Tioga Golf Club

Tioga Golf Club

 Tioga Golf Club is pleased to welcome back members, guests, tournaments, and leagues! Stay tuned for opening day updates to enjoy golf, food, and refreshments at our beautiful facility. Membership rates for 2021 are now available.

Scenic and challenging Tioga Golf Club is the Southern Tier’s Best Kept Secret! Our competitive rates and convenient location make our public golf course a favorite among locals and visitors alike. We are located halfway between Elmira and Binghamton off Exit 62 Rte. I-86 in the Village of Nichols, New York.

Designed by Hal Purdy, this Par 71 gem will test nearly every club in your bag while providing some of the finest views of the Susquehanna River Valley. Tioga Golf Club hosts 6 par 3’s, 7 par 4’s, and 5 par 5’s. Our rolling landscape traverses varying terrain offering plenty of challenges for players of all abilities. Our greens are fast with subtle breaks. A treed countryside background frames our course complimenting your golf experience.

Our season usually begins around the first of April and runs through the month of November (we try to stay open as long as Mother Nature will allow!). We are open to the public, and have very reasonable, seasonal memberships available for singles, married couples and families.

Tioga Golf Club is the perfect place to host a group golf outing, a private party or simply enjoy a round of golf with friends. We invite you to come experience the beautiful scenery, challenging golf, and friendly service at Tioga Golf Club.

Additional COVID-19 Guidelines

  • Snacks and beverages, including beer, will be available in the Pro Shop.
  • Individual play will be permitted, with no more than four players per group, who either walk or ride alone in properly sanitized golf carts.
  • Two golfers from the same family may share a cart if they are clearly identified as such.
  • The course will open with limited personnel, to facilitate proper social distancing with staff.
  • Holes will be adapted to allow for easy ball retrieval and to avoid the need for contact with flags.
  • Bunker rakes will not be available on the course until further notice.
  • Players must maintain the six feet apart distance rule at all times.
  • Divots Bar & Grill will be serving limited Food & Drink selections until further notice.
  • All leagues, clinics, camps and organized activities will remain suspended until further notice.

The Safety of our guests and staff is our primary focus.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as we all attempt to navigate through this challenging time.

Course Rules

Alcohol may not be brought on the course from the outside. Alcohol may be purchased in the Bar prior to and after your round.

  • All cart paths are nearest point of relief, no closer to pin.
  • Course boundaries with white stakes or white lines are out-of-bounds.
  • All areas circled in white are designated free lift – nearest point of relief, 1 club length, no closer to the hole.
  • Stones may be removed from Bunkers.
  • Hole #1 Pond on right is a lateral hazard.
  • Hole #4 left side O.B. Ditch on left side is free lift.
  • Hole #5 behind green is a lateral hazard, take two club lengths from red line for relief or replay shot. Left side O.B. length of hole.
  • Hole #6 Pond in front of tee is a hazard, marked yellow. Pond on left of green is a lateral hazard, marked in red.
  • Hole #10 Ball hit in woods is a lateral hazard, high grass area to left is a lateral hazard.
  • Hole #11 Ditch is marked as hazard. Left side is a lateral hazard.
  • Hole # 12 O.B. Left of and behind green.
  • Hole # 13 Ditch is marked as a hazard, and O.B. down left side and behind green.
  • Hole # 14 O.B. left side entire length of hole.
  • Hole # 15 O.B. left side all the way to, and around green.
  • Hole #16 Ball hit into drain (fence) play over, “No penalty”. Ditch right of fairway is a lateral hazard.
  • Hole #18 Ditch right of fairway is a lateral hazard. Pond is a lateral hazard.
  • Ball hit into an area marked in red (lateral hazard):
    • Play the ball as it lies.
    • Drop the ball club lengths no closer to the pin at the point where the ball entered the hazard – 1 stroke penalty.
    • Replay the shot from the spot the ball was hit – 1 stroke penalty.
    • Drop the ball anywhere on the line formed from the point the ball entered and the pin, no closer to the hole – 1 stroke penalty.
  • Ball hit into an area marked in yellow (hazard):
    • Play the ball as it lies.
    • Replay the shot from the spot the ball was hit – 1 stroke penalty.
    • Drop the ball behind hazard. You may go back as far as you want so long as you keep the point the ball crossed the hazard in line with the flag.
  • Winter Rules will apply, lift, clean and place in your own fairway.




In the midst of growing concerns regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) we want to inform you of what Tioga Downs Casino Resort is doing to maintain a clean and healthy environment for our guests and team members. We continue to actively monitor developments and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to ensure that we are taking the most comprehensive actions.

Here are some of the added protections that we have put in place:

  • Our employees are required to wash their hands often, and we encourage all our guests to do so as well. It is recommended that hands be vigorously washed with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • We have placed hand sanitizer dispensers throughout the property, especially in high-visibility areas. We are also increasing our reserves of hand sanitizer for use over an extended period.
  • We have increased the frequency of cleaning high-touch surfaces in public areas across our property including casino, hotel, restaurants and bars, spa, fitness center, pool area, public restrooms, hotel rooms, elevators, as well as frequently touched areas on the casino floor.
  • If an employee appears to be suffering from flu-like symptoms, they will be asked to promptly seek appropriate medical attention and to remain at home until they are free of symptoms.
  • We are encouraging guests who are ill to seek appropriate medical attention, and to avoid public exposure as much as possible.

For additional information about COVID-19, please read the latest report from the Centers for Disease Control at www.cdc.gov, or your local health department website.

We appreciate your continued business and loyalty. We are committed to implementing recommendations from the health authorities to give you peace of mind as you visit our properties now and in the future. The health and safety of our guests and employees will always be our most important consideration, especially during these challenging times.

Tioga Downs Casino Resort is OPEN!
- For your safety, certain occupancy restrictions apply.
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