Burden Lake Country Club Averill Park

Burden Lake Country Club is a championship 18 hole, par 71 golf course located in Averill Park, NY (10 miles from Troy and 15 miles from Albany). Built-in the 1920″s as part of the famous Totem Lodge Resort the course operates as a semi-private country club. We have a grass tee driving range for practice and golf instruction from our PGA staff. Our pro shop offers the latest equipment and apparel from Callaway, Ping, Taylor Made, Adidas, NIKE, and Izod. Public play is welcome, so please call ahead (518-674-1770) for a tee time.We are open in the winter for cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Our clubhouse with its bar and restaurant, called Jack Kelly’s Tavern by the Green Restaurant, is open year-round for dining and socializing. Tom Choquette, a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, brings 20 + years of head chef experience to Burden Lake Country Club. We can accommodate weddings, bridal showers, golf outings, and private parties. Call or stop by for information.

Golf Course News

2014 Simulator Deals & Fall/Winter Leagues
The Golf Simulators are now operational in the Restaurant as of mid-October.  We hope to have good weather through November with some nice days to still get out on the Course and play but you can figure on some bad days and early sunsets to shorten the days.  The Golf Simulators are a great tool to work on your game year-round.  You can play 9 or 18 holes or just hit balls on the range.  The Golf Courses that are available range from Scotland to Dubai and a variety in Canada and the United States.  There are over 30 courses to choose from and the Simulators can be programmed to the type of game you want to play.The Hourly Rate is $35 per hour and we also offer a variety of packages.  The most popular package is the Traditional, which gets you 3 hours of Simulator time plus a $15 food voucher for just $100.  Four players can finish 18 holes in 3 hours moving at a decent pace.   The Contemporary package gets you 4 hours on the Simulator for a foursome that wants to take their time.  You can also use 2 hours at a time and just play nine holes.  The “Golf Bug” package is $275.  This package gets you 10 hours on the Simulator plus a $25 food voucher.  The “Golf Pro” package is the best deal with 20 hours on the Simulator plus a $75 food voucher for just $500.  This package gets four players ten 9-hole rounds to be used over the Winter season.The Simulators are reserved up to a week in advance.  If you would like to plan a Tournament we have packages available for 12 to 60 players.  Leagues are being formed for Monday through Thursday plus daytime.  We have a couple of leagues forming already and looking forward to a busy Winter season.  We offer Members other specials and our Golf Pro, Brian Hampson also offers lessons on the Simulators if you want to work on your game.

New Course Layout Completed
Construction of the new Hole on the back nine is complete!  We have placed 60,000 square feet of sod on the fairway and we have seeded the remaining areas. Construction was done on old #13 which will now be the new #10.  The Hole now plays 375 yards from the blue tee, 330 yards from the white tee, and 310 yards from the gold/red tees.

You will play the back nine following the same order but starting with old #13 as the new #10, #14 becomes #11, #15 becomes #12, and so on.  Finishing on old #12 as the 18th Hole will be the best part of the layout change.  The old #10, 11, and 12 will be a great finishing stretch.  The old layout finished on back-to-back Par 3’s, leaving a slim chance of picking up shots in a match.  Now there will be a lot of opportunities to come from behind and win a match.  We hope you will be as happy with the new layout as we are!