The course was designed by A.C. Newton and first opened for play in 1965. Newton owned and managed the course from opening day until 1984 and even lived downstairs with his wife in the current proshop!
In 1984, the course was sold to O’Neill brothers, Kevin and Jerry, who ran the course until 2006. Jerry O’Neill’s son, Jeremiah, was the club champion for years and still holds the course record of 66. In 2006, a local developer purchased the land with the intent of closing the course and building a 54-unit housing development. The group renamed the area and course to Carriage Pines, however various factors kept the condos from being built and the course was subsequently kept open.
In January of 2013, the course and adjacent land was sold to today’s current owners, Ralph Digiorgio, Anthony Messina, Thomas O’Connell, and Rick Nekoroski. The team felt strongly about keeping the course open, while developing the perimeters with 18 duplexes. The development was named The Residences at Rowley Country Club, as the original name was returned to the classic course.
In the transition period from 2013 to today, an integrated online tee time and point of sale system has been installed, a new fleet of carts leased, and general maintenance of the course have been improved. With the goal of making the course more player-friendly, yet still challenging, the 7th and 8th holes were also reconstructed. As for the clubhouse, the proshop area has been renovated, the deck was covered, and a new kitchen with a delicious menu opened in August 2015.
Though the club and course has changed names and owners, today’s overall efforts are committed to building a community atmosphere for both members and the public to enjoy.