Golf Turning Stone
Home to award-winning PGA-level golf courses, Golf Academy and sought-after Golf Dome.Book a Tee Time
Our talented and highly-qualified instructors will tailor each individual program to meet the needs of the student. Your instructor will analyze each part of your game, including full swing (with computer/video analysis), putting, chipping, pitching and bunker play. In addition, you may receive an on-course analysis on one of our award-winning golf courses. Golf schools are offered year round and can be designed around your needs.
Golf Academy Rates
|PGA Lesson – Half Hour||$60|
|PGA Lesson – Hour||$115|
|5 Lesson Package||$500|
|Junior Elite Golf Camp||$150|
|Golf Schools||$275 – $900|
Golf Outing Options
Enhance your golf outing with a PGA Professional. For 90 minutes before your event a PGA Professional will set up with the latest equipment from JC Video and FlightScope on the driving range to provide one-on-one or group instruction for your guests. When the outing begins the PGA Professional will be on the golf course to record each guests swing and follow up with an e-mail that includes tips and a recording of their swing.
AimPoint® Green Reading
AimPoint golf has pioneered a revolutionary green-reading method based on the highly accurate, Emmy Award winning AimPoint Technology seen on the Golf Channel. After going through the AimPoint Green Reading education, you will never again have to guess at how much a putts breaks. Any putt. Learn that putting is predictable and discover the most effective and reliable ways to determine the direction and precise amount of break for any putt, all based on gravity (only works on earth).
Learn more about AimPoint®
FlightScope allows us to conduct club and ball fittings that rival the fittings PGA Tour Players receive.
FlightScope introduced the world’s first-ever 3D Doppler Tracking Golf Radar, a state-of-the-art, portable indoor-outdoor 3D ball-flight and club tracking device, with capabilities far beyond traditional launch monitor technology.
FlightScope’s 3D ball tracking devices measure a number of variables related to golf balls including real time tracking, ball speed, both vertical and horizontal launch angles, sidespin and backspin.
Flightscope can also help with your golf swing analysis by measuring variables related to your golf club including club head speed, club vertical attack angle, club horizontal attack angle and club face angle.
Home to the Golf Academy, the Golf Training Center at Turning Stone Resort is the premier training facility for year-round golf in Central New York. This state-of-the-art facility provides a great learning environment for instructor-led clinics, individual lessons or just some personal practice time.
- Indoor and outdoor training opportunities
- PGA Instructors
- Individual/group sessions
- Individual and corporate programs
- VI Coaching System
- Virtual Reality Golf Simulators—play world-famous golf courses!
- JC Video Swing Analysis System
- 40 indoor practice stations with high tech mats
- Discount Retail Center
You can now choose Academy Program dates to fit your schedule. Programs can be tailored to meet your needs. Call 315.361.8140 to make arrangements.
One Day Impact School
All One Day Impact begin at 9:00am and end at 12:00pm. It is requested that you arrive at 8:45am. Schools will meet in the Shenendoah Golf Shop (Limit 8).
You can also customize your own program, choose the date that best works for you (minimum of 3 students).
Cost: $275.00 per student (limit of 3)
AimPoint® Green Reading School
AimPoint® golf has pioneered a revolutionary green-reading method based on the highly accurate, Emmy Award winning AimPoint® Technology seen on the Golf Channel. After going through the AimPoint® Green Reading education, you will never again have to guess at how much a putts breaks. Any putt. Learn that putting is predictable and discover the most effective and reliable ways to determine the direction and precise amount of break for any putt, all based on gravity (only works on earth).
What You Will Learn:
- How to accurately identify slope
- How slope direction and grade affect break
- How your position on the slope influences break and speed
- How to identify your position on the slope
- How to determine precise break amounts based on position
- How to handle changing or multiple slopes
- How position relates to speed control
- How to determine optimum approach shot strategies
Three Day Golf School
Three hours of instruction each day with emphasis on the mechanics of the full swing and short game along with course management and strategies. On-course sessions improve decision making and the ability to perform under playing conditions.
- 1½ hours of full swing instruction
- Ball flight correction
- 1½ hours of short game instruction
- 1½ hours of full swing instruction - iron play
- 1½ hours of full swing mechanics and club fitting
- 3 hours of full swing instruction (wood play) and greenside bunker play
Custom date options are available.
Lesson, Lunch & Golf with a Turning Stone Resort Pro
Start your morning with two hours on the lesson tee with our professional as they analyze and work on your swing. Afterwards, have an in depth discussion about your lesson and golf over lunch. Finish off the day by playing 18 holes with our professional. Program includes: 3 to 1 instructor to student ratio, lunch and gift package.
2014 dates by request, call 315-361-7509 for details.
Corporate & Group Events
From the ten minute tune-up to the ultimate golf clinic, our Academy staff will help you customize instructional programs for an unforgettable corporate or group golf event.
Greens Fees Include:
- Cart Fees
- Practice Facility Usage
- Personalized Cart Signs
- Rule Sheets
- Scorecards with Custom Logos
- Personalized Contest Signs
- Tournament Scoring
- Announcements Prior to Event
- Assistance with Course Signage/Promotions
- 10% Pro Shop Retail Discount for Each Golfer
- Special Pricing on Retail Items Available for Tee Gifts and Prizes
- On Course Swing Analysis - $5 per person
- Putting Clinic - $150
- Full Swing Clinic - $100
Group rates require a minimum of 20 players.
Retail Items Available:
- Logo Balls - starting at $1.00 each
- Bag Tags - starting at $4.85 each
- Money Clips & Key Chains - starting at $4.85 each
- Ball Markers - starting at $1.95 each
- Divot Tools - starting at $5.00 each
- Hats - starting at $11.95 each
- Logo Shirts - prices vary
- Custom Trophies - prices vary
- Custom Awards - prices vary
- Gift Cards - available in any amount
Hitting and Non-Hitting Clinics (Up to 6 Students)
The rate is $100 per hour per instructor for up to 6 people. Price includes all hand outs, visuals, golf balls, equipment, video analysis and entertainment.
*7 or more participants will require an additional instructor with additional cost.
Break the mold, think out of the box, come and enjoy a day of fun filled team building activities to enhance relationships within your organization and build morale. All of this under one roof at the Sportsplex at Turning Stone. For only $25 per person per hour choose up to three twenty minute activities. With an 8:1 student to instructor ratio your coworkers will enjoy a day of fun. All guests receive an e-mail after the event with tips on how to improve and a video of their golf swing.
Team Building Options
Other Team Building Options
- Night at the Dome: Play volleyball, or softball in the climate controlled environment of the golf dome. For $100 per hour we'll provide a facilitator to entertain and coordinate the nights event. Available after 8pm Sunday through Thursday and 9pm on Friday and Saturday.
Meet The Staff
Miles Blundell - Director of Golf Operations
Prior to returning to Turning Stone as the Director of Golf Operations, Miles was Head Golf Professional at Forest Dunes Golf Club. He held
previous positions as Director of Golf at Garland Lodge and Resort, Head Golf Professional at Turning Stone Resort and Casino, and Head Golf Professional at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort (former home of the PGA Tour’s 84 Lumber Classic). He has a degree in Professional Golf Management and a minor in Business from Penn State University. He received his Class-A PGA membership in March 2005 and became the second youngest PGA Master Professional in 2011. He was recognized as the Junior Golf Leader for the Central New York PGA Section in 2011 along with Resort Merchandiser of the Year, an award he also won in 2010.
Eric Lorenzetti, PGA - Head Golf Professional
Eric Lorenzetti, PGA, the new head golf professional, comes from Geneva National Resort Golf Club in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, where he worked for 10 years, most recently as head professional at the resort's Members' Club. At Turning Stone, Lorenzetti is responsible for the daily operations of all five courses: Shenendoah, Kaluhyat, Atunyote, Pleasant Knolls, and Sandstone Hollow, as well as the Golf Dome and Golf Superstore.
By coming to central New York, Lorenzetti is returning home. He is a native of nearby Seneca Falls, where he began playing golf more than 30 years ago. Besides directing all facets of the golf operations, Lorenzetti plans to continue giving golf lessons. His teaching philosophy is to make the process fun, simple, and painless.
Marty Nowicki, PGA - Head Teaching Professional
A PGA member since 1996, Marty has been teaching at Turning Stone since December 2007. Nowicki is a two time recipient of the Central New York Section PGA Teacher of the Year award. In addition, he has been Nationally ranked by Golf Magazine and by Golf Digest.
Marty is a Syracuse native who began his golf career at the Onondaga Golf and Country Club in Syracuse. His career led him to several other golf operations, including The Doral Golf Resort in Miami, Royal Poinciana GC in Naples, Fl, Baltusrol Golf Club in New Jersey and Chelsea Piers Golf Academy in Manhattan.
Marty is a certified Aimpoint Green Reading instructor. Pioneered by Mark Sweeney, Aimpoint green-reading method based on the highly accurate, Emmy Award winning AimPoint Technology seen on the Golf Channel. After going through the AimPoint Green Reading education, you will never again have to guess at how much a putts breaks. Any putt. Learn that putting is predictable and discover the most effective and reliable ways to determine the direction and precise amount of break for any putt, all based on gravity (only works on earth).
Along the way Marty has spent time working for and with Jim McLean, Jim Hardy and Mike LaBauve. Marty has hosted Mike Bennett, Andy Plummer and Marius Filmalter at Turning Stone.
Nowicki is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University, where he was 2 time captain of the golf team.
Jeff Kleinman, PGA – Assistant Golf Professional
Jeff joins the staff at Turning Stone as the Assistant Golf Professional at Atunyote Golf Club. Jeff graduated from Western State College of Colorado, with a Bachelor’s Degree is Recreation and Business Administration. He obtained his Class-A PGA membership in April 2013. Jeff has previously held golf professional positions at; The Club at Cordillera in Vail, CO, The Desert Mountain Club in Scottsdale, AZ, Desert Forest Golf Club in Carefree, AZ, and most recently Spring Creek Ranch in Memphis, TN.
Originally from Ohio, Jeff met his wife Megan, whom grew up in Wisconsin, while working in Arizona. The two married in autumn of 2010. Both Jeff and Megan are excited to call Central New York their home. Jeff places a premium on service and is eager to provide and unforgettable experience to the guests of Turning Stone.
Naomi Nesenoff, PGA, LPGA – Assistant Golf Professional
Naomi is excited to call Turning Stone home as she takes on the role of Assistant Golf Professional. Attending Penn State University, Naomi earned her degree in Professional Golf Management along with a minor in Business and Music. She was then elected to PGA Class A Membership in February 2010 and recently attained her LPGA (PGA A-2) Status.
Naomi has traveled the world for amazing job opportunities. Her most notable positions were Head Golf Professional on Princess, Norwegian, and Carnival Cruise ships, running events as the Assistant Director of Operations at the WMGA (Women’s Metropolitan Golf Association), and Assistant Golf Professional at Bonnie Briar Country Club in Larchmont, NY.
Naomi pursues opportunities, reaches for goals, strives for perfection, and in turn inspires her students to do the same. She brings her desire to grow the game of golf through promotion and enthusiasm as well as making the tournament experience at Turning Stone world class.
Michelle Murphy, PGA – Golf Club Fitting Professional
Turning Stone Resort Casino named former LPGA Tour player Michelle Murphy. Murphy competed on the LPGA Tour in 1998, 2000, and 2001 and has completed all levels of PGA certification.Along with her LPGA Tour experience, Murphy claimed two victories on the LPGA Futures Tour, and three wins on the Players West Tour. She also competed in nine U.S. Women's Open Championships. In 2006, Murphy was the co-transportation chair for the USGA Women's Amateur and the only contestant to participate in and chair a USGA event during the same year.
The 1990 graduate of the University of New Mexico was a three-time member of the Western Athletic Conference All-Conference team. Murphy was runner-up at the 1988 Women's Western Amateur Championship and a two-time winner of the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA) Amateur Championship in 1988 and 1989. She was also an individual qualifier at the NCAA Division I National Tournament her senior year.
Robert Todd, PGA - Golf Development
A PGA member since 1988, Todd has extensive experience at upscale resorts.
Before taking the position as Director of Golf Development, Todd served as Director of Golf Service at Turning Stone Resort between the years 2006 and 2013.
For four years, Todd was head golf professional at Grand Traverse Resort and Casinos in Acme, Mich. The American Indian-owned resort has three 18-hole courses and is home to the Michigan Open and it hosted the 1990 Ameritech Senior PGA event.
Prior to that, Todd was interim director of golf and head golf professional at La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, Calif., site of the Accenture World Golf Championships.
He also served as head professional at the Mountain and Dunes Courses at La Quinta Resort and Spa in La Quinta, Calif. The famous nine-course resort, six PGAWest courses and three La Quinta courses, has hosted several professional events, including the Bob Hope Desert Classic, the Senior Skins Game and the PGA Club Professional Championship (CPC).
After earning his PGA card, Todd was a playing professional for three years, competing on the Ben Hogan Tour (now the Nationwide Tour) and the East Coast, JC Goosie, Spalding Space Coast, South Florida and North Florida tours.
A native of Trumansburg, N.Y., Todd's first stint as a club professional was at the Wellsville Country Club in Wellsville, N.Y. He is also a former golf coach at Alfred University.
Winter Golf Clinic Schedule
November 1 - April 1
$25 per person includes:
one hour of instruction, rental clubs and range balls
Monday: Michelle Murphy | 6:30pm
Tuesday: Naomi Nesenoff | 6:00pm
Wednesday: Marty Nowicki | 5:00pm (Juniors)
Marty Nowicki | 6:30pm
Thursday: Marty Nowicki | 11:00am
Eric Lorenzetti | 6:30pm
Friday: Jeff Kleinman | 6:30pm
Saturday: Marty Nowicki | 8:00am
Jeff Kleinman | 3:00pm
Sunday: Naomi Nesenoff | 2:00pm
See a team member for details or call 315.361.75. Sign up now!