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NYS Parks Recreation Historic PreservationEconomic Impact of $150 Million Projected for Long Island and Greater Metropolitan New York Area

225,000 Spectators Expected for Event's Return to New York State

The Commissioner of New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) Erik Kulleseid and Empire State Development President, CEO and Commissioner Hope Knight are proud to lead a New York State delegation to officially welcome the Ryder Cup, golf’s pre-eminent event, to Bethpage State Park in 2025.

Whiteface Club & ResortGolf course to host wedge and putter demo day on June 25

Lake Placid, N.Y. – The Whiteface Club Golf Course in Lake Placid is teaming up with Callaway Golf for a wedge and putter demo day and fitting on Sunday, June 25, from 10 AM to 1 PM. The event will be held at the course’s practice area and putting green.

Orange County TourismOrange County, N.Y. (June 13, 2023) – Whether you’re a world-class golfer or a first-timer on the greens, Orange County, N.Y., has the ideal golf course for you. Many of them, in fact.

“Orange County, N.Y. is the perfect destination for golfers of every level!” said Amanda Dana, Director of Orange County Tourism & Film. “With majestic scenery, golf-course designs by some of the masters and great dining opportunities, our premier courses are for anyone from champions to brand-new players. Spend a spectacular day on a favorite course or stay for a weekend at one of our gorgeous accommodations – and try out several locations.”…

We Are NY2023 Tournament Marks Fourth PGA Championship in New York's Finger Lakes Region

World-Renowned Sporting Event Expected to Draw More Than 225,000 Spectators, Bring Major Economic Boost to the Finger Lakes Region

New York State Tasting Yard Presented by Taste NY and I LOVE NY Will Showcase Locally Made Products and Tourism Offerings All Week

Governor Kathy Hochul today welcomed golfers and visitors to the 2023 PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, with the tournament starting Thursday, May 18th. The week-long event is expected to generate an estimated economic impact of $190 million in direct, indirect and induced spending, with more than 225,000 spectators expected to attend. This will bring a dramatic economic ripple effect, as visitors will eat and stay in the region, support local businesses and explore all that the Finger Lakes has to offer.

2023 PGA ChampionshipRochester, N.Y. (May 1, 2023) — Tickets for the 2023 PGA Championship are officially sold out. An estimated 225,000 spectators are expected to be at the 2023 PGA Championship throughout the week of May 15-21 at the famed Oak Hill Country Club.

Whiteface Club & ResortWith world class golf, 19th hole Café on the Green, weddings, and more

Ceremonial first shot of the season May 5 at 10 AM

Lake Placid, N.Y. – An early blast of summer weather in mid-April has allowed the Whiteface Club and Resort in Lake Placid to open its storied golf course in early May.

Temperatures in the mid to high 70s in Upstate New York enabled the fabled track, designed by John Van Kleek and Walter Hagen, to begin play on Wednesday, May 3, weather permitting. Course superintendent Mike Sabatini and his experienced hands have been taking advantage of the weather, prepping the course in a treatment process that started last fall prior to the natural insulation provided by this winter’s snow accumulation.

2023 PGA Championship PRRochester, N.Y. (April 11, 2023) — When champions of golf tee off at Oak Hill Country Club next month, a positive boost to the economy will showcase how the Greater Rochester, New York, region provides a prime destination for champions of business. An analysis led by Greater Rochester Enterprise (GRE) estimates the major championship will result in $190 million in economic activity and 1,233 jobs. The 105th PGA Championship returns to Oak Hill Country Club for its fourth time May 15-21, 2023.

Orange County TourismDiscover thoughtfully designed courses with picturesque views in the scenic Hudson Valley

Orange County, N.Y. (June 14, 2021) – With a variety of challenging and scenic courses, Orange County, N.Y. is a perfect destination for golfers. The picturesque Hudson Valley is home to links with rolling fairways, manicured tees, and luscious greens. Whether you’re a competitive golfer or recreational player, enjoy a day of outdoor fun and recreation at one of Orange County’s many golf courses. …

Whiteface Club & ResortWith COVID still in consideration, iconic club to offer all services

Lake Placid, N.Y. – One year after the outbreak of the coronavirus, the Whiteface Club and Resort in Lake Placid is about to enter the 2021 spring and summer season with operations much closer to normal than in 2020. Last year, the sister property to the nearby AAA Four Diamond Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa, entered the great unknown as did all resort operators, with nary a single notion as to what was about to occur.

Golf at WhitefaceChampionship golf at Whiteface Club and Resort with Four Diamond lodging and dining at Mirror Lake Inn

Lake Placid, N.Y. – The long winter is about to end. The months of snow insulation on the golf course will be a thing of the past.

When these happen, the 2019 golf season will be here and an extraordinary stay and play experience will reawaken as the AAA Four Diamond Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa and sister property Whiteface Club and Resort collaborate to present the most exceptional upscale golf and lodging combination in the Adirondack Mountains.

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