ONEIDA INDIAN NATION HERITAGE, October 8, 2021 / PRNewswire-PRWeb / – As the 2021 golf season draws to a close, Turning Stone today announced that it has set a new record for the number of guests traveling to upstate New York to experience its world class golf course. The top resort destination saw an almost 50% increase in the number of golfers visiting this year, with 45% more golfers booking overnight tours and traveling from 41 different states.
This record year for golf tourism coincides with a historic level of investment by the Oneida Nation of India in the region, including The Cove in Sylvan Beach, a new $ 25 million vacation destination opening next summer and major upgrades to Turning Stone, such as a brand new showroom.
The Turning Stone 2021 golf season in numbers:
- Golfers from 41 states visited Turning Stone this year;
- Almost 50% increase in rounds of golf played;
- 45% increase in overnight stays for golfers;
- Visits from Mid-Atlantic (PA, MD, VA) golfers have tripled;
- Visits from golfers from all three states (NY, NJ, CT) have doubled;
- Visits from golfers from the South East have doubled.
Turning Stone opened its first 18-hole course – Shenendoah – over two decades ago and continues to evolve the golf experience. Now with more than 70 golf employees, many of whom are PGA professionals, five golf courses, a state-of-the-art Golf Dome with one of the only indoor small game training facilities in the country and an expansive Golf Superstore that offers the latest in custom golf apparel and accessories, the Turning Stone golf experience has been touted as one of the best in the country.
“The massive increase we have seen in the number of guests coming from across the county to our area to play golf is more than just a one-year anomaly,” said Oneida Indian Nation Representative and CEO by Oneida Nation Enterprises. Ray halbritter. “Decades of experience have taught us that after visiting upstate New York and seeing all that our area has to offer, guests keep coming back year after year. Golf was a catalyst in transforming Turning Stone into the world-class resort destination it is today and has played a vital role in attracting visitors from around the world to the region. “
Golf at Turning Stone has attracted new visitors to the area for decades, since the days of the Turning Stone Championship, a four-year PGA Tour event where Dustin Johnson celebrated his first PGA victory, several years away from the Notah Begay III Foundation Challenge which brought together thousands of golf fans in upstate New York to watch golf legends like Tiger Woods, Rickie fowler, Annika sorenstam and Nathalie Gulbis.
“Our record-breaking golf season is an exceptional achievement for our employees and our regional partners who are all determined to make our region a leading golf and tourism destination,” said the Director of Golf and Recreation. Miles blundell. “Many of our new customers have already booked golf trips for next year. Once they visited Turning Stone and saw all of the great recreational activities in our area, customers knew they no longer needed to travel west or overseas to have a great golf experience. “
Turning Stone has been recognized by several industry leaders this year for its golf experience, including the Editors’ Choice Award from Golf Digest for the best golf resorts in the Northeast; Golf Channel’s Golf Advisor ranks the three 18-hole Turning Stone courses among the top three courses in new York; Casino Player Magazine awarded Turning Stone the 1st Best Golf Course in new York; and Northeast Golf Magazine awarding Turning Stone three of its Best in Golf awards for top resorts and destinations, top public golf courses and top instructors in new York.
About the Turning Stone Resort Casino
Renowned and award-winning seaside resort in upstate New York, the Turning Stone Resort Casino in the Indian nation Oneida offers world-class amenities, including five hotels, two luxury spas, five golf courses, over 20 restaurants , a 125,000 square foot Las Vegas-style game room, The Lounge with Caesars Sports, a state-of-the-art sports betting parlor, The Showroom, an intimate concert hall, a 5,000-seat arena and several nightlife venues. Conveniently located 30 miles east of Syracuse at NYS Thruway Release 33, Turning Stone was named the best gaming complex in new York by Casino Player Magazine and # 1 Best Overall Dining in 2021. Turning Stone has also won the prestigious Forbes Four Star Award for The Lodge, Wildflowers restaurant, TS Steakhouse and Skʌ: nʌ́: Spa, and, for over a decade, the AAA Four Diamond Award for The Lodge, The Tower Hotel and the Wildflowers Restaurant.
For more information and reservations, call (315) 361-7711 or (800) 771-7711.
Kelly abdo, Turning Stone Resort Casino, 315.366.9291, [email protected]
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