Capital Hills at Albany

3.9285714286 3.9 stars from 5 (9)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6332 yards
  • Slope: 126
  • Rating: 70.2
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6332 yards 70.2 126
White 71 5784 yards 67.5 120
Red 71 4968 yards 68.4 114

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 2.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 9 Reviews
5 stars:
3
4 stars:
2
3 stars:
3
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

8 out of 9 reviews


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"Such a fun track"


u000006416723's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

I play this course a couple times a week as it's close to my house. The range is great as they have some of the best range balls for a public course.

The course is always in great shape. The layout can challenge even the good golfers. The greens are in perfect shape and are rolling on the faster side for a public course. The staff are super friendly.

The front is short even from the back tees. The elevation changes and all the bunkers make up for the lack of length on the front side. The back 9 is a whole other beast. Can get very tight at times with some big hills and a dog leg that is a real challenge. The course favors the guy who hits it right as it allows for a lot more error. If the Miss is left, well you could end up in trouble more often than not.

The 19th hole (Martel's ) has great food


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Still at Tour level condition"


fotolou's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Play here once a year while back home visiting. It's still in Symmetra Tour shape. Greens were extremely smooth, with very subtle breaks. Rolling moderately fast. Perfectly groomed fairways without a trace of weeds, though rough can get gnarly. The variety of the holes makes it a unique challenge every tee. Pace of play could be improved, very popular course and they are tempted to jam groups too close together. Grass range !!!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Avoid"


518Golfer's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2014
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Although they changed the name a few years ago, it is still the "same old, same old."
Old as in ancient marshalls who pay no attention to pace of play.
Front 9 is ridiculously short, and although the back 9 has some nice holes, it took forever to get there. NOT WORTH IT.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"This course is challenging and fun."


cjmurphy's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/3/2012
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I'm a high handicap golfer (30) so this course which hosts an LPGA event each year is challenging for me. There are a lot of sand traps around the greens which is a little bit of an issue for those of us who are usually around the greens and not on them with the approach shot. They also do not allow beer on the course. Other than those two items, the course is great. Even though it's located in the Capital City (Albany) the scenery is quite beautiful. I would recommend this course to anyone. All levels of golfers will enjoy it.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fall Golf"


Jgetman's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2012
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played here before in the past and still find it an extremely fun but challenging course to play. But now that I played it in early fall the scenery was amazing!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Reasonable Shape in Fall"


vegasjoker's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/1/2012
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Considering that virtually every golfer in the Capital Region has played the course this season the course is still in reasonable shape at the start of fall. It was in pristine shape mid-summer but a less-than-average rainfall dried up most area courses. Drainage on course could be improved but all-in-all a good golf round to be had at CapHills.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



"A fun course, has a little bit of everything."


joseph4089948's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/21/2012
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have played this course 4 times and have enjoyed it each time. A couple holes are a little challenging, but fun.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great course. Well maintained and in a quiet setting."


AlwaysFindsTheHazard's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/29/2012

Reviewed on

Great course. It is located on the outskirts of Albany, which makes it easy to get to but it is in a quiet area. The course can be a bit of a challenge from the back tees but it's fair. The greens are smooth and well manicured, and the bunkers have soft white sand. Overall the course is really well maintained. I like every hole, but my favorites are the drive-able 5th, the par5 8th that I can get to in two, and the 13th which is a steep downhill par3 that is tough to judge the yardage especially on a windy day. An added bonus is the driving range on real grass, and the putting green is pretty good too. The staff are nice and
there is a restaurant on-site if you want great food. The proshop is stocked with a good selection of balls in 3-ball packs and gloves incase you forget something at home.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"HOSE ARE SOME BIG HILLS"


kobeguy2's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 6/20/2012

Reviewed on

I never knew that Albany had so many hills but the elevation changes here are remarkable. The course is relatively short playing only 5784 yards from the whites and just over 6300 yards from the tips. It is great shape and actually plays host to a Symetra Tour event. Had the shortest Par 5 I have ever played at 416 yards and it was pretty straight. Birdie Hole! Also included a downhill 270 yard par 4. Driveable? Fun course and there was a lot of deep rough so even though it was short, it was a challenge.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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