Kingsboro Golf Club announces new ownership

From left, Tanyalynnette Grimes, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Member, and Bradley Teetz, Chief Operating Officer stand by the Kingsboro Golf Club & Restaurant sign at the entrance of the property on May 13. (Photo submitted)

GLOVERSVILLE — The Kingsboro Golf Club announced that the historic club is now under new ownership by the Micropolis Development Group, a local Fulton County Community Developing organization.

Micropolis will oversee all operations including golf, agronomy, food and beverage, and sales and marketing for the nine-hole, public facility.

The new owners have already embarked on an extensive overhaul land redevelopment of the greens and club-house facility. The immediate renovation plans are to move the golfing operations back into the original Pro-Shop which is situated in an original structure cottage just west of the main club house.

Crews are also scheduled to begin work on creating a “Club on the Green” in the old Pro Shop building to service drinks and snacks for the golfers who don’t wish to sit down at the newly redesigned on-premises restaurant.

Significant work is already underway, as the surface greens are being expeditiously and meticulously managed to ensure a great playing field for the new season. New golf carts will be arriving in the fall of 2021.

“Gloversville is a beautiful community filled with great people and has an amazing potential to be the IT space for life in Upstate. The course and club facilities at Kingsboro is a prime example of how the enduring spirit of the Adirondacks is still alive and well. It just needs to be handed over and loved by the new generation who are willing and ready to make it their own. In addition to our Main Street redevelopment efforts, this property is a keystone as to the heart and mission of how Micropolis Development Group is actively investing in the future of Gloversville. It’s not just about buying properties; it’s about creating sustainable businesses that employ people and serve the community by bringing positive change to Gloversville over the next 100 years” said CEO Tanyalynnette Grimes in a news release.

The original clubhouse and existing “Double Eagle Restaurant and Bar” is being rebranded and renovated. The facility will now be called “The Pines Restaurant and Event Center” and will feature a modern Brunch menu with such items as lemon ricotta blueberry pancakes and french toast casserole with local breakfast meats and eggs as well as traditional light-faire club-lunch salads and sandwiches.

Dinner will be a more upscale dining experience with roasted chicken, prime rib and an assortment of modern flavor plates and vegan/vegetarian selections. The heart of the restaurant will focus on Hyper-local farm-to-plate and seasonal favorites. In addition to several Golf-tournaments scheduled for the regular season, there are already plans for community events to take place at the golf course such as “Gay Day at the Pines” on June 26 (A Pride Festival and Glow-Golf event), The Great American Music and BBQ Festival (July) and a Fall Festival with hot air balloons (Oct. 9) and hay rides.

The facility is also planning on installing a Holiday-Lights at the Pines (drive-thru holiday light display) with hot chocolate and Santa, as well as seasonal tubing park with tow lines and cross-country skiing paths as soon as the 2021 winter season.

“Our goal is to make the Golf Course a full-year outdoor event space that has something for everyone each season, as well as some amazing events that will really bring the community back together for food, fun and frolic,” Grimes said in the release.

Opening for play in 1928, the Historic Kingsboro Golf Club is celebrating its 93rd season in 2021 as a continuously open Golf Course. Always open to the public from 7 a.m. until dusk daily and boasting an exquisite view of the beautiful Adirondack Mountains, the nine-hole “Kingsboro” course at the Kingsboro Golf Club facility in Gloversville, features 3,050 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 3.

The course rating is 35.0 and it has a slope rating of 113.

For more information about Micropolis Development Group or Kingsboro Golf LLC, please contact Grimes at trgrimes@micropolisdevelopment.com, or Bradley Teetz, COO, atbteetz@micropolisdevelopment.com.

By Paul Wager