A consortium of members formed a Limited Liability Company and purchased the club’s debt. The new ownership group intends to expand and upgrade the physical facility and operations, including the Geoffrey Cornish-designed golf course. “We want to elevate the golf experience and change the trajectory going forward,” said Andy Shaw, a member of the LLC and son of one of the 50-year-old club’s founders.
The Manchester Country Club (MCC) in Manchester Center, Vt. has announced changes in its ownership structure, the Bennington (Vt.) Banner reported, after a consortium of club members formed a Limited Liability Company (LLC) and purchased the club’s debt from Berkshire Bank.
MCC has been struggling to maintain supportive membership numbers over the past few years, the Banner reported. With the change in ownership the group intends to go further, expanding and upgrading the physical facility and operations.
“We want to elevate the golf experience at Manchester Country Club and change the trajectory of the club going forward,” said Andy Shaw, a member of the LLC. Shaw’s father was one of the club’s founders. “Though much is still in the preliminary planning stages, we do know our primary focus will be on the game of golf, and on providing one of the top golf club experiences in the state.”
The golf course, designed by golf course architect Geoffrey Cornish, uses Cornish’s approach of following the lay of the land in order to showcase the beauty of the area, the Banner reported.
The club, which recently celebrated its 50th anniversary this past June, has a proud history of hosting prestigious local and regional tournaments, the Banner reported. These include such past and upcoming tourneys as the 2019 US Senior Amateur Qualifier, the Vermont Mid-Amateur Tournament, the 2020 Vermont PGA Stroke Play Championship, the Vermont Senior Championship, the US Senior Amateur Qualifier (2021), and the New England Senior Amateur Championship (2021).