The first nine holes of Craig Wood were built in 1925 and expanded to eighteen in 1932. The former Lake Placid Club Golf and Country Club changed it's name in 1954 to honor it's native son. "It has been said that a good golf course is often judged by the number of memorable holes, and this course has it's share." J. Peter Martin - Adirondack Golf Historian.
The ideal starting point for a golfing tour would be the Lake Placid Resort founded in 1895 by Melvil Dewey. There are two 18-hole courses and an executive 9-hole course, the 45 holes providing a variety of golf not often matched by other resorts.
The Saranac Inn is an immaculate course located on the shores of Upper Saranac Lake. It was designed by the renowned Scottish architect Seymour Dunn. Of his more than three hundred courses, he considered the Saranac Inn his masterpiece. "Make no mistake, despite it's immaculate condition, this is a course that doesn't yield many birdies" - New York Golf 1999. Try www.saranacinn.com for additional information.
Whiteface Club and Resort
Established in 1898, this enchanting course is located on the shores of Lake Placid. "The course, cut out of the forest which extends from the lake to the foothills, calls for accuracy and penalizes long hitters who lack control. It is challenging to even the finest players, as shot-making and finesse are essential skills. J. Peter Martin - Adirondack Golf Historian