Boston’s International Golf Club Acquired Out of Bankruptcy
The International Golf Club in Massachusetts has been acquired by Escalante Golf.
Escalante acquired The International out of bankruptcy. It was previously owned by Dan and Florence Weadock.
“From its history and championship layouts to its picturesque New England landscape and ideal proximity to Boston, we saw a unique opportunity in The International to build something truly special and different. We aim to create a welcoming environment with a golf-first experience, fostering a culture rooted in a deep respect for the game that honors and connects the community, whether they are members, guests or staff,” said David McDonald, President of Escalante Golf.
The International is the only 36-hole private golf club in the Greater Boston area.
It features designs from Tom Fazio and Robert Trent Jones.
According to Escalante’s release, there have already been conversations with prospective members for when the club reopens in the Spring of 2021.
“We welcome all golfers who value the camaraderie and community the game cultivates, uphold its time-honored traditions and embrace its endlessly rewarding challenges. The International is building a membership of successful leaders from diverse backgrounds that will continue for generations to come,” said McDonald.
The golf course has a 120-year history.
Breaking Down the 36-Holes
At 8,325 yards, the Pines course at The International is the longest course in the U.S. and one of the most difficult due to its large, dramatic green complexes and penal bunkers.
It was originally designed in 1953 by Geoffrey Cornish who was assisted by the legendary amateur, Francis Ouimet.
The Pines course was later renovated and lengthened by famed golf course architect, Robert Trent Jones.
The Oaks course is one of two golf course designs by Fazio located in Massachusetts.
It was recognized in 2020 as one of Golfweek’s “Best Courses You Can Play.” Fazio also designed the club’s expansive practice facility that serves both courses, including a double-sided driving range with multiple short-game areas.