Just a couple of years ago, Golf Digest rated the region that includes Washington County as the second best place to live if you are a golfer. This rating took into consideration the number of courses, the availability of tee times, the affordability of greens fees, and of course the caliber of the courses themselves.
For example, the Kingswood Golf Course, in Hudson Falls, NY, is a beautiful 18-hole championship golf course nestled between the Adirondack Mountains and Vermont's Green Mountains. Kingswood is a superbly conditioned links style course that features bent-grass fairways, rolling hills and grassy knolls. This course itself was rated 4-stars by Golf Digest.
The Pole Valley Players Club, in Hartford, NY, was designed by golf professional Steve Forbes along with on site advice from world renowned architect Geoff Cornish. The course features 30+ sand traps, natural ravines, rivers and ponds, and large greens that average 5,000 square feet. The greens at the Pole Valley Players Club are among the best in the area and the views are spectacular!