LEWISTON — Apple Valley Golf Course in Lewiston is under new management. Chad Hopkins of Brunswick, who also owns Hopkins Golf Center in Brunswick and Hopkins Golf School, will manage all aspects of the course, employees and facilities.

Apple Valley Golf Course is Lewiston’s only golf course and was designed and built in 1960 by Arthur “Stubby” Chapman, who also designed Prospect Hill and Maple Lane golf courses. The clubhouse at 316 Pinewoods Drive is nearly 200 years old and features a 40-person lounge, snack bar and pro shop. Apple Valley is a nine-hole public golf course with three tee set-ups and six bunkers suitable for golfers of various ages and abilities.

Hopkins is a 2008 graduate of the Golf Academy of America, where he earned his associate degree in business administration, teaching certification, player ability and club repair certification. He has served as head pro at Freeport Country Club and Penobscot Valley Country Club, assistant pro at Purpooduck Country Club, and teaches more than 500 lessons annually to players of all abilities.

Hopkins says he has no plans to alter the current layout of the course, but he does have a lot of positive enhancements planned, including improvements to greens, services offered and overall experience for golfers next spring.

He will open the course at 10 a.m., weather permitting, on Saturday, Dec. 12 only, for a special Christmas round. The course will close at dusk.

For more information on Apple Valley Golf Course, go to: www.AppleValleyGolfersClub.com or contact the clubhouse at 207-784-9773.

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