Saratoga Lake Golf Club

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2.3
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Conditions
2.6
Value
2.2
Layout
3.3
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
3.4
Amenities
3.0
31.4%
Recommend this course
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2.0
Value
1.0
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3.0
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3.0
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
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2.0
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Traditional
Par 72
Length 6284 yards
Slope 121
Rating 71.6
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6284 yards 71.6 121
White 72 5833 yards 69.9 119
Gold 72 5113 yards 66.9 116
Gold (W) 72 5113 yards 71.5 127
Scorecard for Saratoga Lake
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 71.5/126 349 574 144 335 160 337 488 320 324 3031 342 329 455 426 173 500 410 158 460 3253 6284
White M: 68.8/124 324 530 135 315 153 322 463 304 295 2841 302 307 415 407 147 469 369 144 432 2992 5833
Gold M: 65.4/117 W: 70.5/124 312 487 128 300 111 292 411 263 247 2551 264 263 371 356 118 426 319 108 337 2562 5113
Handicap 5 1 15 13 17 11 3 7 9 12 14 6 4 18 2 10 16 8
Par 4 5 3 4 3 4 5 4 4 36 4 4 4 4 3 5 4 3 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 5 1 15 7 17 9 3 13 11 12 14 6 4 18 2 10 16 8

Course Details

Year Built 2000
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $17
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Reviews

2.3
7
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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Terrible Greens

For the past few summers we've done a golf trip around the Travers and played this course on and off. This will be the last time as the condition of the greens bordered on horrific. Two years ago, the starter had the decency to tell us the greens were a little sub par. This year nothing was said and we found diseased, bare and patched greens. If they've cut down on course maintenance to build that new clubhouse they are erecting then it's a major mistake, unless they are transitioning to the catering business and golf is just an after thought. That said, everyone that works there was very nice.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Needs some care. Good food.

Nice layout with two different nines. Front is short with decent greens. Back is long with awful greens. Some were close to unplayable. Need to bring in some outside help to fix the greens. From what I was told from a twosome we played with is that this course is usually in fantastic shape. The food truck serving food was awesome. The pork loin sandwich was a 10!

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

A hidden Gem

Love the course and the location. Very peaceful and extremely interesting course. Some great elevation changes. Greens well sloped but not overly fast

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2017-11-17T17:18:07.000+00:00

Chet, thank you so much for taking the time to review the course! We are happy to hear that you have enjoyed your experience with us at Saratoga Lake!

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Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 25 Contributor
New York Advisor
First Time Playing

Tight narrow track, accuracy a must.

Review soley based on todays round. Short track with narrow fairways. Must plan on where to place most tee shots. Course is beautifully designed on a mountain creating many elevation changes off tee shots and approaches. Course conditions were decent. Some burnt out areas on greens but didn't really come into play. If you haven't tried golf boarding, you should. This was the first time we tried it and the friendly gentleman in the pro shop helped us get situated on our boards. Would definitely play here again when in the Saratoga Springs area.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0

Great course

I really enjoyed this course. It was a nice challenge. Shot placement is critical especially on the sharp doglegs, the holes with hazards running across the fairways and danger around the greens. Many holes have an elevated green, and this requires you to really think about club selection. Driving accuracy is important because there are trees lining every fairway, but I never felt like the fairways were too narrow. The greens were in very good condition, and for the most part they rolled true. Bunkers have really nice soft white sand. The only negative was that the group infront was very slow, and there wasn't a marshal to tell them to speed up. But since I was playing in November I assumed that the course was short on staff and this will be less common in the summer. If you are a really really bad golfer you might want to stay away from this course since there are many shots over ravines, over water, and up to high elevated greens. Overall this course was a great value. I look forward to playing it again in the Spring.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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QUIET SURROUNDINGS WITH BEAUTIFUL SCENERY ALONG WITH THOUGHT PROVOKING HOLES.

played in the fall with an early Sunday a.m. tee time. Beautiful colors all around and exceptionally quiet. Nice soft greens but the putts moved quick. Not just a grip it and rip it course; many holes required precision yardage shots in order to set you up for your desired approach to the green.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Friendly Staff,Hilly course, relitively well maintained, good golf

pro shop and sandwich shop had good service. we used the sandwich menu board to callin from the 9th tee. It was 1pm on a Sunday afternoon our order was ready and tastey at the turn. the course is hilly, narrow in places and has a variety of challanges. This was the first time I played th course, so I played conservitively and used my hybred 2,4,& 5 irons a lot. This is not a course for novices. Play time ran close to 41/2 hrs on a Sunday because novices where playing below their ability. I would play the course again.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
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