Hornell New York Golf Courses

Twin Hickory Golf Club


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Hornell Country Club -- terrible
Review by: Karl This place should not be called a country club. Long clumpy rough was unmowed and the fairways were indistinguishable. The greens were about a 4 on the stent meter. Don't waste your time here, go to Twin Hickory.
From Alfred, NY USA

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Osiris Country Club -- SHORT BUT FUN; AN OVERALL GOOD TIME.
Review by: John The aforementioned signature hole (#5) slopes back to front, not front to back as stated. It is one of the smaller greens and one of the courses three newer (< 10 years old) "sand greens". I'm not sure why it was chosen "signature" as there are much better holes there in dessert of the accolades: #'s 10, 15, and 16 to name a few. The course is generally well maintained (despite the nominal budget) when compared to other local private courses. The back nine is younger, longer, and for some reason always seems in better shape. It provides for some pristine long-range views of the Shawangunk Mountains on a clear day. The back nine can be most appreciated during twilight hours. I'm not sure why it's called a 'country club', as there is no swimming pool or tennis available; just the golf course. The clubhouse/restaurant/bar is neat and clean with a nice selection of food and drink. The meals on occasion are nothing short of gourmet. The wait staff is generally polite though ordinary. Thumbs up for the regular bartender! The pro shop offers a small but excellent array of equipment. The staff there is extremely polite and helpful. The pro (Ben McCoy) comes across as pressured and somewhat uptight at times. He does however have a reputation unsurpassed in the area for his golf instruction techniques. His lessons are said to be worth every cent. Once you get to know him you should find him to be a man of character who is honest with a good sense of humor. The grounds crew does an outstanding job in keeping the place in good playing condition. This seems a surprise in light of the limited number of staff and restrained budget. The crew had been managed by a (mid fifties) third generation Scottish greens keeper by the name of Jim Smart for the past 29 years. He was released from the course over the off-season for reasons rumored to be politically motivated and undeserving. The previous assistant who is well educated and most dedicated will now manage the crew. I feel he will do well. It is rumored that Mr. Smart is still a "free agent". Any course would be fortunate to have an individual with his experience and knowledge base join their staff. In short it can be concluded that the membership definately get their monies worth from this course.
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