Cassadaga CC Construction Picking Up Speed

By Daniel Swanson

dswanson@post-journal.com

CASSADAGA – Area golfers can expect layout changes at Cassadaga Country Club.

The two-year excavation project that began in December is currently picking up speed at the golf course owned by the Wintersteen family, including Steve Wintersteen and his wife Laura; his mother, Janice; father, Pete Wintersteen; and sister, Stacey Moabito.

Janice Wintersteen said that employees from D.J. Harrington Excavating & Trucking from Stockton were busy excavating with heavy equipment this week to make a new green for hole No. 8 and a new tee box for hole No. 9.

“We’re changing holes 8 and 9,” she said. “(The project) is not going to be completed this year … the holes are still playable.”

According to Steve Wintersteen, the changes are going to solve two issues that the course has been dealing with for years: an unusually-short par 5 for the ninth hole and a slant on the eighth green, making the hole extremely difficult.

Hole No. 8, which is currently a par 3, is going to become an uphill par 4 that will play like a 400-yard hole, and hole No. 9 will stay a par 5, but play 150-175 yards longer.

“I spent the winter cutting down over 400 trees,” Wintersteen said. “On hole No. 9, the view from the top of the hills – where the new tee box will be – you can see the middle lake and first lake in Cassadaga and the channel.”

According to Wintersteen, the course was originally built in the 1930s.

For more information about Cassadaga Country Club, call 595-3003 or visit www.cassadagacountryclub.com.