Niskayuna, NY 
Blatnick Park Share
Uploaded By: CaptainAnhyzer Hole #1 (Taken 1/2013)
3 / 238ft.   3 / 331ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #1 Long Tee

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 Good Practice

1    7/27/2015   7/27/2015
Review By: CTPowell
Played: 2  Reviewed: 2
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Two tee-pads each hole...
Easy to get around course...
Tee-pads and course in good condition...
Didnt conflict with other parts of the park...
Cons: Built on old landfill, not many trees, holes were creative given the terrain, but more of a practice course...

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  Hot, Hot, Hot

1    5/8/2015   5/11/2015
Review By: sherryfraser
Played: 5  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 4.7 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: It is a disc golf course. The baskets are satisfactory. Open shots to really work the paths of your discs.
Cons: I just wanted to add that this course is practically unplayable in the sun and high heat. There is no shade. The photos on this website do not show how open this course is. You will be dehydrated and burnt if you're not prepared to play.
Other Thoughts: If your disc goes into the landslide area, you could be injured or even die trying to retrieve it.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Exception that proves the rule

1    7/10/2013   9/2/2014
Review By: space mann
Played: 4  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 28.1 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: It gives you 27 holes to play in Schenectady NY. It has potential. Reclaiming land counts for something. There is a interesting hole that plays over a water hazard.
Cons: The course was not mowed well. I had a hard time finding discs on the fairway. The course is a reclaimed dump site and it stunk the day I played. No rain for a week before I played but the woods holes were muddy and mosquito prone. No signage to get you from one hole to the next.
Other Thoughts: "All disc golf courses are great", blatnick is the exception that proves the rule. I plan on trying it once a year. My biggest complaint was the smell and no signage. Signage should come in time, and the smell is something you can work around (ie. play on days you have a stuffed nose)

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.


1    4/6/2014   4/6/2014
Review By: Godard
Played: 53  Reviewed: 43  Exp: 10.4 Years
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: The only game in town. Great views of the river from the 7th tee. Hole 6 over a rocky drainage gulley is great. Wind is challenging.
Cons: It's on a that even safe? There is practically no signage so navigation is tough. Tee 2 to basket 3 is better than holes 2 or 3. Too long for beginners. No benches.
Other Thoughts: I hope the course is a work in progress. Will return every time I visit to see how it's coming along.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Grand Opening!

5+    11/3/2013   11/13/2013
Review By: bhoff
Played: 32  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 7.7 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Town is having a Grand Opening on Thursday 11/14/13. Parks crew has worked hard on tee boxes, clearing brush and other course prep. Course already receiving lots of play. A round from each set of tees is a great 18 hole layout. Lots of exercise as the course winds up & down cap and in and out of woods (and ravines if you go awry). In spring we will build a kiosk and other refinements. Come try Blatnick... MORE BASKETS!!
Cons: Going to be a cold and windy winter course.
Other Thoughts: Thank you to the Town of Niskayuna for taking our suggestion of a course in Blatnick Park and running with it. Town crews did most of the work and provided most of the supplies. They took almost all our suggestions and were very enthusiastic. Thank you Nisky!!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 open shots

2-4    11/2/2013   11/3/2013
Review By: 3ertram
Played: 6  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 10.8 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: mostly open, but very nice use of elevation, we liked #6 most, was a day with no wind, but on windy days, the layout and hills should create a lot of extra fun
Cons: nothing really, we played the course back in summer - plenty of bugs, so best to play now till late spring, I guess
Other Thoughts: nice tees, we will see, if the sand is strong enough to stay inside the boxes

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Windy and open

5+    7/23/2017   10/28/2013
Review By: CaptainAnhyzer
Played: 93  Reviewed: 17  Exp: 32.7 Years
This review was updated on 8/24/2017
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Course is installed on an old landfill. Mostly open fairways are hilly and grass covered. Town has unlimited supplies so all pins have a mulch circle around them. Long and short tees are well packed stone dust & wood framed. Basic tee signs aid with navigation but no hole diagrams or distances yet. Bathrooms/water are a bit of a haul unless you stop on the way into the park. Walking/biking trails are also within the park so keep an eye out for non-golfers. Ball golf driving range is useful when there are no ball golfers around.
Cons: The course is incomplete(14 needs more clearing) Being a landfill presents an occasional odor, depending on wind direction. Barking dogs in the dog park may be an issue for some people but only two holes are near it.
Other Thoughts: The Town is working to install the back 9 tees. Thorny rough in some areas. A few holes border on a wooded ravine and disc retrieval can be tricky. These are not cons IMO.
Awesome view of the Mohawk River on tee 9.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

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