- Published on Wednesday, 27 May 2015 12:23
From DGS (and I don't know who he's got writing for him but this is a more lively press release that most! Nice reading!)
The Department of General Services (DGS) today announced new features of the city owned and operated golf course, Capital Hills.
"There’s no better way to spend a summer day than at an incredible city resource like Capital Hills," said DGS Commissioner Daniel C. Mirabile.
Golfers can now book tee times for up to four players on a new mobile, responsive website available at CapHills.com. Capital Hills offers discounts to city residents, juniors, and seniors, which are applied upon arrival at the course. Anyone who signs up for updates and specials through the Capital Hills eClub will receive a free golf cart rental within one week of their birthday.
Capital Hills hosts championships throughout the summer, including the 2015 City of Albany Championship from July 18 to 19. A fee of $90 per player includes greens fees, range balls, a sleeve of Nike golf balls, and prizes. The deadline for entry is Wednesday, July 16 at 6 p.m.
“I’ve worked at the golf course for 25 years,” said Scott Gallup, Golf Course Superintendent. “It’s like watching your kids grow up. I’m proud of what it’s become.”
From July 24 to 26, Capital Hills will again host the Symetra Tour, Road to the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA). Over 140 golfers from around the world come to Albany to compete, and many of the former competitors have gone on to successful careers with the LPGA, including Julieta Granada, Cindy LaCrosse, and Solheim Cup members Kristy McPherson and Ryann O’Toole. This family-friendly event benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Albany.
Residents can contact Capital Hills directly at 518-438-2208 or DGS at 518-434-CITY.