Sun and Fun Golf Association - Golf Travel Specialists

Wednesday, September 12, 2018:
Participants arrive at Syracuse International Airport (SYR) International Airport or Albany International Airport (ALB) and rent car (or drive your own) to drive to Cooperstown* 
6:00pm- Orientation followed by Welcome Reception
7:00pm- Welcome Dinner

Thursday, September 13 2018:

7:00am- Breakfast buffet begins in the Glimmerglass

AM- Group plays the Leatherstocking Golf Course
PM- Dinner is on your own, dine on property at the hotel or one of the many local restaurants

Friday, September 14, 2018:

7:00am- Breakfast buffet begins in the Glimmerglass

AM- No golf is scheduled so everyone can visit Baseball Hall of Fame & explore Historic Cooperstown
PM- Dinner is on your own, dine on property at the hotel or one of the many local restaurants

Saturday, September 15, 2018:

7:00am- Breakfast buffet begins in the Glimmerglass

AM- Group plays the Leatherstocking Golf Course

PM- Dinner is a planned affair and part of your package, location TBA

Sunday, September 16, 2018:
7:00am- Breakfast buffet begins in the Glimmerglass

​AM- Participants check out of the Otesaga and drive to the Turning Stone Resort and Casino

Check in is not until 3pm so you might consider visiting: Fort Stanwix National Monument, the International Boxing Hall of Fame or Oneida Community Mansion House on your way to the resort.
PM- Dinner is a planned affair and part of your package, location TBA

Monday, September 17, 2018:

6:00am- Breakfast at Shenendoah Golf Club House
AM- Group plays the Atunyote Golf Course, a terrific Tom Fazio designed layout
PM- Dinner is on your own, the resort offers 8 dining venues from casual to fine dining

Tuesday, September 18, 2018:
6:00am- Breakfast at Shenendoah Golf Club House
AM- No golf is scheduled so everyone can spend the day sightseeing or enjoying the resort amenities which include a full service Spa, one of the top Casino's in the Eastern US or you may choose to play an optional round of golf on Turning Stone's Kaluhyat Golf Course.
PM- Dinner is on your own, the resort offers 8 dining venues from casual to fine dining
Wednesday, September 19, 2018:
6:00am- Breakfast at Shenendoah Golf Club House
AM- Group plays the Shenendoah GC, a newly redesigned Audubon Signature Sanctuary Course
6:00pm- Cocktail Reception followed by Awards Dinner

Thursday, September 20, 2018:
6:00am- Breakfast at Shenendoah Golf Club House

AM- Check out of resort, return rental car and fly home - Have a safe flight! 

*Flights and car rental NOT included in SFGA package.

The Fenimore Art Museum

Nestled on the western shore of Otsego Lake, housed in an elegant 1930s neo-Georgian mansion, the Fenimore Art Museum presents a perspective on the heritage and history of America through art.  The beauty of the museum setting is matched by the quality of the collections it houses, including some of the nation’s finest examples of American landscape, history and genre paintings, American folk art, photography and American Indian art.   William Sidney Mount, Thomas Cole, Gilbert Stuart, Benjamin West, E.L. Henry, Eastman Johnson, Thomas Waterman, John Wesley Jarvis, Grandma Moses and Ralph Fasanella are all represented in the museum’s holdings.   The Fenimore Art Museum is dedicated to integrating history with art history and including under-appreciated genres, primarily American folk art and American Indian art, in a broad and progressive American canon. The Fenimore Art Museum seeks to honor the extraordinary ability of ordinary people to shape American culture.    Hours - May 10 through October 10, Open Daily: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • 4 Nights deluxe accommodations at the historic Otesaga Hotel, a AAA 4 Diamond Award recipient and proud member of the Historic Hotels of America.  We’ll stay in beautifully decorated, smoke-free guestrooms with nightly turndown service.
  • 4 Nights deluxe accommodations at Turning Stone Resort, AAA 4 Diamond rated, we’ll stay in the elegant Lodge, an All-Suite Hotel.
  • 4 Rounds of Tournament Golf with cart on three outstanding golf courses:
    • 2 Rounds The Leather Stocking Golf Course – rated 4.5 stars by Golf Digest, one of the East’s most scenic courses.
    • 1 Round  at Turning Stone’s Atunyote Course – a PGA Tournament Venue from 2006-2010.The Patriot Golf Course
    • 1 Round at Turning Stone’s Shenendoah Course – A Golf Magazine Gold Medal Winner.
  • Tournament Entry Fee and opportunity to win Prizes
  • Full American Breakfast at both hotels each morning
  • Welcome and Farewell Receptions.  Four (4) Group Dinners, two in Cooperstown and two at Turning Stone.
  • Admission to the Baseball Hall of Fame and time to explore Cooperstown.
    Gratuities on planned meals, taxes and resort fees are included.​
    • **Please note: this is a self-drive trip and package price does not include flights or rental car.**

Cooperstown, NY is known by fans of baseball for its legendary Hall of Fame.  Visitors will be surprised to find legends of a different sort as well. Scenic is a word most used to describe the ambiance and grandeur that flows from the Otesaga Resort Hotel. Overlooking Otsego Lake, and just an 8 minute walk from the National Baseball Hall of Fame Museum, the 132 room, Otesaga Resort Hotel exudes the charm and grace of a bygone era.  Massive 30-foot columns support the grand front portico and welcome guests in grand fashion.  The Otesaga was voted one of the "Top 50 U.S. Golf Resorts" by Condé Nast Traveler, and is a AAA Four-Diamond rated hotel. The hotel boasts 700 feet of lakefront property and from the Veranda porch, guests can enjoy stunning views of Leatherstocking Golf Course, Fire Bar, and picturesque Lake Otsego. Choose a chair and unwind.              

The Otesaga Resort Hotel provides luxury Cooperstown accommodations amid one of the country's most beautiful settings. Outfitted with a broad range of modern amenities, their spacious guest rooms provide contemporary convenience, while maintaining the elegant, classic charm of a bygone era. From free wireless Internet and high-definition television to over-sized private baths and artwork reproductions from the renowned Fenimore Art Museum, guest rooms boast a uniquely-alluring appeal that cultivates an ideal atmosphere for relaxation.     

Sun and Fun Golf Association
71 Burbank Drive 
Palm Coast FL 32137 USA
+1 (904) 823 - 3083

Golf & Adventure Travel Expeditions, Inc. organizes and operates trips for the Sun and Fun Golf Association.
Golf & Adventure Travel Expeditions, Inc. is a registered seller of travel with the State of Florida. Registration No. ST-34491

The Otesaga Resort Hotel

Golf Course Information

The Farmers' Museum

As one of the oldest rural life museums in the country, The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown, New York, provides visitors with a unique opportunity to experience 19th-century rural and village life firsthand through demonstrations and interpretive exhibits.
The museum, founded in 1943, comprises a working farmstead, a recreated historic village, the Empire State Carousel, and a Colonial Revival stone barn listed on the National Register for Historic Places, The museum preserves important examples of upstate New York architecture, early agricultural tools and equipment, and heritage livestock. Its collection of more than 23,000 items encompasses significant historic objects ranging from butter molds to carriages, hand planes to plows.     The museum presents a broad range of interactive educational programs for school groups, families, and adults that explore and preserve the rich agricultural history of the region.
The museum is located at 5775 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, NY.         Hours - May 10 through October 10,  Open Daily: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Tentative Itinerary:

Oneida Community Mansion House

If where and how you live is definitional of who you are, a perfect example exists in the Oneida Community Mansion House.  Built in phases by the utopian Oneida Community (1848-1880), the 93,000 square foot Mansion House testifies to the Community’s core beliefs regarding communal life. Plan and design employ leading architectural styles of the mid-19th century. Its large scale served the social practices of a 300-person commune that lived as one family.   For 33 years under the leadership of John Humphrey Noyes, the religiously-based Perfectionist Community challenged contemporary social views on property ownership, gender roles, child-rearing practices, monogamous marriage, and work.  From their insistence on life-long learning and vigorous health, the realization of self in advancing the good of the whole, they developed a work ethic and well of industriousness so deep it flowed into one of the most impressive manufacturing companies of the 20th century.    Influenced by both internal and external pressures, the Community disbanded in 1880 and formed a joint-stock corporation, Oneida Community Ltd. The joint-stock company changed its name during the early 20th century to Oneida Ltd. and achieved world-wide recognition for the tableware it produced in Sherrill, NY.    
The Oneida Community Mansion House was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1965. It was chartered by the Board of Regents of the New York State Education Department in 1987 as a 501c3 non-profit historic house and museum.     Museum open for self-guided tours Mon. - Sat., 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; guided tours Wed. - Sat., 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.; Sun. 2:00 p.m. 

The Turning Stone Resort Casino & Spa

Fort Stanwix - A Historic Site for All Time 

For thousands of years the ancient trail that connects the Mohawk River and Wood Creek served as a vital link for people traveling between the Atlantic Ocean and Lake Ontario. Travelers used this well-worn route through Oneida Indian territory to carry trade goods and news, as well as diseases, to others far away. When Europeans arrived they called this trail the Oneida Carrying Place and inaugurated a significant period in American history--a period when nations fought for control of not only the Oneida Carrying Place, but the Mohawk Valley, the homelands of the Six Nations Confederacy, and the rich resources of North America as well. In this struggle Fort Stanwix would play a vital role.    Regular Hours: Labor Day through Memorial Day Weekend: 9:15 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Thank you to all participants for making this trip a true success!

Things to do when not Golfing

Package Inclusions:

Event Details:

Situated in Upstate New York, halfway between Albany and Rochester, Turning Stone has it all, it's a massive resort that boasts four hotels, two 3-star hotels called the Inn and the Hotel and two 4-star hotels called the Tower and the Lodge.  The most luxurious of the four hotels is the Lodge, which in where our Sun and Fun Group will stay.  The Lodge itself is a 95-room, all-suite gem that’s the latest hotel addition to Turning Stone. Its plush interiors are spacious (the smallest room is 550 square feet), and its location within the resort allows for a bit of privacy without being too far from all the fun.
Whether you’re a gambler, golfer, tennis pro or foodie, there’s something for you at Turning Stone. The resort features a 120,000-square-foot casino that’s stocked with table games, gaming machines, a poker room and Oneida Indian High Stakes Bingo. Of course, if you prefer to be active somewhere other than the blackjack table, hit one of the three championship golf courses (or the nine-hole courses, if you’re looking for a quick round). The Sportsplex offers eight tennis courts (four outdoor and four indoor) and two racquetball courts, while the Golf Dome allows you to practice your swing inside. Gastronomes will have a field day at the 19 restaurants and convenience foods locations. The Lodge is home to the fine-dining Wildflowers, and the other 18 are just a quick walk away.   After all that action, you’ll certainly need to decompress with a spa session. Luckily, Turning Stone features two, including the 33,000-square-foot Skana Spa within the Lodge.    

National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

Located on Main Street in the heart of picturesque Cooperstown, New York, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is one of the country's most popular destinations and is surely the best-known sports shrine in the world. Standing as a three-story red brick building on Main Street, the Museum opened its doors for the first time on June 12, 1939. A visit to the Hall of Fame is a journey through the past and a chance for you, your family, your friends and future generations to relive baseball's greatest players and moments that made the game what it is today.     Regular Hours: Labor Day through Memorial Day Weekend: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.(Admission is included as part of your package)

International Boxing Hall of Fame

Their mission is to honor and preserve boxing's rich heritage, chronicle the achievements of those who excelled and provide an educational experience for our many visitors.     FOR DECADES the boxing community looked on with envy as legends from other sports were inducted into their respective halls of fame. The shrines to baseball, football and basketball are located in the ancestral homes to those sports. But boxing has no such geographical origin. Although organized pugilism as we know it originated in England, the sport's epicenter moved across to America around the same time that the sun began to set on Queen Victoria's empire.    
Beginning with the reign of heavyweight champion John L. Sullivan more than a century ago, professional boxing champions have been among the most celebrated athletes in history. And the epic championship battles they waged can be found on the annual lists of top sports stories. But for years there was no structure or independent entity to chronicle and preserve boxing's rich history.      The idea for a boxing hall of fame germinated out of a town's love for two of its hometown boys who became world champions. In 1982 residents of Canastota, NY decided to honor former welterweight and middleweight champion of the late 1950s, Carmen Basilio, and his nephew, Billy Backus, who won the world welterweight title in 1970. The townspeople raised funds for a showcase that would celebrate the achievements of their two local heroes.

The success and enthusiasm for that project encouraged Canastotians to explore the possibility of establishing boxing's first hall of fame and museum. That project was completed in 1989, when two dozen former champions witnessed the ribbon cutting ceremony of the International Boxing Hall of Fame. A year later the first class of boxing legends, including Muhammad Ali, were on hand to receive their long overdue enshrinement. Since then the Hall of Fame has added one wing to the Museum and an event pavilion adjacent to the Hall. The Hall of Fame holds an annual induction ceremony in early June as the highlight of a four-day celebration of boxing and its legends.
Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

New York Golf Adventure

Otesaga Hotel, Cooperstown NY and

Turning Stone Resort and Casino, Verona, NY

​September 12 - 20, 2018

Most people who do not live in the state think only of the skyscrapers and bustle of a metropolitan city when they hear the words, “New York.”  Yet, there is a lot more to our nation’s 11th state than just the famous city.  The upstate New York area offers and array of attractions for every taste.  A lot of noteworthy events took place during our nation’s beginnings, and modern attractions abound alongside the historic sites.

This adventure features stays at two first class resort destinations, the Otesaga Hotel in Cooperstown and the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York.  While in Cooperstown you’ll have the opportunity to visit the Baseball Hall of Fame and explore the quaint town filled with restaurants and shops. Turning Stone offers luxurious suite accommodations in the Lodge and that is where we’ll stay.  They have outstanding golf and one of the finest casinos in the Eastern U.S.

Upstate New York is a beautiful place to visit at any time and we’ve planned this trip in mid-September in hopes of catching the beginning of the Fall Foliage Season.  The courses will be in excellent condition and the colors should be magical.

Leatherstocking Golf Course

Designed in 1909 by Devereux Emmet, it is considered by many to be one of the East’s most scenic and challenging resort golf courses. It received the second highest overall rating for public courses in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, according to Zagat Golf Course Survey. It has been awarded 4 1/2 stars by Golf Digest and was voted 55th Best Golf Resort in the US by readers of Condé Nast Traveler Magazine.

The natural contour of the course sweeps along the western shore of Lake Otsego. The mid holes climb to elevated fairways and tees that provide unforgettable views of the lake and the adjoining grounds of Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers’ Museum. The 18th hole may be the most exciting on the course – a 505-yard, par 5 with an island tee box on Lake Otsego. The hole dog legs to the left around the lake, and the green is located in front of The Otesaga’s veranda.   This is a Hall of Fame course located in America’s most perfect village.

Length, slope and rating for each tee
Tee / Par / Yardage / Slope / Rating
Forward (Red) 72 / 5180 / 123 / 70.6

Club(White) 72 / 6040 / 130 / 69.4

Championship(Green) 72 / 6401 / 133 / 71

Turning Stone's  Atunyote Golf Course

From the Turning Stone website: “The longest of the Turning Stone Resort’s three championship courses, at 7,315 yards, this Tom Fazio design was home to the Turning Stone Resort Championship from 2007 – 2010. In 2006 it was the site of both the PGA Professional National Championship and the BC Open."    While not located immediately at the Casino, Atunyote Golf Club is only 4.5 miles down the road, yet back off the main road (if you can call it that) with no flair or even a sign.  You make that turn down the long driveway to an impressive gate.  Once stopped at the gate, you press a button to call the Pro Shop, and an attendant opens the gate remotely from there. Very fancy.

The clubhouse itself is a bit underwhelming from the outside, but once inside, everything changes. From the Dustin Johnson trophy (his first PGA Tour Victory), to the “Players Lounge” with its fireplace and leather chairs, to the bar & dining area which spills out onto the balcony overlooking the 18th green, the place is just gorgeous.     The course conditions are in a word, incredible. The tee boxes are all square and relatively flat. The fairways are all perfectly manicured, as well as the rough.  The sand traps were all raked and the sand is in very nice condition. The bunkers are consistent one hole to the next with the soft granular sand on top, with a firm packed layer an inch or two down.  The greens are consistent and perfect.  Turning Stone refers to Atunyote as a “park like setting” which is a perfect description of how it is laid out. While the rough isn’t as penal as the other Turning Stone courses, strategically placed bunkers, creeks and lakes all present a similar challenge.

Length, slope and rating for each tee
Tee / Par / Rating / Slope / Yardage

Black: 72 / 75.8/143 / 7,315
Blue: 72 / 74.4/140 / 6,998
White: 72 / 71.7/134 / 6,561
Gold: 72 / 69.5/127 / 6,069
Red: 72 / 69.8/120 / 5,120

Turning Stone's Shenendoah Golf Course

Be among the first to experience Turning Stone’s new Shenendoah Golf Course! After an almost year-long redesign that resulted in seven new holes, the golf course has officially reopened.   Shenendoah offers 18 holes of PGA-level golf in a spectacular natural setting. The course was built and is maintained to comply with stringent Audubon International standards for environmental protection and preservation. Designer Rick Smith used the natural landscape to create wooded parkland holes, open pastures that capture the links feel, and beautifully simple low country-style holes. Designed, constructed and maintained to TOUR standards at more than 7,000 yards, the course offers conditions normally reserved for TOUR professionals. In 2006, Turning Stone Resort’s Shenendoah Golf Club was host of the PGA National Club Professional Championship. This is a beautiful golf course, picturesque holes, fine landscaping and excellent conditioning. 

Length, slope and rating for each tee
Tee / Par / Rating / Slope / Yardage
Black: 72 / 74.2 / 140 / 7,002
Blue: 72 / 71.5/ 131 / 6,521
White: 72 /69.9/128 / 6,128
Gold: 72 / 67.2 /125 / 5,596
Red: 72 / 68.9 / 118 / 4,996