Eagle Crest Golf Club

History of Eagle Crest Golf Club

1963Club formed as Northway Heights Golf Club by the Gino Turchi Family.
1965Turchi Family, Gino, Willie & GiGi open first nine holes(which is now the back nine) on June 12.
1967The second nine, also designed by Gino Turchi, opens on July 13.
December 7, 1980Gino Turchi makes first and still only hole in one from back tee of hole #17.
1991Club and property is sold in February to the William Paulsen family and the name is changed to Eagle Crest Golf Club, Inc.
February 1991Course Superintendent, David Gordon, is hired and continues his fine work through present.
Spring 1991Nines reversed front to back and back to front giving the course one of the areas most demanding finishing five holes.
June 1991Practice Range opens. Ron Philo is clubs first teaching professional.
Winter 1991Clubhouse completely renovated. Banquet bookings begin under the new Paulsen ownership.
Spring 1992Championship tee expansion and changes.
Winter 1992Pond expansion fronting #13 green. Bunkering and drainage programs begin and remain ongoing through present.
Spring 1993PGA Golf Professional, Jim Jeffers, is hired.
Spring 1994Pro Shop and Cart Barn are built and golf operations are moved to the present location. Water system modernized with heads installed on greens and tees.
May 24, 1994Eagle Crest Shoot-Out, one of the areas top amateur events begins annually. Bill Moll, one of the clubs long time top players wins the inaugural event.
Spring 1995Players Park: miniature golf, lighted pitch n'putt and snack bar opens.
Spring 1997Major renovations to daily food service area are completed and reopens as Duffer’s Tavern, serving fine fare and spirits for daily golfers, league players and tournament events.
September 8, 1998Course Record set by David Gunus of Amston, CT who shoots a 63 from the Championship tees to win the North Atlantic Tour event.
Spring 1999Automated watering system installed for all greens, tees and approach areas.
Summer 1999Complete set of forward tees finished providing alternate teeing ground for many senior and junior players.
Fall 2002Watered fairways connected to the automated system of 1999 giving the club a complete irrigation system.
November 2003John Neet hired as PGA Head Professional
November 2004Renovation and rebuilding of number 12 green vastly improving one of the areas most controversial putting surfaces.
February 2005Complete renovation of Eagle Crest Ballroom, Saratoga Room & Augusta Room.
January 1, 2007Hired John (JP) Peterson as PGA Professional.
Spring 2010Duffers Tavern management taken over by Paulsen Family and name changed to the Bunker.