Andover Country Club, the dream of William M. Wood, the colorful head of the American Woolen Company, was built on the site of Chandler Farm and opened to great fanfare in October 1925. The 18 hole USGA championship course was originally conceived and adapted to the natural contour of the land by course architect, W.H. Follet and completed upon his death by the famed designer of legendary Pebble Beach, Donald Ross. The architecturally significant clubhouse, built in the Spanish style with stucco exterior and striking red tiled roof, opened its doors the following April, 1926 and maintains its distinctive style today.
Through the years the club has been impeccably maintained and improved, most significantly through the ownership of Yvon Cormier who purchased the club in 1979 from the Donahue and Davidson families and set out to expand and redefine what todayís country club should be. Under Mr. Cormierís stewardship the clubhouse was completely renovated and enlarged adding hotel rooms, elegant dining facilities and ballrooms for events of all kinds and sizes from weddings, charity events and business functions to tournaments and golf outings.
The Cormier family also saw the need to involve memberís families in the social fabric of the club and recently opened the state of the art Pool & Tennis Club featuring a sensational swimming pool with "beach entrance", child's spray ground, playground, tennis and basketball courts and a casual dining restaurant. Mr. Cormier has also implemented changes to this challenging course enhancing and updating the Donald Ross design and added a practice facility for members of all ages and skill levels.
Going forward, along with maintaining the integrity of its rich history, the Cormierís continue their proud building tradition with the elegant Homes At Andover Country Club and the townhomes at The Legends and Swan Crossing.