Saving a spot along Sacandaga Lake

July 19, 2018 12:36 PM

NORTHVILLE – It took a few rounds to convince a businessman, who summered along Sacandaga Lake, to open his wallet and save a local nine-hole track. In the end, to save it from becoming a pitch and putt and go-cart park, he did it.

That’s the way the GM of Sacandaga Golf Club remembers it.

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“Right now the course is on an upswing,” Cohan said. He has been around Sacandaga Golf Club for years but watched it slowly dry up – literally and financially. His brother used to hang out with a kid during the summer that turned into the savior of the course, Augustin Isernia. The native of Italy wasn’t sure if he should invest but when he found out it might go under, or turn into a motor sports track, he reconsidered and bought it for about $350,000 last August. Since then, there has been a lot of renovation in just the past few months.

"I kinda grew up here summers and my wife and I met here, were married here and plan to spend the rest of our lives here,” Cohan said. “So we're thrilled to be part of this property and working with the Isernia family to make this truly a community property that we all can enjoy."


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