Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Press Release

April 04, 2007

For Release: Immediate
Press Contact:
Eileen Larrabee
Catherine Jimenez

New York State Acquires Golf Course in Steuden County

(Albany, New York, Wednesday, April 4, 2007 . . . ) New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Acting Commissioner Carol Ash today announced the acquisition of Indian Hills Golf Course in Steuben County. The $1.47 million acquisition consists of 192 acres located along the Tioga River.

"The addition of Indian Hills Golf Course to our State Parks system allows us to offer golfers affordable, recreational opportunities at a well-maintained, challenging course," said Ash. "The acquisition also provides further open space protections and builds on our commitment to protecting natural resources while allowing greater access to parkland and waterfront properties."

Supported through the State's Environmental Protection Fund, the purchase from Chemung Canal Trust Company includes the Indian Hills Golf Course; a handicapped accessible club house and pro shop; and outdoor pavilion. The Indian Hills Golf Course, located in Painted Post, was built in 1964.

"I was very happy to learn that New York was able to complete the acquisition of Indian Hills Golf Club," said Joey Sindelar, PGA Tour Golfer. "Indian Hills has always been one of the favorites of our local golf community, and now we can be sure it will continue to provide a wonderful golf experience for players of all levels. What a great addition to the State Parks golf system!"

In addition to the 18-hole golf course, Indian Hills has a nine-hole par 3. Future plans include revitalization of a six-hole short course constructed for the First Tee Program. The property contains approximately 2,400 feet of frontage along the Tioga River and has panoramic views of the surrounding Southern Tier hill country.

The State operates two other area golf courses, Soaring Eagles Golf Club at Mark Twain State Park (Chemung County) and Pinnacle State Park Golf Course (Steuben County). In addition, the State recently acquired the 18-hole Springbrook Greens Golf Course expanding Fair Haven Beach State Park (Cayuga County). The Indian Hills acquisition increases the number of State Parks golf courses to 29 statewide, including championship courses, such as Long Island's Bethpage Black, site of the 2002 and 2009 U.S. Open, and Green Lakes State Park near Syracuse.

State Parks offers the Golf Gift Card which is available for purchase and accepted at participating New York state-operated golf courses. For more information on State Parks golf courses and programs, call (518) 474-0456 or visit