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5076 Southwestern Blvd
Hamburg, NY  14075-3502
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South Shore Course

18 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

72 par | 6,873 yards | 119 slope

71.3 rating


South Shore Golf Course


The 18-hole "South Shore" course at the South Shore Country Club facility in Hamburg, New York features 6,873 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72.The course rating is 71.3 and it has a slope rating of 119. Designed by Wayne E. Stiles, ASGCA/John Van Kleek, the South Shore golf course opened in 1922. Laurie Hopkins manages the course as the General Manager.

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Reviewed June 08, 2014

DO NOT PLAY THIS GOLF COURSE. CALLING IT A PASTURE WOULD BE AN INSULT TO PASTURES. THE GREENS ARE DESTROYED - BROWN CHEMICAL SPILLS BURNED THEM BADLY, HOLES NOT MOVED ALL SEASON AND ARE ROTTED INTO THE GROUND. LOST BALLS IN FAIRWAYS. THESE OWNERS HAVE TAKEN A JEWEL OF WESTERN NEW YORK FOR A 100 YEARS AND TURNED IT INTO COAL. BOOKBINDER SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF HOW HE DESTROYED THE LEGACY OF HIS FAMILY. DISGUSTING.

Reviewed June 25, 2011

If you can not find anywhere else to play and South Shore has open tee times looks like your stuck playing here. Do not get your hopes up, just be happy you are golfing and not working. This course needs some TLC. Playing on the weekend, expect a round 4 1/2 to 5 hours long.

Reviewed August 08, 2010

This COULD be a very very nice course, needs a few things here and there, a couple bucks off the rate and a Tee-Time system.

Reviewed September 20, 2007

Meeting an old friend again
By Jason DeBaun


Sure, it’s happened to all of us at some point or another. We’ve gone somewhere, be it our favorite eatery, or golf course, and the atmosphere isn’t quite the same. You wonder if it’ll ever return to its old glories. In this case, folks, rejoice. South Shore Country Club is back!

Growing up in Buffalo, I was always accustomed to playing South Shore because I couldn’t get on to Wanakah or Brierwood. The last time I played it was when I was in for the 2003 PGA Championship in Rochester. The greens were patchy at best and it was almost like watching a red rubber ball bounce.

I just played it this past week (September 17) and what a refreshing change! I had a morning tee time, which was nice because I played solo and got the round done in 3.5 hours.

The opening salvo, a dogleg left par 4 measuring 286 yards from the blues (where I played with 36 year old Wilsons), was unchanged. The best way to play is a nice little draw straight into the center of the fairway. That’ll leave you roughly a mid-iron to wedge into the green. It makes for a great birdie hole to start the round.

Number 2 is the first of the par 3’s on the course. You’re shooting over a small creek to the pin. Straight forward, yes, but if you’re not careful, you’ll card bogey or worse.

Number 3 is the first risk-reward hole, and what a choice! The par 4 covering 409 starts the drive with water on the right. So, do you risk it (like Mickelson) and aim the nice little draw over the water into the fairway or do you play it safe and place it straight down the line? Choice is yours, but if you’re not careful, you’re wet!

Number 6, par 4, 391 yards starts with water staring at you on the right, but poses no imminent danger unless you banana hook it.

Number 14, my personal favorite, the par 3, at only 129 yards can be daunting if you don’t shoot correctly. You’re shooting over the grand ravine and then you have to cross the footbridge to get to the green. Face it, you can lose your whole bag worth of balls if you’re not careful. A Perfect Club got me there, but a 4 to 9 iron should work nicely for the better player depending on where the pin is set.

Number 15, with its newly elevated tee makes the highlight of the back nine. It measures 389 from the back tees and the new elevation makes the water hazard that you have to carry for about 100-150 yards less worrying. It leaves you at peace to think positively.

Concluding, South Shore looks wonderful. With local courses opening up to really spice up the Buffalo golf market, it was good to see South Shore do something about their greens. They’re immaculately refurbished and as fast and soft as ever. It’ll be nice to see the first tee moved back to behind the cart barn in Spring 2008. That’ll certainly add teeth to the opening salvo. With that cosmetic change as well as new water lines that were added while I played, South Shore is one to enjoy again.

The service was wonderful as always. My only regret was that I didn’t play later in the day to get to enjoy the Brick Oven.

South Shore, with its service and place in Southtowns history is worth stopping by to play an old friend again.

Reviewed August 16, 2006

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  • Latest Scores
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 David H. 9 44 35 09/07/08
2 Bradley W. N/A 49 49 08/17/13
3 zachary S. N/A 60 60 08/12/08
4 zachary S. N/A 63 63 08/14/08
5 Turk S. 10 79 69 08/13/10
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
11 Bob R. 13 88 75 10/06/13
2 Bradley W. N/A 49 49 08/17/13
32 Anthony M. N/A 94 94 06/29/12
6 Mike N. 16 88 72 06/18/11
9 Robert P. 20 93 73 11/02/10

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South Shore Country Club

Golf Only facility

18 regulation holes

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Laurie Hopkins, General Manager
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