Why are the Club and the Development Corporation separate?

Though it was never intended, Lake View Country Club had to be established as a non-profit corporation to comply with the regulations of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board. This occurred soon after the course opened and was the only way a liquor license could be granted. Thus, LVDC entered a property lease agreement with the newly formed Lake View Country Club.

At the time, virtually all of the members of Lake View were LVDC shareholders. Since that time, the situation has evolved dramatically.  Now, only 16% of the club members actually hold stock, and the club, originally a “North East, PA” project, has only 20% of its members living in the area.  Club members and shareholders are now diversified.

Lake View Country Club and Lake View Development Inc. have come to serve the greater Erie area and western NY.