In 1941 the McConnell and the Charboneau farms were transformed into a nine hole golf course, a project jointly financed by the Frank S. Harden Co. (Harden Furniture) and the Camden Wire Co. (International Wire). The conception and the planning came from the vision of Harry Harden, Charles Harden and Clarence Harden. The Charboneau Farmhouse served as the original Club House for over 20 years and in September of 1964 a cornerstone was installed in the foundation of the present Club House, in Memory of Harry A. Harden.
In 1967 plans were formulated for an additional nine holes when sixty-five acres of land became available through a generous donation by the Harden Family. This time the design was created by Pete Grygiel and Frank Clark and construction was completed in the latter part of 1969. This project was sponsored by many membership pledges and the support from Harden Furniture, Inc..
Over the years the course has experienced many changes and continuous improvements. Since 1991, the entire membership contributes annually to an “Assessment” Fund focusing on Capital Improvements. Projects such as enlarged tees, new greens and critical course drainage have all been possible thanks to the support of the membership.
In the Fall of 1998, a brand new Tee to Green watering system was put on the entire front nine as well as holes #16-18. In the spring of 2003, this project was completed on holes #10-15.
Today, McConnellsville is considered one of the finest facilities in Central New York and tomorrow is even more promising. The long-time Superintendant of Grounds is John Shannon. To all the members at McConnellsville, Thank You!