Grossinger Country Club has two highly rated courses: the 18-hole, par-71 Big G course and the 9-hole, par-36 Little G course. Both were originally designed by A. W. Tillinghast. Greens fees are $20 for Little G and $45–$85 (including cart rental) for its 7,004-yard sibling. 26 Rte. 52 E, Liberty, NY. 845/292–9000 or 888/448–9686. www.grossingergolf.net.
Set amid beautiful scenery, walking the par-72, 6,820-yard course at the Swan Lake Resort is like spending a day in the park. Greens fees are $40–$55; cart rental is $15. Hope Rd., Swan Lake, NY. 845/292–0323 or 888/254–5818. www.swanlakeresorthotel.com.