Clarksburg Golf Course Eyed for Off-Grid Living
iBerkshires.com reports the owner of the former North Adams Country Club confirmed his plans last week to renovate the clubhouse and recreate a nine-hole course.in addition to a cluster of "tiny homes" to cater to second home owners and vacationers.
The course on River Road has been in limbo for the last eight years as plans to build an 18-hole golf course failed and materials were take from the land and a solar array installed.
But owner Todd Driscoll, who came into the picture about four years ago, is still hoping to rejuvenate the course on a smaller scale, he told the Planning Board last week.
Driscoll spoke to the board, and to the Conservation Commission immediately afterward, of his plans to remake some of the existing greens, layout a practice area and set up an irrigation system. A new well was drilled in the far northeast corner and a public water supply designation has been requested.
Driscoll rolled out plans — still dubbed Boulder Creek Golf Club from the original designs — and showed the board where the greens would be placed and how they should be outside the wetlands areas.
The first step is a special permit to re-establish the golf course since its use is considered "abandoned" after two years.