Normanside Country Club

5.0000000000 5.0 stars from 5 (2)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6454 yards
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fee

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper attire is required.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 70 6454 yards N/A N/A
Back 70 6217 yards N/A N/A
Forward 70 5244 yards N/A N/A

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 5.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 5.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 5.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 5.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 2 Reviews
5 stars:
2
4 stars:
0
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

2 out of 2 reviews


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Reviews


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"Hidden Gem"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/02/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

This once private course doesn’t get as much play as it deserves. Because of that the pace is almost always excellent. If you’re not a long hitter (like me) it offers apply challenge on long par 4s. Lots of elevation change and blind shots that will make you have to be very careful with club selection.

After your round, enjoy an incredible meal in the restaurant, lots of outstanding selections by a talented chef. The club recently changed its head pro, the new pro is very personable and works to make sure you have a great experience. The only negative I can say is that the bunkers are not traditional “fluffy” sand, which makes them play differ from most, especially after rain.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Excellent Course on Challenging Terrain"


markfromm's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/03/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Normanside was built in 1927 and designed by William Harries, whose work was limited apparently to upstate New York. The course covers very hilly ground alongside Normans Kill and Harries made the most of the opportunity, constructing a number of dramatic holes with substantial elevation changes and featuring greens with severe drop-offs. Conditioning and maintenance are excellent. I played on a Monday morning and pretty much had the place to myself. Usually there are outings on Mondays and it is a very good idea to call ahead. The clubhouse seemed dated. Other reviewers have noted excellent food; I didn't try the restaurant, but did stop at the snack shack next to the pro shop where I had the best hot dog since I came to Albany. All in all a very good value at $45 for a round with a cart.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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