Tips for Hole #2
Par 5 Hcp 2/2 This hole can reward golfers who hit solid tee shots as well as their second shot. The second shot is key to playing this hole. Many golfers choose to ‘go for it’ in two but beware. A large hill stands between the green and the player which can turn many a birdie opportunity into bogey or worse. A large pond awaits errant shots on the left side.
Tips for Hole #4
Par 4 Hcp 4/4 Players will enjoy the view here, where golfers must hit from a high elevated tee to a rather wide fairway below. The second shot offers players to test their skills as it requires shots to carry the green. Anything short will stay short and run the risk of rolling down a slope of about 10 yards. Oh, and by the way, the green is also double-tiered.
Tips for Hole #5
Par 4 Hcp 10/10 Players would be wise to play this short par 4 up the left side where hitting driver might be a bad idea. The large pine trees to the right block any approach shots to the green. The large oak that guards the front right portion of the green has been known to frustrate golfers of all skill levels.
Tips for Hole #10
10 Par 4 Hcp 3/3 A very difficult start to the back nine. In fact Bob Haggerty Jr., the golf professional here from 1967-2004 once dubbed 10, 11 and 12 ‘Amen Corner North’. The hazard on the left and the trees lining the right encourage golfers to keep their tee shots right down the middle.
Tips for Hole #13
Par 3 Hcp 17/17 While short in distance, this hole requires a solidly hit shot to get it close to the hole. Winds generally gust in the player’s face on breezy days. A bunker guards the right side and will require a skillful shot to get out as the green slopes away from the player.
Tips for Hole #14
Par 5 Hcp 1/1 Aptly nicknamed “The Monster”, this hole is the longest on the course and one of the longest in the Capital Region. The fairway flows left to right so play your shots towards the left side of this fairway. The green can be tricky with plenty of undulation changes throughout.
Tips for Hole #16
Par 5 Hcp 5/5 A true test of a tee shot. Many a player in tournament play or enjoying a well-played round to this point have felt the pressure as the water hazard seems to invite golfers to hit their tee shots right into it. Many choose to bail out right to play it safe, however, the trees there can block out the second shot. Hit it straight and you will be rewarded.
Schenectady Municipal Golf Course
400 Oregon Avenue
Schenectady, New York