Barsanti’s Restaurant and Root River Golf Club is celebrating 75 years of being a family
owned and operated business in Sault Ste. Marie.
In 1944, Jane and Harvey Barsanti Sr. purchased Root River Golf Club and began
operating, with the help of Ernie Damerino. Although Harvey and Ernie passed away in
1960 and 1979 respectively, Jane kept the business in her family with the help of her
four children, Roberta, Nancy, Richard, and Harvey Jr.
Since then, the Barsanti family and their dedicated staff have been sharing
time-honoured family recipes that have been passed down generation to generation.
Whether it be BBQ Ribs, Roast Prime Rib, Handmade Pasta, or Aunt Dorothy’s famous
lemon tarts, these traditional dishes have survived the test of time and continue to
represent the Barsanti/Arcangeletti legacy.
Out on the greens, Root River’s classic 9-hole course has modernized and improved
year after year. Whether you are just starting out or consider yourself a seasoned vet,
the distinct character and consistent quality of the course is sure to fulfill your golfing
To honour 75 years of success, Root River is hosting a number of exciting and
never-before-seen events on and off the course this summer. Join us this Sunday July
7 as we celebrate the 75th Anniversary with a $10,000 Hole in One Shoot-Out and a
Drive, Chip & Putt contest. The festivities will take between 12:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.,
with a BBQ and fun activities for people of all ages. This event is open to the entire
Sault community. Whether you golf or not, we welcome to stop by, say hello and
celebrate with us, because without the people of Sault Ste. Marie, we wouldn’t be where
we are today.
For more information on the course and restaurant, and a list of all the events taking
place this summer, click here.