Orchard Park Country Club

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November 19, 2023

Located just outside the Village of Orchard Park is the Orchard Park Country Club. The Club is nestled in the small, yet robust village of Orchard Park, with a majority of the golf course extending into the town of Orchard Park along Jewett Holmwood road. The Club has its roots spanning more than 100 years, the establishment of the current Orchard Park Country Club took place in 1946.

Orchard Park Country Club’s golf course was designed by Walter J. Travis in 1916 when the property and Club was originally operated by The Park Country Club of Buffalo. Over time, Walter J. Travis has become revered for the approximately fifty golf course designs that bear his name. To this day, Orchard Park Country Club’s golf course is universally regarded as a hidden gem of Walter J. Travis and a true test of golf to all who enjoy the game.

In 1946 The Park Club put the Orchard Park division of The Park Club up for sale. At the time, there were 110 members of the Orchard Park Division of The Park Club, and there was concern among some that the club could be sold to a group that would make the Club public.

Through the leadership of Arthur J. Wiesner and collaborative efforts of multiple members, a group of members from the Orchard Park Division of The Park Club was able to purchases the Club at a price tag of $75,000. This was done through the group raising $40,000 in funds and taking out a $35,000 mortgage from M&T Bank. On July 3, 1946, Orchard Park Country Club Inc. was officially formed and as they say – the rest is history!

In 2021, the Club celebrated its 75th anniversary of becoming Orchard Park Country Club Inc. and we continue to pay homage to our founding member, Arthur J. Wiesner, by having the Club Board Room bear his name.

Membership also includes access to the Club’s Racquets, Pool, and Dining facilities.