The property outside of Pittsburgh in Natrona Heights, Pa. was bought by the owner of a local scrap metal company in 2011 for $970,000. The 97-acre property includes a clubhouse and several outbuildings. The golf course, designed by Tom Bendelow in 1918, has remained open for business, but the restaurant no longer operates, although it did serve as a popular wedding venue.
Brackenridge Heights Golf Course in Natrona Heights, Pa., northeast of Pittsburgh, remains for sale, The Tribune-Review of Greensburg, Pa. reported.
Tomson Scrap Metal of Natrona Heights bought the course in 2011 for $970,000, The Tribune-Review reported. The asking price is now a “negotiable” $1.5 million, Tomson said.
The 97-acre property includes a clubhouse and several outbuildings. The golf course, designed by Tom Bendelow in 1918, remains open for business, but the restaurant no longer operates.
Tomson said he would have been content to have the club break even under his ownership, but that did not happen, The Tribune-Review reported.
“It’s a beautiful building, but the expense is so immense,” he said.
Tomson said that he enjoyed seeing the club’s restaurant set up for weddings. “I was excited for [the couples],” he says.But while weddings are one day a week, it can take two or three days to set up and prepare, he added.
“I would like to sell,” he told The Tribune-Review. “It would be nice if someone would use it for what it is.”
“It’s so beautiful and so neat. On a spring day when you ride out there and the course is cut …” he added, his voice trailing off.