June, 25th 2019
From horse racing to private clubs, the Antonacci family knows how to win.
June, 13th 2019
GreatHorse is a private club located in the small town of Hampden, Massachusetts where you and your family will feel completely at home in this opulent mountain retreat. Come relax, enjoy world-class golf, and take advantage of unparalleled clubhouse amenities such as the outdoor pool, private spa, fitness center, golf simulators, tennis and platform tennis courts, and the restaurant and bar. It's different at GreatHorse, VERY different.
May, 31st 2019
Summer is here! And my to-dos is growing by the minute. A road trip around New England would just check all the boxes (although a few will require a boat). Recently, I was fortunate to spend the day out in Western Massachusetts...
January, 18th 2019
Charleston, SC (January 17, 2019) - NGCOA is honored to announce the winners of the association’s annual awards. Each year, the NGCOA recognizes the most outstanding members of the past year, and the individuals and organizations that have helped preserve the tradition of the game while embracing the challenges and opportunities of the golf business. “This year we are honoring some golf industry giants,“ says Jay Karen, NGCOA’s Chief Executive Officer. “In addition, we are excited to recognize some unsung people who have done giant things for golf. The awards ceremony is always NGCOA’s finest hour of the year.”
January, 18th 2019
In the early 1950s, Guy ‘Sonny’ Antonacci started a sanitation business with a single truck. That venture has evolved into a diversified, multi-generational family business that includes a horse-racing farm, a family-entertainment facility known as Sonny’s Place, and a country club in Hampden known as GreatHorse. Each component of this conglomerate was the product of vision, entrepreneurial spirit, hard work (lots of that), and some luck. For their ability to breed winners — at the track and in business — the Antonacci family has been named BusinessWest’s Top Entrepreneurs for 2018.
January, 17th 2019
WILBRAHAM - Out of more than 5,000 submissions from 24 countries, Wild Apple Design Group of Wilbraham was named a Silver award winner in the 2018 Summit Creative Award competition for its work in designing and building the new website for GreatHorse golf and country club, www.greathorse.com. Click here to read more.
December, 14th 2018
At the 2018 NEGCOA Annual Meeting & Conference, it was announced that GreatHorse, Hampden, MA was our 2019 Course of the Year. GreatHorse has gone to to be one of the Final Four for National COY recognition. Congratulations to everyone at GreatHorse! Click here to read more
October, 9th 2018
HAMPDEN, Mass. --- The UConn golf team placed four players among the top 10 -- including senior Jimmy Hervol, who tied for first -- and five among the top 15 as it dominated the scoring on its way to a nine-stroke victory at the UConn Invitational at GreatHorse. It marked the fourth time UConn has won the title in the 10-year history of the event, which was formerly known as the Connecticut Cup. It was the first time that the tournament has been held at GreatHorse, UConn led after each round of the three-round event. Tuesday, the Huskies shot an aggregate 296 to finish with a 19-over 294-293-296=883, nine strokes in front of runner-up Hartford (892) in the 13-team event. The championship is the 12th title for UConn under 12-year coach Dave Pezzino.
August, 28th 2018
28 August 2018 US New England Division Best in State Ranking 2018 Finally, the ninth and last divisional update of our biennial Best in State Listings for the United States of America is upon us. In this article, we revise the ranking charts for the six states located in the northeast corner of the nation, namely Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
July, 10th 2018
With a little thought, it can be easy to get our of a fairway bunker as it was getting in.