Albany Golf Course

4.0000000000 4.0 stars from 5 (1)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7400 yards
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7400 yards N/A N/A
Purple 72 6909 yards N/A N/A
Orange 72 6493 yards N/A N/A
Blue 72 6043 yards N/A N/A
Pink 72 5361 yards N/A N/A

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 5.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 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 1 Reviews
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"A Peek at Albany in the Bahamas"


GolfOdyssey's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2017
First time playing

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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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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