Robert Trent Jones Golf Course Cornell University

3.0000000000 3.0 stars from 5 (2)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6890 yards
  • Slope: 137
  • Rating: 73.1
  • Layout


Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes


Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes


Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Bug Red 72 6890 yards 73.1 137
Championship 72 6514 yards 71.4 131
Regular 72 6199 yards 70.0 127
Regular (W) 72 6199 yards 75.6 136
Senior 72 5550 yards 67.1 119
Senior (W) 72 5550 yards 71.9 122
Forward 72 5110 yards 65.2 111
Forward (W) 72 5110 yards 69.4 119

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.0 stars from 5
Value: 2.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 2.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 2 Reviews
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Overall Rating
Type of Golfer

"Robert Trent Jones is turning over..."

jballfinder's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2016
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I totally agree with what the previous reviewer wrote. There is very little money being put into this course, and the course management is sub-par.

There is one water dispenser in the entire facility. No online reservations. Ball washers often have no water in them.

The biggest concern is with the course management. There are tractors riding on the greens to spread/rake sand and tractors doing circles in the sand traps to 'rake' them. Any golfer knows that tractors will pack down the sand, and nubbed tires will affect roll on the greens. This is why the traps are so hard to hit out of---the traps are actually better when wet.

Serious drainage issues lead to inconsistent conditions throughout the course.

Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging

I don't recommend this course

"A diamonsd in the rough"

James2757435's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/11/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

The Cornell golf course is a Robert Trent Jones design, and one can easily see that it could truly be a magnificent track. Unortunately, the University seems content to "let it be" as if simply having Jones's name on were enough. The bunkers are unplayable, and the irrigation extremely uneven

If they put a little money into the course, it would be one of the best in the region. It has wonderful green complexes and a challenging layout over a great property. It just needs a little love

Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging

I don't recommend this course

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