The Lazy Swan Golf & Country Club

3.9892705882 4.0 stars from 5 (104)

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Putting green: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirts are required. No denim, athletic shorts, or sandals.

Located just 5 minutes off of the New York State Thruway in Saugerties, The Lazy Swan Golf Course is a championship 18-hole course designed by Golf Architect Barry Jordan. The course has been exquisitely crafted as “a series of linked passages of natural beauty” with each hole presenting its own unique character and challenges for players to overcome. Players will encounter several cascading and reflection ponds, rock outcroppings, dramatic elevation changes, an alpine garden, and beautiful views of the Catskill Mountains.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 104 Reviews
5 stars:
36
4 stars:
47
3 stars:
12
2 stars:
6
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

95 out of 104 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for wildlife/ scenic views a weekend splurge entertaining clients   Challenges include water hazards elevation changes undulating greens   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole scenic views  

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Reviews


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"great price on sale"


rogerherman's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had things to do but my wife said lets play golf so i went on Golfnow and was happy to see Lazy Swam at 10:50 booked it and had a great .


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Decent track"


sham21's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun course to play. Unfortunately due to rain lately course has not been cut enough and it shows. Bunkers were in good shape and greens recently aerated. Overall still nice and staff are great.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



tbrink12's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"The Swan"


jimjd8's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played the course early Sunday and it was wet....if they had cart paths it would have been paths only. Course was very wet and rough pretty high due to lack of mowing. Still a great day, can’t wait for it to dry up so i can come back. Had lunch at bar and it was excellent.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



4448787787's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Conditions were good,rough and traps were rough but expected due to recent heavy rains ,


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Lovin The. Swan"


jimjd8's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in excellent shape with all thevrai. Greens were pretty bumpy due to a golf outing. Many bunkers still unplayable due to rain and bunker edges not trimmef.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/31/2018

Thanks for the review. Yes, the rain has been plentiful the last month, when the course dries out, everything will be back to the norm.



KEVIN5587598's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Bunkers washed out. Some has gravel with no surface sand. Clumps of cut grass in the rough made it difficult to find balls. Bunkers do not have enough sand and not setup by personal to play fairly. Took a nice gouge out of the bottom of my sand wedge.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/31/2018

Sorry to hear about your wedge, I haven't heard anything like that before. With all the rain the bunkers were washed out. Unfortunately, you can not do anything to the sand until it dries, wet sand becomes mud if you groom them while they are wet.


"Great set up, but tough conditions"


DRJDMA's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

This course is beautiful and I will return again and again. It seems though that this course has received far too much rain, and they have not been able to keep up with the condition of the grass, especially in the rough. The fairway and greens were pretty soft, but very playable, but the rough was completely unmanageable. The rough was at least 6” deep almost the moment you go off the fairway. This would be fine if there were not so many bunkers and so much water. The result was a video game course which was extremely penal today. I think it would be fabulous and extremely fair with the rough cut to an inch or the course to be completely dried out.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/15/2018

Thanks for the review! Yes, the rain has not stopped the past 2 weeks. Our rough is generally fair and very playable. Unfortunately, the wet grass is impossible to cut, as soon as we can cut, we will.


"Great Setting/Needs Some Love"


u547358672's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful setting on the edge of the Catskill Mountains. Atmosphere at the outdoor raw bar is without compare, and the delicious ceviche was made with red snapper and shrimp, not tilapia!

Staff were cordial, but certainly not engaging in the least. While fairways were groomed, the perifial rough was in need of better maintenance. Some quirkiness in the layout, it was still both challenging and enjoyable with the exception of the #16 par 3 hole that had a blind green and seemed forced into the landscape (I made a 3.) Cart trails, not cart paths, no cart beverage service provided, and very limited access to potable water was extremely taxing on a hot and humid day. No excuse for a course not to provide ready access to water for their clients in the heat of the summer! I recommend the course if your in the area, but would not travel 1 1/2 hours to get to it as I did! I will however recommend that outdoor raw bar setting to anyone traveling in the vecinity.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/10/2018

Unfortunately, we had over 5 inches of rain the few days before you played, with 2.5 inches on that Friday. The day before you played, Saturday, we didn't allow carts. Sorry, but you can't cut wet grass.


"Great day!"


Rxmpo's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

The course is in great shape considering the midsummer heat. The greens are in amazing condition and roll fast and true. Not a long course, but does require different shots to manage your way around. Fun layout and reasonable price. They have a great restaurant and raw bar too! I will be back very soon!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/23/2018

Thanks for the great review, come play again!


"Slow day"


u000005988530's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Don’t play on Tuesday . Senior day and pace of play is very slow.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/11/2018

The pace of play is fine. Unfortunately, you were a 2some that was behind 9 foursomes in a row. Those seniors are the reason you are able to purchase Hot Deals.


"Holiday rate, no holiday service"


RussyD125's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We paid 63 dollars for holiday rate, 18 holes of golf. There was no food, there was no bar service or beer cart, the coolers were full of ice with no water until the 13th hole. I won’t be back


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 07/06/2018

I'm sorry the restaurant was not opening, I can not control what they choose to do. My job is to deliver a great conditioned golf course and that was provided. As for the water coolers, they were full, a block of ice may have been blocking the spout. The staff would not put ice and no water.



u713214934's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great value for the price. Greens are big and in great condition


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/06/2018

Thanks for the great review, come play again


"Incredible"


u253641174's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2018
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Reviewed on

I have golfed many courses across the USA and overseas. This course was all you could ask for with its layout and so many challenging holes. Beautiful upstate scenery. I guess my hole in one on the 7 th hole from the blue tees makes it my new favorite. 155 yards 8 iron. I knew I hit it good but did not see the green from the tee box. Me and my sister were looking along the back ruff thinking maybe it rolled off but when my sister got tired of me looking she decided to putt and found my ball in the hole. My first hole in one


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/04/2018

Great shot!! Thanks for the review, come visit us again!


"Lazy Swan Saugerties, NY"


woodstockjack's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very friendly and accommodating I'm handicapped and they were very good to me. Thank you Lazy Swan


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/30/2018

Glad you enjoyed your round!!


"Best Father's Day Ever"


u3053841's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My son called me on Saturday and asked if I wanted to play an early round for Father's Day. So, I had two big things going here: Being with my son and Playing golf with him. The Lazy Swan is an awesome course, that requires more thought than most courses which we both like. Only used driver on about 7 holes because good course management tells us that long irons were a smarter choice. Greens were very fair, although the reads were tougher than others. That just added to the challenges we love in golf. We are hoping to go back this weekend and play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/21/2018

Glad to hear that you enjoyed your day!! Come visit us again!!


"Great course"


Ken110's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very friendly and accommodating people jo Ann is the best you must stop in at the bar restaurant after play great music and a lot of laughter had a great time going back tomorrow to play


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/09/2018

Thanks for the great review!



u565320532's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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