Galway New York Golf Courses

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Briar Creek Golf Course -- Enjoy Golf Again or The Way Golf Used To Be
Review by: Dave Wheeler Briar Creek Golf Course is a fun course to be played by both medium and high handicap golfers. Its layout is a chalenging mix of 18 holes fit in a flat land leading up to the creek with hillside on the other side of the creek. Several ponds and sandtraps provide hazards to avoid while the greens are usually the best in the area. The drawback is its distance at only 5300+ yards and so low handicap golfers should play it but only to enjoy the chance at chasing a par round of 70. The true delight of this courses is its playability and round playing time of around 4hrs. There is no long slow play at Briar Creek due to its layout. The three finishing holes on the front nine include an par 3 island green, a drivable par 4 with trouble to the right and "catcher's mitt" sandtrap to the left and a par 3 number nine. These three can yield 3 birdies or a bogey or two. The back nine has a similar opportunity for success or failure with a short par 5 number 15 which with a good second shot has you shooting for eagle or a bad second shot gets sucked into the creek and you are fighting for bogey or worse. Number 16 is an uphill par 3 that winds will control alot of your success followed by a downhill par 4 number 17 that I consider the course's signature hole. A tiny green that seems to be drivable but you must carry a pond and a creek so a 5 wood or a mid iron off the tee is best to a landing area between the two water hazards. The final hole number 18 is a dog-legged left par 5 with plenty of yardage and trees. The greatest part about Briar Creek is that its fun to play with great people and well maintained greens. The way golf used to be!!
From Albany, NY




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