Schenectady, NY 
Central Park Share
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3 / 220ft.   3 / 303ft. Par / Distance:
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  One of the Best

1    12/24/2010   12/24/2010
Review By: dhoff10
Played: 18  Reviewed: 1
15 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This is a fantastic course. It is well maintained and runs through a beautiful park. It is relatively challenging and produced some high scores at a recent tournament, but each hole is fair and has at least one clear lane or approach. But probably the best aspect of this course is the balance and variety it has as it runs through groves, thickly wooded areas, across streams, uphill, downhill, and in doing so requires a wide variety of shots. To help show this I've tried to categorize each hole across several factors and have provided the summary below: (Longer holes can get two categories in some factors)

THROW DIRECTION (assuming righty backhand)
Anhyzer - 4
Hyzer - 5
Straight - 11
Technical - 7
Distance - 13

Woods - 6
Grove - 8
Open - 4

Steep Uphill - 2
Steep Downhill - 1
Mild Uphill - 4
Mild Downhill - 2

Frequent Birdie (~10%) - 8
Frequent Bogey (~50%) - 10

High OB Risk (good throw needed to avoid OB) - 2
OB possible on errant throw - 5
Other Thoughts: The course has a little bit of everything and is truly a gem for those living near Schenectady. It is difficult and will help you get better - most holes have a low room for error(see the bogey rates below!). Even the longer holes have tighter fairways than you would normally find on other courses, with the exception of 15 which ends up being fairly open, but this adds to its value in my opinion. The Capital District doesn't have a lot of courses, but the 3 it has with Central Park, Hyzer Creek and Joralemon are among the best. I live in Chicago and have played many courses across several states and multiple countries, and Central Park is the best one I've played.

Category details. (Thanks to SDGC for providing bogey and birdie information)
hole 1 - long straight; grove; bogey: 50%, birdie: 1%
hole 2 - long straight; grove; bogey: 22%, birdie: 10%
hole 3 - technical hyzer; woods; bogey: 24%, birdie: 10%
hole 4 - long straight, 2nd throw technical hyzer; woods; bogey: 84%, birdie: 1%
hole 5 - anhyzer; High OB Risk; woods, bogey: 65%, birdie: 0%
hole 6 - medium/long hyzer; OB possible on bad drive; grove; bogey: 32%, birdie: 17%
hole 7 - medium straight; woods; OB possible on bad throw; bogey: 49%, birdie: 5%
hole 8 - technical straight; mild uphill; open; OB possible on bad throw; bogey: 24%, birdie: 28%
hole 9 - technical hyzer; mild uphill; grove; bogey: 15%, birdie: 33%
hole 10 - straight technical; grove; High OB risk; bogey: 74%, birdie: 0%
hole 11 - long straight; mild uphill; grove; bogey: 0%, birdie: 76%
hole 12 - anhyzer; open; uphill; bogey: 64%, birdie: 0%
hole 13 - medium hyzer; woods; mild uphill; bogey: 49%, birdie: 6%
hole 14 - long straight; mild downhill; woods; bogey: 37%, birdie: 13.4%
hole 15 - technical anhyzer; Downhill; 2nd throw long straight; OB possible on bad throw; open; bogey: 73%, birdie: 2.5%
hole 16 - long straight; uphill; grove; OB possible on bad throw; bogey: 66%, birdie: 0%
hole 17 - technical anhyzer; grove; bogey: 24%, birdie: 12%
hole 18 - medium/long straight; OB possible on bad throw; open; bogey: 18%, birdie: 24%

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