It looks like the Fox Glen Golf Club in Amherstburg is going to have a new owner.
The Howard Avenue course has been put up for sale as the current owner is retiring.
Dan Crosby is the President and CEO of Coachwood Capital and says his organization has made an offer and hopes to close the deal by mid-March.
Crosby says rumors are circulating that a residential development is planned for the property, but he says that’s not the case at all as his team plans to renovate the clubhouse and upgrade the entire facility. operation.
He says a recent media report gave the impression that the course was closed.
“There was an article that came out recently that maybe had a bit of a different tone, that could potentially turn into a real estate development,” says Crosby. “Talking to a lot of people around town and seeing a lot of comments and getting a lot of comments personally, that’s definitely the tone around here.”
He says the future looks bright for Fox Glen.
“I’d like to breathe some life into it. I’m feeling a bit tired. The site could definitely use a bit of a refresh and a bit of an upgrade,” Crosby says. “The clubhouse was recently finished, but I think that there could also be a little modern touch.”
He assures members and the general public that the course is going nowhere.
“It must remain a golf course and a golf club and we have no intention of changing anything. In fact, what we plan to do is improve operations, improve the course and to improve the equipment in general.”
Fox Glen Golf Club was listed about a month ago for a sale price of $5.7 million.
According to the listing, the nearly 129-acre site includes the Par 70 course, updated pro shop, lounge and elegant banquet ball with a newly remodeled lounge/dining room.
The course was built in 1960.
With files from Rusty Thomson