Chautauqua Institution Ticketing


During the Chautauqua Season, recreation memberships and registrations will be taken by phone or on location. Phone numbers for each facility are listed with their descriptions below.


(716) 357-3276

Chautauqua has eight Har-Tru tennis courts at the Turner Community Center recreation campus. The fast-dry surface is clay-like, gives a true bounce, and is gentle on the feet and legs of players. Two courts are illuminated for night play. Private and group lessons, tournaments, clinics, junior development programs and special events are offered. During Chautauqua’s summer season membership registrations will only take place at the tennis courts.

Member benefits include no daily court fees, reduced rates for lessons and tournaments, complementary use of the ball machine, (available June 18 – September 5) and discounts on selected merchandise.

Fees for non-members: $24.00/court hour, mid-May to mid-October.


(716) 357-6211

Honoring a golfing tradition since 1896 the Chautauqua Golf Club presents quality, professional service and the challenge of 36 championship holes. Both the Lake and the Hill Course have received four-star ratings from Golf Digest magazine.

Club membership includes greens fees and use of the Learning Center - a complete teaching and practice facility

For daily fees, tee times and general information please call (716) 357-6211 or visit


(716) 357-6211

A complete teaching and practice facility with unlimited range balls.

Learning Center Membership may be purchased on its own or as part of a Golf membership


(716) 357-6430

Chautauqua Institution provides two fitness facilities. The Turner Community Center is open year-round. During the season, a second facility is available at Heinz Beach. Both sites are dedicated to personal exercise, health and wellness, and are equipped with modern cardiovascular, strength-training, and free-weight equiptment.

Staff, including certified personal trainers, are on-site to assist members.

Short and long-term memberships are available and also include access to the Turner indoor pool. Separate pool memberships are also available. Members must be at least 14 years of age. For additional information, contact Chautauqua Fitness and (716) 357-6430

Boat Mooring & Registration

716-357-6288: Central Docks

Chautauqua Institution offers rental slip, ramp and buoy mooring in an assigned space. Vessels moored at an Institution or private dock are required to purchase and display a current registration sticker. The mooring rental period must match the dates on an accompanying gate pass.

Slip or ramp assignments for Institution-owned docks are subject to registration fee and a mooring fee and are billed separately on receipt.

  • Mooring Renewals: Must be purchased before March 16 to reserve the prior season assignment.
  • Mooring Reassignment: Submit request to before March 16. Notification of reassignment begins late May.
  • New Mooring: Only done through the Central Dock Office. Starting June 1, contact the office at or 716-357-6288

Sailing Center Rentals & Instruction

(716) 357-6392

Chautauqua's Sailing Department, under the leadership of Gary Snyder, presents a comprehensive curriculum of one-week sailing courses. The courses have been carefully designed to advance the sailing skills of all - youth, adult and novice to advanced sailors.

Call the Sailing Department during the summer season (716) 357-6392 or or check our Special Studies Selections for class availability, or private lessons.

Sports Club

(716) 357-6281

The Chautauqua Sports Club offers a wide variety of recreation activities. Bridge, shuffleboard, horseshoes, lawn bowling and kayak, canoe as well as paddleboat rentals. There are no “membership” fees, and all services may be purchased individually at the Sports Club, including season “passes” for some activities.

The Sports Club also provides leagues for men’s and women’s softball and sponsors the annual Old First Night Run/Walk. To contact the Sports Club during the season, please call (716) 357-6281.