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What to know about the Trumansburg Golf Course
Course Architect: Bob Tallman
Current Course Superintendent: Damon Reed
Established: 1969
Expanded to 18 holes: 1993*
*TGC Board of Directors decided to expand course in the summer/fall of 1990. Contruction of the second nine began in 1992.

Dress Code
Trumansburg Golf Course provides a very relaxed and casual atmosphere. TGC does not have a standard dress code, however, it encourages all golfers to wear casual golf attire. TGC does discourage men from wearing tank tops, muscle shirts or jean shorts, and reserves the right to ask any golfer not wearing shoes or shirts to change into appropriate attire or be removed from the course.

In an effort to ensure quality conditions for all golfers, please wear only soft-spike shoes during play.

Pace of Play
In the interest of all, golfers are expected to play "ready golf". Nine-hole rounds taking longer than 2 hours, 15 minutes will be considered as moving too slow and management reserves the right to ask a group to speed-up its play or, kindly, let groups behind them through. Exceptions can be made if a slow group is being courteous and letting faster groups play through ("it is fine to take your time as long as you're letting people by").

Golf Carts
When driving carts, especially when the course is wet, observe all course rules, especially by staying in the rough and at least 30 feet away from greens and tees (unless there's a cart path available).

Kid Golfers
Trumansburg Golf Course takes pride in being family friendly, so we encourage bringing young golfers (kids of any age) to play our course. All we ask is you are courteous of other golfers. Ask for special rates for youth golfers when you visit the Pro Shop.

Golfers under 26 years of age
Any golfer under the age of 26 renting a golf cart will be asked to leave a driver license with the Pro Shop. No exceptions.

Golfers MUST be 16 years of age or older to drive a golf cart, no exceptions.

Course Tour - Par 72

Hole # Blue Tees White Tees Red Tees Par
#1 560 545 490 5
#2 191 163 133 3
#3 331 308 236 4
#4 388 381 328 4
#5 467 454 419 5
#6 345 326 283 4
#7 148 138 100 3
#8 350 330 285 4
#9 375 365 275 4
#10 350 340 280 4
#11 315 305 275 4
#12 137 125 85 3
#13 518 487 421 5
#14 390 383 322 4
#15 168 157 134 3
#16 495 485 380 5
#17 410 400 280 4
#18 370 355 220 4


hole1 Hole 1: When it comes to challenges, the Trumansburg Golf Course has plenty of them, including starting out on the longest hole on the course. This Par 5 starts with a basic tee shot. The long-hitters will find tree trouble to the left of the fairway, and a fairway bunker to the right. A golfer's second shot is usually a well-placed layup to about 160-140 yards of an elevated green. The half front of the green slopes from back to front, while the back of the green is relatively flat. A par is a very good score on this hole. Take it and move on, if you can.
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hole Hole 2: This Par 3 features a tee shot from about 150-160 yards to an elevated green. The putting surface is protected by two bunkers-one on the left, the other on the right-and a steep slope, located short and left

Players playing from the back tees will face one of the most difficult Par-3 tee shots in the region.
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hole Hole 3: This Par 4 is one of the shortest of its kind on this course. Most golfers are forced to hit a fairwood or long iron off the tee. Only the longest hitters can attempt to carry the pond and land the ball on the green. After a short approach shot, the putting surface features one of the steepest slopes on the course. Stay below the pin for a good look at a birdie. Anything long of the green will be a very tough up-and-down.
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hole Hole 4: Maybe the most standard of the Par 4s in the TGC layout. A tree line separates this hole from Hole No. 5, so off the tee try to keep the ball to the right. Depending on where you are in the fairway, approach shots from the fairway can feature a blind look at the pin, however, a short iron or wedge should be in your hands. On the green, a left pin placement means a difficult putt is coming, while a right pin placement indicates a birdie could be had-just don't end up in the deep bunker to the short-left of the green.
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hole Hole 5: The second Par 5 on the front nine is the biggest risk-reward hole at TGC. A straight tee shot gives a golfer a chance to go for the green in two, as the ball could be place anywhere from 200-150 yards. However, out of bounds is in play on the right and a tree line is located to the left. The second shot will either be a layup to 150-100 yards or a fairway wood/mid-long iron attempt to reach the elevated green in two. This shot is tricky as it is tight through the trees, but an eagle or solid birdie chance can be had if executed.
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hole Hole 6: Enjoy the most scenic tee shot at TGC. This is another short Par 4 with a few quirks, as a hazard is in play on the right and a tree line separates this hole from Hole No. 3 on the left. A well-hit tee shot with a driver can setup an approach shot inside 100 yards to an elevated green, however, it brings the hazard well into play, so an iron off the tee is the safe play. The putting surface is protected by a steep embankment and a bunker located short and right. The green slopes from back to front, so going long sets up a tough up-and-down.
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hole Hole 7: The final Par 3 on the front side is the shortest of its kind at TGC, but don't let the size fool you. As a golfer steps to the tee with a short iron or wedge in their hand, they're greeted by a shot that features a postage-stamp-sized green, which has a steep back-to-front slope, and is protected by bunker located short and right and out of bounds to the right. Any shot that goes long ends up in the small pine trees or is a difficult up-and-down for par. Aim for the center-left of the green and hope for the best. On the putting surface, well, we warned you ahead of time not to go long.
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hole Hole 8: One of the easiest Par 4s at TGC. A good tee shot leads to a straight-forward approach shot from about 150-100 yards. The long hitters maybe able to get very close to the green. The putting surface is guarded by a bunker located to the left and out of bounds situated about 10-15 yards long.
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hole Hole 9: The front side finishes with an average-length Par 4 with a testy tee shot, as out of bounds hugs the rough on the rightside, so stay left if you can. A good drive sets up an easy-ish approach shot from about 170-140 yard into a large green, which is protected by three bunkers-two to the right and one to the left. The putting surface is pretty flat in the middle, while the edges have some turn to the them.
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hole Hole 10: A golfer's journey to the back nine begins with what is considered one of the easiest holes at TGC. A straight forward Par 4, the green is viewable from the tee box. The only trouble you may find on this hole is out of bounds located 20-25 yards right of the rough and a bunker just left of the fairway. A nice drive sets up an approach shot from inside 150 yards. The green, which is protected by two bunkers-one on the right, the other on the left-slopes from back-to-front, so stay away from going long. But, two good shots should set up a nice birdie opportunity.
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hole Hole 11: This is one of TGC's quirkiest holes, as this Par 4 is short but features a sharp dog-leg to the right. From the tee box, golfers can gamble by taking driver over the group of pine trees on the right or hit a nice fairway wood/long iron to the middle of the fairway to set up an approach shot inside 125 yards. The longest hitters may have a crack at driving the green, but the blind look makes it difficult. On the green, there some slight breaks on the putting surface but not much to make one panic.
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hole Hole 12: Many who play TGC frequently consider this to be the course's signature hole. At the tee, a golfer may only have a short iron in their hands, however, there's a lot to be worried about (good thing the view is nice). To the right, is a group of trees that in the later season may come into play if your tee shot is too high and right. To the left, is a bunker guarding the green short and left. However, straight in front of you is a pond that, over the years, has gobbled-up many golf balls. If you find the green, you're in solid shape, well, that is if you're on the right tier of this two-tiered green, which slopes from front-to-back.
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hole Hole 13: The second-longest hole at TGC, this Par 5 is reachable in two if the weather conditions are right. At the tee box, a golfer looks at an up-hill shot, which if hit well will leave you with a second shot about 300-250 yards from the green. Facing a dog-leg to the left, most elect to layup to about 125-100 yards with their second shot, but the long hitters can reach this green in two. On the green, the wind and sun have more than likely baked the green pretty well, which makes for a speedy putt no matter where you land it on this relatively flat putting surface.
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hole Hole 14: This short Par 4 is another hole golfers do not want to judge by length or handicap. A straight-forward tee shot isn't as straight forward as it looks, as a tree line separating this hole with Hole No. 15 protects the left side of the the elevated fairway, while some apple and other assorted trees guard the right side. A solid tee shot travels over the hilly fairway and can catch a down-slope that sets up an approach shot inside 125 yards. The key to the approach is to leave it short of the green, which slopes from back-to-front, steeply. Anything long forces a golfer to convert a tough up-and-down or a very difficult down-hill putt.
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hole Hole 15: The last Par 3 at TGC can play long, if the wind is blowing. From the tee box, golfers stare down a mid- to long-iron shot, which needs to try to avoid a deep bunker short and right. That is the only trouble a golfer may find, unless a wayward tee shot goes well right into a cluster of pine trees, or well left into the tree line that separates this hole from Hole No. 14. The putting surface features a two-tiered green that slopes from back to front.
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hole Hole 16: The final Par 5 of TGC's layout tests all of a golfer's skills. A driver off the tee is neeeded to reach the fairway, which make a sharp dog-leg to the left starting at the 250-yard marker. A tee shot to the left or well right forces golfers to layup of the pond which splits the fairway for about 50 yards. A good tee shot gives a golfer the opportunity to go for the green in two, but be aware you're still about 250-180 yards from the green, and the pond is in play. If you make it over the water, a large pine tree guards the green to the left, while a group of trees 20-25 yards to the right guards that side of the putting surface. The green has a steep back-to-front slope, so leave an approach shot short.
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hole Hole 17: This is considered, maybe, the toughest Par 4 at TGC, as even a good tee shot still could be 180-150 yards away from the green. The fairway dog-legs to the left, and features a group of trees guarding the left side and about 50 yards from the trees is a pond, which comes into play if a golfer hits a tee shot into the rough to the left.

The putting surface is pretty flat, but the front of the green is steep enough to roll balls off the front of it, while a long approach shot creates a tough up-and-down.
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hole Hole 18: A golfer's TGC journey ends with a short Par 4, which features a blind tee shot to a fairway that dog-legs sharply to the left. Longer hitters will try to hit a drive over the pine trees guarding the left side of the fairway, but most will settle from a nice drive to the middle of the fairway. From there, golfers will face an approach shot anywhere from 160-125 yards to a green protected by two bunkers short and left and a tree line to the right. The putting surface is pretty flat, but remember nearly every putt breaks to the back left of the green.

After finishing out, walk up the patio into the Clubhouse Grille and enjoy the tee shot from the 19th hole.
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