Set in the historic Saratoga Spa State Park, the Saratoga Spa Championship Course is one of the premiere public courses in the region. The course consistently receives Four Stars from Golf Digest’s Best Places to Play. The original holes were designed in 1936, followed by a major redesign in the 1950’s. Course architect William Mitchell’s skillful renovations were notably celebrated with commemorative rounds played by Arnold Palmer and Gary Player.
The course’s defining characteristic is its setting in a pine forest. Majestic pines frame several holes, giving golfers a sense of seclusion and an appreciation for the course’s ageless beauty.
The Spa Course offers five sets of tees, making the course playable for low and high handicappers alike. Numerous trees and bunkers flavor the landscape, yet the landing areas are generous. Large greens and heavily wooded areas give further definition to this championship-style layout.
After your round, enjoy the newly renovated Catherine’s in the Park for light fare and refreshments, as well as Victoria’s Pool, a unique and refreshing perk for Spa golfers. Food and beverage service is available poolside, topping off a day spent among the towering pines. Whether relaxing poolside or playing one of the course’s many secluded holes, you’re only minutes from the bustle and fun of Saratoga.
You have probably always loved the Saratoga area as an outstanding getaway spot for its beautiful scenery and outstanding recreation. And if you like to make golf part of your plans, you have got to take on Saratoga Lake Golf Club carved in the midst of a lush forest. You are just 15 minutes from downtown Saratoga Springs but you are really back-to-nature here.
The course is comprised of 200 acres of hilly terrain with a stream running through the middle of the course, with sparkling ponds and beautiful wetlands. You’ll be playing through a landscape with a natural feel, created by thick stands of pines and hardwoods. It is as if you are in the middle of a national forest. When you stand on the deck of our pro shop, you can see 18 miles away to the Southern Adirondacks.
This picturesque course on the south end of Saratoga Lake offers lots of elevation changes. It is truly a shotmaker’s course designed for golfers who like to use all their clubs. It is not extra-long shots that succeed here, it is shots that are carefully placed. The layout was designed by Michael Ingersoll of the LA Group and opened for play in 2000.
Saratoga National was ranked by Golf Digest as one of America’s Best 100 Public Golf Courses for the 2007/2008 Season. It has received numerous accolades and awards from the National Golf Course Owners Association, Golf for Women Magazine, Golfweek and others.
This par 72 championship layout is a mix of styles, and is constructed on a former horse farm, with many wetland areas throughout. Water comes into play often, and 16 holes require forced carries off the tee. Though generally an open flat course, there is some elevation to the fairways, and the large greens play fast. There are 5 sets of tees to accommodate all skill levels, and the carts are GPS equipped. All fees include cart, unlimited use of the practice facility, use of a locker and other clubhouse amenities.
Golf Digest has rated The Sagamore as the “5th Best Public Course in New York State.” Conde’ Nast named it a top U.S. resort course and Golf Magazine honored it as a Silver Medal Resort. This Donald Ross track was designed and built with his careful supervision in 1928. As part of a $75 million restoration in 1985, the legendary course was fully restored according to Ross’ original blueprints.
In classic Ross fashion, this beautiful lakefront, hillside course takes full advantage of its natural environment. From the elevated first tee, you have a breathtaking view of Lake George and the Adirondacks. The holes are routed naturally through an upland meadow and the Adirondack woods. To add an accent to the mountainside terrain, Ross planted heather from his native Scotland.
A year-round resort and sports paradise, The Sagamore also offers first-class lodging, a European-style Spa and Sailing School.