Golf-not baseball-“Green” resort in Cooperstown, NY – a Casualmere® recommendation

LeatherstockingGolfCourse12th hole

Leatherstocking Golf Course - 12th hole

Leatherstocking Golf - Cooperstown NY (Photo-Robert Fagan and The A Position)

Leatherstocking Golf - Cooperstown NY (Photo-Robert Fagan and The A Position)

Cooperstown, NY is the home of Baseball’s Hall of Fame … but it has a great …”Green” …golf venue too.  The Leatherstocking Golf Course is one of the classic treasures of American resort golf …located at the Otesaga Resort.

The Otesaga Resort Hotel in Cooperstown …a luxury rustic old country resort from another age …is a member of the prestigious Historic Hotels of America by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Otesaga Resort Hotel Facade

Otesaga Resort Hotel Facade

Cooperstown is named for William Cooper who moved there in 1790 …one of his thirteen children was James Fenimore Cooper one of our country’s greatest novelists and the father of American frontier literature.

One of the premier features of The Otesaga is its par 72 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.

At least there's no sand!

At least there's no sand!

In addition to the quality of play on the Leatherstocking course it has been hailed for its commitment to high environmental standards and to preservation of wildlife habitat. International officially designated Leatherstocking a “Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary,” under its Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary System (ACSS), a program supported by the United States Golf Association.

Leatherstocking Golf Course overview

Leatherstocking Golf Course overview

No matter the weather you Casualmere® golf shirts are perfect for this Eco-golf resort as well as being  the ideal …easy to pack in a small space …travel clothing.  Casualmere men’s T-shirts and ladies T-tops are preferred wear for any resort luxury casual stay.

For those who prefer a sport with a ball they can keep in sight… Tennis is available on all-weather courts throughout the day at the Resort. Also Jogging, and biking trails allow more vigorous exercise and one can explore the historic village of Cooperstown.

Cooperstown NY - Google Map

Cooperstown NY - Google Map

The name Leatherstocking…in this era of few “readers” …comes from the Leatherstocking Tales, a series of novels by American writer James Fenimore Cooper.  They feature the hero Natty Bumppo, known  as “Leatherstocking,”  Other name references from the Tales are …The Pathfinder” …”the trapper” …and by the Native Americans as “Deerslayer” …”La Longue Carabine” …and “Hawkeye”.


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