AGAWAM, Mass. (WGGB)–The PGA Comes to Western Massachusetts helping the transformation of a local golf course.
Last year, the Crestview Country Club was sold after falling on hard times.
But Crestview’s new owners are putting Crestview back in the game.
The second day of the Connecticut sectional PGA tournament is held under a light rain, but the weather didn’t put a damper on the tournament.
And the PGA couldn’t be more satisfied.
“Crestview’s been amazing. The course is in great condition, the management here, head professional Rick Fleury and Dave Fleury the owner, they’ve been accommodating,” says Joe Mentz, Operations Manager for the PGA.
Crestview’s new owners are excited about the challenge they took on when they bought the golf course last year.
“Crestview is just a wonderful place, it’s just a special place,” says David Fleury, Managing Partner at Crestview.
From allowing the public to golf here, previously Crestview was a private course, to outside dining areas, and live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights, Crestview is reaching out to the community.
“When we had bought it. The club was suffering, so now we’ve stabilized it. People know we’re a stable force in the market and a growing force in the market. We picked up 100 new members last year, 50 to 80 new members this year,” says Fleury.
Fleury says Crestview also hosts charity golf tournaments, kids golf camps, along with weddings and banquets.
When Fleury and his partners bought Crestview more than a year ago, they wanted to make it the true gem of Agawam.
They’ve done a lot of work over the past year to try to make that happen. This tournament going on now is just one example of that effort.