WILLIAMSTOWN -- The future of Waubeeka Golf Links is uncertain after the owners announced the public golf course is up for sale for a second time.
In a news release, owner James Goff of Denver said it was his hope to find a buyer to continue operation of a golf course.
"Regrettably, if that does not happen, it is anticipated that the golf operation will close down at year end, and conversion to other uses including housing will be considered," he said.
Goff, a Williamstown native, explained the golf course was recently placed on the market at a reduced price of $3.5 million after a previous deal to sell the property has fallen through.
Goff and his wife, Jody, purchased the 190 acre, 18 hole golf course on New Ashford Road (Route 7) from the Stawarz Family Estate in 2008 for $4.2 million.
Since then, the couple has made "substantial improvements" to the facility, the release states.
Goff has engaged Alton & Westell Real Estate of Williamstown to sell the golf course, the release states.
"Our first priority will be to find someone who will keep this outstanding property operating as a golf facility," Marden said in the release. "But it is a challenging environment for the golf world so we must look for all possibilities for appropriate utilization of this spectacular acreage."
Marden could not be reached Friday to comment on whether there were interested parties.
According to the Transcript archives, the Goffs previously placed the course on the market in January 2012. In a letter to employees and members, the Goffs cited changing family priorities and challenges of managing the course from a distance as factors in their decision to sell.
The facility was placed on the market for $5 million, and the sale was handled by Burnham Gold Real Estate in Williamstown.
An article appearing in the Transcript on July 6, 2009 states that redesigned greens, fairways and bunkers were part of the golf course's renovation.
Also included in the project was a practice facility, which consisted of a 23,000 square-foot area for a driving range and an 8,000 square-foot area for private lessons.
The course opened in 1966 and has had three owners, the most recent being the Goffs.
According to the Williamstown Assessor's Office, the property is assessed at $2.19 million.
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