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Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.1
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About

Holes 18
Type Public

Located just 5 minutes off of the New York State Thruway in Saugerties, The Lazy Swan Golf Course is a championship 18-hole course designed by Golf Architect Barry Jordan. The course has been exquisitely crafted as “a series of linked passages of natural beauty” with each hole presenting its own unique character and challenges for players to overcome. Players will encounter several cascading and reflection ponds, rock outcroppings, dramatic elevation changes, an alpine garden, and beautiful views of the Catskill Mountains.

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Course Details

Year Built 1968
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01
Architect Hal Purdy

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Collared shirts are required. No denim, athletic shorts, or sandals.

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4.1
127 Reviews (127)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 16
19th Hole Scenic Views 12
Patio Dining 12
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 20
Elevation Changes 16
Bunkers 12
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 17
A Weekend Splurge 11
Locals 9
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 19
In the 'Burbs 8

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4.0
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Good

The course wasn’t in pretty good shape compared to previous weeks. The greens were cut the fairways were cut nice. Course was a little wet because of the rain. The course has gotten better in the last month or so. Always a good time player here.

Greens had improvements
Tee boxs had improvements
Fairways had improvements

Rough is a little thick but it’s almost November

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Plays Once a week
2.0
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Previously Played

Surprised how bad the cause maintenance has become.

Unfortunately the course conditions were terrible. All of the greens had bare patches. Tee boxes hadn’t been tended to for a while. Disappointing for a course we have enjoyed before.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/20/2019

We have had a rough summer. Unfortunately, our superintendent moved to a new course in the middle of season and a few workers left with him. We had to find a new guy and it was during the " growing season" for grass. Thankfully, the weather has cooled down and the heavy chemicals can now be applied to the grass. Give us a few weeks and it will return to the course it has been in the past. Trust me, it angers me, more than it does you!

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

interesting course needs attention

the club is great, the course is interesting and challenging and fun, the grounds need attention. the bunkers were unplayable and tee boxes not great. fairways were in good shape. greens were varied with a lot of dead areas. didn’t see a groundskeeper all day.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/20/2019

We have had a rough summer. Unfortunately, our superintendent moved to a new course in the middle of season and a few workers left with him. We had to find a new guy and it was during the " growing season" for grass. Thankfully, the weather has cooled down and the heavy chemicals can now be applied to the grass. Give us a few weeks and it will return to the course it has been in the past. Trust me, it angers me, more than it does you!

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Lazy Swan A+++

Great place to play, awesome fairways, friendly staff, and the pace of play was great,
I highly recommended this golf course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Gem of a course.

I golfed here in 7/14, upon arrival we were greeted with a friendly smile and welcomed to the course. We arrived ahead of our tee time, but were able to get out early. The pro gave us a quick orientation of how the course was laid out and advised drink lots of water, it is a hot one. Restroom were immaculate, clean, clean. You hit them 3 times on 18 holes.
The course itself was laid out nicely, doglegs here and there, uphill shots here and there., down hill shots. Fairways were well groomed, rough reasonable. As mentioned in previous reviews the bunkers are in need of some care. I lost a ball near one of them because of the growth of weeds on the backside, yes yes shouldn’t have been in there, but would have expected to find the ball. The views surrounding you are beautiful, mountains off in the distance.
Pace of play was as expected, not to slow or to fast, just right. We finished in under 4.5 hours with 3 of us and waiting in some holes as we were behind a 4 some. So that is great.
The ride from Albany was easy, but oopsie on google maps, took us past the course, we turned around as we had seen the course but thought maybe another entrance.
We all said must go back now that we know the where to hit and not to hit, yeah like the woods, the water. Haha
Anyway a good value, nice course, nice pro.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/17/2019

Thank you for the great review. Yes, the bunkers are the project for the summer, our staff is working daily to mold them back in shape. I hope to see you here again!!

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Lazy Swan

Great course to play for the area. Conditions of the course was good and kept in good condition. Only complaint was after a great day of golf my wife and I was looking forward to a few cold drinks at the outdoor bar. A few other people were there also, we all waited 10-15 minutes but nobody came around, even after staff was notified. So we all left.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/17/2019

Glad to hear that you enjoyed the course. Unfortunately, there's not much I can do when it comes to the restaurant. Hope to see your group again.

Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Love it!

Lazy Swan is a great course, presents a challenge, always a great experience and a fun day. Best 19th hole anywhere!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/17/2019

Thanks for the great review!

Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

great price on sale

my wife and i play here as often as we are able.The course is always in good condition and the greens are excellent.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/17/2019

Thanks for the great review!

Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Excellent course with great views

The Lazy Swan course will provide many fun challenges to golfers of any level. The course is in very good shape and the views are excellent. The greens well maintained and roll true. Definitely a fun round.

Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/07/2019

Thanks for the great review! Come visit us again!

Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 25 Contributor
Virginia Advisor
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

A Worthy Introduction to New York Golf

After driving through the Hudson River Valley dozens of times en route to NH from VA, I finally decided to check the Empire State off my lists of states I’ve played and after reading several reviews, chose The Lazy Swan as my destination and I’m sure glad I did.

The aspect of this course that drew me to it and that I’ll most remember is the fantastic and unique layout. The signature par-5 7th hole is one of my favorite holes ever with a towering tee shot and nice risk-reward options from the fairway. Back-to-back par-3s on #9 and #10 is highly unusual but this course’s collection of par-3s is so good I didn’t mind in the least.

The diversity continues with driveable (but blind) par-4s, long par-5s, wide open holes and some narrow landing zones. The elevation changes will definitely test your club selection and distance control. Even though it was my first time out there, it was easy to see everything in front of me from the tee on most of the holes. The look and shape of the course made it an absolute joy to play.

The conditions were a bit of a mixed bag. Clearly the course is well-maintained and while the greens were still recovering from aeration that was probably well over a month ago, they rolled smoothly with good speed. It was obvious the course has been working on the bunkers with many of them having fresh sand that’s doing a better job of keeping the weeds out than those bunkers than haven’t been attended to. A couple bunkers were unplayable but properly marked as ground-under-repair.

Tee boxes, fairways, and rough were all in very good shape despite the overall wet conditions. There were two short downpours that came through during my round and the course drained quickly from them both.

The staff here is friendly enough and the facilities are ok but the lack of water on the course, drink cart, and no driving range were noticeable and missed. I got a Hot Deal for $25 on GolfNow, making this an excellent value. I would highly recommend you check out this fun course if you are in the area.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/05/2019

Thanks for the review! We are currently repairing the bunkers, the engineers did a horrible job with the drainage in them. As for a driving range, if we had the room, we would have one. Hope to see you again!

Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
New York Advisor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

worth the drive

Course was in great shape considering the wet spring in NY. Greens rolled true, tees, fairways in great shape. Nice variety of holes, with some difficulty and diversity. Shout out to the greenskeeper and staff.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/05/2019

Thanks for the great review! Hope to see you again!

Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Decent Course.

The course photos are a little deceiving. The online photos make it appear as if it's a very well manicured course. But that's not the case. The course layout was fine. Fairways were fine. Greens were fine, but a bit inconsistent.

Bunkers were the biggest downside for me since they were lacking sand. They were just dirt. Luckily I only ended up in one bunker (sort of). Also, the bunkers were not cut around the edges, so there were weeds growing all around them, and in them. I had one drive that landed just shy of a bunker, rolled to the bunker, and came to rest on the wall of the bunker on a weed that was protruding from the side of said bunker. Like, literally resting on a plant growing out of the edge of a bunker.

Cart paths (where there were paths) were pretty rough as well. Hang onto your gear. You could easily lose things rolling over some of the rocky paths.

I was the first person on the course, so the pace of play was great. I can't comment on whether or not that is the case for most people.

I would definitely recommend playing this if you're in the area. But for me, I traveled about 1.5 hours to play. I wouldn't do that again unless I heard about a few improvements. But if you live in the area, or are traveling through the area, by all means check this place out. Price is right.

Overall, not a bad course. I've played worse courses, but I've definitely played better courses as well. The bunkers, rough cart paths, and lack of a drink cart made this a 3 star review instead of a 4 star review. Change a few things and you have a great facility.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 06/28/2019

Thanks for all your great ideas, but here are a few reasons that we can not do some of them. First of all, you pass the restaurant 3 times during your round. If you remember holes 6-9, a beverage cart would never fit on those paths, neither would a truck, so paving them would be extremely difficult. If you remember going to holes 13-17, a beverage cart can not cross that road with alcohol, per County rules, so therefore a beverage cart would ride around the same 6 holes all day and you go to the bar after 3 of those holes.
I totally agree with the bunkers, the groundscrew knew that was their project this summer and they got relaxed with them. We have 75 tons of sand and they are being redone as we speak. Thankfully, you only went in 1 of the bunkers that you spoke of! Glad to hear the fairways and greens were good, that's what most golfers care about. Hopefully, you give us another shot.

Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great golf course, well maintained and not too busy

We had a great time and love the golf course. Pace of play was good eventhough we got stuck behind 2 slow players and ended up grouping for the 9 front holes, 9 back were just us and was fun and fast. Well maintained golf course. Staff could be friendlier with non members though. Also driving range is 2 net and just a practice green. Great value for money and well maintained and fun golf course. We will come back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 06/28/2019

Glad to hear that you enjoyed the round. I apologize if you feel we were not friendly enough, we were a little busy with a County Championship and your group showed 1.5 hours before your tee time. As for the range,if we had the room, there would be a full practice facility.

Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Highly Recommended

Having played nearly every course in the hudson valley (and beyond), the Lazy Swan is up there with the best public courses. Not sure why they are currently off of GolfNow, but am hopeful for their return. While nearly every course struggles to maintain proper turf in their fairways, you can actually hit your irons properly,as their fairways rank up there with some private clubs. They had some issues with moss on some greens,but they held incoming shots, and rolled true.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

great price on sale

Had things to do but my wife said lets play golf so i went on Golfnow and was happy to see Lazy Swam at 10:50 booked it and had a great .

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 06/17/2019

Thanks for the great review, hope to see your group again.

Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Decent track

Fun course to play. Unfortunately due to rain lately course has not been cut enough and it shows. Bunkers were in good shape and greens recently aerated. Overall still nice and staff are great.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/17/2019

Glad to hear that you enjoyed the course. As you know, it was a very wet Spring. Our staff is catching up on the mowing. Hope to see your group again.

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Total golf experience

Every time I play Lazy Swan i have to remind myself multiple times that I am in the Catskills From the amazing restaurants, outside and rooftop bars, and the great course layout, we spend our day experiencing it all. After our early round we have lunch and then meet friends for drinks all within 20 yards of the first tee box. Can’t wait to return

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/28/2019

Thanks for the great review! come visit us again!!

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Beautiful course with amazing veiws all around you.

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