Saranac Inn Golf & Country Club. Seymour Dunn, the Scottish architect and professional golfer, designed this course at the turn of the 20th century. Golf Digest magazine gives the par-72, 6,631-yard championship course 4½ stars. Greens fees are $65, including a cart. The complex includes a restaurant as well as a 10-room motel ($) with rooms overlooking the first tee. 125 Rte. 46, Saranac Lake, NY, 12983. 518/891–1402. www.saranacinn.com..
Thendara Golf Club. The 6,435-yard, par-72 course here was designed by Donald Ross and has a challenging back 9 holes. It rated four stars from Golf Digest magazine in 2004. Greens fees are $35, excluding carts. Rte. 28, just west of Old Forge, Thendara, NY, 13472. 315/369–3136. www.thendaragolfclub.com.