A bit of history…
The effort to create the Amsterdam Municipal Golf Course began on July 17, 1934 with the allocation of $3,500 by the Recreation Commission , City Council and Mayor Arthur Carter. In December 1934, Mayor Carter and the Common Council approved the purchase of approximately 182 acres of land.
Construction was made possible through a $100,000 federal appropriation under the New Deal’s Works Progress Administration (WPA). As many as 175 WPA employees worked on the project.
The designer of the course was Robert Trent Jones, Sr., who went on to be a legend in the field. He became known as “The Open Doctor ,” the designer a club consulted when getting a course ready for a U.S. Open Championship .
The first nine holes of the Amsterdam facility were ready in 1937, but Jones delayed the opening until 1938 to let the turf develop and to give time to finish construction of the remaining nine holes.
Mayor Arthur Carter was instrumental in advocating for the golf course, and the facility is named in his honor. Carter was Mayor from 1934 to 1943 during the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Opening day was July 19, 1938, and the first foursome consisted of golf stars Gene Sarazen and Tom Creavy, joined by Frank Hartig, the first pro at the new course and John Lord , the Antlers pro . The caddies were Earl Hartig, Moe Iannuzzi, Earl Gode and Harry Gode. A Scottish band led the group down the first fairway. The team of Lord and Creavy beat Sarazen and Hartig that day.
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Conveniently located off of Upper Van Dyke Avenue in Amsterdam, New York.
2018 Rates & Fees
|Young Adult (18-22)||$350|
|Junior (Under 18, with exception to prime time)||$100|
|Couple (same household)||$1200|
|Senior (62 and older)||$750|
|Senior Limited (M-F)||$700|
|Super Senior (80+) M-F & Wknd after 4 pm||$350|
POLICY FOR MEMBERSHIP DEFERMENT
For any member to receive a full deferment of their membership to the next season, documentation of a serious medical condition must be presented to the Chair of the Golf Commission within 60 days after official opening of the golf course. The Golf Commission reserves the right to request additional medical information if needed. In addition, this policy does not pertain or cover cart storage.
M-F (all day) | Wknd and Holidays after 2pm (includes cart)
Prime Time Rates
Sat-Sun & Holidays (before 2pm, includes cart)
|9 hole without cart||$16|
|9 hole with cart||$20|
$35 before 2pm on Prime Times (guest must ride on member’s cart)
|Member Rental (18 holes)||$12|
|Member Rental (9 holes)||$8|
|Standard Rental (18 holes)||$13|
|Standard Rental (9 holes)||$9|
|Season Unlimited Cart||$425|
|Tournament Cart Rental||$12|
|Season Locker Rental||$35|
|* Tournament Fee||$1700|
|Golf Calendar Card||$14|
|Golf Ticket Book (10 rounds)||$248|
|Yearly Cart Storage (gas)||$385|
|Yearly Cart Storage (elec)||$405|
|Add Cart Owners (up to 2)||$150|
|Late Storage Fee (monthly)||$100|
* Tournament fee is for shotgun start and $12 per person on city carts. Any additional carts needed after the city’s first 30 carts will be subject to an additional fee.