Manchester Country Club under new ownership

Looking past the first green to the clubhouse at Manchester Country Club's Geoffrey Cornish-designed course.

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MANCHESTER — The Manchester Country Club has announced big changes in the ownership structure of the club.

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. 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 renowned golf course architect Geoffrey Cornish, uses Cornish's award-winning approach of following the lay of the land in order to showcase the beauty of the area.

The club has a proud history of encouraging golf on all levels, and hosting prestigious local and regional tournaments. 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).

MCC recently celebrated their 50th anniversary this past June.

Looking toward the future, MCC encourages the golf community to stay tuned for announcements about the upcoming changes.To learn more about Manchester Country Club, visit


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