Hales Mills Country Club, a premier 18-hole golf course in Johnstown, just completed numerous improvements to the course including a complete remap of the 7th Hole — including three new bunkers, some drainage and some resodding — and a brand new tee box on the 18th Hole, which will be playable as soon as they open this spring. The greens are fast and in really good shape. According to Roy Dykeman, General Manager at Hales Mills Country Club, “We’re going to make changes to the practice facility and more general improvements, making it better than it already was.”
If you’re looking to put some variety into your game this year, Hales Mills offers a great reciprocal program that allows members to play two times per month at any of their participating courses for only $20, cart included. Participating courses include: Canajoharie Country Club, Mohawk Valley Country Club, Cobleskill Country Club, Brookhaven Country Club, Shamrock Golf & Country Club, Fox Run and Pioneer Hills Golf Club. Calling ahead to check availability is recommended.
Shawn Bond has recently joined the Hales Mills team as a golf pro. Bond has previously worked at Northway 8 in Clifton Park for 12 years and served as a former head pro at Pine Brook Golf Course in Gloversville. Bond offers clinics and individual lessons. For the latest information and schedule of clinics, visit the website at: www.halesmillscountryclub.com. Or check out Hales Mills on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/HalesMills.
Outing packages are a great value for group event planners. Weekday outings are $35 per person and weekend events are $40 per person. Greens fee and cart fee is included along with a $5 per person merchandise card for the Pro Shop and a $5 per person Restaurant credit. The Clubhouse can comfortably accommodate 200+ people with banquet menus available to suit all your dining needs.
Hales Mills also has a great Pro Shop on the premises with all the brands you are looking for including Titleist, Callaway, Taylor Made, Nike, Under Armour, Adidas and Foot Joy.
When you visit Hales Mills, golf is not the only attraction. Chef Brad Saunders, formerly the co-owner of the Rail Yard Restaurant, is a culinary master when it comes to artistically prepared dishes. Saunders completely transformed the menu to serve only the freshest of ingredients. There is nothing frozen or prepackaged in his kitchen … everything is handmade. Saunders also believes in local sourcing for his menu items. Some of his signature recipes from the Rail Yard are now on the menu at Hales Mills. His creamy seafood bisque, chocked full of scallops, crab, lobster and clams has been extremely popular. “I would stack the food in our restaurant up against any restaurant in the area. We range from burgers and wings to fresh tuna, steak, etc.,” remarked Dykeman. The Clubhouse also offers many weekly specials including the popular Prime Rib Fridays.
The grounds of Hales Mills are exceptionally manicured with beautiful year-round views of the surrounding hills, making it an ideal venue for weddings and receptions. The restaurant, under Chef Saunders’ leadership, also offers off-premise catering for events ranging from 25 or more guests.
For more information about scheduling your special event call (518)736-4622. Or, visit them online at www.halesmillscountryclub.com or their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/HalesMills. Hales Mills Country Club is located at 146 Steele Rd, Johnstown, NY.