By Jennifer Farnsworth
Eagle Crest Golf Club on Route 146A in Clifton Parkis under new ownership.
Scott Battiste has taken over the business. He has been a part of the golf course since the age of 15. He said seeing his lifelong dream come true feels a bit surreal.
“I started at the course at the age of 15, and since then have always been here in some capacity. I’ve been the head pro for the past five seasons. I think getting involved as an owner is a good decision for everyone, and I am so happy to be where I am,” said Battiste.
The new ownership became official in September when the Battiste Group and Galvez Group purchased the course for around $2.3 million. Battiste said they are already in the process of renovating the property, including the addition of a patio with firepits, golf simulators, and an expanded bar.
They expect to have the bar and restaurant area done by February, with much of the additional work completed by April.
“We are excited to add simulators and transform the bar into more of a sports pub feeling where people will want to come and spend time here year round. We are retouching any surface that needs to be updated or repaired. We are starting with the first-floor areas and then working our way up,” said Battiste.
Eagle Crest is a public golf course with daily fees only.
“We want to remind everyone that we are 100 percent open to everyone, and going forward our goal is create a space that has a sports tavern-like feel. We want to see more events, a corn hole league, and an expansion of the entertainment aspect. You don’t have to be a golfer to enjoy the premises,” said Battiste.
Eagle Crest Golf Course can be reached at 518-877-7082.