By Roger Cox, Editor
Nestled in central New York's scenic Mohawk Valley, this 1,200-acre resort sits on land belonging to the Oneida Indian Nation. The sprawling complex encompasses five golf courses, a eight hard tennis courts (four of them indoors), two spas, a fitness center, and nine restaurants and food outlets as well as a showroom and nightclub. There are several lodging options, ranging from an inn (a couple of miles away) to a 19-story tower with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.
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Brian Galle, who's from this region, played for the State University of Oneonta tennis team and taught at local clubs before becoming head professional and tennis manager at Turning Stone when the resort opened its indoor tennis complex May 2009. USPTA certified and nationally ranked in college, he has put in place a program to serve both guests and locals, with clinics for adults and high-school students supplemented by weekend mixers by ability level, a ladies' night, eight-week junior camps, and budding game-matching services.
Courts & Fees. The complex consists of 8 Decoturf courts painted U.S. Open blue, four indoor and four outdoor. These are part of a Sportsplex containing a cafe, two racquetball courts, and a 90,000-square-foot indoor golf training facility. Court fees: $20/hour for resort guests.
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Travel Instructions. By Air: The nearest gateway is Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR), roughly 35 miles away.
General Tourist Information. For information about the Utica/Verona region, visit the Oneida County Convention & Visitors Bureau website. For information about New York State as a whole, visit the I Love New York website or phone toll-free 800-CALL-NYS.