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To Our customers:

We are writing today to reassure you that we are closely monitoring Coronavirus (COVID-19) and following the current guidance from the CDC, WHO, and federal, state and local governments and health agencies to ensure we are taking the recommended actions to protect our customers, employees and the overall community.  As you are aware, the situation is extremely fluid, with frequent information and updates; all of this makes any future forecast and planning virtually impossible.

Although our proposed opening date is April 10 th, we are in the midst of a major update to our facilities which presents an opportunity for close inspection of our physical structures and thorough cleaning of all venues.  Our primary focus is the health, safety and well-being of our staff, members, guests, and the community-at-large as we learn more about COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

Over the next few weeks we will continue due diligence in monitoring progress towards containment, in the hopes that measures being taken will provide a path to a return to normalcy. Rest assured, should there be a situation which will impact your scheduled event we will contact you immediately.

In the meantime, be well, stay healthy!

The Staff and Management of Orchard Creek Golf Club

New guidelines for golf during the Corona Virus outbreak:

- The pro shop, driving range, club house and bathrooms must remain closed

- Porta John's available between holes 3 & 4   and  14 & 16

- Stay at least 6 feet away from others

- Don't shake hands before or after your game

- Leave the flag stick in the hole

- There will be no ball washers and rakes on the course

- Do not share clubs or any other equipment
  if using a golf cart, limit to one person, carts will be in short supply because of this mandate, so it will be on a first come first serve basis.

- All carts will be sanitized after each use by course staff

- Online payments only for golf and carts

- Please no walk in's - You must have a tee time.

- Please show up 15 minutes before your schedule tee time.

- Level I season pass holders requiring a cart will be charge to their member account or you can pay online


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  Albany Golf - Orchard Creek Golf Club

      Voted - 1 st Place

      2018 Best of the Best 

      The Daily Gazette Readers Poll


Rated one of the best public golf courses in New York by Golf Digest, Orchard Creek Golf Club offers the ideal mix of challenge and fun. Named in the 2011 Times Union Readers Golf Guide as the most scenic golf course in the area.

Located just a short drive from Albany in Altamont, New York, Orchard Creek Golf Club is your Upstate destination for challenging golf, lessons, weddings, corporate events, and scenic dining.

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Here are just a few of our awards and accolades:
2001 - "Best New Bargain in The Country"- Golf Digest
2004 - Top 15 Public Golf Courses in NYS-Golf Digest 4 -1/2 stars
2008 - NYS Golf Course of the Year - NGCOA
2011 - Most Scenic Golf Course in the Capital Region- Times Union
2015 - Voted " Best kept Secret" - Times Union Readers Poll
2016 - Voted "3rd best course in the Capital Region" Times Union Readers Poll   
2017 - Voted "3rd best course in the Capital Region" Times Union Readers Poll
2018 - Voted "2nd best course in the Capital Region" Times Union Readers Poll
2018 - Voted "1 st best course in the Capital Region" Best of the Best - The Daily Gazette Readers Poll
2019 - Voted "2nd best course in the Capital Region" Times Union and Daily Gazette
2020 - Voted " 2nd best course in the Capital Region" Times Union Readers Poll

Find out for yourself what so many people in Upstate New York already know.  Once you've experienced everything that Orchard Creek Golf Club has to offer, you'll want to return again and again.

Now booking in our beautiful Empire Room and large outdoor Helderview Pavilion.  Great space for weddings, anniversary and birthday parties, class reunions, baby and wedding showers. Also, come relax and enjoy our 3000 sq. ft. lighted outdoor patio area. Enjoy your favorite cocktails after a great day of golf and try our wide variety of food selections from the menu. Take in the beautiful views of the  Helderberg Escarpment.

Our non golfing friends are always welcomed at Orchard Creek Cider House Restaurant..

Helderview Weddings at Orchard Creek

Nestled in the foothills of the Helderberg mountains outside Albany, Helderview at Orchard Creek Golf Club provides the perfect setting for a truly memorable wedding celebration. At once both idyllic and elegant, it lies surrounded by breathtaking vistas - yet remains just a few miles down the road.
Discover the classic charm of our upscale Wedding Pavilion or new Empire Room, the delicious gourmet menu designed by leading chef and our unparalleled commitment to personal service. At Helderview at Orchard Creek, we're proud to offer one of the area's most distinctive ceremony/reception experiences - and the Albany area's best overall value.

Weddings are our specialty and we treat your special day as if it were our own.  Let our experienced staff make your dream wedding a reality.

Jeff Betti - PGA Head Golf Professional:           jeff@orchardcreek.com
Dave Shaver - Assistant Golf Professional:       dave@orchardcreek.com 
Lindsay Sheehan - Events Coordinator             events@orchardcreek.com

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Course News

The golf course will open for the season weather permitting Friday April 10 th.  The Cider House will be open for take out Thursday thru Sunday starting Friday April 10 th 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  There will be certain guidelines and protocols which will be enacted for the safety of our customers and employees during the corona virus outbreak.  Please read the guidelines on our home page.

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