Golf course needs buyer

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 19, 2006

It seems there is renewed hope for Dallas County golfers.

In addition to the current 9-hole course at Craig Air Base, there is a potential improvement coming about for Ocmulgee Golf Course.

For some time, Ocmulgee Golf Course, the only 18- hole public course in Dallas County, has struggled with its facilities and financial well being.

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On Feb. 28, this newspaper ran a mortgage foreclosure notice for Ocmulgee Corporation, opening the doors for someone with a vision and perhaps more importantly, deep pockets, to revive the sand ridden greens to something more up to par.

So far, one interested party, John Hong, of California, has considered the acquisition of Ocmulgee and developing it as a business investment. It’s important to note, though, that there are a number of residential lots related to the course.

The possible investment is not only important to would- be-golfers, but as well to the current residents who live within the gate of the golf course.

For the residential parties, it is apparent that the better the course is, the better chance property values will increase.

The potential of someone investing into the course is good news. The impact of a quality 18-hole golf course and estates in Dallas County would be lasting.