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Mark Twain State Park and Soaring Eagles Golf Course

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201 Middle Road
Horseheads, NY 14845
Latitude 42.205967
Longitude -76.826660

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Named for the great 19th-century author who spent summers in the area, Mark Twain State Park is the home of one of the most scenic and challenging 18-hole courses in the area. Soaring Eagles Golf Course has a unique 18-hole design with only two parallel holes. The excellent conditions for this course were created thousands of years ago by a retreating glacier which laid down hundreds of feet of sand, gravel and silt. Buried ice blocks slowly melted, leaving water-filled depressions or "kettle ponds" on the course.

The park is open for archery hunting in season.

Pet Policy: A maximum of two pets are allowed in day use areas unless prohibited by sign or directive. Pets are to be supervised at all times and either be crated or on a leash not more than 6-feet in length. Proof of rabies inoculation shall be produced if requested by staff. Pets are not permitted in playgrounds, buildings, golf courses, boardwalks, pools and spray-grounds or guarded beaches (this does not apply to service animals).

Hours of Operation

  • Open: April to November.

  • Hours of Operation (Golf):
    April 1 - May 1: 8:00 A.M. to ½ Hour before Sunset
    May 2 - Oct 1: 7:00 A.M. to ½ Hour before Sunset
    Oct 2 - Nov 9: 8:00 A.M. to ½ Hour before Sunset

Fees & Rates

Most New York State Parks charge a vehicle use fee to enter the facility. Fees vary by location and season. A list of entry fees and other park use fees is available below. For fees not listed or to verify information, please contact the park directly.

The easy-to-use Empire Pass card is $80- and your key to all-season enjoyment with unlimited day-use entry at most facilities operated by State Parks and the State Dept. of Environmental Conservation including forests, beaches, trails and more. Purchase online or contact your favorite park for more information. Learn more about our Admission Programs including the Empire Pass.

  • Golf
  • 18 Holes:
    18 Hole Regular Weekday $27
    18 Hole Regular Weekend $27
    18 Hole Senior/Junior Weekday $18

    9 Holes:
    9 Hole Regular Weekday $17
    9 Hole Regular Weekday $17
    9 Hole Senior/Junior Weekday $13

    Links Card: Buy 8 Rounds, get 2 Free
    Weekday $185
    Weekend $215

    Peddling Fee: Special Events

    Season Pass:
    Full Fee Golfer $950
    Senior Golfer: $700
    Junior Golfer: $375

    Twilight Fee: One Hour before Sundown $10

Deer hunting, bow only, and small game hunting is permitted in season. Please reference the NYS DEC Hunting and Trapping Guide for current dates and rules.

  • 2020-21 Hunting Season for Finger Lakes State Parks & Historic Sites
  • Small game hunting is not allowed during any deer season at Mark Twain State Park.

*A special park hunting permit (limited quantities) is required for hunting at Mark Twain State Park. Please contact the park directly at: (607) 739-0034

Safety zones and restricted areas are posted to ensure the safety of other park patrons and regional personnel. Signs will be posted at all parks during hunting season to notify patrons of this activity. Handguns will not be permitted in any of the parks. No trapping is allowed.

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Amenities Information

  • Amenities
  • Food (Accessible)
  • Hunting
  • Showers
  • Snowshoeing/X-Country Skiing