Town of Louisville taking over Massena Country Club
LOUISVILLE — The Town of Louisville will take over the Massena Country Club.
A Monday, Feb. 22 news release from the town says “an agreement has been signed and assets have been transferred” from Massena Country Club Inc. to the town."The agreement is for the Town of Louisville to take over day-to-day operations and management of the golf course formerly known as Massena Country Club, The town will operate this as public golf course with zero taxpayer dollars being used for any costs related to the golf course,” the release says.
The town has hired Perry French, PGA Professional, to be general manager and director of golf operations. French, a native of Massena and graduate of Massena Central High School, brings many years of golf industry experience with him.
“He is excited to return home, reconnect with the north country community and bring his expertise back to the course where he grew up playing high school and junior golf,” the town said.
The property is being re-branded as The River Course at Louisville Landing Recreation to honor the historic site of Louisville Landing, which was lost when the area was flooded during the building of the St, Lawrence Seaway. Additional recreational plans for year-round use of the golf course will be announced later in the season, the town said.
Season golf passes will be sold starting March 1 with discounted pricing for early payments, and reduced golf fees for seniors, juniors, and military personnel.
French is planning to host local fundraisers, competitive golf events for all skill levels, and family and junior golf programming. French will offer a fully stocked golf pro-shop and operate the clubhouse food and beverage services. Both will be open to the public, the town said.
The Town of Louisville website will post the season pass fee and daily fee rates by March 1: https:// Louisvillenewyork.com and the Town of Louisville, NY Facebook page.