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Saratoga Golf - Our review of Airway Meadows

We have never had a bad day at Airway Meadows, and we have played the course at least a dozen times over the past three seasons. Located in Gansevoort halfway between Lake George and Saratoga, Airway Meadows is easily accessible from the Northway, points east and, of course, from the air!

Joan and Jamie Heber did the general golfing public a grand favor when they decided to share their passion for golf by carving their farm into an arrangement of 18 magnificent and challenging holes. The adjacent landing strip and skydiving school may appeal to those who don't find golf enough of a challenge. We prefer however, the tidy 19th hole with its pleasing assortment of malt beverages

The fairways and greens are routinely in excellent shape. The rough deserves its name and the "out of bounds" is reserved for the owners' and neighbors' grazing cows. Two par 3's cross gullies in which reside families of Mulligans (it seems so simple when you are standing on the tee). The dog leg par 5 is a fun hole once you realize that the green is, in fact, well to your left and requires your third shot (if playing in regulation) over another gully.

The back nine is more suited to walkers than the front. But the front nine, as it plays parallel to the airport's macadam, affords the opportunity for extra distance when your errant tee shot rockets off the runway surface.

The course's covered bridges, its pastoral setting and the cool friendly beverages at the course's end make golfing at Airway Meadows a pleasing adventure. (Some of our balls enjoyed the course so much that they remain there to this day.) Dive, fly or driveā€¦ any way you get there, Airway Meadows is worth the trip