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-
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
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
Individual Hole Analysis
Signature Hole: 16th Hole – 431 Yard Par 4
Best Par 3: 15th Hole – 172 Yards
Best Par 4: 18th Hole – 401 Yards
Best Par 5: 13th Hole – 558 Yards
Birdie Time: 5th Hole – 155 Yard Par 3
Bogey Beware: 11th Hole – 621 Yard Par 5