Ballston Spa Country Club was established in 1925, during golf’s Golden Age of course architecture, when course design icons such as Donald Ross and Alistair McKenzie were creating some of America’s classic golf layouts.
BSCC is an exemplary parkland design with greens and fairways that typify courses of this age. Playing at a par of 71 for men and 74 for women, it is a golfing experience that will challenge and reward golfers at all skill levels.
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The 1st hole is all downhill and boasts one of the widest fairways on the course. Be sure to pick the right club for your approach, as this well-protected green is guarded by water in front and a bunker in back.
Tees Par Handicap Yardage Red 5 13 370 White/Blue 4 4 385/408
The Par 3 2nd hole offers a generous green and a good chance to score if precise. However, an offline tee shot can lead to a certain bogey as the green is protected by a creek in front and a pond on the left.
Tees Par Handicap Yardage Red 3 16 125 White/Blue 3 16 140/160
The 3rd hole is a dogleg left. Although a short par five, your approach shots will play longer because of the steady incline to the green. A short wedge should leave you a birdie opportunity. There are three bunkers, short, right and left of the green.
Tees Par Handicap Yardage Red 5 9 415 White/Blue 5 12 460/475
The 4th hole is another dogleg left to an elevated green. Club selection is important off the tee to ensure you don't drive through the fairway. The green is sloped from back left to front right.
Tees Par Handicap Yardage Red 4 1 340 White/Blue 4 6 360/375
The 5th hole is the hardest hole on the front nine, and second-most difficult on the course. A narrow drive, dogleg left, downhill to an open green. The creek lurking in front is well short and shouldn't come into play.
Tees Par Handicap Yardage Red 5 12 375 White/Blue 4 2 380/395
The 6th hole is a great Par 3. Although guarded by a narrow opening of trees and a creek running along the left side, hitting this green in regulation might just reward you with a birdie.
Tees Par Handicap Yardage Red 3 14 130 White/Blue 3 14 165/190
The 7th hole is fairly straight forward. A decent drive will leave you with a mid to short iron to an elevated green with a bunker on your left. Don't go long as OB stakes lie just a few paces off the back of the green.
Tees Par Handicap Yardage Red 4 3 315 White/Blue 4 8 358/410
The 8th hole is another reachable par five. A carefully placed tee shot to a narrow landing area will set you up to a well-bunkered, but flat green.
Tees Par Handicap Yardage Red 5 7 440 White/Blue 5 10 462/475
The 9th hole is a short Par 3 that is heavily protected by deep bunker int he front and on the sides and large mounds in the back. Club selection is essential.
Tees Par Handicap Yardage Red 3 7 120 White/Blue 3 10 120/120
The 10th hole is the longest on the course. Fortunately, it's played all down hill. If you decide to go for this green in two make sure you hit it high to carry the creek that guards the entire front of the green.
Tees Par Handicap Yardage Red 5 2 470 White/Blue 5 5 505/530
The short Par 4, 11th hole will tempt you to go for the green, but be careful, it is protected by a small pond on the right and a creek to the left.
Tees Par Handicap Yardage Red 4 15 255 White/Blue 4 15 270/300
The 12th hole is a difficult dogleg right. After a solid drive to the left side of the fairway, you should have a mid to short iron over the creek to an elevated green.
Tees Par Handicap Yardage Red 5 13 325 White/Blue 4 4 355/375
Your tee shot will dictate how well you score on this dogleg left 13th hole. If you do find the short-grass, you will be left a tough decision to go for the green. The trees and bunkers surrounding this sloped green should help make up your mind.
Tees Par Handicap Yardage Red 5 8 445 White/Blue 5 3 483/505
The 14th hole is the most difficult on the course. This dogleg right needs a well-placed drive to set up a long approach to an elevated green that is sloped from back to front. Be happy with a Bogey...and proud of a Par.
Tees Par Handicap Yardage Red 5 11 430 White/Blue 4 1 430/453
The 15th hole requires a long iron or fairway wood to carry a large gully leading up to the large, sloped green. Par is a good score here.
Tees Par Handicap Yardage Red 3 6 165 White/Blue 3 11 175/205
The 16th hole is a straight one. A solid tee shot is needed to split this narrow fairway. You must plan the distance of your approach shot carefully to this elevated green...if you come up a little short you may roll off the false front...if you fly a little long you may end up in a hazard.
Tees Par Handicap Yardage Red 4 6 330 White/Blue 4 11 360/369
The picturesque 17th is our signature hole. A short par three that plays all down hill and is guarded by a pond in front and to the right. The green is sloped from back to front.
Tees Par Handicap Yardage Red 3 17 110 White/Blue 3 17 122/128
The 18th hole plays longer than its yardage because it's all uphill. Play a mid iron left to this narrow green , as a deep grass bunker short and right, makes for a tough up and down.
Tees Par Handicap Yardage Red 4 4 345 White/Blue 4 9 360/407