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May 19, 2013

Year-round golf in Brushton

New indoor golf center at Highland Greens Golf Course is one of many improvements at the facility



Webb said the cheers get even louder if the ball lands within 10 feet of the cup.

“We’ve had a few hole-in-ones,” Webb said.

Interior nicely decorated

The interior features wood paneling and tile floors. There is a small snack bar and a fireplace lounge with large flat-screen television.

The 6,260-yard course plays to a par of 72.

The property was formerly a potato farm. The owner originally built three holes and a driving range.

It became a nine-hole course in 1995. 

Webb said a second nine, which is now the front nine, was built in 2004 and opened in 2005. They also built four new greens for the original nine.

There is no longer a driving range, but there is one a short distance to the east on Route 11B. Webb said that is where he gives lessons. 

They removed a number of trees when they built a new tee for the 17th hole. That opened up scenic panoramic views of the St. Lawrence River Valley.

Visitors can see the New York Power Authority complex in the distance, Webb said, as well as fireworks from various locations on both sides of the river around the 4th of July.

The clubhouse and restaurant was renovated and expanded four years ago. It also features wood paneling with flat-screen televisions in several locations. The clubhouse deck was rebuilt two years ago.

There is a full-service pro shop, and offices are in a house in the front of the parking lot. During the peak season, Highland Greens has about 20 employees.

Webb said he’s in his fourth year at Highland Greens. He is originally from nearby Winthrop in St. Lawrence County.

Hosts leagues, benefits

Highland Greens has about 300 members, and also get a lot of daily fee play. Highland Greens hosts seven leagues and numerous benefit tournaments.

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