Members acquire country club in Vermont

Manchester Country Club was strapped for cash and unable to make improvements

A group of members have acquired The Manchester Country Club in Manchester, Vermont. The members formed a Limited Liability Company (LLC) and purchased the 50-year-old club’s debt from Berkshire Bank. 

The club has been strapped for cash and unable to make improvements. The new ownership group hopes to expand and upgrade 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,” Andy Shaw, a member of the LLC told Vermont Business Magazine. “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.” 

Shaw’s father was one of the club’s founders. Geoffrey Cornish designed the golf course.

The club has hosted local and regional tournaments, including 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).

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