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Mark Twain State Park and Soaring Eagles Golf Course

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Soaring Eagles Golf Course is closed today 10/21 due to wet conditions

Address
201 Middle Road
Horseheads, NY 14845
Latitude 42.205967
Longitude -76.826660

Named for the great 19th-century author who spent summers in the area, Mark Twain State Park is the home of one of the most scenic and challenging 18-hole courses in the area. Soaring Eagles Golf Course has a unique 18-hole design with only two parallel holes. The excellent conditions for this course were created thousands of years ago by a retreating glacier which laid down hundreds of feet of sand, gravel and silt. Buried ice blocks slowly melted, leaving water-filled depressions or "kettle ponds" on the course.

The park is open for archery hunting in season.

Household pets only; caged or on a leash not more than 6 feet. Proof of rabies inoculation.

Hours of Operation

  • Open: April to November.

     
  • Hours of Operation (Golf):
    April 1 – May 1: 8:00 A.M. to ½ Hour before Sunset
    May 2 – Oct 1: 7:00 A.M. to ½ Hour before Sunset
    Oct 2 – Nov 9: 8:00 A.M. to ½ Hour before Sunset

Fees & Rates

Most New York State Parks charge a vehicle use fee to enter the facility. Fees vary by location and season. A list of entry fees and other park use fees is available below. For fees not listed or to verify information, please contact the park directly.

Your key to all season enjoyment of state parks is our season's pass. For $65, the Empire Passport provides you unlimited day use vehicle entry into most of our parks. Apply on-line or call your favorite park for more information.

  • Golf
  • 18 Holes:
    18 Hole Regular Weekday $23
    18 Hole Regular Weekend $27
    18 Hole Senior/Junior Weekday $16

    9 Holes:
    9 Hole Regular Weekday $15
    9 Hole Regular Weekday $16
    9 Hole Senior/Junior Weekday $11

    Links Card: Buy 8 Rounds, get 2 Free
    Weekday $185
    Weekend $215

    Peddling Fee: Special Events
    $400

    Season Pass:
    Full Fee Golfer $950
    Senior Golfer: $700
    Junior Golfer: $375

    Twilight Fee: One Hour before Sundown $7

Deer hunting, bow only, and small game hunting is permitted in season. Please reference the NYS DEC Hunting and Trapping Guide for current dates and rules.

  • 2015-16 Hunting Season for Finger Lakes State Parks & Historic Sites
  • Small game hunting is not allowed during any deer season at Mark Twain State Park.

*A special park hunting permit (limited quantities) is required for hunting at Mark Twain State Park. Please contact the park directly at: (607) 739-0034

Safety zones and restricted areas are posted to ensure the safety of other park patrons and regional personnel. Signs will be posted at all parks during hunting season to notify patrons of this activity. Handguns will not be permitted in any of the parks. No trapping is allowed.

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Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Amenities
  • Food (Accessible)
  • Showers
  • Activities
  • Golf
  • Hunting
  • X-Country Skiing