About NeVar


In the future this website's mascot and spokes-raven, NeVar, will tell stories about the Mt. Tom Range, particularly the Mt. Tom Area.

Ravens have been followers of our kind longer than recorded history and are a rich part of our folklore. To Indigenous Americans ravens are revered noble spirits: intelligent, adaptable, sociable.

And so the common raven was chosen to tell the story of the Mt. Tom Range and why the ridge that makes up the spine of Holyoke, Massachusetts, should be preserved largely as undeveloped open space.

Golf Courses

Two golf courses sit just below the Mt. Tom ridge line.

Holyoke Country Club is a challenging nine hole course tucked up against the northeast side of Mt. Tom State Reservation.  It is over a 100 years old.  Website is holyokecountryclub.com

Wyckoff Country Club is an “eighteen hole par 69, 6100 yard championship golf course” built on rolling property adjacent to Whiting Street Reservoir and near some of Mt. Tom’s scenic vistas.  Website is wyckoffcountryclub.com

These  courses are examples of compatible commercial ventures serving the need for affordable recreation while preserving open space critical to nearby Mt. Tom Range plant and animal habitat.