GREAT NEWS!  the course is opening tomorrow, Friday, April 17th! It was a long winter but with the recent good weather we are finally opening.  We have put the pins out and await your arrival.  If you have any questions, please give the Pro Shop a ring.  We look forward to seeing all of you soon!

If you don’t have time for 9 or 18 holes, rest assured that our range and practice area will open tomorrow, Friday as well, so you can still hone your game before hitting the fairways.  C’mon out and work your game!


We are currently looking for established full leagues for the 2015 season in the mornings on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Please call the pro shop at 456-0786 for more details.


We have time slots available to accommodate full leagues.  If you are interested in getting a league together, give us a call.  Available time slots are:

Mondays from 3 PM to 4 PM
Mondays from 4 PM to 4:45 PM
Tuesdays from 4 PM to 4:45 PM
Wednesdays from 3 PM to 4 PM
Thursdays from 4 PM to 4:30 PM
Fridays from 3 PM to 4 PM
Fridays from 4:15 PM to 5:30 PM


Located on Route 20 in Guilderland, Western Turnpike has offered an inimitable golfing experience with a 27-hole championship layout to golfers of all abilities for over 80 years. Acquired in 2002, it is now one of the many successful programs for the Town of Guilderland’s Department of Parks and Recreation . If golf is your game, whether playing the blue, white, or the ever demanding red course, Western Turnpike promises an unparalleled experience with its outstanding greens and challenging layout.

In addition to the 27 holes of golf, we offer all of the practice facilities you could ask for, restaurant and banquet services, 200 acres of fabulous green space, and an outdoor picnic pavilion. During the off-season we offer a heated driving range, x-country skiing, and ice skating to make those long winter months a little shorter.  Stop by and pay us a visit.  We look forward to seeing you!


Course History

In 1929 the Realty Golf Corporation, the holder of two golf courses in the Albany area, was forced to liquidate as a result of the great depression. The Stanford Golf Course, formerly located at the Mohawk Mall site was turned over to shareholders, while CEO Ned Vrooman held the Western Turnpike Golf Course. Around 1950 the course would be turned over to the Szatkowski family to own and operate for over sixty years.  In 2002 the course was purchased by The town of Guilderland.