Pleasant Valley CC Sold for $4.1 Million

Historic Pleasant Valley Country Club has been sold for $4.1 million to Galaxy Development, according to multiple reports. 

The deal went through on December 28, 2022. 

Michael O’Brien and former PVCC member Jay Kunkel will serve as the new owners of the historic golf course. 

“The Club has a very competent team of professional employees and we want to keep that in place,” O’Brien told the Worcester Business Journal shortly after the purchase. 

The first tee at Pleasant Valley PHOTO: PVCC

Galaxy Development takes the golf course from the Magill family, who have owned it since 2010. reports that the club will remain private, but the restaurant and banquet hall will be open to the public. 

Head pro Paul Parajeckas, will remain in place under the new management.

PVCC has been on and off the selling block for a number of years, before this deal went through. 

Galaxy in Pursuit 

According to a report from, O’Brien and Kunkel have been on the hunt to purchase PVCC for a number of years. 

They tried in 2010, but were outbid at a foreclosure auction by John Magill Sr. 

The team came close again in 2020, but the pandemic got in the way and they backed off. 

New England’s Home for Professional Golf 

Since it opened in the early 60s, Pleasant Valley has been home to some of the biggest names in professional golf. 

PVCC has hosted 32 PGA Tour events and 13 LPGA Tour events, including a stretch of seven LPGA Championships in eight years. 

Through the years, players such as Arnold Palmer, Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus, Kathy Whitworth, Mickey Wright and Shirley Englehorn all walked the fairways. 

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