Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Old York CC Reborn under New Ownership Group
The course was designed by Gary Player and opened in the mid-nineties to universal acclaim. It was immediately ranked among the top courses in New Jersey. In recent years the death of the original owner placed the club into doubt, until a quartet of investors stepped up and purchased the club.
Dr. James Rockwell, a dentist from Columbus, NJ; Dan Wheeler, an IT consultant from Cranbury, NJ; Gene Stravinsky, a mortgage banker from Robbinsville, NJ and William Miscoski, a former golf course owner from New Egypt, NJ comprise the new ownership team.
"We all realized the past greatness of this club and are dedicated to an even higher degree of greatness in the future," said Rockwell, speaking for the group. "Old York inspires a special feeling among golfers and we look forward to perpetuating that for years to come."
The new ownership will bring much-needed resources to the club, as improvements to the course were begun immediately. Also, a new Member's Mixed Grill debuted in August of 2012 and will feature a new Executive Chef this year.
Under the new management affordable memberships, with and without initiation fees, will be offered. Also, a Casual Golf Membership for under $1,000 has been developed.
Jack Lutz, who managed the club on an interim basis last year, has been retained as general manager. He brings years of experience in many phases of the golf industry. He is currently working on a program that will engage a few other private clubs in New Jersey and Pennsylvania in a reciprocal program that allows members of those clubs to visit Old York on a special access basis.
"This is a bit of a unique program that we will develop with selected clubs," explained Lutz. "Our goal is to allow limited visits so that guests can enjoy our club and our members can enjoy some of the other great clubs in the area."