March 31, 2016
CORNWALL, NY – A historic landmark in Cornwall will have new life thanks to a local couple – Adrian and Donna Goddard. Storm King Golf Club, built in 1894, is one of the 100 oldest golf courses in the nation and until recent financial challenges prompted foreclosure by the property lender had operated as an exclusively private club
The Goddard Family closed on the property on Tuesday, March 29th and have immediately begun to implement their plans to revitalize the club as a focal point in the community so that residents of the Cornwall area can once again gather socially and enjoy a good meal with their families and a quick round of golf on a beautiful course.
“We see this as a tremendous opportunity to provide a convenient and enjoyable recreational attraction to the residents of Cornwall as well as a high quality culinary experience in a relaxed atmosphere” said Adrian Goddard. “The golf club is rich in history, and offers spectacular scenic views from its clubhouse patio. We felt almost obligated to preserve this special place for future generations of Cornwall residents.” added Goddard.
Commonwealth Golf Group, based in Yardley, Pennsylvania who managed the golf course while it was operated by the lender will remain to continue its work in restoring this historic golf landmark. The Goddard’s have already ordered new golf carts, begun work on a professional golf shop to carry an array of golf attire and slated many other improvements in the coming months for the course.
However, Storm King will become much more than an improved golf experience under Goddard’s vision. The family has veteran restaurateurs Blaine and Robert Caravaggi and Chef Neal Myers for a much anticipated restaurant on the second floor of the clubhouse. A stylish year round watering hole, in the tradition of a gastropub, the tavern will offer a bar and grill menu, plus dining room and catering menus, all of which will utilize the resources of the Hudson Valley and beyond.
“We are excited about the opening of the restaurant at Storm King. We look forward to partnering with local civic groups and charities as well as forging new relationships within the community.” added Donna Goddard