Ballston Spa Country Club first opened for play in 1926. In 1925, Tim Thompson, a native of Scotland was hired to design a 9-hole course. The course opened for play in 1926 (6-holes) with the next 3 holes Thompson designed holes added in 1927. The back nine was added in 1965.
Playing to nines of 35-36, the back nine is the more difficult part of the course. Gordon Creek runs through the property creating water hazards on 11 holes.
Ballston Spa Country Club is semi-private. The course accepts outside play Monday-Thursday. Friday, Saturday and Sunday are reserved for members and their guests, only.
Ballston Spa Country Club golf course plays to a par-71 and a maximum distance of 6,292 yards. The course rating is 69.6 and the slope rating is 124.
$41 (cart included), played on Monday, October 2009 at 6am
Pro: Challenging layout in a beautiful parkland setting. Con: Lacks some length.
Member (cart included), played on Thursday, May 2008 at 8am
The Greens Keeper is A-1 and the Members need to assure that the Board does whatever is reasonably possible to retain him. They need to give up on their deals for membership, advertising, etc. Steve, the Superintendent of the Course will take care of that by the fact that he has prepared the finest course in the area. We just need to get the word out, without paying for advertisement, maybe something like offering a reasonably price greens fee on Saturday and Sunday afternoon that one can see what we have to offer, as a "players course". The Ballston Spa Country Club needs to keep him(Steve) happy and cut out the bull. The Restaurant is satisfactory, they need to be competitive with local establishments in quality and price. Perhaps offering a special of 1-3 offerings on Friday, Sat. or Sunday combined with entertainment.
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