When Joan and Jamie Heber decided to share
their passion for golf by carving their farm
into a magnificent and challenging
arrangement of 18 holes, they did the
general golfing public a grand favor.
Airway Meadows is located in Gansevoort (
half way between Lake George and Saratoga)
and is easily accessible from the Northway,
points east and, of course, from the air.
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.
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. Some of our balls enjoyed it so
much that they remain there to this day. 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 more is 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
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. Dive, fly or
drive, any way you get there, Airway Meadows
is worth the trip.
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