s just-released January 2012 issue. Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course is located in Lewiston, NY, just minutes away from Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel.
One thing that makes this mention so special is that Seneca Hickory Stick is one of the newest courses listed among Golfweek’s top 50 casino courses and is one of four recognized from New York State. "The $25 million course, designed by world-renowned golf course architect Robert Trent Jones II and owned by Seneca Gaming Corporation, celebrated its first full season of golf this past year after initially opening on July 2, 2010," stated a Seneca Gaming Corporation press release.
This isn't the first accolade the course has received. A year ago, Seneca Hickory Stick was voted No. 6 “Best New Golf Course” by Golf Magazine. That publication and Golfweek are considered two of the gold-standard publications by golf readers.
Instead of resting on those laurels, the course began the year by opening a new club house and restaurant that overlook the links-style shared green and lake at the ninth and 18th holes.
The course is splayed out over 257 acres that includes gorgeous heather grass that accentuates fairways and greenside bunkers, as well as five sets of tee boxes that provide golfers a choice in length and difficulty from 5,395 to 7,026 yards. Seneca Hickory Stick is open to the public but has the feel of a private club, with “member for a day” service levels and pricing that includes golf cars, greens fees and use of the practice facility prior to play.
For more information on the course, visit their site here.