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Golf Course Opens After $6 Million Renovations, Change of Ownership | Local News

The former New Castle Country Club has undergone over $6 million in renovations, a name change and a change of ownership over the past three years.

Now the new Avalon Field Club in New Castle is ready for more than just golfers. The property, acquired by Avalon Golf and Country Club in 2019, celebrates its 100th year of operation after opening in 1923.

Avalon operates four other courses as well as The Grand Resort. The New Castle and Avalon course at Buhl Park are both located in Pennsylvania, while the others are in eastern Ohio.

The course was opened to golfers during the renovations, but now the restaurants, bar and terrace are also operational.

“What we’ve accomplished with the renovations to Avalon Field Club in New Castle is absolutely phenomenal,” said Ron Klingle, president and CEO of Avalon Holdings Corp, owner of the property. “The golf course is in absolutely immaculate condition and truly reflects the scale of an AW Tillinghast designed property. Coupled with the clubhouse’s exterior and interior renovations, as well as additional upgrades to come, we have an absolutely stunning clubhouse that represents the very best of traditional and historic golf courses and clubhouses in America.

Improvements to the course have focused on tree lines, greens and fairways. A members’ entrance was constructed with handicap accessible ramps and parking.

Inside the main building, the bar and the great room have been completely renovated, while the changing rooms have also been redone.

The Grille Room, Conservatory and Terrace is where golfers and visitors can grab a bite to eat while at the Neshannock Township facilities.

While the old swimming pool has been removed, in its place are pétanque courts. There are also places to play pickleball, racquetball, and shuffleboard on the property.

For more information about the Avalon Field Club at New Castle, visit www.avalongcc.com.