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Club History - Premier Golf Club in Kingston, NY - Wiltwyck Golf Club

Wiltwyck is the premier family oriented semi-private club in the mid-Hudson Valley located in Kingston, New York. conveniently off on Exit 19 of the New York State Thruway.  Originally founded in 1933, Wiltwyck relocated to its present location in 1954.  Wiltwyck’s golf course was designed by renowned golf course architect Robert Trent Jones, the “Dean of American golf course architects”, and provides a best in class golf experience for golfers of all ages and levels. 

The Wiltwyck grounds include its championship golf course, as well as a pool, golf simulator facility, tennis and pickle ball courts, a banquet facility, and indoor and patio dining, all in a relaxed and elegant environment.  Formed in April 1933, the Club began with a nine-hole course off of Hurley Avenue in Kingston. 

Twenty years later, construction of the New York State Thruway threatened to slice Wiltwyck’s original course in half, but resourceful Wiltwyck club leadership took that as an opportunity to purchase the Steward Farm on Steward Lane in the Town of Ulster.  In 1955, Wiltwyck’s 18-hole course was unveiled at the current locale.

In January 2018, after 85 years as a member-owned, member-operated facility, all assets and custodianship of Wiltwyck were transferred to WGC Holdings, an entity now controlled by 14 equity owners who are either themselves, or are affiliated with, existing members of the Club.  

These new owners have made great progress in their stewardship to not only preserve the Club’s golf course and other recreational facilities, but to restore the overall experience at Wiltwyck to a place of pre-eminence that is not available elsewhere in the local area.  

Reinvestment in infrastructure has been a recurring theme for the new owners, and there has been an inexhaustible list of items that we have repaired, replaced and upgraded in the last five years.  This work will continue. Wiltwyck’s championship golf course is widely recognized as a significant test of championship golf — it is the best example of modern golf architecture in a radius of 60 miles of Kingston.

Club History - Premier Golf Club in Kingston, NY - Wiltwyck Golf Club

Over the years, the course has played host to a number of prominent local and state golf events in both professional and amateur categories.  Wiltwyck has also had an active and important role in the community with, for example, a strong commitment to philanthropy and junior golf programming.  As part of our current operating model, Wiltwyck’s facilities were opened to the public on a limited basis to those people who wish to play golf at Wiltwyck but who do not wish to avail themselves of the responsibilities of membership.  Wiltwyck also has a vibrant outing and league calendar throughout the golf season.  These aspects have been critical components of our recent success.

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At Wiltwyck, Or mission is to To provide an exceptional golfing experience through impeccable course maintenance, personalized member service, and a welcoming community atmosphere that fosters lasting memories and friendships

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