- 1963 Club formed as Northway Heights Golf Club
by the Gino Turchi Family.
- 1965 Turchi Family, Gino, Willie & GiGi open
first nine holes(which
is now the back nine) on June 12.
- 1967 The second nine, also designed by Gino
Turchi, opens on July 13.
- 1991 Club and property is sold in February to
the William Paulsen
family and the name is changed to Eagle Crest Golf Club, Inc.
Significant Club Events, Upgrades and Improvements
- December 7, 1980 Gino Turchi makes first and
still only hole in one from back tee of hole #17.
- February 1991 Course Superintendent, David
Gordon, is hired and continues his fine work through present.
- Spring 1991 Nines reversed front to back and
back to front giving the course one of the areas most demanding
finishing five holes.
- June 1991 Practice Range opens. Ron Philo is
clubs first teaching professional.
- Winter 1991 Clubhouse completely renovated.
Banquet bookings begin under the new Paulsen ownership.
- Winter 1992 Pond expansion fronting #13 green.
Bunkering and drainage programs begin and remain ongoing through
- Spring 1992 Championship tee expansion and
- Spring 1993 PGA Golf Professional, Jim Jeffers,
- Spring 1994 Pro 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.
- Spring 1995 Players Park: miniature golf,
lighted pitch n'putt and snack bar opens.
- May 24, 1994 Eagle 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 1997 Major 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
- September 8, 1998 Course Record set by David
Gunus of Amston, CT who shoots a 63 from the Championship tees to
win the North Atlantic Tour event.
- Spring 1999 Automated watering system installed
for all greens, tees and approach areas.
- Summer 1999 Complete set of forward tees
finished providing alternate teeing ground for many senior and
- Fall 2002 Watered fairways connected to the
automated system of 1999 giving the club a complete irrigation
- November 2003 John Neet hired as PGA Head
- November 2004 Renovation and rebuilding of
number 12 green vastly improving one of the areas most controversial
- February 2005 Complete renovation of Eagle
Crest Ballroom, Saratoga Room & Augusta Room.
- January 1, 2007 Hired John (JP) Peterson as PGA
- Spring 2010 - Duffers Tavern management taken
over by Paulsen Family and name changed to the Bunker.
2011 and beyond; always changing, always evolving, always