March Madness is here! The roller coaster ride that is the weather in the great northeast has started.

The XC Ski Trails are now closed. Thanks to everyone who tried out the slopes!

We do have some updates about the shape of the golf course…

Most of the frost has lifted out of the ground and the golf course has begun to drain. While the massive snowstorm will set us back for a few weeks, we will be in great shape once the snow melts. Cross your fingers for some sun, warm temps, and wind!

We have posted a few pictures to show you how the golf course is doing…

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The above picture is of the green on 3-White. It is notorious for being one of the last greens to clear its ice and snow buildup but as you can see, it looks AWESOME!

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The above picture is of 4-White. It shows the difference of a treated area (fungicide spray) in the fairway vs. a non treated area in the rough. It’s always a great sight to see the grass bright and green at this time of the season!

Check out our news page for more pictures of the golf course!


Membership 2017

Membership Information and forms for 2017 are now available. Click on Membership for 2017 under the Rates menu for more information.


Below are times that are available for new leagues at Western Turnpike.  Call the Pro Shop for more information. 

Mondays from 3 PM to 4 PM
Tuesdays from 4 PM to 5 PM
Wednesdays from 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Fridays from 3 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 cross 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.