Lake View Development Corporation is committed to providing premier golf as well as residential development opportunities to North East, its shareholders and surrounding communities.
Lake View Development Corporation and Lake View Country Club
Lake View Country Club
In the late 1950’s, a small group of visionaries dreamed of a championship caliber golf course on the bluff overlooking the town and vineyards of North East, PA and the blue expanse of Lake Erie. To be carved out of the forests and orchards on the hillside. The property would provide a spectacular view of the area and could only be called Lake View. Today, that dream is reality and the ‘view of the lake’ proves to be a formidable distraction to the golfers who enjoy its challenging holes. Much of the golf course construction was performed by local contractors and area companies and businesses even donated time and materials to the project. For most shareholders, the building of Lake View was a labor of love. At the onset, Lake View didn’t have a parking lot, let alone paved cart paths. The original clubhouse measured only 40’ by 200’ and housed a kitchen, bar, grill room, restrooms and showers, men’s and women’s locker rooms, club storage and a pro shop. Early on, golfers collected small stones from the course as they
played along. Affectionately known as ‘rock picker’, they epitomized the regard for continuous improvement that has been the spirit of Lake View since the beginning.
Today, Lake View members enjoy a spacious comfortable clubhouse, a PGA professional and pro shop facilities with all the amenities. The rolling course winds through hundreds of mature trees. Fairways are lush and modern irrigation and drainage systems provide strong, lightning-fast greens. It’s a magnificent facility in a very desirable location and on par with the finest golf course anywhere.
Why are the Club and the Development Corporation separate?
Though it was never intended, LVCC had to be established as a non profit corporation to comply with the regulations of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board. This occurred soon after the course opened and as the only way a liquor license could be granted. Thus, LVDC entered a property lease agreement with the newly formed LVCC.
At that time, virtually all of the members of LV were LVDC shareholders. Since that time, the situation has evolved dramatically. Now only 16% of the club members actually hold stock, and the club, originally a “North East, PA” project, has only 20% of its members living in the area. Club members and shareholders are now diversified, and the time has come to separate the two entities.