PORT KENT Keeseville-based contractors Steve Fuller and Kim Marsha have embarked on a large-scale project that should bring significant change to both Port Kent and the North Country. Fuller and Marsha have purchased the historic Port Kent Golf Course and have embarked on a phased expansion from nine to eighteen golf holes. Construction has also begun on the first of seventy-one planned new homes surrounding the golf course. Fuller and Marsha call the project the Harmony Golf Club and Community.
Steve Fuller said that when he and Kim Marsha first looked over the course they said, No, were not interested. Then, we rethought the project and saw its potential, especially its beautiful building lots. Negotiations with the Richard Harmon estate started early last fall and the purchase took place in May of this year. The 7,000-yard+ eighteen-hole golf course and the new homes will occupy about 250 of the propertys 450 acres.
Steve Fuller explained, The homes will be on ? acre to 6 acre lots and will be priced in affordable packages. Were leaning to an adult community, one that would attract people forty and over. Work has begun on the first of three or four spec one-story homes. They are located close to Route 373 and should be ready for occupancy this fall. All homes will be built directly on the course very close to fairways, tee boxes and some greens. Prices will start in the low two hundreds and square footage will range from 1,400 to 2,400. Sixteen lots on the northern end of the property with beautiful Adirondack and Lake Champlain views are being reserved for higher-end two-story homes. They are expected to sell in the $400,000 to $500,000 price range.
Fuller and Marsha have hired Peter Person as their project manager. The former State Police Troop B commander has extensive management experience and is an avid golfer. Commenting on the Port Kent environment Person said, A lot of thought has gone into this. We want to stay environmentally friendly. Its a quaint community here and we want to keep it that way. He emphasized that a minimum number of trees will be disturbed. The course is one of the oldest in the North Country. Person pointed out a tee marker dated 1912. He said that the historic character of the courses Adirondack style clubhouse would be maintained.