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Sagamore Resort

Bolton, New York
ArchitectBadgeDonald Ross
Bolton, New York
  • Address110 Sagamore Rd, Bolton Landing, NY 12814, USA

Overlooking Lake George, the Donald Ross-designed hillside layout at The Sagamore Resort underwent an extensive, multi-million dollar restoration in the mid-1980s.

Writing in The Confidential Guide to Golf Courses, Tom Doak commented as follows: “One of the few resort courses in upstate New York, The Sagamore sits on a ridge overlooking Lake George, while the hotel is several miles away down by the lake. Ross was engaged to find the best property he could, and it’s a bit surprising he picked one this rugged. It could really use some aggressive clearing to restore lost vistas.”

The original Sagamore Hotel opened in 1883, attracting the rich and famous of the period. Almost 200 acres of Federal Hill in Bolton Landing were purchased for a future golf course in 1914. Donald Ross was then hired in 1927 to create a championship course for the Sagamore’s management.

Today, the resort is owned by Ocean Properties Ltd and considerable investment has been made in the property, elevating the guest experience to new heights. For those who love mountain golf courses, this Ross masterpiece listed in the National Register of Historic Places is one to treasure.


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Donald Ross

Donald Ross worked with Old Tom Morris at St Andrews in 1893 then spent part of the following season at Carnoustie before returning to serve under the Dornoch club secretary John Sutherland.

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