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Bluff Point Golf Resort
75 Bluff Point Drive, Plattsburgh, NY, USA  12901
Tee Times: 518-563-3420 Toll Free: 800-438-0985

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    From the moment you turn into Bluff Point, you'll know you're in for a memorable golf experience. One hundred year old majestic cottonwood trees line the driveway. The course is beautifully maintained and nestled on picturesque Lake Champlain. In the backdrop, you'll see the Green Mountains of Vermont and the inspiring Adirondack Mountains of New York. The views are unsurpassed and the golf is even better.
    Choose whether to ride a cart or to walk this championship course. It was designed by Albert W. Tillinghast, renowned for his courses throughout the world, such as Baltusrol Golf Club, Bethpage Black, and Winged Foot.
    Simply unwind and relax here. The service is attentive and you won't feel rushed while you play. Bluff Point offers a recently renovated pro shop overlooking the first hole and Lake Champlain. After your round you can relax and have a drink at our Lake View Patio.
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Date: 2014-May-16 Review by Dan P
    We annually escape in May for a 4-day weekend with a group of 16 golfers and this year Plattsburgh was our destination. Of our 4 rounds to be played, two of the rounds were to take place at Bluff Point. Day one was a bit overcast but the skies remained closed for our round.
    Bluff Point has a nice layout. There are a couple of really nice holes along the shore of Lake Champlain. The par 3 5th is a beauty that I would call a signature hole. The 8th, a downhill par 5, has a pond in front of the green and also has some challenging qualities.
    The course has two sets of tee decks. The back tees will be a bit long for some and the short tees can be a bit short. A blended set between the two would be a nice addition.
    From the tips, the three par 3s on the back 9 are quite long. As well, all the par 5s throughout the course exceed 500 yards in length and can rarely be reached in two. Only the 18th hole is under 500 yards but a severe uphill rise in the fairway will hinder reaching the green on a second shot as very few golfers can elevate a fairway wood quick enough.
    The greens were in poor condition. Almost to the point of picking up and taking a two putt. Most were on the small side but this came as no surprise when you take into account the age of the course. Bluff Point was designed by Albert W. Tillinghast (designer of Baltusrol Golf Club, Bethpage Black, and Winged Foot) and is touted as America's third oldest golf course. This course does have some proud history.
    Along the 4th fairway can be found cottages and suites. We stayed here for three nights during our stay in Plattsburgh. The rooms are suitable for any golf outing.
    Our Friday night was met with heavy rain which the course could not handle. So much so that we unanimously agreed not to play Bluff Point two days later despite having paid for our round. Even three days later there was still a lot of standing water. I had high hopes for Bluff Point but it came across as disappointing.
    The pro shop is well-stocked and I didn't see a dining area (although I didn't look too hard).
Photos: 2014-May-16

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