In 1927, a group of Worcester businessmen engaged the services of famous golf course architect, Donald Ross, to design a golf course that was to be known as Wachusett Country Club. The chosen site was the former Frost Farm in West Boylston, MA. The site featured breathtaking view of majestic Mount Wachusett and the Metropolitan Water Basin, now the Wachusett Reservoir.
With a talented architect, a beautiful view, and a fine layout of rolling hills, sudden valleys, and a winding brook, the Wachusett Country Club seemed destined for immense prosperity. However, few saw the dark clouds of the Great Depression gathering on the horizon.
In 1939, Wachusett was taken over by its creditors and Joseph Marrone, a successful Worcester entrepreneur, took control of the deteriorating business and began what was to become a successful family business that would continue through four generations.