Amsterdam Municipal Golf Course

3.6471000000 3.6 stars from 5 (17)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6702 yards
  • Slope: 120
  • Rating: 70.2
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Discover

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6702 yards 70.2 120
White 71 6328 yards 70.2 120
Red (W) 74 5333 yards 70.2 110

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 3.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 17 Reviews
5 stars:
3
4 stars:
8
3 stars:
4
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

14 out of 17 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Challenges include elevation changes plays long   Great for drinks  

loading...
loading...

Reviews


Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender

"Muny"


yardworkdinger's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of my favorite courses to play, I get back to my hometown once a year and always make it a point to play this course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Challenging and fun to play."


Sagadahoc's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First we had a beautiful fall day and the course was in great shape. Second we were not pushed by the golfers behind us and actually did 18 holes in under 3 hours even though I was played sideways on the 16th hole which I may add is the prettiest hole on the course in my opinion. And then the 19th hole had ice cold beer for us after our match...enough said! I'll be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fun course"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course good except one green. Greens recently aerated so difficult to judge


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Worth the drive."


g257270000's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is very fair from the senior tees. It pays to keep the ball in the fairway. Pace of play was good. As a senior it would be and extremely difficult course for me to walk. Many challenging holes.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"hilly but nice"


golf45fw's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were bumpy due to fall maintenance. .should be great in about a week


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Don't walk it"


gordomayo's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice muni course, with an old, classic parkland design. I'm glad we rode, because you have to be 18 and in ironman shape to walk it. Pro was very friendly, and there was a nice restaurant/bar with reasonable prices. Would play there again, although it's about an hour from home.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"dkeefe18"


Dan9579590's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/07/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

the first 3 greens were really rough, very bumpy, and hard to putt. The rest of the greens were what you would expect from the weather conditions we had this year. Some greens had alot of patch work on them, but rest of the green was in good shape. It is not a bad place to play outside of the greens. Somewhat challenging, hilly, but no real major obstacles.I paid $10 for 18 holes and a chart, and was well worth it. It is not a course I would spend more than $30. on. I would go back again if I got a good deal but I live in Troy and would golf closer course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Dont expect much here"


SFCCRAWFORD's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/07/2014
First time playing

Reviewed on

Booked a Tee Time here on a Sunday afternoon as my Girlfriend and I had wanted to play this course, and the $10.00 price was a great value on GOLFNOW.

We did NOT expect much after reading the reviews,however, went with an open mind,....but has a Horrible Day here !

The Pro at the shop pointed us to the cashier which honored our GOLFNOW reservation, but stated we would be required to play as a foresome since GOLFNOW books foresome deals,....not what we had in mind, but fair enouph. The Staff was ok, but I would NOT call them friendly at all. At other facilities we had felt Welcomed, here we felt more like a bother to them,....perhaps thats a new sales technique I have not heard of ?

We did get our cart and were hooked up with the other GOLFNOW customers to start promply at our tee time. Luckily, the other two who we were matched up with, Dan and Tom, were great Gentlemen, which made for a good experience. We were Hurried onto the course in no time, which made us feel a bit rushed, but apparently thats the cycle.

Once on the course on the first hole, we noticed what appeared to be water splashing on the first green, nope, it was sand. It was soon clear that the greens were in bad shape to say the least. We noticed about half of the 18 greens are kinda, to really bad, and the others are nothing to brag about.

As for the course itself, it's not very memorable, just ok to be kind. The Tee's are bit confusing, as they are not all clearly marked and we spent a bit of time looking for which tee to hit off of. Perhaps some signs or markers should be posted to help people, hey just sayin !

We did find a Porta Potty near hole 6 or so, this was very clean, best part of the day as we soon discovered that there is a rule you must go directly from the 9th to 10th hole without stopping for a break, unless you consult the Course Pro for approval. I suppose I understand the general idea of this, to continue the ryhythm with no bottleneck, however, cant a guy use the restroom and grab a soda. ??? We were not planning on a four course meal, just a 10 minute break.

Along the way, we watched several carts come across our fairways, apparently on thier ways to other holes, or who knows, maybe Billy Joel was in town doing a concert ? Either way, it seemed kinda rude to have this happen, but Course Members have thier perks I suppose.

Now lets talk about being rushed on this course. Three times in the 18 holes I had a ball hit behind me while I was playing, some within 30 yards or so. Afer the second one, we confronted the member and asked why he did that, and where he came from, as there was no players behind us on the hole. We were told to speed it up, and he complained about the condition of the course and the Membership being down lately. Hey I'm no genious, but seems he answered that one.

As for positive aspects,.....The Porta Potty was clean and the friend's that we met, Dan and Tom were a pleasure to play with.

The GOLFNOW deal for this course is well worth it, just be warned, dont expect much.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Felt very welcome but the design doesn't impress."


Coondog's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2014
First time playing

Reviewed on

Played after a substantial amount of rain but the disappointment did not come from any water releted issues. Tees and fairways are sloppy... crabgrass throughout. Greens were pretty good, although attempts at repairing one green with sod appearred to be done halfheartedly.

The main problem is the plainness of the design. Lots of holes in one area which just seems like a field with a bunch of tees, greens and trees put in. Very few memorable holes...

Probably seves nice as a Muny bot not a destiation golf course. I should mention the friendliness of the staff. They were great and we didn't get any dirty looks when they saw we got a Golf Now deal!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Everything went Very Smoothly"


strifewt's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Called several hours before Tee time to verify course had reservation. Arrived 15 minutes before Tee time. We were on there tee off scheduled and they immediately pulled a cart for us when we arrived. All Went exceptionally smooth. Great experience .


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Greens Poor"


jheinlaw's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/19/2014
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Several greens were in horrible shape, large patches of dirt. No evidence of any effort to improve. This ruins a good old course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Nice course"


Lance3137374's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/17/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course just needs better upkeep. There are a lot of greens in very bad condition. Fairways also need work


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good


I recommend this course


"Classic design"


RickScheibner's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Poor weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Must ride. Not much trouble off the tee. Some long par 4s. Undulating greens. Worth multiple plays


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"I love this course"


Jim124's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2014
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 9 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great golf course, plenty of challenge, but very fair. Beautiful large greens, hilly fairways, friendly staff.
We had an early pm tee-time, got out on time, all my expectations were met


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Greens were excellent. Some fairways quite rough. Bunkers were dirt and stones."


None's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/25/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have enjoyed Amsterdam Muni about once or twice a year over the past couple of decades. The layout is excellent as were the greens. It is a shame the conditioning has gone downhill. Most likely because of budget cutbacks the fairways were burned off or clumpy in many areas and it appears no attempts have been made to rectify this. Almost all of the bunkers were unraked and appeared to be dirt and small stones, as if someone removed all of the sand. It's too bad it has gone downhill.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great deal"


u000007446980's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/4/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

What a deal, $11 for 18 holes. How can you go wrong.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"An RTJ Gem in the Capital District"


KSanford33's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/28/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This may be the best course in the Capital District. It's a typical Robert Trent Jones design, with many sidehill lies and many risk/reward holes. If you walk it though, be prepared for a long day. It's very hilly. But if you're in the Capital District, I can't think of a better course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



    Marketing Tools for Golf Course Operators

    • Add a Golf Advisor Rating Badge to Your Website. Get Widget
    • Get a feed with the latest reviews for this course Feed