7 reasons Turning Stone Resort Casino delivers an unforgettable New York golf vacation

Turning Stone Resort Casino

Turning Stone Resort Casino delivers.  It’s as simple as that.

We’ve had countless conversations with golfers who are looking for a New York golf getaway that we’ve suggested to look at this Syracuse-area destination, and we consistently hear after their trip that the golfers are blown away at the experience, especially for the price that they paid.

If you haven’t had the chance to visit this incredible property, we’ve taken the pleasure of pointing out a few of our favorite reasons to consider Turning Stone Resort Casino for your next getaway.

Exceptional golf courses

We obviously wouldn’t be talking about Turning Stone if they didn’t have excellent golf, right?  With three 18-hole golf courses including the stunningly beautiful Atunyote course, the always lush Kaluhyat course, and the natural and serene Shenendoah course, Turning Stone Resort Casino provides you with an excellent array of courses to facilitate your golf vacation.  And if you are craving a little more golf, the resort also features two 9-hole courses with the golfer friendly Pleasant Knolls course as well as the Sandstone Hollow par three course.

Casino nights

Turning Stone Resort Casino offers an award-winning gaming experience that any golf group is sure to love.  With over 2,000 slot machines, a myriad of table games, the largest poker room in the state of New York, and one of the top three Bingo halls in the world, your group will have plenty to keep them busy as you test your lock both on and off the course.

Exit 33

One of the nicest surprises during our first ever visit to Turning Stone Resort Casino was the awesome amount of nightlife and lounges available at Exit 33.  There is the Ny Rec & Social Club, one of the newer additions to the resort that includes an extensive gaming floor as well as a Sportsbook with over 60 high-definition televisions and table games.  Anotehr favorite of guests is the Tin Rooster Dancehall & BBQ that gets cranking on the weekends with a fun country bar vibe where you can eat in the early part of the evening followed by live music, dancing, and events after 9 PM on Friday and Saturday nights.  In addition to these two resort hot spots, there is also a great variety of bars and lounges throughout the resort for you to enjoy.

Top-notch dining

They say variety is the spice of life, and Turning Stone Resort Casino has got you covered in that department.  A favorite of ours is the TS Steakhouse that offers a high-end experience where the food is exceptional, and the grand ambiance is comfortable and offers exceptional views of the Central New York countryside.  Do yourself a favor, and make sure you book at least one meal here during your visit.  In addition to TS Steakhouse, there are several fantastic options to enjoy including Pino Bianco for an authentic Northern Italian dining experience, The Upstate Tavern for a relaxed bar and grill setting, and Peach Blossom for a casual, yet elegant, Chinese and Thai meal.  These are just a few of the many options available to you at Turning Stone Resort Casino.


Great variety of lodging options

One of our favorite things about sending groups to Turning Stone Resort Casino is the variety of lodging options and price points that the team offers for golf groups.  If you’re looking for a more upscale stay, then you should check out The Lodge at Turning Stone which features an all-suite hotel including a Presidential Suite that’s a favorite of golf groups that are looking to have a large “hang” area for everyone to congregate in during your stay.  Many of the golf groups we’ve spoken to rave about staying in The Tower at Turning Stone, a AAA Four-Diamond Award Winning Resort for 12 years in a row located in the heart of the resort that is conveniently located and features extremely well appointed rooms, especially at the price.  The resort also features The Hotel at Turning Stone, The Sandstone Hollow Inn, and the Inn at Turning Stone giving you plenty of pricing options to fit your group’s budget needs.

Live entertainment and events

We already mentioned some of the fun available at Exit 33, and Turning Stone Resort Casino also features The Event Center and The Showroom – Presented by Pepsi that will bring in some bigger named acts for you to plan your trip around.  In 2024 alone, some of these acts include comedian Tom Segura, Old Dominion, Brad Paisley, Godsmack, John Legend, and Big & Rich featuring Gretchen Wilson.  It’s a great way to add another unforgettable element into your trip, so be sure to check out the event calendar and plan your dates accordingly.


Relaxing spa and fitness center

A little rest and relaxation can go a long way during a golf getaway, so be sure to check out ska:na: The Spa at Turning Stone.  Ska:na is the Oneida nation’s word for peace, and that is exactly what you will experience at this calming oasis that offers a multitude of spa services such as hot stone massages and hydrafacial services.  If you’d rather focus on getting a good work out in before or after your round, then The Tower Fitness Club is where you can put in some work with the weight machines, cardio equipment, and free weights to get you the pump you need so you can enjoy your vacation guilt-free.