The only historic State Park with an 18 hole golf course, Battle Island is unique to New York State. The course is challenging and the views are worth the drive from anywhere. The course also features "The Bunker", a snack shop that will keep you hydrated and full while you play through the course.
The Bunker is open seven days a week: Monday through Friday; 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 7:00 a.m. through 8:00 p.m.
On the morning of June 9th, 1756 a ship named "Discovery" tied up at a private landing opposite Battle Island. It was at this bend of the river, in 1756, that a fleet of batteaux heading back to Schenectady from a supply mission to the British troops at Fort Ontario was ambushed by French and Indian forces firing from the woods. The British batteauxmen fought back from the island, and a masterful maneuver by the commanders saved the fleet from capture. Among the officers present at that battle was Philip Schuyler, later to become a general in the American Revolution, and even later to become the President of the Western Inland Lock Navigation Company in 1792.