The Boothbay, Maine club hosted a ribbon cutting on May 11 and will open the updated golf course on May 18, two days ahead of schedule. The clubhouse features a top-to-bottom renovation with two new restaurants, and condos will be ready within a few years.
The Boothbay Harbor Country Club in Boothbay, Maine is reopening next week after a $50 million makeover, including a new clubhouse and updates to the golf course, the Portland-based WCSH 6 News reported.
Its owner, Lewiston-born businessman Paul Coulombe, celebrated the club’s ribbon cutting on May 11 with the help of Gov. Paul LePage, WCSH reported.
“This is not just the best facility in Maine,” LePage said. “This is a world class facility.”
Coulombe bought the club three and a half years ago. He described it as “breathtaking” when he saw the finished product. C&RB reported on Coulombe’s plans for the facility in June 2015.
The course opens May 18, two days ahead of schedule, with updates to the tees, fairway and bunkers, and reshaped greens. The club will feature two new restaurants: Paul’s Steak House and Grille 19, in addition to Over the Ledge, a grill available only by golf cart.
The club is creating 80 jobs in the area and Coulombe hopes tourism doubles because of his investment, even if he never recoups all the money. “It’s really a philanthropic thing that I thought was really beneficial to everybody in the region,” he said.
Coulombe is planning phase two of the project: condos that would be ready in a few years, WCSH reported.