The change of season at Capital Hills

otto at capital hills

Otto takes in the open space.

The City of Albany's golf course, Capital Hills, has closed for golf for the year. That's sad for golfers... but happy for dog walkers, sledders and cross-country skiers.

After the golf course closes for the season, it basically becomes a giant park. It's one of the best places to walk dogs -- they're allowed to go off-leash, and there's plenty of room to run. On the weekends, there are always a bunch dogs ready to play, but it's not cramped like a dog park.

The course is Otto's favorite place -- maybe out of everywhere.

The course is a beautiful piece of land, rolling hills alongside the Normanskill. Right now, the grass is a deep green and the last few autumn leaves are hanging on the trees. After a snow, it's absolutely peaceful.

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Capital Hills Golf Course
65 O'Neil Rd
Albany, NY 12208

Comments

Just made the transition from Normanskill today! My pooch loves it here :)

Please, folks: let's do a better job picking up poop. Sooner or later the city will get tired of the mess and ban dogs.

Oh, Otto. You are such a handsome boy!

A history of the old Albany Muni (what's now Capital Hills) was written a few years back - available at your local library: "Bogies and Billygoats: A History of the Albany Municipal Golf Course."

Oooh, now I know where to bring Finnegan this weekend. :)

If it wasn't full of ticks and coyotes it would be much a much better place. I pulled 2 deer ticks of myself last week after walking the dog there.

PLEASE clean up after your dogs. I would hate to see this hidden gem be taken away.

I LOVE Otto - and my girls love playing with him - he's such a sweet boy. And I second comments by Harry & Rob - please clean up after your pooch. It's not just the right thing to do - it's the law!

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