Oneida Nation Homelands (May 3, 2011) Vacationers who book Turning Stone Resort Casino’s “Be Our Next Champion” golf package need not worry about measuring up to the likes of Matt Kuchar or Dustin Johnson, two PGA Tour stars who have hoisted championship trophies while playing tournament golf here at this premier destination in central New York.

No matter one’s definition of ‘champion,’ golfers of all talent levels and interests will certainly find this stay-and-play package attractive.  Two of Golf Digest’s “America’s Top 100 Public Golf Courses” (2011-12) – Atunyote and Kaluhyat are included in this package.

Available May 1 through Oct. 31, ?Be Our Next Champion? includes:

1.overnight accommodations for two nights at either The Lodge, The Tower or The Hotel round of golf each at Atunyote, Shenendoah and Kaluhyat
3.$100 replays on the same day at Atunyote
4.unlimited same-day replays at Shenendoah or Kaluhyat
5.complimentary golf at Sandstone Hollow
Rates start at $500 per person for guests staying at The Hotel.  Rates start at $635/person and $520/person for stays at The Lodge and The Tower, respectively.  All rates are based on double occupancy.

For the past four years, the Tom Fazio-designed Atunyote Golf Course has been the site of the PGA Tour?s Turning Stone Resort Championship, which has produced an impressive winners? list including Kuchar, Johnson, Bill Lunde and Steve Flesch.

Shenendoah (Rick Smith design) and Kaluhyat (Robert Trent Jones Jr. design) join Atunyote in forming the award-winning 18-hole offerings at Turning Stone.  Sandstone Hollow, another Smith design, is a nine-hole layout that recently was selected among the “Top Short Courses in America” by Golf Range Magazine.

For those who wish to polish their game, the Golf Training Center at Turning Stone Resort is a premier facility for year-round golf instruction, featuring the Golf Dome indoor driving range (two-tier hitting area with 40 individual stations).  A staff of PGA instructors is available for private lessons by appointment.

Combining championship golf courses with luxury accommodations and soothing spa services, Turning Stone Resort provides guests an unforgettable golf vacation.  Turning Stone’s resort golf experience also has been recognized by Golf Digest and Golf World (“Best Golf Resorts”), GOLF Magazine (“Premier Resorts”) and Golf Odyssey (“World’s Best Golf Destinations”).

This 3,400-acre resort features two spas (including the award-winning Skaná Spa at the Lodge), a variety of fine dining restaurants, multiple entertainment venues, an exciting dance club, and 125,000-square-feet of Vegas-style gaming space.

To book the Be Our Next Champion package, call 800/771-7711 or visit the resort’s web site at

About Turning Stone Resort Casino

A premier four-season, destination resort in Upstate New York, the Oneida Indian Nation?s Turning Stone Resort Casino is conveniently located about 30 miles east of Syracuse at NYS Thruway exit 33.  Turning Stone was named “Most Excellent Golf Resort” in 2010 by Condé Nast Johansens. The Academy of Country Music named Turning Stone “Casino of the Year” in 2009. The resort offers world-class gaming, golf, entertainment, accommodations and spa facilities, and has earned AAA Four-Diamond ratings for The Lodge, The Tower Hotel and Wildflowers restaurant.  For more information and reservations, call (315) 361-7711 or (800) 771-7711. Visit the web site at