Saratoga National Golf Club

4.1666666667 4.2 stars from 5 (2)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7265 yards
  • Slope: 147
  • Rating: 75.7
  • Layout


Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: No
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: Yes
GPS: Yes


Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice hole: No
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes


Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire is every player's responsibility. Pride in personal appearance and modesty is expected of all golfers. The golf course staff will have the right to deny play to any individual who is not properly dressed
Credit cards accepted: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Professional 72 7265 yards 75.7 147
Championship 72 6732 yards 73.5 141
Preferred 72 6225 yards 71.3 130
Preferred Plus (W) 72 5722 yards 74.2 138
Forward (W) 72 4954 yards 69.3 121

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 5.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 5.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 2 Reviews
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recommend this course

2 out of 2 reviews



Overall Rating
Type of Golfer

"Very Good Course"

JohnKMoore1's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

The course is very good. I did find the stretch of water holes, right by the entry way of course, to be annoying for that reason. The holes aren't bad, but I do wonder how natural they are. For design, the course has good variety and stays playable in windy conditions. The turf conditions were better than what one should reasonably expect for early season. Sadly, I have to say that my "Recommend This Course to a Friend" must have conditions...for the $80 I paid today, the course is fine. Peak rates for off-season times are $120 and that's pushing the limits for value. Peak rates are $220 during the summer. For that price, there's just no way I'd recommend it to anyone.

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging

I recommend this course

"Complete golf experience"

miktmurray's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Saratoga National is a superior golf course located just shy of the Adirondacks in upstate New York. Groups who play here are given the ultimate treatment from the moment you unload your bags. Carts are top of the line which have onboard coolers stocked with ice and water, ball and club washers and a great GPS system which is so sophisticated it alerts you on the seventh hole that you should order some food to be ready at the turn(get the cheesesteak). Well why not? How about a cigar at the turn as well? They have those and they even hook you up with a complimentary cigar cutter. Before your round you should warm up on the great practice facilities which include a limitless range, short game area and large putting green. The 1st to 18th holes at Saratoga are just perfect. Course conditions are excellent and its location in upstate New York is great because you really do get a feeling of remoteness that is otherwise absent when playing in heaveily populated areas. The course is very difficult but if you're not having a great round try your best to just have fun because it is such a unique and enjoyable experience. Any memory of frustration is eclipsed by the course and amenities. The clubhouse is gigantic. The food and drink at the 19th hole was, as expected, great. Out back overlooking the 18th green was a huge stone patio and bar with a waterfall. We played the course in April and it was still chilly so no one was populating that area but my Dad assured me in the summer it was quite a scene on a hot day. The fees run pretty high in the summer months but early spring isn't that bad, you'll get the royal treatment either way. Can't wait to play again.

Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging

I recommend this course

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