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11160 State Highway 8
Masonville, NY  13804-2010
United States
P: (607) 467-1031
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Hardwood Hills Course

18 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

72 par | 5,696 yards

Hardwood Hills Golf Course

The 18-hole "Hardwood Hills" course at the Hardwood Hills Golf Course facility in Masonville, New York features 5,696 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. Designed by Dale Wagner, the Hardwood Hills golf course opened in 1999. Dale Wagner manages the course as the Owner.


Time5am - 9pm
Price $0 - $500
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Reviewed August 28, 2010

I read the reviews of this course and felt some were being a bit hard in their reviews. This course has made many improvements over the years and is turning into a very nice place to play - all courses have growing pains. It is not super long and does require proper shot placement, especially when shooting at the rather smaller greens. And Yes you are playing up and down the side of a mountain, which does require you to make adjustments for the changes in elevation - bringing your brain into the game. A strong breeze will make the course play totally different, either shape the shot - keep it low or find the trees. As for the little old lady that runs the place during the week - she is not a golfer, but a damn good cook; visit more than once and she does warm up quickly. The locals that play there may not be PGA material, but always friendly and willing to let you play along if you happen to be by yourself. If you can't have fun there it is not the course's fault - it is yours. For $20(weekdays)with a cart(which have been upgraded)you can't beat it. I am PROUD to say I enjoy playing there, if you enjoy playing golf (and not a snob) you should give this place a try and will come away with a smile on your face - isn't that why we play.

Reviewed July 06, 2009

I had the opportunity to play Hardwood Hills on 07/02/09 (rained out after 6 holes) and again on 07/06/09 (completed a full 18 holes). Having read a scathing review of the course here on golflink, I was tentative, but open minded. Let me preface this review with a little history on me. If you skim through my profile, you'll see that I've written reviews for most courses within an hour drive of Binghamton (some as far south as Allentown, PA) as well as the Myrtle Beach SC and Virginia Beach areas and some areas in Florida. I've been playing golf for 15+ years and consider myself a student of the game and of course design. I mention all this only to assert that 1.) I know what I'm talking about and 2.) I'm a fair and balanced reviewer.... Don't get me wrong..I enjoy throwing a little humor in, here and there, where appropriate; and I don't mind skewering a course if they deserve it. That all said, I found Hardwood Hills to be a fair test of golf for a very fair price. You may find yourself a bit put off by the older woman running the clubhouse; but I found her to be much warmer if you engage her in a little chit chat over a cold beer. The clubhouse is bare bones, but does have a little bar/grille with reasonable prices. The carts are gas, and in rough, but running condition. They could use a good bath too. The front 9 winds up and down the side of the mountain, and features small to medium sized greens. We've had a ton of rain lately, so I wasn't surprised to find shaggy/slow greens and deeper than normal rough. The fairways were "ok", with some bare, rocky spots and alot of standing water in the low areas (again-a ton of rain). I could see where some simple drainage corrections would fix most of these problems. Other than puddles, there are a handful of creeks and a couple of ponds that come into play. There are no sand bunkers to contend with. You'll do yourself great justice by driving up to check landing areas on blind tee shots. Yardage is marked with fairway posts (red/white/blue) and they seemed fairly accurate. Tee boxes left alot to be desired as far as grass coverage and levelness. Also note that the white tees are gold here...not sure why...The greens were in decent shape, with only spots of occassional clover. All of them seemed to be full of undulation. Straight shots are rewarded here. Errant ones can often find the "hardwood" in the hills. We didn't get alot of friendly bounces. Check your distances carefully, as you can run through dog-legs with shots that are hit "too purely". The design of the front 9 is fairly mundane, but there are a couple of nice holes. Medium to long hitters will be in their glory on the par 5's. Most of the 4's make you play them traditionally by throwing in the dog-leg. The back 9 starts out with four yawners (10-13), but then turns it all around with five exciting and downright pretty finishing holes. It's like they channeled Geoffrey Cornish and Mike Strantz...14 and 16 are unique and tough. 15 is a quaint and scoreable par 3. The views from 17 and 18 are awesome, and assured my return sometime in the near future....In summary, your $20 goes a long way here. If you can look past the growing pains and mild annoyances, this course is worth your time.

Reviewed July 06, 2008

Don't waste your money or time. Dale Wagner, the "designer", is a logger not a designer. They stripped all the topsoil off this field, then threw some grass seed down and called it a golf course. So many rocks it looks like a stone quarry. You'll totally ruin your clubs here. The "amenities" are a bunch of beer guzzling rednecks sitting at the bar on their way home from working in the woods or on the farm. If you enjoy rocks, rednecks, Cut-off jeans and wife-beater clad hackers, with absolutely NO golf etiquette, then this is your kind of place.
The only good thing there is the greenskeeper. He's actually a retired golf pro.
And now I hear the Pro isn't working there anymore! Then there is NOT ONE GOOD THING about this place. They should rename it the "Hillbilly Riviera!". Piece of crap!

Reviewed April 12, 2008

We find this course to be one of the nicest courses in this area. The greens are hard and the new hole will be fun. This 18 hole golf course gets better every year. Give it a try.The price is good to.I would give it Four Stars...


Reviewed January 09, 2008

As a employee at Hardwood Hills golf course for years.. i feel that the golf course is coming along very well.. as a young course.. its gonna have it ups and downs as time comes along it will greatly improve. As the back nine holes are finishing up and ready to play this year, Hardwoods is a challenging golf course yet very nice when it comes to maitenance compaired to some other colf courses in the area. By the way, Dale Wagner isnt the only one who helped design the colf course. numerous people participated in the creation of the golf course.

Reviewed September 29, 2007


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  • Latest Scores
  • Overall
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Will Z. 12 75 63 06/21/10
2 Jon H. 25 96 71 10/29/07
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About Hardwood Hills

Hardwood Hills Golf Course

Golf Only facility

18 regulation holes

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Course Staff

Dale Wagner, Owner
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