Located on Route 20 in Guilderland, Western Turnpike offers an inimitable golfing experience with a 27-hole championship layout to golfers of all abilities since 1929. 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. It is now one of the many successful programs for the Town of Guilderland’s Department of Parks and Recreation. 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, Western Turnpike Golf Course offers 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 are a heated driving range, x-country skiing, and ice skating to make those long winter months a little shorter.