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Amherst, NY  14221-3207
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Audubon Course

18 hole regulation length course

Municipal golf course

71 par | 6,635 yards | 112 slope

69.5 rating

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Audubon Golf Course

The 18-hole "Audubon" course at the Audubon Golf Course facility in Amherst, New York features 6,635 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71. The course rating is 69.5 and it has a slope rating of 112. Designed by William Harries, the Audubon golf course opened in 1942. John Leising manages the course as the General Manager.


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Reviewed October 03, 2020

What was once a nice municipal golf course has gone downhill fast because of neglect.

The Amherst Audubon Golf Course in Buffalo has been open for over 70 years and offers some interesting holes. The course is mostly wide open but the front nine has dog legs that allow for some creativity in your second shot.

Most golfers would agree that the back nine is the more challenging and fun to play. Water comes into play on several of the holes, including the 14th and 16th holes. There are some longer par-4s on the back nine that require a good drive to set up an easier second shot.

The course is par-71, 6635 yards. While the course has decent length, many of the holes are packed too tightly together so you are always watching for errant golf balls coming your way. This is especially true on the front nine where four holes run parallel with each other.

What makes the situation even more confusing is the lack of signage. Some tee signs are missing completely and others are hard to find. When you see four holes from the green you just putted out on, it's hard to know which to play next.

The fairways are dry and some have bald spots from the lack of proper watering. The greens have been aerated and are in much better shape than the fairways. The cart paths are also quite rugged.

Despite the issues on the course, the price is very affordable and the staff is always very friendly. Given the day, you can play a round of 18 holes with a cart for under $35.

The future of the Audubon Golf Course is up in the air, which is likely why the course has declined so rapidly. City officials have talked about moving the course to a different area of the city while other speculation is that the course will close altogether. A third possibility is that the just the back nine will be preserved and Audubon will become just a nine-hole golf club. As of now, the 2021 golf season should be a go.

Longtime Audubon golfers are hoping their beloved course can be saved and returned to the condition they remember.

Beverages Available Food Available Friendly Staff Good For Beginners Pro Shop Putting Green Quick Pace Walkable
Reviewed June 18, 2012

Slow play,slow play,rough too high if fairway is miss I think that is why the slow play.I miss a few fairway buy a hair and spend minutes looking for ball.Would not play again.

Reviewed August 12, 2010

A couple of the holes were being worked on... A little more pricey than it's worth, but it is a nice course for sure.

Reviewed June 25, 2009

Reviewed May 10, 2009

My ego boosting course...easy to get your best score here because you can blast away without penalty and the greens are true and straight. Nice public facility.

Reviewed August 06, 2008

Reviewed June 29, 2008

Reviewed May 11, 2008

Reviewed March 25, 2008

This is my home course, its cheap and good for players learning the game. Back 9 is much better than the Front 9 because of the water which adds a little more diffuculty. Overall a decent course.

Reviewed September 13, 2007

$11 after 4pm after labor day

Reviewed August 29, 2007

Good value, only $11 after 5pm. The fairways were in good shape and look like they have been watered recently. The front 9 has a lot of slight dogleg rights, good for the slicers out there. The back 9 is more interesting but still fairly wide open.

Reviewed September 03, 2006


for a municipal course, as expected. wide open, no trouble. you get what you pay for.


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  • Latest Scores
  • Overall
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 DONALD E. 20 42 22 06/18/09
2 Victoria S. 25 47 22 06/23/09
3 Kayla B. 22 46 24 08/06/10
4 David B. 17 44 27 07/08/09
6 david L. 5 37 32 05/09/12
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
10 Brett C. N/A 52 52 07/27/20

Golf Course Information

About Audubon

Audubon Golf Course

Golf Only facility

10 tees driving range

18 regulation holes | 9 par 3 holes

Awards at Audubon

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Tournaments of Audubon

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Course Staff

John Leising, General Manager
James Wasiura, Superintendent

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