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Kaluhyat Golf Club at Turning Stone (Verona, NY)

Kaluhyat Golf Club at Turning Stone logo Golf Course Review by: Billy Satterfield

The Takeaway:  Penal, and often unforgiving, Kaluhyat demands accuracy every step of the way as the marshlands that frame every hole are quick to provide a permanent resting place to balls curving off line. The most difficult of the three courses at Turning Stone, Kaluhyat's target golf style requires numerous forced carries, a half dozen golf balls, and your 'A' game to tame.  Grade B-

Quick Facts

Designer:  Robert Trent Jones Jr. in 2003

Cost:  $60.00 - $150.00 Click for current rates

Phone Number:  (877) 748-4653

Course Website:  Official Website - Visit Kaluhyat Golf Club at Turning Stone's official website by clicking on the link provided.

Directions:  Get here! - 5218 Patrick Rd., Verona, NY

Photos:  See additional photos of Kaluhyat Golf Club at Turning Stone

Accolades:  Ranked 19th in New York on Golf Course Gurus' Best in State rankings.

What to Expect:  Kaluhyat (pronounced "ga-LU-ya") is a demanding course carved through marshland that requires your full attention from the opening tee shot to the final putt. One of the three 18 hole courses at the Turning Stone Resort, Kaluhyat opened in 2003 under the direction of Robert Trent Jones Jr. The course features a variety of elevation changes with the largest being 50 feet. A half dozen lakes are found throughout the routing which adds difficulty and esthetics to the course. The turf conditions are kept in good shape and the greens roll well which is something everyone will appreciate. While the course features plenty of length, it is accuracy you'll need to navigate this course for any chance of scoring well or using the same ball throughout the round. Featuring the highest slope rating of the three courses at Turning Stone, Kaluhyat plays at least a couple of strokes harder than either of the other tracks mainly because of the lost ball factor when you leave the fairway and forced carries off the tee. With the resort's desired pace of play at 4 hours and 45 minutes, you'll want to schedule about six hours between tee times to accommodate time to eat lunch.

By the Numbers

Tees Par Yardage Rating Slope
Black 72 7105 75.5 150
Blue 72 6724 73.3 142
White 72 6183 70.9 132
Gold 72 5690 69.3 120
Red (Women) 72 5293 71.7 134

Individual Hole Analysis

Signature Hole:  16th Hole – 431 Yard Par 4

16th Hole at Kaluhyat Golf Club at Turning Stone (431 Yard Par 4)
16th Hole at Kaluhyat Golf Club at Turning Stone (431 Yard Par 4)

Best Par 3:  15th Hole – 172 Yards

15th Hole at Kaluhyat Golf Club at Turning Stone (172 Yard Par 3)
15th Hole at Kaluhyat Golf Club at Turning Stone (172 Yard Par 3)

Best Par 4:  18th Hole – 401 Yards

18th Hole at Kaluhyat Golf Club at Turning Stone (401 Yard Par 4)
18th Hole at Kaluhyat Golf Club at Turning Stone (401 Yard Par 4)

Best Par 5:  13th Hole – 558 Yards

13th Hole at Kaluhyat Golf Club at Turning Stone (558 Yard Par 5)
13th Hole at Kaluhyat Golf Club at Turning Stone (558 Yard Par 5)

Birdie Time:  5th Hole – 155 Yard Par 3

5th Hole at Kaluhyat Golf Club at Turning Stone (155 Yard Par 3)
5th Hole at Kaluhyat Golf Club at Turning Stone (155 Yard Par 3)

Bogey Beware:  11th Hole – 621 Yard Par 5

11th Hole at Kaluhyat Golf Club at Turning Stone (621 Yard Par 5)
11th Hole at Kaluhyat Golf Club at Turning Stone (621 Yard Par 5)

11th Hole at Kaluhyat Golf Club at Turning Stone (621 Yard Par 5)
11th Hole at Kaluhyat Golf Club at Turning Stone (621 Yard Par 5)

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