Holyoke Country Club announced today that Eric Suher of Holyoke has finalized the purchase of the golf course and all of the club’s assets. Suher’s Iron Horse Entertainment Group (IHEG) will take over management of the club immediately.
The 106 year old country club which celebrated its centennial during 2006, operates seasonally and will re-open to the public this April 1st without missing a beat. The sale would not have been possible without the full cooperation of the club's board of directors as well as a majority vote of its equity members. That vote took place during a July 2011 meeting. Tom Taylor, who has been the club’s president since 1999, said today, “Speaking for the members of the Holyoke Country Club we couldn’t be more excited about the future. It certainly is the end of an era but the start of a new and exciting one. The members are confident that Eric will preserve the club's proud heritage, make it the best golfing value in Western Mass, and introduce many new people to Holyoke Country Club."
Given its centralized location and easy access from I-91, Holyoke County Club aims to attract residents from around the Valley who may have lost their golf courses in the many recent closures. The club will continue to offer a well groomed, scenic 9-hole course suitable for both pros and beginners who want to give the sport a swing. The nine hole challenge is stretched to 18 holes from strategically located extended tees. Says Taylor, “you could hit the links at 7AM on a weekend, have a great round of golf, and be home by 9 before the kids are even up.”
The Iron Horse Entertainment Group (IHEG) is the region's premiere promoter for live entertainment and operates the Iron Horse Music Hall, The Calvin Theatre, and Pearl Street Night Club in Northampton as well as outdoor venue Mountain Park in Holyoke.
Beyond providing the best golfing value in Western Massachusetts, Holyoke Country Club offers banquet facilities and a beautiful location to rent for events and private parties. The club plans to announce a full schedule of entertainment and activities that will appeal to a variety of tastes and is actively seeking new members. More information on membership and the club is available at HolyokeCountryClub.com.
Jim Neill Marketing Director
Iron Horse Entertainment Group (IHEG)
78 Main St. # 514Northampton MA 01060
413-586-2632 x 104 Fax 413-586-1162