Table Hoppin’

Worcester Telegram & Gazette
March 2014

The news from Mount Pleasant Country Cub in Boylston is that it will open this season (58th) with a new name, The Haven Country Club.

The name change is part of a multi-year program of renovation and refurbishment for the 260-member club, according to a recent announcement.

Mount Pleasant, originally founded as a member-owned organization, sought conversion to private ownership in 2011 and was purchased in 2012 by one of its members, Regan Remillard.

The decision to rename the club is the result of a “listening phase” that began when Remillard first considered the possibility of becoming the club’s owner.

Remillard said it was essential that he knew what the other members wanted, and he and his team spent two years gathering information and weighing various possibilities before coming to any decisions.

The name change “grew out of a combination of what he heard not only from potential new members, but also club members,” he said.

Between Pleasant Valley Country Club in Sutton and Mount Pleasant Golf Course in Lowell, the club’s original name has been the source of a certain amount of confusion among guests and potential new members, according to Remillard.

He said Mount Pleasant Country Club has a distinguished history and the potential to become one of the premier country clubs in the greater Boston metropolitan area.

General manager Brian Lynch said by the start of the golf season, the first phase of planned golf course improvements, including renovations to bunkers and tees, as well as a new practice putting green, will be completed.

The Haven Country Club is family-friendly, with a strong emphasis on hospitality, according to Lynch. “A club should be someplace where you can have fun and feel at home. That’s the vision here.”

By Barbara Houle