Albany Golf Course

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Friendliness
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Amenities
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7400
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
Type Resort
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7400 yards
Purple 72 6909 yards
Orange 72 6493 yards
Blue 72 6043 yards
Pink 72 5361 yards
Scorecard for Albany Golf Course
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: 74.9/131 451 187 572 489 180 595 338 216 603 3631 434 589 202 504 332 548 485 184 470 3748 7379
Purple M: 73.1/123 423 168 535 473 170 573 318 204 565 3429 417 560 187 466 306 509 432 163 440 3480 6909
Orange M: 70.7/121 388 155 490 436 163 537 298 189 533 3189 405 528 169 449 290 479 416 152 416 3304 6493
Blue M: 70.0/119 W: 71.7/123 376 143 479 406 150 464 275 174 502 2969 366 503 149 408 278 452 400 139 379 3074 6043
Pink W: 67.1/113 322 125 444 335 125 418 247 144 461 2621 329 450 137 361 246 410 349 100 358 2740 5361
Handicap 5 7 15 1 13 11 17 9 3 10 12 8 4 18 16 2 14 6
Par 4 3 5 4 3 5 4 3 5 36 4 5 3 4 4 5 4 3 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 2010
Architect Ernie Els (2010)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

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4.5
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I Recommend This Course
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Challenge

Albany is a very well laid out track. A good challenge but very fair not tricked up at all very good shape. Would recommend to all players of all silk levels. The staff is incredible so nice helpful real add to an already excellent experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

A Peek at Albany in the Bahamas

We visited the exclusive, gated Albany community just after the 2015 Hero tournament. Ernie Els’ design looks and plays like a desert layout as it winds through the Albany community. It is framed by manmade sand dunes and features sandy waste areas, desert scrub vegetation, and big white sand bunkers.

The front nine weaves around more of Albany’s housing lots. Our favorite holes were the cape-style par-five 3rd and the short par-five 7th. The back nine is scenic and intriguing—it’s the highlight stretch of the round. Albany’s small greens are hard to hit and hold and when our shots didn’t hold, steep falloffs were looming off the sides.

Albany tops out at 6,944 yards. Most take it on at 6,504 yards, as there’s no shorter option besides the 5,365-yard forward markers. When the wind is up, we found it almost impossible to reach the longer par fours in regulation. The two high-handicap women in our group managed well from the forward tees. Neither water nor forced carries was much of a factor. Also, when the ball rolled into the desert, our chances of finding it and playing a recovery shot were good.

We played twice. Since carts were restricted to the path the first afternoon, we opted to walk. The walk with pull carts was so enjoyable we elected to walk again the next day.

Albany’s practice facilities and amenities are great and geared for the pros that live here. There’s a double-ended driving range and a few short game areas. As guests staying in the community, the green fee was $300 per person, per round. It’s very expensive to stay at Albany, but as we detailed in our in-depth article in GOLF ODYSSEY, you definitely get what you pay for.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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