Starting in 2010, Autumn Ridge Golf Club in Fort Wayne, Ind.—long considered one of the premier public courses in the Fort Wayne area—will become one of the few options for those wanting a private club experience.
The reason for the change, Head Professional Alan Moyer told the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, is the thought that local golfers would like a less-expensive alternative to area country clubs.
“The golfing community wants this,” Moyer said. “I think there’s a market for an inexpensive, private golf club. We’re not going to be a country club offering the fine dining or that social aspect. We just want a pure, private golf club. That was our feeling, and the response has been fantastic.”
Autumn Ridge, owned by Roger Delagrange, will remain public through this year and then offer a $3,495 yearly membership for a single player, or a $4,495 family membership.
The membership will include cart use, bag storage and use of the driving range. The club plans to upgrade its practice facilities, will add tee boxes for women and seniors, and hopes to improve the course’s condition, said Moyer, who is replacing long-time Head Pro Bill Blumenherst.
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