Otesaga Resort-Leatherstocking

Otesaga Resort-Leatherstocking

Built in 1909, a member of the Historic Hotels of America, and an AAA Four-Diamond property, the Otesaga Resort Hotel in Cooperstown, N.Y., just oozes history and epitomizes the class and charm of a time long past.


With 700 feet of beautiful lakefront on the southern shore of Otsego Lake, the 132-room luxury resort, about an hour and a half from Albany, has been welcoming new and return guests to quaint Cooperstown for years. With first-class dining choices, an outdoor heated pool, full spa, tennis, biking, fitness center, canoeing, boating, and swimming in the lake, and, yes, an incredible championship golf course, the resort truly has it all.

In addition to all the village of Cooperstown itself offers, the area offers a bevy of indoor and outdoor entertainment including the National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum, the Fenimore Art Museum, and The Farmers’ Museum. And no visit would be complete without stopping by Brewery Ommegang to taste some of its award-winning Belgian-style ales.


Designed by Devereux Emmet back in 1909, the Leatherstocking Golf Course has long been regarded as one of the East’s most picturesque and challenging resort golf courses. A member of the New York Golf Trail, the beautifully manicured par-72, 6,400-yard course tracks along the natural terrain sweeping along the western shoreline of Lake Otsego and offers players incredible views from several different elevations. The course features narrow fairways, small greens, deep sand bunkers, and numerous water hazards.

The par-4, 366-yard 16th presents not only amazing views of the resort and the lake but tremendous challenge. With water running down the right side of the hole for its entire length, an accurate tee shot is critical. Adding to the difficulty is a stream that bisects the fairway. Approach shots should be played to the left side of the green to avoid the water alongside the green.

The Otesaga offers a golf package that includes: Deluxe Accommodations, 50 percent Discount on Additional Rounds, Complimentary Breakfast, Unlimited Driving Range Balls, One Round of Golf at Leatherstocking, and a 15 percent Discount Coupon for the Pro Shop. Rates run from $537 per room for spring and fall, and $578 in the summer months.

Colonial Ridge Golf Course and the Oneonta Country Club offer additional golf options while visiting Cooperstown. 

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Travel (by car)

1 1/2 hours from Albany, 1 hour and 45 minutes from Syracuse, 4 hours from NYC  






  • Devereux Emmet (1909)