Quality, challenge, service, natural beauty, history ... golf Chautauqua! For well over 100 years, golf has been a part of the Chautauqua experience. From the first "links" course laid out in 1896 to the first nine holes opened in 1914; and from the completion in 1924 of our original Donald Ross-designed 18-hole course to the addition of a second 18 holes, completed in 1994, the Chautauqua Golf Club has offered a high quality golfing experience that invites the novice but also challenges the experienced player. Situated on rolling terrain with frequent panoramic views of nearby Chautauqua Lake, our courses have played host to outstanding professionals including Ben Hogan, Gene Sarazen, Walter Hagen and Cary Middlecoff as well as famous visitors to the Chautauqua Institution including President Bill Clinton in 1996.
Opened in the spring of 2008, the Learning Center is a complete teaching and practice facility. Situated on 25 scenic acres overlooking Chautauqua Lake, the center boasts a 300-yard driving range; two putting greens; a chipping green with fairway, rough and bunker approaches; three practice holes; a support building with indoor teaching spaces, patio and bathrooms; and parking. Intended to serve golfers of all ages and skill levels, the Learning Center is a non-intimidating environment that’s ideal for families, school golf teams, youth groups and community agencies, as well as individuals. An extensive curriculum of group clinics, junior golf camps and outstanding private instruction is led by LPGA teaching professional Suellen Northrop. Contact the proshop for scheduling details and instruction fees.