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Seneca Hickory Stick Named to Golf Magazine’s “Best Courses Near You”
Seneca Hickory Stick Named to Golf Magazine’s “Best Courses Near You”

Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course has achieved national recognition once again, this time as one of the best courses in New York State. The September issue of Golf magazine ranked the “Top 100 Golf Courses You Can Play” and in doing so, also released its biennial list of the “Best Courses Near You.” Seneca Hickory Stick makes the list as No. 12 in New York State.

A panel comprised of PGA section directors, regional golf association directors, golf writers and other members of the golf community voted on Golf magazine’s “Top 100 Golf Courses You Can Play” from a list of more than 400 daily-fee, resort, and semi-private courses. Members of the public who had played more than 20 courses on the list were also invited to vote through the magazine’s web site GOLFONLINE.com.  For a complete list of the 2014 “Top 100 Golf Courses You Can Play” go to http://www.golf.com/courses-and-travel/top-100-you-can-play. To see a complete list of the “Best in State” go to http://www.golf.com/courses-and-travel/best-public-golf-courses-new-york-2014.

“Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course is an essential part of the entertainment mix from Seneca Gaming Corporation,” said Cathy Walker, president and CEO of Seneca Gaming Corporation. “It has quickly become a premier golf destination in the Northeast, and this recognition by Golf magazine affirms our confidence in the course.”

The 257 acres of challenging terrain includes picturesque Scottish-looking heather grass that accentuates fairways and greenside bunkers, as well as five sets of tee boxes that provide golfers a choice in length and difficulty from 5,395 to 7,026 yards. Seneca Hickory Stick is open to the public but has the feel of a private club, with “member for a day” service levels and pricing that includes golf cars, greens fees and use of the practice facility prior to play.

“This is another testament to the high quality guest experience and ‘Tour’ quality turf conditions that Seneca Hickory Stick provides to its golfers on a daily basis,” says Fran Roach, PGA General Manager of Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course.

Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course is an ideal venue for golf tournaments, nonprofit fundraisers and business outings. Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course is owned by the Seneca Nation of Indians and managed by Northbrook, Ill.-based KemperSports. For more information about Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Club visit www.senecahickorystick.com or call 716.754.2424.

Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course is named to reflect the presence of rare and protected Shellbark Hickory trees on site, the course features a picturesque layout highlighted by tranquil lakes and ponds, native plants and grasses that are surrounded by large mature trees. The Robert Trent Jones Jr. design, opened in 2010, is designed to allow players to choose from five sets of tee boxes creating a challenge to golfers of all experience and ability levels.

About Seneca Gaming Corporation
Since opening Seneca Niagara Casino in 2002, Seneca Gaming Corporation has grown into one of the largest private sector employers in Western New York, with 4,000 employees at its three locations. The company operates world-class facilities offering more than 6,400 slot machines, 140 table games, 1,000 hotel rooms, a championship golf course and other related amenities. Seneca Gaming Corporation was recently selected as one of Western New York’s “Healthiest Employers” and was chosen last year as one of the region’s “Most Admired Companies” by Buffalo Business First. For more information, visit www.SenecaCasinos.com.

About KemperSports
Northbrook, Ill.-based KemperSports operates golf facilities as well as athletic clubs, lodging venues and major sporting events, including nationally ranked courses and tournament venues such as Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, The Glen Club, Desert Willow Golf Resort and Chambers Bay, host of the 2010 U.S. Amateur and the 2015 U.S. Open. For more information about KemperSports, visit www.kempersports.com.

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