Located in Ludlow, Vermont, the 279-acre Okemo Valley Golf Club has new ownership.
Fox Run Properties LLC is a special purpose company established for the acquisition and operation of Okemo Valley GC, which has been rebranded as Fox Run Golf Club. The club sold for $2.71 million. Vail Resorts previously purchased the club along with Okemo Mountain ski resort in 2018.
With majestic views of Okemo Mountain, the club includes a par-70 golf course, clubhouse, indoor golf training center and restaurant, as well as 120 open acres with future development potential. The new owners have embarked on extensive renovations of both the greens and the club facilities, which started before the acquisition transaction was completed. McAlpine Contracting served as general contractor and design-builder for all renovations.
“In Phase I, we have upgraded the golf course and its amenities,” Fox Run president and CEO Troy Caruso said. “Two future development phases will include adding hospitality and luxury senior housing components, as well as other expansions of the golf club’s services and facilities.”
Designed by Steve Durkee, Fox Run is New England’s only heathland-style golf course. The property has hosted numerous Vermont PGA and New England PGA Senior Championship Tournaments. The 6,400-yard golf course features undulating, sculpted bent-grass greens, tees, and fairways framed by trees and swaths of decorative grasses, all set against the dramatic background of the Green Mountains. Nearly 20,000 rounds of golf are played on the course each year.
As part of the upgrades, Fox Run has added six new forward tees and restored sand to 95 bunkers. New Salsco rolling equipment has been purchased to ensure faster greens and approaches. To serve both families of players and the local community, Fox Run has constructed a new, 500-yard scenic dog walk with overviews of the course and a sitting area. The wooded dog walk is open to the public.
The club currently has 170 private members and is also open to the public. A four-hole novice-level course, with holes ranging from 60 to 100 yards, provides families and beginners with an enjoyable exposure to the game of golf.
In the winter, the property houses the Okemo Valley Nordic Center, with a total of 14 miles of Nordic track trails and eight miles of dedicated snowshoeing trails. To accommodate recreational snowmobile users, Fox Run offers direct access to the vast regional snowmobile trail system, as well as indoor snowmobile parking and gas refilling.