Schenectady Municipal Golf Course - Public Review

Schenectady GCSchenectady Municipal Golf Course - Public in Schenectady

400 Oregon Ave
Schenectady, New York 12304
Schenectady County

April 23rd, 2014 13:57

Reviewer

First Name Rex
Last Name Zark
Handicap 0

Course Review and Comments

Man, I had a blast at muny from 1968 until the mid 2000's. But job commitments, illness, etc. render one's frquent participation less and less. All the muny rats, a totally, egalitarian group of golfers, the only requirement being you could play the game reasonably well, and never let more then 2 weeks elapse on an owsie, unless you were incarcerated, or otherwise deposed. All races, creeds, of course etiquette. Alot of muny rats came and went. I think the way america has degraded economically, socially, since 1974, well it is alot worse now then ever. Even the rich cats ate having to work ot, and hence, not much leisure time. But, it was fun while it lasted.

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Date course was played Wednesday 23rd of April 2014
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Course Design Comments I meant to rate this depression era, WPA course a 4 out of 5. Almost all the construction, the earth moving, was done manually. Upon its opening in1935, it drew busloads of golfers from the NYC area, as a long, beautiful, and great natural soil for great grass. Nowadays, it is a bit short to be a challenge for a skilled player, and gross mismanagement through the years, by ignorant directors of the city's parks and recreation department erased much of the charms and difficulties of Thompson's intended, and for a few years, actual course. Since the city finally turned over complete course control to the pga club pro, who has since gone to heavenly pines, well muny, as it is known to locals, has undergone a rennaicense. Difficulty, two cuts of rough sculptured fairways, some new traps, letting more light and air to certain greens,.increasing the speed of the greens, having grass growing in the teeing areas, and so on, certainly elevated my spirits. Unfortunately, the current pro, his assistants, the starters, rangers 19th hole proprietors, are all straigjt out of hell. So, I won't play there anymore, but I encourage all you to play muny at least once. Sincerely, Rex Zark , a two bit muny hustler.
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Play Again No
Recommend Yes

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